Lola Rodríguez (actress)

Lola Rodríguez Díaz (born 26 November 1998) is a Spanish actress, model, and LGBT rights activist.

Lola Rodríguez
Born (1998-11-26) 26 November 1998 (age 22)
Las Palmas, Spain
OccupationActress, model


At age eleven, Lola Rodríguez Díaz came out as female, and was recognized as such at school. With the support of her parents, she began her transitioning process at thirteen.[1][2] She was a psychology student in Portugal when she began acting.[3]

In 2015 she was the first transgender minor candidate for Queen of the Carnival of Las Palmas with the fantasy La vida es bella, sponsored by the Island Council.[1] She followed in the footsteps of Isabel Torres [es], who had been the first trans woman candidate in 2005.[4] Rodríguez was chosen fourth maid of honor.[5] The same year, she participated in the Las Palmas LGBT pride demonstration, where she gave a speech.[6]

In 2018, as part of the scheduled events of the Madrid LGBT pride parade, she wore a garment called the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress, made from the flags of countries where being a member of the LGBT community is illegal. In 2016 the dress was worn by Valentijn de Hingh.[7]

Her first job in a television series was a starring role in Atresmedia's Veneno, created by Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo based on the life of Cristina La Veneno, where she played a young Valeria Vegas [es].[3][8]


TV seriesEdit

Year Title Rol Channel Director Episodes
2020 Veneno Valeria Vegas [es] Atresplayer Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo 7 episodes
Ellas Herself Special 1 episode

TV programmesEdit

Year Title Channel Notes
2015 Carnival of Las Palmas Nova Queen's 4th classified


  1. ^ a b Badcock, James (6 February 2015). "The Transgender Minor Who Hopes to Be Carnival Queen". Newsweek. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  2. ^ González, Juan Carlos (1 February 2015). "Ya es la candidata a reina del carnaval canario" [She's Now a Candidate for Queen of the Canarian Carnival]. El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b Vegas, Valeria (16 March 2020). "Así es 'Veneno', la serie que España se merecía" [This is 'Veneno', the Series That Spain Deserved]. Vogue Spain (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  4. ^ Medina G., Ángel (23 January 2015). "Una menor transexual opta por primera vez a reina del Carnaval de Las Palmas" [A Transsexual Minor Opts to be Queen of the Carnival of Las Palmas For the First Time]. 20 minutos (in Spanish). EFE. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  5. ^ "'La Princesa de las mil rosas', reina del carnaval de Las Palmas" ['The Princess of a Thousand Roses', Queen of the Las Palmas Carnival]. El Diario Vasco (in Spanish). Las Palmas. EFE. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  6. ^ Gardeu, Patricia (2 July 2015). "Lola Rodríguez, un referente para los menores transexuales" [Lola Rodríguez, an Example for Transsexual Minors]. Blasting News (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  7. ^ Ventura, Carlos (5 July 2018). "Lola Rodríguez protagoniza un evento por la igualdad" [Lola Rodríguez Stars in an Event for Equality]. La Provincia (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  8. ^ Estévez, César (19 March 2020). "'Veneno': La comparativa entre los personajes ficticios y los reales" ['Veneno': The Comparison Between Fictional and Real Characters]. Fórmula TV (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 June 2020.

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