Yadhira Carrillo

Yadhira Carrillo (born Yadhira Carrillo Villalobos on May 12, 1972 in Aguascalientes, México) is a Mexican former actress and beauty queen.

Yadira Carrillo
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Yadhira Carrillo Villalobos

(1972-05-12) May 12, 1972 (age 49)
OccupationActress, model, businesswoman, presenter
Years active1996-2008
TitleNuestra Belleza Aguascalientes 1994
Michael Kuhn
(m. 1999; div. 2002)

Juan Collado
(m. 2012)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Nuestra Belleza Aguascalientes 1994
Nuestra Belleza México 1994
(1st Runner-up)

Early careerEdit

Yadhira Carrillo was chosen Nuestra Belleza Aguascalientes in 1994, the state qualifier for the national Nuestra Belleza México, to determine Mexico's contestant for the Miss Universe 1995 competition. Carrillo finished as first-runner-up at the Nuestra Belleza México 1994.

After this, Carrillo entered the Centro de Educación Artística (CEA), planning for a career in performing arts.

Acting careerEdit

After a "special appearance" in the telenovela Canción de amor, producer Carla Estrada offered Carrillo the supporting role of Teresa in the telenovela Te Sigo Amando (I still love you). She worked with Estrada again playing Josefina in María Isabel. After appearing in several episodes of Mujer, casos de la vida real, and portraying a villain in the TV-special Mas allá de la Usurpadora, she received her first co-starring role in El Niño que vino del mar (The Boy Who Came From The Sea).

Producer Ernesto Alonso hired Carrillo for the role of the antagonist in El precio de tu amor (The Price of Your Love). This was followed by a duo-role in the 2002 telenovela La Otra (The Other Woman), where she played two characters who are polar opposites; Carlota Guillen, a good natured daughter who is abused, subjugated and manipulated by her mother, and Cordelia Portugal, a Machiavellian, treacherous, manipulative gold digger.

In addition to her career in Mexico, Carrillo debuted abroad with a role in the Spanish telenovela El Secreto (The Secret), in which she plays a perverse ex fiancée of the protagonist, played by fellow Mexican actor Eduardo Capetillo. In 2004 Carrillo was the protagonist in Amarte es mi Pecado (Loving You is My Sin), and also played a special guest star role in Rubí, as Elena Navarro. In 2005 she starred in Barrera de Amor (Barrier of Love).

Carrillo retired from acting in 2008.

Personal lifeEdit

She was married to Michael Kuhn. In 2012 she married Juan Collado, ex-husband of Leticia Calderón.


Telenovelas, Theater, TV programs
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Canción de amor Margara Special Appearance
1996-97 Te sigo amando Teresa Supporting Role
1997-98 Maria Isabel Josefina Supporting Role
1998-99 El Privilegio de Amar María José Special Appearance
1999 Más Alla de la Usurpadora Raquel Andrea Garcia Antagonist
El niño que vino del mar Magdalena de la Soledad/Sol/Lena/Morena Supporting Role
2000 La casa en la playa Georgina Castro Supporting Role
El precio de tu amor Sandra Rangel Main Antagonist
2001 El secreto Lydia Supporting Role
2001-02 Navidad sin fin Toñita TV Mini-series
2002 La Otra Carlota Guillén De Ibáñez Posada / Cordelia Portugal De Ibáñez Posada Protagonist/Antagonist
2004 Amarte es mi Pecado Leonora "Nora" Guzmán y Madrigal de Horta Protagonist
Rubí Elena Navarro Special Appearance
2005-06 Barrera de amor María Teresa "Maité" Galván Martínez Protagonist
2007-08 Palabra de Μujer Fernanda Ortiz Barquín de Gil Protagonist
2012 Sabadazo Herself TV game show
2014 Hoy Presenter TV show

Awards and nominationsEdit

Premios TVyNovelasEdit

Year Category Telenovela Result
2001 Best Female Antagonist El precio de tu amor Nominated
Best Co-star Actress
2003 Best Lead Actress La Otra Won
2004 Amarte es mi pecado Nominated

Premios El Heraldo de MéxicoEdit

Year Category Telenovela Result
2001 Revelation Female El precio de tu amor Won



  • Best Actress, by the Critical Association and Journalists of Theater for Travieso Spirit.
  • Best Actress by Silvia Derbez for the soap opera La Otra.


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nuestra Belleza Aguascalientes
Succeeded by
Leticía Soria Mereles