María Belén Rodríguez Cozzani (Spanish pronunciation: ), known as Belén Rodríguez or simply Belén (born 20 September 1984), is an Argentine showgirl who has lived in Milan, Italy, since 2004.
Belén was born on 20 September 1984 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Gustavo Rodríguez and Veronica Cozzani de Rodríguez.
Veronica, of Italian origin, is the daughter of immigrants from La Spezia in Liguria. Belén has a younger brother, Jeremías, and a younger sister, Cecilia. At the age of 10, Belén moved to Pilar with her family. She graduated from high school in December 2001 at the age of 17, and later she enrolled in the Faculty of Communication Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, but did not complete her studies because of ever-increasing career commitments, first undertaken in late 2000 when she was 16; she started her career as a model, initially in Argentina and then internationally. Her younger sister, Cecilia (born on 18 March 1990 in Pilar, Argentina), has also been active in Italian show business since 2008 and as a model. Since January 2014, Cecilia has been Belén’s business partner. Since August 2015, Jeremías, Gustavo and Veronica have lived in Milan. Belen’s younger brother, Jeremías Rodríguez (born on 11 November 1988 in Pilar, Argentina), has also been active in Italian show business since 2017.