Belen Rodriguez Best Known For Being a showgirl or TV host, spokesperson or endorser for world’s leading brands in fashion, food, and technology industries.
Her roles in Sudafrica, Se sei così ti dico sì, Non c’è 2 senza te. Her social media fanbase with more than 9 million followers on Instagram and more than 5 million followers on Facebook.
Born Name Maria Belén Rodríguez Cozzani
Occupation Model, Singer, Actress, Showgirl, Dancer, Businesswoman
Born September 20, 1984, 36, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sun Sign Virgo
Height 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
Hair Color Sunkissed Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Measurements 36-24-36 inch – 91-61-91 cm
Bra size 34C
Belen attended the Faculty of Communication Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina before she dropped out and moved to Italy to pursue her modeling and showgirl career.
Father – Gustavo Rodríguez
Mother – Veronica Cozzani de Rodríguez
Siblings – Cecilia Rodríguez (Younger Sister) (Showgirl, Model, Businesswoman), Jeremías Rodríguez (Younger Brother) (TV Personality)
Belen Rodriguez is represented by the Family Factor (Company) in Italy.
Multiple small tattoos
Belen Rodriguez has endorsed brands such as –
Telecom Italia (TIM) (2007-2011)
Arthur’s Underwear Lingerie (2012)
Bikini Lovers (2013)
Richmond Perfumes (2014)
Jadea Intimo (2017)
Foreyever Eyeglasses (2017)
Alessandro Angelozzi Couture (2018)
Hanny Deep (2018)
Comme Des Fkdown (2018)
Gaëlle Paris (2018)
CALVIN KLEIN (2019)
Fifty House Cellini Hotels (2019)
Easy Slip-On Apparel (2019)
Revise Blue Vibes (2019)
Atelier Emé (2019)
GAëLLE PARIS (2019)
Lilt Nazionale (2019)
Douglas Italia (2019)
YSL Beauty (2019)
Levi’s Italia (2019)
Belen was also a spokesperson for the “marriage” campaign between McDonald’s, the well-known brand, and Barilla, a salt-resistant plant in 2013. In December 2013, she was a spokesperson for the Pupi Foundation while in 2019, she promoted/supported Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori (Italian League for the Fight against Cancer).
Best Known For
Being a showgirl or TV host for shows such as L’isola dei famosi (2008), Quelli che… il calcio (2008), and Tú sí que vales (2014-2018)
Being a spokesperson or endorser for many of the world’s leading brands in fashion, food, and technology industries
Her roles in feature films such as Natale in Sudafrica (2010) as Angela, Se sei così ti dico sì (2011) as Talita Cortes, and Non c’è 2 senza te (2015) as Laura
Her social media fanbase with more than 9 million followers on Instagram and more than 5 million followers on Facebook
María Belén Rodríguez Cozzani, is an Italian-Argentine showgirl and model. Known as Belén Rodríguez or Belén, she has been based in Milan since 2004.
Rodríguez hosted variety shows and appeared in television commercials and films.
Considered a sex symbol of the 2000s and 2010s, she posed for erotica calendars.
The international press has called Rodríguez “the Rioplatense Sophia Loren” and “the Italian Sara Carbonero”.
She hosted the February 2011 Sanremo Music Festival, the third Argentine (after Valeria Mazza and Lola Ponce). Cecilia Rodríguez, an Argentine show-woman active in Italy since 2008, is Belén’s younger sister.
Rodríguez was born to Gustavo Rodríguez and Veronica Cozzani de Rodríguez. Veronica, of Italian origin, is the daughter of immigrants from La Spezia in Liguria.
Rodríguez has a younger brother, Jeremías, in addition to her younger sister Cecilia.
At age 10, she moved to Pilar with her family. Rodríguez’ sister, Cecilia (born on 18 March 1990 in Pilar, Argentina), has been a model in Italy since 2008.
In January 2014, Cecilia became Belén’s business partner. Jeremías, Gustavo and Veronica have lived in Milan since August 2015, and Jeremías (born on 11 November 1988 in Pilar) has been active in Italian show business since 2017.
From August 2004 to December 2008, Rodríguez was the girlfriend of A.C. Milan footballer Marco Borriello. From January 2009 to April 2012, she was in a relationship with Fabrizio Corona; they broke up when she met dancer Stefano de Martino, whom she married. They had a son (Santiago) on 9 April 2013 in Milan, and married on 20 September of that year. Rodríguez and de Martino separated on 22 December 2015, and divorced on 24 January 2017 after signing a judicial agreement at the Court of Milan; as part of the divorzio breve (fast-track divorce), de Martino was ordered to pay €1,000 per month in child support. Their divorce became final six months later. To avoid a lengthy public trial, de Martino did not request alimony. Santiago lives with Rodríguez.
