Itatí Cantoral

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cantoral and the second or maternal family name is Zucchi.
Itatí Cantoral
Born Itatí Guadalupe Cantoral Zucchi
(1975-05-13) May 13, 1975 (age 39)
Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
Occupation Actress, Singer
Years active 1986-present
Height 5' 3" (1.60 m)
Spouse(s) Eduardo Santamarina 1999-2004
Carlos Alberto Cruz 2008-present
Children José Eduardo & Roberto Miguel Santamarina (2000-08-03) August 3, 2000 (age 14)
María Itatí Cruz (2008-10-09) October 9, 2008 (age 6)
Parents Roberto Cantoral (1935-2010)
Itatí Zucchi
Website
https://www.twitter.com/ItatiC
https://www.instagram.com/Itatycantoral

Itatí Cantoral (born Itatí Guadalupe Cantoral Zucchi; May 13, 1975) is a Mexican actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Soraya Montenegro in Televisa's telenovela Maria la del Barrio (1995) and as Alejandra Álvarez del Castillo in Televisa's telenovela Hasta Que El Dinero Nos Separe (2009).

Early life and education[edit]

Cantoral was born in Mexico City, D.F., Mexico. She is the daughter of Mexican composer and songwriter, Roberto Cantoral,[1] and Argentine actress of Italian descent, Itatí Zucchi. Cantoral has three brothers Carlos, Roberto & also actor and singer José Cantoral. A child actress, at 13, Cantoral was accepted into the Televisa actors' academy, Centro de Educación Artística, and made her television debut in the series La telaraña in 1986. Later, acting in the telenovela Muchachitas in 1991, led to work in theatre of Mexico City.

Career[edit]

In 1993, Cantoral appeared in Dos mujeres, un camino with Puerto Rican Erik Estrada, Laura León, Bibi Gaytán, Lorena Herrera, Selena Quintanilla, Jorge Salinas, and members of Grupo Bronco. This production exposed her to wider audiences in Mexico and Latin America.[citation needed] She took the role of the villainous Soraya Montenegro in "Maria la del Barrio" in 1995/6, acting with Thalía and Fernando Colunga. TV appearances in 1996/97 were for Tú y yo, acting with Maribel Guardia and Joan Sebastian, and Salud, dinero y amor, the sequel to another Mexican telenovela, El premio mayor.[citation needed]

In 2001, Cantoral played the female villain "Raquel Villavicencio" in Televisa's Sin Pecado Concebido, a production that included Angelica Rivera, and Carlos Ponce. She played in the Brazilian production Vale todo in 2002, and in 2003, Telemundo's El alma herida, as a teenage girl who crosses the Mexican-US border to find her long-lost mother. In 2004, she was Sally Bowles in Mexico City's Teatro Insurgentes production of Cabaret, and in 2006, starred with Francisco Gattorno in the Telemundo production of Julio Jimenez's La Viuda de Blanco, the story of a beautiful woman unjustly imprisoned, returning to Trinidad in search of, and to reclaim, her past.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Cantoral met Eduardo Santamarina, her first husband, during the filming of De Frente al Sol. They married in September 18, 1999, and she gave birth to twin boys Eduardo & Roberto Miguel in 2001. In early June 10, 2004 they announced their separation, a divorce was finalized six months later.

While working on La Viuda de Blanco she began a personal association with producer Carlos Alberto Cruz, they legalized their relationship in a private ceremony in 2008. In October 9, 2008 she gave birth a daughter María Itatí. In 2012 confirmed Cantoral and her husband their separation.

