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'NCIS: L.A.': This Was Star Daniela Ruah 20 Years Ago

NCIS: L.A.: This Was Star Daniela Ruah 20 Years Ago

Most will know Daniela Ruah as "Kensi Blye" on NCIS: LA, but her career began as an actress in telenovelas. She has now posted a video from this time, which shows how good she looked 20 years ago!

Daniela Ruah may be known for playing "Kensi" on NCIS: LA, but she has an eventful past! The actress has already experienced a lot throughout her career, which includes her starting out as an actress in Portuguese telenovelas. Now, Ruah has posted a video on Instagram from this time that shows that she has hardly changed.

Ruah shares throwback clip compilation on Instagram

From 2005 to 2006, Daniela Ruah starred in the Portuguese television series Dei-te Quase Tudo. And on Monday, she reposted a short fanmade video featuring several clips of her in the telenovela.

In fact, the NCIS: L.A. star hasn't changed much in nearly 20 years. Only the light brown, wild curls from back then have turned into a darker bob with light waves today.

The clips from the video show Ruah in her role in rather windy situations. "I auditioned for 'Gone With the Wind' 20 years ago," she jokingly wrote. While the then-early-20-year-old was only at the beginning of her career, she had already convinced viewers of her acting talent as "Rita Cruz".

Ruah's many Instagram followers also showed enthusiasm about the throwback video. "Wow! You must have good genes," one fan said. "Beautiful then and now," another commented. We also think that the former telenovela star can be seen in Ruah, as she looks just as gorgeous 20 years later!