Norkys Yelitza Batista Villarroel (born August 30, 1977) is a Venezuelan actress, model and former beauty pageant titleholder.[1]

Early life

Norkys was born in Caracas, Venezuela adopted by stepfather Luis Batista, a chief of staff of a company, and Migdalis Villarroel Batista, a housewife. She was raised in a low-income neighborhood in southwestern Caracas together with her 8 siblings.[2]

Norkys rose to fame after becoming the first runner-up during the Miss Venezuela 1999 competition.[3] She continued participating in beauty pageants and became first runner-up in the Reinado Internacional del Café pageant in 2000 where she was voted Most Beautiful Face and followed on to win the Miss Atlántico Internacional 2000 and Miss Latina Internacional 2000 respectively.


She started her career by doing television commercials while studying Business Administration at the Universidad Nacional Experimental Simón Rodríguez. On television she continued working as a model on RCTV's shows such as Gente de la Manaña, Atrevete a Soñar as well as being co-host of the show La Tropa de Vacaciones on the same channel.

Norkys got her first acting role on the telenovela Juana La Virgen produced by RCTV in 2002. In 2004, she got her first starring role in the telenovela Estrambotica Anastasia where she played the role of triplets.[4] In 2014, she joined Venevisión where she participated as a co-star in the telenovela Mi ex me tiene ganas[5] and in 2013 played the role of the villain in the telenovela De todas maneras Rosa.[6]

She currently continues touring in Venezuela and other countries with her stage play Orgasmos with actor Xavier Muñoz.[7] In 2014, she launched her underwear and bathing suit fashion line.[8][9]

Personal life

After two years of dating, Norkys married dentist, model and actor Leonardo Luttinger on May 3, 2003. She gave birth to their son, Sebastian Luttinger Batista on January 20, 2006.



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Juana La Virgen Desireé Rojas Antagonist
2003 Mi Gorda Bella Chiquinquirá Lorenz Rivero "La Chiqui" Antagonist
2004 Estrambótica Anastasia Anastasia Valbuena de Borosfky / Alexandra Valbuena / Catalina Valbuena Main Role
2005 Amor a Palos Ana de Jesús Amaral Main Role
2008 La Trepadora Victoria Guanipa Salcedo Main Role
2009 Esto es lo que hay Yolanda González de Oropeza Main Role
2011 Flor Salvaje Zhara Supporting Role
2012 Mi ex me tiene ganas Miranda Atenas de Miller Co-Protagonist[10]
2013 De todas maneras Rosa Andreína Vallejo Antagonist[11]
2015 Una Maid en Paitilla Yolanda Franco Main Role
2016 Corazón traicionado Malena Corona Sotillo Co-Protagonist[12]
2017 Prueba de Fe Episode:Juan Pablo II Dra Ana Teresa Arismendi Main Role
TBA La mujer de mi vida Evelyn del Río[13] Antagonist


  • 2006: Miranda
  • 2007: 13 segundos
  • 2008: El Sr. Presidente


Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Telenovela Result
2007 Premios Dos de Oro Actress of the Year Amor a palos Won
2013 Premios Inter Actriz principal del año Mi ex me tiene ganas Won
2013 Premios Inter Best Villain De todas maneras Rosa Nominated


  1. ^ "La actriz y modelo Norkys Batista". (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Norkis Batista visitó su antigua casa en Macarao (Fotos)". (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  3. ^ "NORKYS BATISTA Quedó finalista en Miss Venezuela" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 4 July 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  4. ^ "NORKYS BATISTA Sus trabajos más destacados" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 4 July 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Norkys Batista celebra por partida doble: "Orgasmos" y mi "Ex me tiene ganas"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Venevisión estrena "De todas maneras Rosa"". (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Norkys Batista aborda el sexo con humor en Orgasmos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Norkys Batista: Es difícil ser artista en Venezuela" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Norkys se rebusca con trajes de baño". (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Norkys Batista causa celos en nueva telenovela de Venevisión" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Norkys Batista, una sensual villana al borde de la locura" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Norkys Batista: "No siempre seré la protagonista"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  13. ^ Tinoco, Armando (7 October 2021). "Confirman elenco de 'La Mujer de mi Vida', nueva telenovela de Telemundo". La Opinión (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  14. ^ "Norkys Batista: "Orgasmos es una obra educativa"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 May 2017.

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