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Julio Iglesias Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Madrid, Spain
Birth NameJulio José Iglesias de la Cueva
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Julio Iglesias was born on September 23, 1943 in Madrid, Spain as Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva. He has been married to Miranda Rijnsburger since August 24, 2010. They have five children. He was previously married to Isabel Preysler.

Spouse (2)

Miranda Rijnsburger (24 August 2010 - present) (5 children)
Isabel Preysler (20 January 1971 - 1979) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (13)

Father to, daughter, Chabeli Iglesias and sons, Julio Iglesias Jr. and Enrique Iglesias, with ex-wife Isabel Preysler, all three singers and actors in their own right.
Used to be a goalkeeper for the Real Madrid soccer team.
Finished his law degree at Madrid, Spain's Complutense University. He promised his now 84-year-old father that he would eventually graduate after dropping out 35 years ago to pursue his music career. [June 2001]
Has five children with wife, Miranda Rijnsburger (born October 5, 1965), who were all born in Miami. Miguel Alejandro born, September 7, 1997, Rodrigo, born April 3, 1999, twin daughters, Victoria and Cristina, born, May 1, 2001) and Guillermo Iglesias-Rijnsburger (in honor of Miranda's father), born May 5, 2007.
Was one of the judges in the Miss Universe pageant of 1979.
His paternal grandparents were Ulpiano Iglesias and Manuela Puga. His maternal grandparents were José de la Cueva y Orejuela, a famous Andalusian journalist, and Dolores de Perignat y Ruiz de Benavides.
In 1985 he received his Star in Walk of Fame.
Son of Dr. Julio Iglesias Puga and Maria del Rosario de la Cueva y Perignat.
Older brother of Carlos Iglesias, born 1945, older half-brother of Jaime Iglesias born May 18, 2004 and Ruth Iglesias born, July 26, 2006 (his late father's birthday).
Has one grandson Alejandro, who was born in Miami, on January 14, 2002, from his daughter Chabeli and her husband, Christian Altaba.
Julio and Miranda were married in Virgen del Carmen church in Marbella, Spain, after two decades together.
Fervent Real Madrid supporter.
Once had an affair with Priscilla Presley.

Personal Quotes (29)

I don't believe in frontiers, and I don't believe in races or nationalities.
I am not an artist which is 'in.'
I am a lover for sure. I love to be loved.
You try to avoid the mistakes you made in the past.
I want to sing simple things for the simple lives of simple people.
I love intimacy, always, of performing.
I like to relax.
I like to exercise. I always walk an hour a day, I swim 250 days a year and I do balancing exercises which take me an hour.
I have respected women from the beginning of my life.
I have discipline; I look after my voice.
Love comes to everybody in many different ways. Attraction is always the first thing, no? But love must be more than that. It must be magic.
I've played a lot in Las Vegas in my life.
I'm the Latin artist who has been the most successful in history at representing the Latin culture.
I will not give up to sing until the people say it's enough. I hope it will be very late.
I used to play football for Real Madrid, and to be on stage for two hours, I can tell you it takes the same amount of strength.
People in love look into each other's souls, and it is that feeling that I try to capture when I sing.
Passion has been in my DNA for generations.
My wife is Dutch and very independent. She never wanted or needed to be married.
My life is to sing.
My children have become popular, and they show a tremendous love for the public. They're professionals.
I listen to the people. That was a big reason for my life, maybe the main reason, I'm singing because I love it when people say to me, 'Thank you.' I thank them. It's a marriage.
You don't find me too bald, do you? Old, and bald, and with a belly?
When you get to the 35-year mark in your career, you make albums for your fans to love you more, so they don't forget about you.
The success my children have had has helped me immensely. I've showed them a certain respect for this career.
Sometimes people have a difficult time understanding my English.
You retire when you are sick and when you can't do it any more or when the public retires you. That's the most painful, because that's the one that leaves you wanting to accomplish more.
You live a life, you have a family, you sing your songs. You do not think about these things. You just do them. And then one day, it all make sense to you.
When the painting is hanging on your wall for a long time, you don't notice it. You get tired of it, even if it's a Picasso. When the next generation inherits the painting, they sell it. I don't want to be sold.
I'm the Latin artist who has been the most successful in history at representing the Latin culture. The stylings of my words are immodest, but it's the truth.

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