Barbara Mori Biography

Barbara Mori, a renowned Mexican actress, gained fame through her role in the popular television series ‘Miranda de Mujer.’ Coming from a mixed heritage, she experienced the challenges of her parents’ divorce at a young age, which instilled in her a sense of independence. While working an odd job, she was discovered by a fashion designer, leading to her successful modeling career. However, her true passion lay in acting, prompting her to enroll in a prestigious acting school to refine her skills. Since her debut in the telenovela ‘Al Norte del Corazón,’ Mori has captivated audiences worldwide with her exceptional performances. Not limiting herself to Mexican projects, she fearlessly ventured into the Indian film industry, proving that language is no barrier to cinema by taking on a significant role in the Hindi-language film ‘Kites.’ Additionally, her alleged relationship with Indian actor Hrithik Roshan brought her further attention. With her charm and talent, Barbara Mori is an actress who leaves a lasting impression and serves as an inspiration.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Bárbara Mori Ochoa
  • Age: 45 Years, 45 Year Old Females
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Kenneth Ray Sigman (m. 2016)
    • Father: Yuyi Mori
    • Mother: Rosario Ochoa
    • Siblings: Kenya Mori, Kintaró Mori
    • Children: Jr., Sergio Mayer Bretón
  • Born Country: Uruguay
  • Occupation: Models, Actresses
  • Height: 5’6″ (168 cm), 5’6″ Females
  • Ancestry: Uruguayan Mexican, Lebanese Mexican, Japanese Mexican
  • City: Montevideo, Uruguay

Childhood & Early Life

Barbara Mori was born on February 2, 1978, to Japanese-Uruguayan father Yuyi Mori and Mexican mother Rosario Ochoa. She has two siblings, actress Kenya Mori and Kintaró Mori. Her parents separated when she was three years old, and she spent her childhood between Mexico and Uruguay. When she turned 12, she finally settled in Mexico City.


Barbara Mori was given a break in her career at the age of 14 while working as a waitress in a local restaurant. She was discovered by fashion designer Marcos Toledo, who offered her a modeling job. She later studied acting at El Centro de Estudios de Formación Actoral and began her acting career.

She made her acting debut in the Mexican telenovela “Al Norte del Corazón” in 1996. The following year, she participated in the comedy series “Tic Tac” and played a role in the popular TV-hit “Mirada de Mujer.” In 1998, she played the lead role of Azul in the series “Azul Tequila,” opposite Mauricio Ochmann.

Barbara Mori filmed the series “Me Muero Por Tí” in Miami with Peruvian actor Christian Meier in 1999. In the same year, she also acted in the “Telemundo” telenovela “Amor Descarado.” Her first movie role was in 2000, when she was cast opposite Arath De La Torre in the Mexican romantic comedy “Inspiración,” which was a box-office success.

In 2002, she portrayed a negative role of a seductive college student in the telenovela “Subete A Mi Moto” alongside Vanessa Acosta. She signed with “Televisa” in 2004 and played the starring role of “Rubí,” a popular TV-show and high-rating Mexican soap opera with the same title. In 2005, she obtained the starring role in the blockbuster film “La Mujer de mi Hermano” as Zoe, with Christian Meier as her co-star.

Barbara Mori also won the leading role in the Chilean/Mexican-backed movie “Pretendiendo,” which was critically panned. She gained further international fame through her movie “Violanchelo.” In 2009, she appeared in her self-produced psychological crime thriller “Amor, Dolor y Viceversa” opposite Leonardo Sbaraglia. In 2011, she got the main role in the action-drama “Viento En Contra,” produced by Mori and distributed by “Warner Bros.”

Major Works

Barbara Mori was diagnosed with early-stage cancer and shared her ordeal with the audiences in the docu-drama titled “1 a Minute,” released in 2010. The documentary was made by actress Namrata Singh Gujral and featured other cancer survivors and celebrities.

Personal Life & Legacy

At the age of nineteen, Barbara Mori met actor Sergio Mayer, who fathered her son Sergio. The two never married. Apart from her career in show business, she has also ventured into stock investments and property holdings. She owns the “Fat Mori Burger” chain of restaurants in Mexico City and has her own brand of vodka called “Wondermori” and a fashion line called “Bárbara Mori Seduction.” She also uses her image to support charitable causes, such as the fight against breast cancer in Mexico.

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