Carmen Villalobos is one of the most talented actresses in Colombia. Her characters in Sin sin there is no paradise, The Lord of the Skies and My Heart Insists. They have catapulted her as one of the favourites of the Latin American public. In Carmen Villalobos’s biography, you will be able to know the great trajectory of this artist.
About Carmen Villalobos
- Real Name: Yorley del Carmen Villalobos Barrios
- Nick Name: Carmen Villalobos
- Profession: Actor, Model and Dancer
- Date of Birth: 13th July 1983
- Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
- Net Worth: 4 million US dollars
- Height: 5 feet 6 inches
- Weight: 60 kgs
- Spouse: Sebastián Caicedo (m. 2019)
- Parents: Pedro Villalobos (Father), Betty Barrios (Mother)
- Likes: Adventure, Travel, Discover new things and Dancing.
Earlier life and career
Yorley del Carmen Villalobos Barrios, better known as Carmen Villalobos, was born on July 13, 1983, in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia. Her skin tone looks like Shakira.
Her artistic career began in 1999 within a children’s program of Colombian television. Later she would work in Amor a la Plancha (2003), where she performed the role of Nina Pulido.
In 2004, she performed the character of Catalina Urdaneta in Dora, the warden. The soap opera told the story of Dora Lara, a jealous woman who will have to overcome many obstacles to find true love.
The following year she participated in The Storm, a soap opera in which she embodied Trinidad Ayala. The production tells us the experiences of María Teresa, a city woman who has to move to the countryside to save her family’s inheritance.
Carmen Villalobos wanted to be an actress since childhood. Her television debut was in 1999, on the Caracol Channel program, Club 10. There, she played the role of Abi, the elder sister of the children’s characters Aurelio Cheveroni, Mary Moon and Dinodoro.
The following year was Catalina Urdaneta, in ‘Dora la Celadora’ and in 2005. She played Trinidad Ayala in ‘La Tormenta’.
During 2006 she worked in two productions: Decisions and Market Loves. The last one introduces us to the lives of Diego and Lucia, two strangers who have the same goal: to find love to start a family.
In 2007, she participated in the soap opera of the Caracol channel ‘Nobody is eternal in the world’, in the role of Karen González. This production was based on the song of the Colombian singer of popular music, Darío Gómez, known as “El Rey del Despecho”.
Without breasts, there is no paradise
The success knocked on the door in the life of Carmen Villalobos after her participation in Sin Senos No Hay Paraíso, a soap opera that exposed social problems such as prostitution and drug smuggling.
Without breasts, there is no paradise is an adaptation of the successful Colombian novel without tits there is no paradise. It was starred, initially, by María Adelaida Puerta.
Villalobos became the character of Catalina Santana de Barrera, an ambitious young woman who wants to increase her breasts to achieve a good position within Colombian society.
Her performance in Sin sin sin no paradise earned her an award from the Association of Chroniclers of the Argentine Show and a Gaceta Colombia Award in the Best Actress category. The artist also received a nomination for the People in Spanish Awards.
Other characters of Carmen Villalobos
After her participation in Sin sinos there is no paradise, Carmen Villalobos worked within Rich Children, Poor Parents (2009-2010). In the soap opera, she made Alejandra Paz, the protagonist of the whole plot.
In 2010, she performed in Ojo por Ojo, a novel that shows us the enmity of a family in the style of Romeo and Juliet. The following year she lent her talent for My Heart Insists, a production that earned her a Miami Life Award.
Carmen Villalobos was also in the cast of Bazurto (2012), where she performed the character of Flora María Díaz. Her interpretation earned her two nominations for the Caracol Talent Awards.
Carmen Villalobos received a contract to participate in the successful novel The Lord of the Skies (2013-2015). The actress got into the skin of Leonor Ballesteros aka “La Colombiana”, a special anti-drug agent.
The Colombian actress won two nominations for the Tu Mundo Awards for her role as Leonor Ballesteros as Best Protagonist and The Perfect Couple.
In 2016, she was hired for Sin sinnos if there is paradise, a sequel to Sin sinnos there is no paradise, soap opera written by Gustavo Bolívar.
Carmen Villalobos started her career as a fashion model. Then, she entered the film industry in 2006. After counting her full work, her net worth is 4 million dollars.
Her first leading role
In 2008, came the leading role that put it on international stages. This is Catalina Santana de Barrera, in the hit soap opera ‘Sin Senos no hay Paraíso’. This production also featured Fabián Ríos and Catherine Siachoque as protagonists; with María Fernanda Yepes, as an antagonistic actress; and with the special participation of Sofía Lama, Guillermo Quintanilla, Aylin Mujica and Gregorio Pernía.
