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Ana Maria Orozco, the Original Ugly Betty

Updated on April 30, 2015

Ana Maria Orozco

Ana Maria Orozco, born 4 July 1973, is a Colombian television actress. She is best known worldwide as the "Original Betty" from the popular Colombian telenovela "Yo Soy Betty, la fea" (I am Betty, the ugly) and its spinoff "Eco moda". Her role on "Betty La Fea" and the character's unattractive, ugly duckling trademark has inspired several international versions including the Mexican serial La fea mas bella and the critically acclaimed American smash hit Ugly Betty.

Ana Maria Orozco as Betty


  • Amas de Casa Desperadas (Colombian) -Susana Martinez
  • Mujeres Asesinas (Episode 2x30) -Mara
  • Raton Perez, El (2006)
  • Colombian Dream, El(2005) -Nicole
  • Eco moda (2001) Series -Beatriz Aurora "Betty" Pinzon de Mendoza
  • Yo soy Betty, la fea (I am Betty, the ugly) (1999) Series -Beatriz Aurora "Betty" Pinzon Solano
  • Perro Amor (1998) series -Veronica Murillo
  • Flor de Oro (1995) series -Anita
  • Tiempos dificiles (1995) series
  • Potra zaina, La (1993) series -Magdalena Ahumada
  • "Señora Isabel" (1993) series
  • "Almas de piedra" (1992) (mini) series
  • "Sangre de lobos" (1991) series
  • "Imaginate (series)" (1987) (mini) series
  • "Pequeños gigantes" (1983) (mini) series

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Ugly Betty: Season 1
Ugly Betty: Season 1

No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: DVDArtist: UGLY BETTYTitle: SEASON 1Street Release Date: 08/21/2007b>DomesticGenre: TELEVISION

Yo Soy Betty, La Fea
Yo Soy Betty, La Fea


La Fea Mas Bella
La Fea Mas Bella

Lety is a sweet shy romantic girl who is very intelligent though not what you'd call "attractive." Graduating with honors in economics and having a master's degree in finance she confidently sets out to find a job never once considering her appearance to be an obstacle to success. But she soon discovers that her skills and education are not enough as she is rejected over and over for her plain looks. She finally accepts a secretarial position at a major production company run by the founder's dashing but womanizing son Fernando. As the company's fortunes dwindle and future prospects dim Lety comes to the rescue proving how valuable she really is - and falling in love in the process! Can Lety stand up to the beautiful catty office gossips and win not just Fernando's gratitude but his love as well? And what happens when an unexpected twist of fate turns this "ugly duckling" into a lovely swan? That's what makes this novela one beauty of a story.Cast: Angelica Vale Jaime Camil Angelica Maria Jose Jose Elizabeth Alvarez Paty Navidad Niurka Marcos Nora Salinas Juan Soler Julissa Agustin ArenaDirector: Ruth Olegnow Sergio JimenezSystem Requirements:Run Time: 700 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: LATIN/TELENOVELA Rating: NR UPC: 000799464328 Manufacturer No: 22292


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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Interesting lovely woman - I really enjoy Ugly Betty and I like to know now about the original.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      She is lovely and sexy

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      akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      Ana Maria Orozco is very beautiful, I didn't know about her before.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I had no idea. WOW! Great, informative lens. I can see why it ranks so well.

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      scar4 6 years ago

      Wow, this Ana Maria Orozco is a hot, talented actress!

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      I saw Betty La Fea........nice to read about this actress, thanks.

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      Pete Schultz 6 years ago

      Thanks for pointing out that Columbia has much more to offer than a reputation as home to violent drug lords. Ana Maria is beautiful...despite the ugly moniker.

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      the777group lm 6 years ago

      She's lovely! I like Ugly Betty but I like Ana Maria more.

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      felizbingo 6 years ago

      Es impresionante lo que puede hacer una sesin de maquillaje; la verdad que es un chica muy bella y se la ha podido presentar como un espanto y como una princesa, muy trabajado

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      CLUZ 7 years ago

      Que linda! Even behind the glasses you can see her natural beauty! Great lens! 5*

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      Nice! I've seen Yo Soy, Betty la fea a couple of times. Ana Maria Orozco played the character well. Even if she became prettier in the end and on the 2nd installment of the show, I still can't forget the ugly betty facade. Great job!

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      jura 7 years ago

      Great lens wow she is hot not ugly.

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      thevoicebobjordan 8 years ago

      Cartoon voices for you. Make sure your speakes are turned on.


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      jura 8 years ago

      I like your lens,good job.

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      Spook LM 8 years ago

      I had no idea about this I only know the other one.

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)

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      EpicFarms 8 years ago

      Nice lens ~ I had no idea that program originated in Columbia (cool :o)


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      nwieaqgo 8 years ago

      It's a good lens and informative.

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      Kaeli 9 years ago

      Great lens, have learnt a lot of Spanish through Ana Maria Orozco's shows. You can check out my lens for

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      tokyobabydoll 9 years ago

      Actually this Columbian version is already an adaptation of the original was Spanish one. This version was the one that propelled the series to worldwide recognition though.

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      alicesy 9 years ago

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      Tony Payne 9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      A nice tribute lens. 5*****

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      RuthCoffee 9 years ago

      Pretty lady, I was familiar with her, thanks for the info.

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      Jeff Wendland 9 years ago from Kalamazoo, MI

      I never know about the original Betty, thanks for teaching me something new.

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      thomasz 9 years ago

      Cool lens. Interesting info.

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      WheeeeDoggie 9 years ago

      Howdy! Great info!