She has lived in Italy since 2004, hosting variety shows and appearing in films and television commercials and programs. Considered a sex symbol of the 2000s and 2010s, Rodríguez posed in Italy for Playboy and several erotica calendars. The tabloid press in Italy and abroad have closely followed her life and career.
The international press called Rodríguez “the Rioplatense Sophia Loren” and “the Italian Sara Carbonero”. In February 2011 she hosted the Sanremo Music Festival, the festival’s third Argentine host (after Valeria Mazza and Lola Ponce). Rodríguez has worked with Gerry Scotti, Maria De Filippi, Paolo Bonolis, Michelle Hunziker and Gianni Morandi.
During the run of Tintoria [it] on Rai 3 in the spring of 2007, singer Taiyo Yamanouchi suggested that Rodríguez (Yamanouchi’s co-host) pursue a musical career; however, she preferred to continue her modeling and acting career. That fall, Rodríguez appeared with Claudia Galanti in the Boyfriend video clip for Coolio’s 2008 Steal Hear album.
During the summer of 2009, Rodríguez made her vocal debut with “Dai muovi muovi” by Mario Gardini, Giovanni Paolo Fontana and Roberto De Luca (the theme song of Sarabanda, hosted by the singer on Canale 5). The following February she sang Toto Cutugno’s “Aeroplani [it]” at the Teatro Ariston, which she also sang at the 2010 Sanremo Festival with Cutugno. Rodríguez (using the stage name Maria Belén) sang “Amarti è folle”, written and arranged by Fortunato Zampaglione for the film Non c’è due senza te, at the Sanremo Music Festival 2015.
She made her acting debut during the summer of 2010 in the cinepanettone Natale in Sudafrica, directed by Neri Parenti and released on 17 December of that year. That fall Rodríguez appeared in Se sei così, ti dico sì (directed by Eugenio Cappuccio and released on 15 April 2011) and the episode “Il campo del vasaio” of the Rai 1 television series Il commissario Montalbano, which premiered on 14 March 2011. Rodríguez guest starred in several episodes of the second season of Così fan tutte, an Italia 1 sitcom directed by Gianluca Fumagalli, in 2011–2012. She dubbed her voice in the animated film Gladiatori di Roma, directed by Iginio Straffi and released on 18 October 2012. During the summer of 2014 Rodríguez appeared in Non c’è 2 senza te, directed by Massimo Cappelli and released on 5 February 2015. In August 2015 Lux Vide and RAI Fiction announced that she would guest-star in “La colpa [it]”, a tenth-season episode of the Rai 1 TV series Don Matteo which premiered on 7 January 2016.
Rodríguez introduced two perfumes in 2011: Belén Rodríguez (Gold) and Belén Rodríguez (Eau de Parfum). In January 2014 the Italian weekly magazine Il Mondo reported that she and Cecilia were founding the Family Factor, a company to oversee their family’s Italian business activities. Arnoldo Mondadori Editore published Bella Belén, a photo-book, in early 2014. In June 2015 Rodríguez opened Ricci, a restaurant in Milan, with three partners. Around that time she opened beauty salons for Cotril, an Italian company in which she is a spokesperson and business partner. In December 2017, Ricci was closed and sold.
In the autumn of 2007, Rodríguez appeared with Elisabetta Canalis and Christian De Sica in the Telecom Italia (TIM) commercials as Donna dei Sogni (Dream Woman). Her collaboration with TIM continued until February 2011.
In February 2012, Rodríguez posed erotica for the cover of the Italian edition of Vanity Fair. In July 2012 She also posed erotica for the cover of the Italian edition of GQ, photographed by Douglas Kirkland. In May 2013, Rodríguez and Gerry Scotti became spokespeople for the “marriage” of Barilla and McDonald’s. She debuted as a stylist for the Imperfect clothing line with Fabio Castelli. In June 2013, Rodríguez became spokesperson for the Bikini Lovers cruise-wear line created by fashion blogger Chiara Biasi. In October 2013, she and Cecilia presented the 2013–2014 Imperfect fashion line as models and stylists. In December, Rodríguez was the spokesperson for Javier Zanetti’s Pupi Foundation and (with her husband, Stefano de Martino) for virtual application software created by WeChat.
As models and designers, in February 2014 Rodríguez and Cecilia presented Imperfect’s third fashion line. That spring, she posed for the cover of SportWeek. Rodríguez and Cecilia designed and produced Me Fui, a new beachwear line for the summer of 2014, and Belén became the spokesperson for Samsung mobile phones. During the spring and summer of 2014, she was model and spokesperson (with Stefano De Martino) for Richmond Perfumes. In January 2015, John Richmond replaced Rodríguez with Venezuelan model Mariana Rodríguez for the Milan fashion shows. In September 2016, she lost the Vanitas line to Madalina Ghenea.
