Early life 
Lissette was born in 1949 in Lima, Peru, at a time when her parents, Cuban TV stars Olga Chorens and Tony Alvarez (Olga y Tony), were touring South America. While living with her parents in Havana, Cuba, Lissette made her first recording at the age of five, the children's song "El Ratoncito Miguel", which would eventually become a hit for her.
She and her sister were sent to live in the United States in the early 1960s through Operation Peter Pan, a US government sponsored program in conjunction with the Catholic Welfare Bureau that transported 14,000 Cuban children from Cuba to the United States. The scheme was devised for families opposed to the Cuban revolution of 1959, who feared that the government would indoctrinate their children into communism.
Lissette started her career in Puerto Rico as an adolescent, then later moved to Miami. She hosted her own shows in the Telemundo network in Puerto Rico for several years and did Emmy Award winning TV specials at Channel 10 and Channel 4 in Miami, Florida. Lissette had a successful recording career having more than 30 albums including 8 gold albums and 2 platinum albums. Lissette is an accomplished singer and songwriter that has produced most of her albums. She has received countless awards during her singing career, including a UNICEF award for her humanitarian work with children.
She was first married to singer Chucho Avellanet. Together, they hosted El Show de Chucho y Lissette on Telemundo. Lissette is presently married to Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Willy Chirino. They reside in Miami.
Support for democracy in Cuba 
- Lissette - Eclipse Total del Amor on YouTube
- Biografía de Lissette on Biografías, Fundación Nacional para la Cultura Popular
- "Artistas Cubanos".
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