Livia Brito

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Brito and the second or maternal family name is Pestana.
Livia Brito
Born Livia Brito Pestana
(1986-07-21) July 21, 1986
Ciego de Avila, Cuba
Nationality Cuban-Mexican
Occupation Actress and model
Years active 2010–present
Partner(s) Danny Frank
Jose Ron (2014)
Parent(s) Rolando Brito Rodríguez
Gertrudis Pestana

Livia Brito (born Livia Brito Pestana, July 21, 1986) is a Cuban-born Mexican actress and model who gained popularity after making her acting debut in Televisa's telenovela Triunfo del amor.


Brito was born on July 21, 1986 in Ciego de Avila, Cuba. The daughter of actor Rolando Brito Rodríguez and Gertrudis Pestana, her family immigrated to Mexico in the year 2000. Brito was between 13 and 14 years of age at the time. A year after settling in Mexico City, her father opened a restaurant called La Cubana, which offered traditional Cuban dishes. Brito worked as a waitress at the family restaurant, and later as a model, to help pay for her studies in Business Administration.[1] She represented Mexico in the 2009 edition of the Reina Mundial del Banano, finishing as first runner-up and awarded Miss Photogenic.[2] She later enrolled in Televisa's Centro de Educación Artística (CEA). Her talents attributed to heredity, coming from an artistic family. Her father was a leading actor in Cuba, while her mother was a major ballet dancer.


In 2010, she made her debut as Fernanda Sandoval Gutierrez in Triunfo del amor, produced by Salvador Mejía.[3] In 2012, she starred (in a supporting role) as Paloma Gonzalez in Abismo de pasión, produced by Angeli Nesma Medina.[4] She starred in Lucero Suárez's telenovela: De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero, marking the first time she stars as the protagonist.[5] She then starred as the protagonist once more in Pedro Damian's new telenovela Muchacha italiana viene a casarse alongside Jose Ron. She currently stars as Maribel Guardia in the Mexican series Por Siempre Joan Sebastian.



Year Title Role Notes
2013 No sé si cortarme las venas o dejármelas largas Chantal Film debut
2014 Volando bajo Ana Bertha Miranda
2014 La dictadura perfecta Jazmín


Year Title Role Notes
2010-2011 Triunfo del amor Fernanda "Fer" Sandoval Gutierrez de Robles Co-lead role; 158 episodes
2012 Abismo de pasión Paloma Mendoza González de Arango Co-lead role; 135 episodes
2013-2014 De que te quiero, te quiero Natalia García Pabuena / Natalia Vargas Cáceres de Cáceres Lead role; 186 episodes
2014-2015 Muchacha italiana viene a casarse Fiorella Bianchi Lead role; 176 episodes
2016 Por Siempre Joan Sebastian Maribel Guardia Lead role; 18 episodes

Awards and nominations

Premios TVyNovelas

Year Category Telenovela Result
2012[6] Best Young Lead Actress Triunfo del Amor Won
2013[7] Abismo de Pasión

Premio de la Asociación de Críticos y Periodistas Teatrales (ACPT)

Year Category Nominated Result
2012Best Revelation in Theater El cartero Won


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  2. EL UNIVERSO. "Venezolana ganó reinado del banano". El Universo. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  3. "Livia Brito debuta como actriz". EL INFORMADOR. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  4. "Livia Brito participará en la nueva versión Cañaveral de Pasiones". starMedia. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  5. Televisa Televisión. "us". Televisa Televisión. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  6. "Lista de ganadores de los Premios TVyNovelas 2012". starMedia. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  7. "Lista de ganadores de los Premios TVyNovelas 2013 en México". starMedia. Retrieved 15 August 2015.

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