María Belén Rodríguez Cozzani (maˈɾi.a βeˈlen roðˈɾiɣes koˈsani) (born 20 September 1984) is an Argentine-Italian showgirl. Known as Belén Rodríguez or simply as Belén, she is based in the city of Milan in Italy since 2004. She hosted many variety shows, she appeared in many television commercials and she recited in many films and fictions. Considered a sex symbol of the 2000s and 2010s, due to her considerable beauty and charm she posed for multiple nude calendars and she made news, both in Italy and internationally, in magazines and tabloids for the developments of her career in the Italian showbiz and her love stories. The international press nicknamed Belén «the Rioplatense Sophia Loren» and «the Italian Sara Carbonero». Belén hosted in February 2011 the Sanremo Music Festival, one of the most important shows in Europe: she is the third Argentine in Sanremo after Valeria Mazza and Lola Ponce. Cecilia Rodríguez, an Argentine showgirl active in Italy since 2008, is Belén's younger sister.