Gaby Espino (born María Gabriela Espino Rugero in Caracas) is a Venezuelan actress and model.
María Gabriela "Gaby" Espino Rugero, was born on November 15, 1977 in Caracas, Venezuela. She is oldest of five children. Her father is a chemical engineer, and her mother, Mariela, works in public relations. Due to her fascination of animals, Espino originally planned to become a veterinarian. She later decided to study odontology, but changed her mind and began studying public relations, before deciding to become an actress.She has played in many novelas, such as Mas Sabe El Diablo starring Karla Monroig and Jencarlos Canela.
Gaby is married to Cristóbal Lander. In July 2008, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Oriana Lander Espino. As of today, Gaby and Cristóbal are separated, yet no divorce has been confirmed. She has a relationship with costar Jencarlos Canela. Apparently that did not last because she is back with her husband since November 2010 .