María Victoria Eugenia Guadalupe Martínez del Río Moreno-Ruffo
May 31, 1962
|Other names||Vicky, Pecas, Reina de las Telenovelas|
|Occupation||Actress, Voice Actress|
(m. 1992; div. 1997)
|Children||3, including José Eduardo Derbez|
|Relatives||Gabriela Ruffo (sister)|
Marcela Ruffo (sister)
Ruffo began her acting career in 1980 starring in supporting roles in the telenovela Conflictos de un Médico, under the direction of Ernesto Alonso, and continued her career acting in Al Rojo vivo. In 1983, Valentín Pimsteín gave her the opportunity to star as the protagonist of La fiera as Natalia Ramirez together with Guillermo Capetillo.
In 1993 she was protagonist in "Capricho" a telenovela by Carlos Sotomayor as Cristina Aranda.
In 2005 marked her comeback in the critically acclaimed telenovela La madrastra,which she starred with César Évora. After La madrastra, she performed duties as the First Lady of Pachuca, with her husband acting as mayor while continuing to star in the telenovelas .
In 2008, she played protagonist in Carlos Moreno's,En nombre del amor together with, Leticia Calderón, Allisson Lozz and Altaír Jarabo.She played Macarena sister to Leticia Calderón's character,Carlota.
In 2010, she was named as one of Latin America's 50 Most Beautiful People. In mid 2010,she was confirmed to lead in Salvador Mejía Alejandre's telenovela,Triunfo del amor. She played "Victoria". She starred alongside Maite Perroni, William Levy and Diego Oliveira.
After Triunfo del amor, Ruffo focused on her family and doing theater plays, specifically Dulce Pajaro de Juventud. She also went to support the senatorial campaign of her husband, Omar, who eventually won a seat in the senate.
In 2012, José Alberto Castro confirmed her to star in telenovela,Corona de lágrimas,alongside José María Torre, Mané de la Parra, Alejandro Nones and Adriana Louvier.Due to her great performance in the latter she won the 31st TVyNovelas Awards for Best Lead Actress.
In 2016 Salvador Mejia called her to lead the cast of the telenovela Las Amazonas
In 2019 she was the protagonist of Cita a Ciegas a comic telenovela where Ruffo made the crossover to the comedy genre. Her role as Maura was well received and was the first telenovela where she didn't cry anymore.
Ruffo is the sister of actress and radio host Gabriela Ruffo and producer Marcela Ruffo. She and Eugenio Derbez, had one son, José Eduardo Derbez (born 1992). On March 9, 2001 she married Mexican politician Omar Fayad, who is the Governor of Hidalgo.
On August 11, 2004 gave birth to twins, daughter Victoria and son Anuar.
|Conflictos de un médico||1980||Rosario Reyes||Antagonist|
|Al rojo vivo||1980||Pilar Álvarez|
|En busca del paraíso||1982||Grisel|
|La fiera||1983||Natalie Ramírez "La fiera"||Protagonist|
|Juana Iris||1985||Juana Iris Madrigal Martínez||Protagonist|
|Victoria||1987-1988||Victoria Martínez Medina||Protagonist|
|Simplemente María||1989-1990||María López||Protagonist|
|Capricho||1993||Cristina Aranda Montaño||Protagonist|
|Pobre niña rica||1995-1996||Consuelo Villagrán García-Mora||Protagonist|
|Mujer, casos de la vida real||1997–2001||Unknown role||3 episodes|
|Vivo por Elena||1998||Elena Carvajal||Protagonist|
|Abrázame muy fuerte||2000–2001||Cristina Álvarez Rivas de Rivero||Protagonist|
|La madrastra||2005||María Fernández Acuña||Protagonist|
|Victoria||2007||Victoria Santiesteban de Mendoza||Protagonist|
|En nombre del amor||2008–2009||Macarena Espinoza de los Monteros||Protagonist; 66 episodes|
|Triunfo del amor||2010–2011||Victoria Sandoval||Protagonist; 176 episodes|
|Corona de lágrimas||2012–2013||Refugio Chavero||Protagonist; 111 episodes|
|La malquerida||2014||Cristina Benavente de Domínguez||Protagonist; 116 episodes|
|Las amazonas||2016||Inés Huerta||Lead role; 61 episodes|
|Cita a ciegas||2019||Maura Fuentes de Salazar||Lead role|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1985||Best Young Lead Actress||La fiera||Won|
|1988||Best Musical Theme||Victoria||Nominated|
|Best Lead Actress||Victoria|
|1999||Vivo por Elena|
|2013||Corona de lágrimas||Won|
|2006||Best First Actress||La madrastra||Won|
Premios People en EspañolEdit
|2009||Best Actress||En nombre del amor||Nominated|
|2011||Best Supporting Actress||Triunfo del amor|
- "Victoria Ruffo biografia" (in Spanish). Famosos Biografias. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- Biography of Mexican actress Victoria Ruffo
- "Victoria Ruffo en La fiera" (in Spanish). Telenovelas Mexico. January 3, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- "Victoria Ruffo esta cumpleanos recuerda" (in Polish). May 31, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- "Siplemente María por Victoria Ruffo" (in Spanish). Televisa telenovelas. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- "'La cenicienta' inspiró a Victoria Ruffo en 'Pobre niña rica'" (in Spanish). Telegrapho. July 9, 2014. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- ""Vivo por Elena" ... Qué edad tenía Victoria Ruffo?" (in Spanish). Univision. August 6, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- "Victoria Ruffo sera protagonista en Abrazame muy fuerte" (in Spanish). Todotnv. November 28, 2008. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- "Victoria Ruffo es La Madrastra" (in Spanish). Univision Tlnovelas. October 25, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- "Victoria Ruffo sera protagonista en la nueva telenovela" (in Spanish). Film Affinity. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- "Victoria Ruffo protagonizaria,Corona de lágrimas". Claro TV. August 29, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- "Victoria Ruffo stars in new classic". Latin Post. December 11, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- Esposo de Victoria Ruffo le obsequió residencia en Pachuca
- Victoria Ruffo merecedora del premio Bravo por La madrastra