Ruta Riekstina was born on 9 August 1987 in Riga (Latvia).
Married, mother of Gaetano Edgars (7 years), lives in Menaggio (Italy).
She has been always a free spirit. She left his parents' home in Jelgava at the age of 17, continuing to study in Riga and working in the meantime in a restaurant to stay in his studies. Even numerous hitch-hiking trips gave the sense of freedom for Ruta. In 2008, still hitchhiking, he arrives in Buccheri to participate in a work-camp for Medfest, during which he meets her next husband.She likes to wake up early in the morning and with her left hand paint what comes from the heart, without a sketch and following instinct. His favorite color is yellow-light. Because light is what she seeks in life.