Ruddy Rosario Rodríguez de Lucía (born March 20, 1967) is a Venezuelan actress, model and Businesswoman. Born in Anaco, Anzoátegui, daughter of Venezuelan Pedro José Rodríguez and Italian Rita de Lucía. She has a brother Romano and a sister Rina.
She was first runner up in the Miss Venezuela competition in 1985 and was the Venezuelan representative in the 1985 Miss World, where she finished up as third runner up. Before entering the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant, she was a swimming instructor.
For one year Rodriguez was host of Telemundo programs: "Super Cine con Ruddy Rodríguez" (Super movie with Ruddy Rodríguez), "Fiesta del Sol" (Sun Party), and "Miss Hispanidad" (Miss Hispanity) in Miami. She also has been host in Venezuela TV Programs: "De Moda" (Televen) and "El Cafe de Rudy" (RCTV).
In 1991 she recorded a pop musical album: Espejismo (Mirage). , which includes songs such as: "Me enamoré"(I felt in love), "Sembrándome amor" (Seed me love), "Es un sueño" (It's a dream), "No quiero caminar sobre fuego" (I don't want to walk on fire), "Dime qué signo eres tu" (Tell me your zodiac sign), "Y ahora es que regresa" (And now is your return), "Aqui esta lo bueno" (Here is the good thing), "Baila esta pesadilla"(Dance this nightmare), "Lo tengo todo" (I have everything), "¿No lo sabias?" (Didn't you know?).
Ruddy Rodríguez appeared in the musical video "Bésame" (Kiss me) of Ricardo Montaner and had a short appearance in the musical video "Tengo todo excepto a ti" (I have everything except you) of Luis Miguel.
She made 4 calendars (1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995) , being the first Venezuelan actress whose calendars were sold in other countries: Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Russia. In 1994 a video known as "Ruddy 95" was produced by a Puerto Rican company, she traveled to different places: Singapore, Hong Kong, Cairo, London, Moscow, Japan, Puerto Rico, Peru, etc., pictures of Rodriguez taken at these places were included in her 1995 calendar.
Her image is so popular, because she has appeared in hundreds TV commercials of different products.
Rodríguez considers Colombia as her second (adoptive) country.
After the 1999 Vargas mudslides, a natural disaster in Venezuela, Rodríguez was one of the first Venezuelan actresses, who started collecting in Miami food, medicine, clothes and other goods to be sent to her needed countrymen and countrywomen.
On March 2007, The City of Panama officially recognized Ruddy Rodríguez as "Illustrious Visitor".
She once promoted a line of swim suits. Rodriguez is now promoting her own line of cosmetics. She has opened five stores: two in Caracas, one in Valencia, one in Ciudad Guayana and one in Bogotá known as "Ruddy Rodríguez Cosmetics". More stores are planned for Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Miami.
After the 1987 The Living Daylights film, Rodriguez rejected several propositions for nude photographs for Playboy magazine. In 1999 she had agreed (for the first time) to make a nude scene in a Venezuelan movie production, but at the last minute she was the last person to know she was no longer in the movie director's plans
Since 1999 she has performing a monologue: "Una mujer con suerte" (A Lucky Woman) , written by her brother Romano. This monologue has been presented in Venezuela , Colombia , Panama , Miami , Argentina , Ecuador She hopes to translate this monologue into English in the future.
Because of Ruddy Rodríguez's 20 years of artistic career, a party in her honor was organized at the Gavanna Night Club in Bogotá, Colombia on July 12, 2006. There were about 200 invitees from Colombia, Venezuela and Miami; at this party, she stated that her career as a telenovela actress was coming to an end on September 2006 after the taping of the last episode of the Colombian telenovela "La Ex" ("The Ex," or, "The Former Wife") was filmed. But after that date, she has since filmed several more telenovelas.
She is an active member of the Fundación "El camino a la felicidad" (The Way to Happiness Foundation International), which promotes the booklet "The way (road) to happiness" , written by the founder of the Church of Scientology: L. Ronald Hubbard.
In August 5 2006, actress Ruddy Rodrigiez visited the headquarter of "The way to happiness" in Glendale, California and latter attended the 37th anniversary gala at the Celebrity Centre International established by the Church of Scientology in Hollywood. The guest list at this event included many of the Church's best-known members, including: John Travolta, Anne Archer, Kelly Preston, Leah Remini, Priscilla Presley, Nancy Cartwright, Mark Isham, Jenna Elfman, Giovanni Ribisi, Sofia Milos, Jason Dohring, Bodhi Elfman and others. ,
In October 26-27, 2007, Rodriguez attended a meeting of the International Association of Scientologists(IAS) in London.
In 1985 after the Miss World Beauty Contest, she insisted on traveling to Italy in order to know her grandfather. She traveled with her brother Romano to Savinno, Naples in Italy and met their grandfather. Before their return, her grandfather said to her: porta a mia mamma perche io parto ad un lungo viaggio (Bring your mother, because I am going in a long trip), Ruddy went back to Venezuela, worked in her first telenovela, saved enough money and together with her mother Rita visited Italy again, stayed for 15 days and celebrated Ruddy's grandfather's 96th birthday. He died in peace the next day
Because Ruddy and her sister Rina are look-alikes, when Rina was pregnant, many people mistakenly talked about Ruddy Rodriguez pregnacy