• Born in Mexico City on 31 May 1962
• Mexican actress known for her role in the romantic drama series "In the Name of Love"
• Has appeared in 8 movies and 27 TV series
• Married to her second husband Omar Fayad, and has three children
• Age 59, 5ft 4ins (1.64m) tall, and has a net worth of over $1 million
• Omar Fayad is Governor of Hidalgo since 2016
Who is Victoria Ruffo?
María Victoria Eugenia Guadalupe Martínez del Río Moreno-Ruffo was born in Mexico City on 31 May 1962 – her zodiac sign is Gemini, and she holds Mexican nationality. She’s an actress, who’s perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Macarena Espinoza de los Monteros, in the romantic drama series “In the Name of Love” (original “En Nombre del Amor”). The series starred Leticia Calderon, Laura Flores and Allisson Lozano, and follows the life of a young girl, whose parents have recently died in a car accident.
Early life and education
Victoria was raised alongside her sisters Gabriela and Marcela in Mexico City, by their parents who prefer to be left out of the media’s attention.
Marcela is today a popular TV producer, while Gabriela is a radio host and an actress.
Victoria became interested in acting while attending a local high school, and was 15 years old when she appeared in her first school play. Her professors advised her to pursue an acting career, noting that her acting skills and her beauty could take her far in the film industry. It was in 1979 that Victoria made her debut movie appearance, in the drama “Discoteca es Amor”, and a couple of months later, she starred in the action drama “Angel del Silencio”, alongside Rogelio Guerra and Rosenda Bernal.
Upon matriculating in 1980, Victoria became focused on acting, and didn’t enroll at college.
Roles in movies
Victoria has only appeared in eight movies, including those mentioned above, as she has mostly been focused on appearing in telenovelas.
The year 1980 saw her appear in the crime drama “Perro Callejero”, and she also portrayed Laura Aparicio in the action thriller drama “El Hombre sin Miedo”. She gained recognition in 1982, when she appeared in the comedy drama “De Pulquero a Millonario”, and the same year saw her play the supporting character Mari Carmen Sierra, in the musical comedy “Una Sota y un Caballo: Rancho Avandaro”.
Her only two other movie roles have been in the 1984 action drama “Un Hombre Violento”, and the 1987 action crime drama “Yo el Ejecutor”.
Roles in TV series
Victoria has appeared in 27 TV series, including “In the Name of Love”, and we’re about to mention more of her notable performances.
She made her debut TV series appearance in 1980, with her portrayal of Rosario Reyes, in the drama “Conflictos de un Medico”, and the following years saw her make a guest appearance in an episode or two of various series, such as the romantic drama “Al Rojo Vivo”, the drama “Quiereme Siempre” and another drama “En Busca del Paraiso”. Victoria gained recognition in the mid-‘80s, through playing the lead character Natalie, in all 230 episodes of the romantic drama “La Fiera”, then a year later, she starred as Juana Iris in all 170 episodes of the romantic drama “Juana Iris”.
Some of her following lead roles were in the romantic drama “Simplemente Maria”, the drama “Capricho”, and another drama “Victoria”.
The year 2000 saw her cast to star as Cristina Alvare Rivas de Rivero, in the romantic drama “Embrace Me Tightly” (original “Abrazame muy Fuerte”). The series also starred Fernando Colunga and Aracely Arambula, and follows the wealthy woman Cristina who, after losing her sight, has to give her daughter away. The 2000s also saw Victoria appear in the family comedy “XHDRbZ”, the family crime drama “La Madrastra” and the drama “La Rosa de Guadalupe”.
In 2010, she was cast to star as Victoria Sandoval, in the romantic thriller drama “Triunfo del Amor”, and in 2013, Victoria starred as Refugio Chavero, in the drama “Crown of Tears”.
Three of her most recent roles in TV series have been in 62 episodes of the family fantasy drama “Amazonas” in 2016, and 70 episodes of the comedy drama “Cita a Ciegas” in 2019, as well as the episode “Diana Dice” of the comedy “Simon Says”,
Victoria has been credited with singing the song “Tarde”, in a 1987 episode of the series “Victoria”.
She has been featured in the TV specials “Premios TV y Novelas 2006” and “78th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade” in 2009.
Victoria has made a guest appearance in a number of talk-shows, including “Pa’lante con Cristina”, “Intimamente Entre Amigas” and “Confesiones”.
Awards and nominations
Victoria has been nominated for eight TVyNovelas Awards, winning two: one in 1985, for Best Young Lead Actress for her performance in “La Fiera”, and the other in 2013, for Best Lead Actress for her performance in “Corona de Lagrimas”.
She also won a 2006 Premios Bravo Best First Actress Award, for her performance in “La Madrastra”, and Victoria was nominated for two Premios People on en Espanol Awards, in 2009 and 2011.
Love life and marriage with Omar Fayad
Victoria married her first husband, the Mexican actor, moviemaker and comedian Eugenio Gonzalez Derbez, in 1992, and several months after the wedding gave birth to their son Jose Eduardo Derbez. Victoria and Eugenio divorced for unknown reasons in 1997.
On 9 March 2001, she exchanged vows with Omar Fayad, a Mexican politician, who’s today the Governor of Hidalgo. On 11 August 2004, the two welcomed twins Anuar and Victoria, and the family of four today seems to be leading a happy life together.
As of June 2021, Victoria’s married to her second husband Omar Fayad, and has three children.
Hobbies and other interests
Partly because of her marriage with Omar, Victoria has become the President of the National System of Integrity and Familial Development in Hidalgo. She thus has less time to focus on acting, but more time to work with the people of Hidalgo.
She’s a huge dog-lover and has two pet dogs, which can be seen featured in many of her Instagram pictures. Victoria’s quite active on the network, as she seems to be enjoying the attention she’s getting from her almost two million followers.
She loves to travel, and has been to a couple of US states, as well as to several European and Asian countries.
Victoria likes to watch Hollywood movies in her spare time – her favorite actors and actresses are Javier Bardem, Jennifer Lopez and Sofia Vergara, while a couple of her favorite films are “No Country for Old Men”, “Loving Pablo” and “The Three Stooges”.
Age, height and net worth
Victoria’s age is 59. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 4ins (1.64m) and she weighs around 145lbs (66kgs). As of June 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.
Who is her second husband Omar Fayad?
Omar Fayad Meneses was born in Zempoala, Hidalgo, Mexico, on 26 August 1962 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds Mexican nationality. He’s a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, and has been the Governor of Hidalgo since 2016.
He was raised by his Mexican mother and Lebanese father, about whom nothing’s known, as Omar respects their privacy. His father urged him to focus on his education, and thus upon matriculating in 1980, Omar enrolled at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, from which he graduated with a law degree in 1985.
He spent the following a couple of years working in the Attorney General of Mexico’s office, then in 1989, Omar began working at the National Institute of Penal Sciences. Between 1996 and 1998, he worked as the Hidalgo Secretary of Public Education, before becoming a police commissioner and customs administrator. Omar was also a political analyst at that time, and could’ve been seen making a guest appearance in various political talk-shows. From 2000 to 2003, he was the secretary of Special Commission on Public Safety, and from 2003 to 2005 worked as the secretary of agriculture. He then spent a year as the secretary of social development, and also in 2006, Omar became the Mayor of Pachuca. He was elected head of the Institutional Revolutionary Party in 2010, and in 2012 to the Senate.
He quit the Senate in 2016, and became the Governor of Hidalgo on 5 September 2016.