The following year, she played the role of Alejandra Paz Ríos in the youth soap opera ‘Rich children, poor parents.’ In 2010, that of Nadia Monsalve de Barragán in’ Ojo por ojo ‘, a production based on Laura Restrepo’s novel’ Leopardo al Sol’.This time, Carmen was the protagonist, along with renowned actors Miguel Varoni, Gregorio Pernía, Gonzalo García Vivanco and Gaby Espino.
In 2011, she was the protagonist of ‘My heart insists on Lola Volcán’, an adaptation of the soap opera ‘I love Paquita Gallego’, broadcast with great success by the Telemundo Internacional network.
The following year, she starred in ‘Bazurto’ with the Spanish actor Miguel de Miguel and Tatiana de los Ríos, Khris Cifuentes and Fernando Solórzano in the antagonistic roles. This production was promoted as ‘The Coup’ and was aired in several countries around the world.
Between 2013 and 2015, she was part of the main cast of the American television series ‘The Lord of the Skies’, where she played Leonor Ballesteros.
In 2016, she returned in her role as Catalina Santana de Barrera/Virginia Fernández de Sanín. In the sequel to ‘Without Breasts, there is no Paradise’, this time called ‘Without Breasts, there is Paradise’. This production, which is also the adaptation of the book ‘Sin Tetas si hay Paraíso’, by Gustavo Bolívar, premiered on Telemundo, on July 19 of that year, in the United States.
Throughout her professional career as an actress, Carmen Villalobos has participated in three plays: “Taxi 2”, “We go or we come” and “We can all sing”.
Carmen Villalobos Awards and Nominations
Winner in the “Favorite female soap opera or series” category of the 2018 TVyNovelas Awards, for her work on “Sin sin si hay hay Paraíso.
In 2015, she received two nominations for her work in “The Lord of the Skies 3”: In the Tu Mundo Awards in the category “The perfect match”, with Rafael Amaya and in the category “Best protagonist – Superseries”.
That same year, for her work on “Bazurto”, she was nominated for “Best Leading Actress” and “Best Kiss”, with Miguel de Miguel, at the Caracol Talent Awards.
In 2014 she was nominated at the Tu Mundo Awards as “Favorite protagonist”, for “The Lord of the Skies 2”.
Nominated for “Best Supporting Actress,” for her work on “The Lord of the Skies 2,” at the 2013 People in Spanish Awards.
In 2012, for her role in “My Heart Insists on Lola Volcano”, she was nominated at the Tu Mundo Awards in the category “The Richest Kiss”, with Jencarlos Canela and won the “Best Actress” award at the Miami Awards Life.”
Nominated in the category for “Best Actress” for her role in “My Heart Insists on Lola Volcano” in 2011.
In 2009, for her work on “Sin sinos no hay paradise”, she won the ACE Awards and Gaceta Colombia Awards, in the “Best Actress” category.
Nominated for the People in Spanish Awards, as “Surprise of the Year”.
Who makes up the family of Carmen Villalobos?
Her father, Pedro Villalobos, was a policeman. He died suddenly in October 2017. From him, the actress claims to have inherited her character and her discipline for work. Her mother, Betty Barrios is a housewife. As the actress evidence in some publications of her social networks, she is one of her most constant travel companions. Since 2008, the actress maintains a relationship with the Colombian actor Juan Sebastián Caicedo, with whom she is engaged in marriage.
The actor Juan Sebastián Caicedo is Carmen Villalobos’s boyfriend
Carmen Villalobos and her boyfriend, Colombian actor Juan Sebastián Caicedo, met in 2007 when they had the opportunity to work together on the soap opera “Nobody is eternal in the world” at that time nothing happened between them. A year later, while she recorded “Without breasts, there is no paradise”, they met again. At that moment, love was born. According to the actress, her boyfriend is an affectionate and thoughtful man. She is her unconditional partner, with whom she hopes to grow old.
In August 2018, Juan Sebastián was in the Dominican Republic, participating in the Telemundo reality show ‘Exatlón United States’. In recognition of her good performance in a sports competition, she won the prize of making a call. The actor did not hesitate to take advantage of this benefit to communicate with her girlfriend and, through this means, propose that she be her wife, in front of all viewers. The actress was surprised she did not hesitate to answer that she did want to marry him.
They don’t have children, yet they do not discard it in the future. Meanwhile, they share their space with their puppy Freud.
To try to spend as much time as possible together, the couple has an agreement. The one, who is not working, travels to where the other is located, to accompany him. In this way, they have managed to remain united, after so many years, in a medium as complicated as that of acting.