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Overview (2)

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Birth NameAngelica Maria Hartman Ortiz

Mini Bio (1)

Angélica María is perhaps the only Mexican actress who has successfully made the transition from child star to living legend. Her career began when she was only four-years-old. She was barely a teenager when she played the leading role in the Mexican version of the play The Bad Seed. She was awarded for her outstanding performance, playing a cute serial-killer girl. After that, she began a succesful career as pop singer. From 1962 to her marriage, in 1975, she was know as "The girlfriend of the youth" and "The girlfriend of America" (the continent, not the country). She made a lot of rock n' roll films with costars Enrique Guzmán, César Costa and Alberto Vázquez, becoming a sort of Mexican Doris Day, Suzanne Pleshette and Sandra Dee, together in the same virginal body. On 1967, she went psychodelic and made a film which may be her best: Cinco de chocolate y uno de fresa (1967). Playing a sweet nun who eats mushrooms and becomes a sort of subversive wonder-woman, Angélica came on age and became hype without betraying her popsicle image. The 70s were the years of the telenovelas (Mexican soap operas) and Angélica María changed again. She was the young lady in numberless love stories and conquered the hearts of a generation of housewives who became faithful fans of her. She switched easily between TV and musical theater (she was Gigi and Woman of the Year) but practically retired from movie acting. She returned to the screen on mid 80s but nothing happened. She closely watched her daughter's career in show business (as her own mother closely watched hers) and returned to TV in mid 90s, portraying mothers and other mature roles. Nowadays, she combines TV acting with musical theater performing. Angélica María's only marriage, to singer Raúl Vale, ended in divorce after some years. She hasn't married again. Maybe she wants to be the eternal bride of a generation of Mexicans.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

Spouse (1)

Raúl Vale (April 1975 - 1989) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (7)

Gave birth to her first child at age 31, a daughter Angelica Maria Vale-Hartman (aka Angélica Vale) on November 11, 1975. Child's father is her ex-husband, Raúl Vale.
Is an actress, singer and songwriter.
Her parents were American entrepreneur, Arnold Federic Hartman, and theater producer, Angelica de Jesus Ortiz Sandoval.
Is half German from her father's side and half Mexican on her mother's side making her German/Mexican American.
In 2003, she launched an autobiography which would release the lesser known aspects of her life as an actress and a woman. This book was published by Reader's Digest in November 2005.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 25, 2016.
Speaks English, French and Spanish fluently.

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