During the summer of 2005, Rodríguez first posed erotica for the Vuemme Calendar 2006. That fall, she posed erotica with three other models (Eva Collini, Ainett Stephens and Nena Ristić) for the De Nardi Calendar 2006. In the summer of 2006, Rodríguez posed erotica for the Fer Calendar 2007. During the summers of 2007 and 2008, she posed erotica for Maxim Calendars. In the autumn of 2009, Rodríguez and Cecilia (in her modelling debut) posed erotica for the Max Calendar 2010. Between late 2009 and early 2010, Vuemme published Calendar Vuemme 2010 (a reprint of the 2006 one). In the summer and fall of 2010, Rodríguez posed for the Maxim and TIM calendars (her last calendars).
On 18 February 2009 Rodríguez said in a Corriere della Sera interview that several years earlier she declined an offer to pose erotica for the cover of Playboy Miami, preferring to remain in Italy for a fashion shoot with an Emilian company. In early 2012, she became the face of the Arthur’s Underwear lingerie line. Rodríguez, Alessandra Ambrosio and Shanina Shaik became the global spokespeople for Swarovski in August 2017.
During the spring and summer of 2015, Paul Marciano chose Rodríguez as his flagship model and the worldwide spokesperson for Guess?. Marciano also used her for spring and summer 2016 season and the fall and winter of 2016–2017. In the spring–summer of 2016 In February 2017, Rodríguez posed for Jadea’s spring–summer women’s intimate and homewear collections. The following month, she endorsed the Foreyever eyeglass line. In July Rodríguez endorsed McDonald’s, and endorsed Alessandro Angelozzi Couture’s 2018 line of wedding dresses in October. She modelled at the 2018 Milan Fashion Week, for the Swarovski line (with Alessandra Ambrosio and Shanina Shaik), for Jadea’s new line and (with Cecilia) for Me Fui’s spring–summer 2018 line.
From May to July 2018, Rodríguez modelled and endorsed for RaNpollo, Hanny Deep, Comme Des Fkdown, Gaëlle Paris, and Pyrex. She worked again with Guess? and model Stefano Sala in Cefalù, Sicily.
Rodríguez debuted on television in November 2006 on Tele Boario 1, Val Camonica’s local television station. After signing with Paola Benegas, her first Italian agent in Italy, she debuted on Italian national television as co-host (with singer Taiyo Yamanouchi) of Rai 3’s late-night comedy show La tintoria in the spring of 2007. That summer, Rodríguez co-hosted the prime-time variety Circo Massimo Show with Fabrizio Frizzi. She appeared in 4 April 2008 episode (introducing 18-year-old Cecilia in her Italian television debut) of Rai 1’s prime-time variety show I raccomandati, hosted by Carlo Conti and Alessia Ventura. That spring, Rodríguez was a journalist and co-host (with Selvaggia Lucarelli), of Pirati, a late-night Rai 2 show. In the autumn of 2008 Belén, After modelling for Max magazine several months earlier, Rodríguez appeared in the sixth season of L’isola dei famosi (a Rai 2 reality show hosted by Simona Ventura) that fall and placed second.
In December 2008, she joined Lucio Presta’s Arcobaleno Tre agency.During the winter of 2009, Rodríguez co-hosted (with Claudio Amendola and Teo Mammucari) the eleventh season of the prime-time variety show Scherzi a parte on Canale 5. From 2009 to 2011, she appeared in mobile-phone-network television commercials and modelled jewellery. During the summer of 2009 Rodríguez co-hosted (with Teo Mammucari) the Canale 5 quiz show Sarabanda, whose the theme song she recorded. She guest starred on 23 November episode of the 10th season of Italian Big Brother, a Canale 5 reality show hosted by Alessia Marcuzzi.
In the winter of 2010, Rodríguez and Cecelia appeared on Italia 1’s late-night Chiambretti Night variety show. She appeared in 18 February 2010 Sanremo Music Festival with singer Toto Cutugno.
In February 2011, Rodríguez co-hosted the Sanremo Music Festival 2011 with Gianni Morandi and Elisabetta Canalis. That spring, she co-hosted Rai 1’s Ciak … si canta! with Francesco Facchinetti. Rodríguez appeared on Canale 5’s variety show La notte degli chef, hosted by Alfonso Signorini, that summer. In the autumn of 2011, she co-hosted the Italia 1 comedy show Colorado [it] with Paolo Ruffini, Digei Angelo and Chiara Francini. Substituting for Ivana Mrazova [it], Rodríguez co-presented (with Elisabetta Canalis) during the first two evenings of the February Sanremo Music Festival 2012. That fall, she co-hosted Colorado with Paolo Ruffini, Digei Angelo, Elena Morali and Jiang Wei. The following summer, Rodríguez and Stefano de Martino appeared on Canale 5’s prime-time Studio 5.
