Victoria Ruffo

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Martínez del Río and the second or maternal family name is Moreno-Ruffo.
Victoria Ruffo
Born Maria Victoria Eugenia Guadalupe Martínez del Río Moreno-Ruffo
(1962-05-31) May 31, 1962[1]
Mexico City, Mexico
Residence Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico
Occupation Actress, Voice Actress
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Eugenio Derbez (1992–1997)
Omar Fayad (m. 2001)
Children José Eduardo Derbez (b. 1992)
Victoria & Anuar Fayad (b. 2004)
Relatives Gabriela Ruffo (sister)
Marcela Ruffo (sister)

Victoria Ruffo (born Maria Victoria Eugenia Guadalupe Martínez del Río Moreno-Ruffo[2] on May 31, 1962 in Mexico City) is a Mexican actress notable for her roles in telenovelas.



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.[3]

In 1985 she starred in Carlos Téllez's telenovela,Juana Iris alongside Valentín Trujjilo and her sister,Gabriela Ruffo. She worked in Ernesto Alonso's Victoria[4] Ernesto Alonso offered her lead role in the telenovela Simplemente María.[5]


In 1995 she was protagonist in Pobre Niña Rica a telenovela by Enrique Segoviano as Consuelo Villagrán.[6]

1998,she starred in telenovela,Vivo por Elena as Elena Carvajal.[7]


In 2000 she starred in Salvador Mejía's, Abrazame muy fuerte alongside Aracely Arámbula.[8]

In 2005 marked her comeback in the critically acclaimed telenovela La madrastra,which she starred with César Évora.[9] 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 2007,Victoria starred in Telemundo production,Victoria alongside Arturo Peniche and Mauricio Ochmann.

In 2009, 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.[10]

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.[11]

In 2014,she played protagonist in telenovela,La malquerida alongside, Ariadne Díaz, Christian Meier, África Zavala and Arturo Peniche.[12] hii

Personal life

Ruffo is the sister of actress and radio host Gabriela Ruffo and producer Marcela Ruffo. In 1992, she married comedian Eugenio Derbez,[13] and they had one son, José Eduardo Derbez (born 1992). The couple divorced in 1997. After 4 years of divorce, on March 9, 2001 she married Mexican politician Omar Fayad,[14] who is the senador of Pachuca, Hidalgo.

On August 11, 2004 gave birth to twins, daughter Victoria and son Anuar.


Year Title Role Notes
1979Ringing Bell Chirin's mother Voice
1980 Un Hombre sin miedoLaura Aparicio Film
1982 The Sea Prince and the Fire Child Matla Voice
Una Sota y un caballo: Rancho Avandaro Maricarmen Sierra Film
De pulquero a millonario Rufina Film
1984Unico in the Island of Magic Unico Voice
1986 Un Hombre violento Susana Film
1988Yo el ejucutor Film
A Journey Through Fairyland Florence Voice
Year Title Role Notes
1980Conflictos de un médico Rosario Reyes Main Antagonist
1980–1981 Al rojo vivo Pilar Álvarez Supporting role
1981-1982Quiéreme siempre Julia Co-Protagonist
1982-1983En busca del paraíso Grisel Co-Protagonist
1983-1984 La Fiera Natalie Ramírez "La Fiera" Protagonist
1985 Juana Iris Juana Iris Madrigal Martínez Protagonist
1987-1988 Victoria Victoria Martínez Protagonist
1989-1990 Simplemente María María López de Carreño Protagonist
1993 Capricho Cristina Aranda Montaño Protagonist
1995-1996 Pobre niña rica Consuelo Villagrán García-Mora Protagonist
1998 Vivo por Elena Elena Carvajal Protagonist
2000-2001 Abrázame Muy Fuerte Cristina Álvarez Rivas de Rivero Protagonist
2001 Mujer, casos de la vida real' Carmelita Hernández TV series
2005 La Madrastra María Fernández Acuña de San Román Protagonist
2007-2008 Victoria Victoria Santiesteban de Mendoza Protagonist
2008-2009 En Nombre del Amor Macarena Espinoza de los Monteros Co-Protagonist
2009 La Rosa De Guadalupe Carolina Lopez Hernandez 1 Episode;
"Amor sin fronteras"[15]
2010-2011Triunfo del amor Victoria Gutiérrez de Sandoval Protagonist[16]
2012-2013 Corona de lágrimas Refugio Chavero Hernández Protagonist[17]
2014 La malquerida Cristina Maldonado Reyes de Domínguez/ vda. de Rivas Protagonist[18]
2016 Las amazonas Inés Huerta Protagonist

Awards and nominations

TVyNovelas Awards

Year Category Telenovela Result
1985 Best Young Lead Actress La fiera Won
1988 Best Musical Theme Victoria Nominated
Best Lead Actress Victoria
1990 Simplemente María
1994 Capricho
1999 Vivo por Elena
2006 La madrastra
2013 Corona de lágrimas Won

Premios Bravo

Year Category Telenovela Result
2006 Best First Actress La madrastra Won[19]

Premios People en Español

Year Category Telenovela Result
2009 Best Actress En nombre del amor Nominated
2011 Best Supporting Actress Triunfo del amor


  1. "Victoria Ruffo biografia" (in Spanish). Famosos Biografias. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  2. Biography of Mexican actress Victoria Ruffo
  3. "Victoria Ruffo en La fiera" (in Spanish). Telenovelas Mexico. January 3, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  4. "Victoria Ruffo esta cumpleanos recuerda" (in Polish). May 31, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  5. "Siplemente María por Victoria Ruffo" (in Spanish). Televisa telenovelas. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  6. "'La cenicienta' inspiró a Victoria Ruffo en 'Pobre niña rica'" (in Spanish). Telegrapho. July 9, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  7. ""Vivo por Elena" ... Qué edad tenía Victoria Ruffo?" (in Spanish). Univision. August 6, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  8. "Victoria Ruffo sera protagonista en Abrazame muy fuerte" (in Spanish). Todotnv. November 28, 2008. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  9. "Victoria Ruffo es La Madrastra" (in Spanish). Univision Tlnovelas. October 25, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  10. "Victoria Ruffo sera protagonista en la nueva telenovela" (in Spanish). Film Affinity. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  11. "Victoria Ruffo protagonizaria,Corona de lágrimas". Claro TV. August 29, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  12. "Victoria Ruffo stars in new classic". Latin Post. December 11, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  13. Eugenio Derbez habla de matrimonio que tenía que Victoria Ruffo
  14. Esposo de Victoria Ruffo le obsequió residencia en Pachuca
  15. "Victoria Ruffo en La Rosa de Guadalupe" (in Spanish). Novelas de Victoria Ruffo. November 13, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  16. "Victoria Ruffo protagonizará 'El triunfo del Amor' junto a William Levy". Terra Networks. August 27, 2010. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  17. "Victoria Ruffo regresa en las Telenovelas con Corona de lágrimas" (in Spanish). RRP. February 5, 2013. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  18. "Victoria Ruffo protagonizada en La Malquerida" (in Spanish). Revistaq. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  19. Victoria Ruffo merecedora del premio Bravo por La madrastra
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