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|Birth name||Rocío Espinosa López-Cepero|
|Also known as||Laura Valenzuela; Laurita Valenzuela|
18 February 1931 |
|Occupations||Presenter, Actress, Model|
Before becoming known in Europe for hosting 1969 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, she was a model and appeared in many publications around the world. She was one of the first faces that Spain saw on television when Televisión Española (TVE) was launched in 1956.
Valenzuela has also acted in many films since the early 1950s up through the late 1960s. In 1971, when she married film director José Luis Dibildos and had her daughter, also presenter Lara Dibildos, she retired from public life, until she returned to TV in 1991 on private channel Telecinco. Later on, she returned to TVE. She retired again in the 2000s when she started her fight against breast cancer. She is now healed but still remains retired, apart from occasional collaborations or interviews. The most notable of these appearances was on 7 December 2006 when she hosted TVE's 50th Anniversary Show together with younger presenters Anne Igartiburu and Paula Vázquez.
See also 
|Eurovision Song Contest presenter