In February 2014, during the Sanremo Music Festival, she appeared on RTL 102.5’s Password and guest-starred on Rai 1’s Domenica In – Speciale Sanremo. That spring, Rodríguez hosted Italia 1’s afternoon Come mi vorrei [it] (the Italian version of Plain Jane) and guest-starred on Colorado. In May and June she danced on Italia 1’s Chiambretti Supermarket [it], a late-night talk show and hosted by Piero Chiambretti. That fall, Rodríguez co-hosted the first season [it] of Canale 5’s Tú sí que vales [it] with Francesco Sole. On 8 February 2015, she co-hosted the Canale 5 quiz show Avanti un altro! Pure di domenica… [it] with Gerry Scotti.
In the autumn of 2015, Rodríguez and Francesco Sole hosted the second season [it] of Tú sí que vales [it]. That winter, she hosted the first season [it] of the Canale 5 prime-time children’s talent show Pequeños gigantes [it].
During the 2016-2017 season Rodríguez appeared on L’intervista [it], Nemicamatissima [it], C’è posta per te [it], Emigratis [it] and the Maurizio Costanzo Show [it]. In May and June 2017 Rodríguez appeared in the second season of Selfie – Le cose cambiano [it], hosted by Simona Ventura. That fall, she co-hosted the fourth season [it] of Tú sí que vales; her co-host, Simone Rugiati, was replaced by Martin Castrogiovanni and Alessio Sakara. In October, Rodríguez guest-starred in the second season of Grande Fratello VIP and the fifth season of Chi ha incastrato Peter Pan? [it].
She guest-starred on the 17th season of the talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi with Maradona in April 2018, and with Michelle Hunziker in May.
During the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Rodríguez appeared on the sports talk show Balalaika – Dalla Russia col pallone [it]. That fall, she hosted the fifth season [it] of Tú sí que vales.
As a Singer
Belen Rodriguez made her singing debut with a song titled Dai muovi muovi featuring Giovanni Paolo Fontana, Roberto De Luca, and Mario Gardini in the summer of 2009. The song was used as a theme song for an Italian TV show, Sarabanda. In February 2010, she sang a song titled Aeroplani, originally by Toto Cutugno, at the Teatro Ariston, as well as at the 2010 Sanremo Festival alongside Cutugno himself. Belen has also performed a song titled Amarti è folle at the Sanremo Music Festival 2015. The song was written for the movie Non c’è 2 senza te (2015) where she also played a character named Laura.
Belen Rodriguez made her first feature film appearance as Angela in the comedy film Natale in Sudafrica in 2010.
As a voice actress, Belen Rodriguez made her first theatrical film appearance as Diana in the animation, adventure, comedy film Gladiatori di Roma (Gladiators of Rome) in 2012.
First TV Show
She made her first TV show appearance as ‘Herself’ in an episode of the reality-TV series Super M in February 2003.
Belen Rodriguez FactsBoth of her parents are of Italian origin. Her mom was the daughter of immigrants from La Spezia, a city in the coastal region of Liguria, Italy.
Belen moved from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Pilar, Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the age of 10.
Belen was an active model in Italy starting in 2004, while her younger sister became a model in Italy in 2008. Her parents and her younger brother moved to Milan, Lombardy, Italy, in 2015.
Belen was featured in a video clip for the song Boyfriend from the 7th studio album by rapper Coolio titled Steal Hear (2008).
In 2011, she released 2 original perfumes, Belén Rodríguez (Gold) and Belén Rodríguez (Eau de Parrfum).
She received a Premio Regia Televisiva (Television Presenter Award) in 2011 for “TV Personality of the Year”. 2 years later, she was also named “Woman of the Year” by the Accademia Amici della Lirica (Friends of the Opera Academy).
Belen and her sister Cecilia founded the Family Factor in January 2014. It was a company that would oversee the Rodriguez family business within Italy.
She was a Milan-based restaurant co-owner with 3 other partners. The restaurant, named Ricci, only remained open between June 2015 and December 2017, after which it was closed and eventually sold.
In collaboration with an Italian company named Cotril Spa, she opened spa and beauty salons in Italy in 2015.
Belen suffered a miscarriage in 2011. It was due to sheer stress after an explicit video of hers leaked online. She added that for 2 months, she wasn’t able to leave her house because she was extremely depressed. That news surfaced in September 2016 after a fellow Italian female citizen, Tiziana Cantone, committed suicide by hanging after her ex-boyfriend uploaded 6 of her explicit videos to the Internet.
Visit her official website @ belenrodriguez.it.