Biography

​Rueda was born in Madrid. Her father was a civil engineer and her mother was a ballet instructor. She is the second of three children; her siblings are named Chus and Violeta (Ms. Rodal). She and her family moved to San Juan, Alicante when she was a child because of her younger sister's asthmatic problems. She was married to Daniel Écija and had three children with him, Beliá (b.1994), María (b.1996) and Lucía (b.1998); unfortunately, their second child died of a heart disease as a baby. She is now a divorcée. When Rueda was 18 years old she moved to Madrid to study architecture, but she left the university when she met an Italian man whom she later married. Rueda returned to Madrid and worked as a salesperson and a model until she finally became a TV presenter. After that she worked as an actress on television, including the show Los Serrano, and eventually acted in films. She won a Goya Award in 2004 for her role as Julia in Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside). She received another Goya nomination for her role in the 2007 film, The Orphanage. Rueda played the lead role of the Spanish thriller Los ojos de Julia, which is produced by Guillermo Del Toro.

​Rueda was born in Madrid. Her father was a civil engineer and her mother was a ballet instructor. She is the second of three children; her siblings are named Chus and Violeta (Ms. Rodal). She and her family moved to San Juan, Alicante when she was a child because of her younger sister's asthmatic problems. She was married to Daniel Écija and had three children with him, Beliá (b.1994), María (b.1996) and Lucía (b.1998); unfortunately, their second child died of a heart disease as a baby. She is now a divorcée. When Rueda was 18 years old she moved to Madrid to study architecture, but she left the university when she met an Italian man whom she later married. Rueda returned to Madrid and worked as a salesperson and a model until she finally became a TV presenter. After that she worked as an actress on television, including the show Los Serrano, and eventually acted in films. She won a Goya Award in 2004 for her role as Julia in Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside). She received another Goya nomination for her role in the 2007 film, The Orphanage. Rueda played the lead role of the Spanish thriller Los ojos de Julia, which is produced by Guillermo Del Toro.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 30

Birthday 1965-03-16

Place of Birth Madrid, Spain

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Also Known As

  • Белен Руэда

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Simiente y Reja
El silencio de la ciudad blanca
2018 Querido Fotogramas as Herself
2018 El pacto as Mónica
2018 Sara's Notebook as Laura
2018 You Shall Not Sleep as Alma Böhm
2017 Perfect Strangers as Eva
2017 Orbiter 9 as Silvia
2016 The Night My Mother Killed My Father as Isabel
2016 The Embassy(11 episodes) as Claudia
2015 Una vez as Chila
2014 Planeta Calleja(1 episode) as Herself
2014 B&b, de boca en boca(29 episodes) as Candela Bermejo
2013 Ismael as Nora
2013 Cuerdas as Maestra
2013 The 7th Floor as Delia
2012 The Body as Mayka Villaverde
2012 Luna, el misterio de Calenda(20 episodes) as Sara Cruz
2011 Don't Be Afraid as Silvia`s Mother
2010 Julia's Eyes as Julia / Sara
2010 For the Good of Others as Isabel
2010 La princesa de Éboli as Princesa de Éboli
2007 The Orphanage as Laura
2007 Arctic Tale as Narradora
2007 Savage Grace as Pilar Durán
2004 The Sea Inside as Julia
2003 Los Serrano(125 episodes) as Lucía Gómez
1999 El Club de la Comedia(1 episode) as Monologuista
1998 Periodistas(119 episodes) as Clara Nadal
1998 Periodistas(120 episodes) as Clara Nadal
1998 Periodistas(14 episodes)

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