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Maria Conchita Alonso Poster

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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 29 June 1957Cienfuegos, Cuba
Birth NameMaría Concepción Alonso Bustillo
Nickname Ambar
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Cuba, but raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Maria Conchita Alonso was crowned Miss Teenager of the World in 1971 and later as Miss Distrito Federal became the first runner up in the Miss Venezuela 1975 competition placing later that year in the top seven of the Miss World 1975. She became a popular actress in Latin America, working in ten telenovelas (soap operas) and starred in a quartet of Venezuelan films. She was also a popular singer, and has three Grammy nominations. In 1982, she emigrated to the US, and made her Hollywood film debut in 1984 in Paul Mazursky's Moscow on the Hudson (1984), opposite Robin Williams. In 1995 she was playing "Aurora/Spider Woman" in a Broadway production of "Kiss of the Spider Woman", making her the first South American woman to star on the Great White Way.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonimous

Trivia (17)

6th in Miss World 1975
she gave a concert in "El Junquito", a prison in Caracas, Venezuela. [October 1984]
Father: Ricardo Alonso Mother: Conchita Bustillo Brothers: Ricardo and Robert Alonso
In the early 80s, she released two albums under the nickname of Ambar, (Love Maniac and The Witch), with huge success.
Miss Distrito Federal 1975
Miss Teen World 1971, Miss Venezuela 1975.
Has 2 dogs and 2 cats and works with many animal protection groups
Loves motorcycling, snow skiing and water skiing
Schooled in Switzerland and Spain
Speaks 4 languages - Spanish, English, French and Italian
She has her own record label Ambar Entertainment, and her own production company called Ambyth Prods.
Was considered for the role of Eva Peron in Evita (1996).
Was initially offered the role of Lupe Lamora in Licence to Kill (1989), but dropped out, and the role was given to Talisa Soto.
Was originally considered for the part of Matron in Edmond (2005), but had to decline because she had a tour in Mexico during the time the film would be shot. The role was eventually given to Debi Mazar.
"Love Maniac" was her first album. It was released on 1979 under the nickname of Ambar. The album was recorded in English and the songs were heavily influenced by Donna Summer and other disco music artists from that era. The record label decided not to use Alonso's picture on the cover for the promo single and the release of the song was surrounded by mystery. The marketing strategy paid off and the song went to become a huge hit, topping the Venezuelan charts in September of that year.
In 2005, she launched her own fashion line called "Soy".
Became a US citizen on 10th October 2005.

Personal Quotes (10)

I've always been more in control of my professional life than my personal life. Although I'm a strong woman, when I fall in love I just give myself 100 percent. I become secondary.
I believe that your own thoughts can bring on positive or negative effects. So the people who feel sick all the time are the ones who are going to get sick, and the people who are constantly worried about what's going on around them... those are the ones in trouble.
All my life I've had a weight problem. As a child, I loved to eat. I would hide from my mother and drink whole cans of condensed milk in my room.
I've always wanted to be the center of attention.
I've never had a problem with age; my feelings and emotions are still like those of a young woman. Thank God, I can still be surprised and excited, and I can still dream. I think that's something no one should stop doing, because it's what keeps you young!
Being born in Cuba, a country where freedom of speech is non-existent, it's startling to observe how Venezuela, where I was happily raised, is fast becoming Cuba's mirror image: Dismantling of fundamental democratic rights deserved by its people and citizens of the world.
It's not right to believe that the only way you're gonna get a job and the only way you're gonna get a man or be happy is by being so skinny.
It doesn't really matter where the opportunity comes from, as long as I have fun doing the work.
I left Venezuela looking for something bigger. I wanted to be an international star.
I have friends who hide in their bedroom for three days every time they have another birthday. That's what brings the wrinkles! I didn't care when I turned 30 or 40 or 50.

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