Ludwika Paleta Biography

Ludwika Paleta is a Polish-Mexican actress famous for her award-winning child role as Maria Joaquina Villaseñor in the Mexican television series Carrusel. She is married to Emiliano Salinas, the son of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari.

Early Life

Ludwika Paleta was born on November 29, 1978, in Kraków, Poland to father Zbigniew Paleta, a Polish violinist and composer for telenovelas and the Cinema of Mexico, and mother Barbara Paciorek Paleta. She has an older sister named Dominika Paleta who is also a Polish-Mexican actress. while Ludwika was young her family moved to Mexico from Poland due to her father’s job and settled there permanently. She tagged along with her sister, Dominika to acting auditions and classes. We couldn’t discover details from where Ludwika did her education, but she studied in Poland and then had high schooling in Mexico.

Ludwika Paleta Career

As a young child, Ludwika accompanied her sister Dominika who was an aspiring actress to many auditions and shows in Mexico. She was then spotted by a few casting directors who were quite impressed with her and offered her a role in Carrusel. This marked Paleta’s television debut in 1989 by appearing as María Joaquina Villaseñor. Then she was seen in El Abuelo y yo as Alejandra. For both of these roles, she won the Best Child Performance award in 1990 and 1992. Paleta became an instant hit with her character and gained immense fame and popularity in Latin American countries. Huracán, Amigas y rivals, Niña amada mía and María la del Barrio were few of her early roles in television series.

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In 2003, Ludwika made her debut in the film industry by appearing in Coma Dios Manda as Rita and the same year also was seen in the urban thriller Seis días en la oscuridad as Ximena Lagaspi. She was casted for the lead role of Alina Montellano in Duelo de pasiones, followed by Paulina Junco in Palabra de mujer, Los exitosos Pérez and as Mariana in El libro de Piedra in 2006. In 2013 she was the associated producer for ‘No sé si cortarme las venas o dejármelas largas’ and also played Nora in the film. Subsequently she casted in Mexican film Volando bajo as Toribia.

Apart from this, she played one of the main characters of  Gabriela Mendoza in the Mexican drama film Rumbos paralelos. Ludwika also portrayed the mistress of a famous drug dealer in the series La querida del Centauro in 2016. In 2021, Ludwika will be seen portraying Ana in Madre solo hay dos on Netflix along with Paulina Goto.

Ludwika Paleta Biography

Real Name Ludwika Paleta
Birth Date November 29, 1978
Age (as of 2023) 44 Years
Birth Place Kraków, Poland
Nationality Polish-Mexican
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Sagittarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 3” – in Centimetres – 160 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 57 kg  –  in Pounds –  117 lbs
Shoe Size 7.5 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim


Father Zbigniew Paleta
Mother Barbara Paciorek Paleta
Sister Dominika Paleta



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Emiliano Salinas
Children Nicholas Paleta
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Personal life

Ludwika tied the knot with Emiliano Salinas on April 20, 2013, in Timucuy, Yucatán. They have been together for the past 7 years now and have been blessed with twins, named Barbara and Sebastian. However, before getting married to Emiliano, she was with Plutarco Haza They got married in 1998, their marriage lasted for 10 years, and eventually got divorced in 2008. From this marriage, she has a son named Nicolas Paleta who is also a famous social media personality now. She also dated Cuban actor Alberto Guerra and Mexican singer Pablo Montero. The 43-year-old beauty has been impressing the world with her looks on all social media platforms. She has 4.3 million followers on Instagram and 1.5 million followers on Twitter.

Ludwika Paleta Net worth

Paleta has been in the film and television industry since she was a child. She has been active since 1989 and at present is still in the industry. Her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. Apart from this, she is also the wife of venture capitalist and businessman Emiliano Salinas.


  • Ludwika is famous for appearing in Carrusel, Amigas y rivals, and Maria la del Barrio.
  • She won the Favourite Lead Actress award at Diosas de Plata for ‘No sé si cortarme las venas o dejármelas largas’.
  • As a child also won many awards at Premios TVyNovelas in the early 90s.
  • Paleta is married to Emiliano Salinas, son of the former President of Mexico.
  • She has been banned from Televisa, a Mass media company in Mexico.

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