Filmography[edit]

Telenovelas[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 La pícara soñadora Shakira Supporting Role
1991-92 Muchachitas Lucía Aguilera Supporting Role
1992 De frente al sol Lupita Buenrostro Supporting Role
1993-94 Dos mujeres, un camino Graciela Torres Nuñez Supporting Role
1995-96 María la del Barrio Soraya Montenegro de De la Vega/vda. de Montalbán Main Antagonist
1996-97 Tú y Yo Cassandra Santillana Álvarez Main Antagonist
1997-98 Salud, dinero y amor Estrella Pérez Protagonist
1999 Infierno en el Paraíso Francesca Paoli Prado Supporting Role
1999-00 Cuento de Navidad Adriana TV Mini-series
2001 Amigas y rivales Eduviges Supporting Role
Sin pecado concebido Raquel Villavicencio de Martorel Main Antagonist
2002-03 Vale Todo Raquel Accioli Protagonist
2003-04 El alma herida Eugenia Granados Morales de Mendoza Young Protagonist
2006-07 La Viuda de Blanco Alicia Guardiola vda. de Blanco Protagonist
2009-10 Hasta Que El Dinero Nos Separe Alejandra Álvarez del Castillo Fernandez "La Licenciada" Protagonist
2011 El Sexo Débil Helena Román Protagonist
2013 Fortuna Paloma Alarcón/Lorena Altamirano Supporting Role
2015 ¿Quién mató a Patricia Soler? Protagonist
2015 Amores con trampa Rosa Protagonist

Series/Herself[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986-88 La telaraña
1994-02 Mujer, casos de la vida real 3 Episodes: "La nueva vida"
"Una piedra en el camino"
"El crimen de una bailarina"
1998-02 ¿Qué nos pasa? 2 Episodes
2004 De cuando el pescado murió de placer Herself Presenter
Thunderbirds
2005 Decisiones Lady Penelope (voice) Animated Series
2008 Tiempo Final Silvia 1 Episode: Mala Noche
Mujeres Asesinas 1 Sandra Luisa Arvide Lizama Episode: "Sandra, trepadora"
2012 Mi sueño es bailar Herself Judge
Capadocia Leonor Season 3
El Santos vs La Tetona Mendoza voice Animated Series
2013 W.I.T.C.H. Taranee Cook Animated Series
Pasiones Peligrosas Herself Discovery investigation
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Bonds Beyond the Time Akiza Izinski (voice) Animated Series

Films/Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
- Sugar Theater
- Muchachitas Theater
1996 Bonita Bonifacia Film
1999 Aventurera Elena Tejero Theater
2003 Ya no los Hacen Como Antes Perla Film
La hija el caníbal Lucía Lucía Film
2004 Man on Fire Evelyn Film
Cabaret Sally Bowles Theater
2006 Cansada de besar sapos Cecilia Film
Los Pajarracos Fina Film
No hay derecho Joven Justicia (Defense lawyer) Film
2007 One Long Night Patty Film
Frida Kahlo, un canto a la vida Frida Kahlo Theater
2009 Amar Lisa Film
Dulce Caridad Charity/Caridad Theater
2011-12 Misery Annie Wilkes Theater
2012-13 Tennessee en cuerpo y alma Blanche DuBois Theater
2013 La tragedia de Julio César Porcia Catonis Theater
2014 Cuarteto Marquise of Merteuil Theater
2014 The Perfect Dictatorship Lucrecia Film

Awards & Nominations[edit]

TVyNovelas Awards[edit]

Year Category Telenovela Result
1993 Best Young Lead Actress De frente al Sol Nominated
1994 Dos mujeres, un camino
1996 Best Female Antagonist Maria la del barrio Won
2002 Sin pecado concebido
2010 Best Lead Actress Hasta Que El Dinero Nos Separe [2]

Premios People en Español[edit]

Year Category Telenovela Result
2010 Best Actress Hasta Que El Dinero Nos Separe Won

Festival Mercado TV-Fiction International Awards[edit]

Year Category Telenovela Result
2011 Best Lead Actress El Sexo Débil Won

Association of Theatre Journalists Awards[edit]

Year Category Theater Result
2012 Best Actress Misery Won

Other Awards[edit]

  • Medal Omecihuatl 2011 Awarded by Inmujeres DF
  • Part of "Los 50 más bellos" by magazine People en Español (2011)[3]
  • Queen of Voceadores (2010)
  • Queen of Veracruz television
  • Premio Palmas de oro (Best Villain)
  • Jealous of the popularity
  • Premio Bravo
  • Premio ACE of New York
  • El Sol de oro
  • Premio Fama New York (2002)


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