She did a degree in fashion design at the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, and worked as a designer and promoter. In addition she met Cris Miró who helped her get started in show business, and she replaced Cris at the Tabaris theatre using the name Florencia De La Vega, later shortened to Florencia De La V. as there is a lawyer of the same name.
This led to small parts in telenovelas and variety shows on Argentinean television. Her biggest role has been in Los Roldan, 2004, a hit across the Americas, where she played a transvestite in a family that inherits a company and a mansion from an old woman whom they had helped when she was on the verge of suicide.
In 2010 she was legally recognized as female, and changed her legal name, the first to do so in Argentina. She married a dentist, her partner since 1998, in 2011, and she and her husband had twins via a surrogate later that year.
- Colin McMahon. “The reluctant queen: That a transvestite has become a superstar in a nation known for its machismo has many Argentines baffled”. Chicago Tribune, Oct11, 2004. www.aegis.com/news/ct/2004/CT041002.html. No longer available.
- “Florencia de la V bautizó a sus dos hijos en el barrio de Retiro”. m1nutouno, 26 de agosto de 2012. www.minutouno.com/notas/260309-florencia-la-v-bautizo-sus-hijos.
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