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|Born||Maribel del Rocío Fernández García
May 29, 1959
San José, Costa Rica
|Occupation||Actress, model, singer & TV hostess|
|Title||Miss Costa Rica 1978
Miss Universe–Miss Photogenic 1978
|Spouse(s)||Joan Sebastian (divorced)|
|Relatives||Vilma Chacon (sister)|
Maribel Guardia (Spanish pronunciation: [maɾiˈβel ˈɣwarðja]; born Maribel del Rocío Fernández García on May 29, 1959 in San José, Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican actress, model, singer and tv hostess, who works in Mexico, and currently lives and resides in Mexico. Winner Miss Costa Rica 1978 and Miss Universe-Miss Photogenic 1978.
Miss Universe and Miss World
Guardia was elected Miss Costa Rica in 1978, going on to represent her country at the 1978 Miss Universe beauty pageant (did not place but was selected as Miss Photogenic), and the 1978 Miss World beauty pageant (placed as a top 15 semi-finalist). The Miss Universe pageant had been held in Acapulco, and she received offers by Televisa producer Sergio Bustamante to develop a career there, but she returned to her country. Months later she accepted the offer and returned to Mexico, leaving her mother and boyfriend.
Acting and singing career
Guardia moved to Mexico in 1980; this move proved to be crucial for her show business career. In 1980, she appeared in her first television show, alongside Manuel "El Loco" Valdés.
Guardia went on to make multiple telenovelas (soap operas) and release a series of albums in the Norteña music genre. She has been signed to three different labels since her debut album was released in 1988: first with Musart Records, then from the late-1990s until the mid-2000s with Fonovisa Records, and in recent years with EMI Televisa Music in Latin America and Capitol Records in the United States.
Guardia has acted alongside important actors, including Andrés García, Saul Lisazo, and Joan Sebastian. One of her major soap opera hits was alongside Sebastian. Together, they filmed Tú y yo. One film where she acted alongside Andrés García was Pedro Navaja, where she played the main character's wife. She also did a film called El Rey de Los Taxistas alongside Luis de Alba. She and another El Rey de Los Taxistas co-star, Aida Pierce, would work together again in the telenovela Serafin.
Recently she has done telenovelas for children. She has also done a comedy in 2006 that is called Que Madre, Tan Padre as well as the variety show, Muévete. In 2007, she was included in the book Televisa Presenta, which commemorated fifty years of network television in Mexico.
In 2008, she released a new album, the main single is "De Pecho A Pecho" (From Chest To Chest) written by the Nicaraguan composer, songwriter and singer Hernaldo Zúñiga. Apart from her jobs as an actress and singer, she has also modeled for various calendars and magazines, which are sold to her fans. Guardia also dated Jose Trujillo in the late 1970s.
Since late 2009 she lives in her own residence in Miami Beach in Florida, with her son. For her work in movies, television and as a recording artist, Guardia has been inducted into the Paseo de las Luminarias in Mexico City.
In January 2010, she announced that she had worked all of 009 on a new studio album, set to be released on February 13, 2010, under EMI Music, titled "Move You On – Muévete", which contained 12 tracks recorded in Mexico City, Texas & Colombia, eight tracks were in Spanish, the other four were in English.
- 2012–13: Corona de lágrimas .... Julieta Vasquez
- 2011: Una familia con suerte..... Isabella
- 2010: Niña de mi Corazón..... Pilar Alarcón de Arrioja
- 2007: Al diablo con los guapos .... Rosario / ...
- 2007: ¡Qué madre, tan padre! .... Maribel Galicia
- 2006: Muévete TV Show .... Host
- 2004: Misión S.O.S. aventura y amor .... Ximena Aranda
- 2003: La decada furiosa .... Host
- 2003: Gran musical
- 2001: Aventuras en el tiempo .... Flor del Huerto
- 1999: Reclusorio III
- 1999: Serafín .... Carmen
- 1998: ¿Qué nos pasa?
- 1996: Tú y yo (telenovela)|Tú y yo .... Estela
- 1995: Los cómplices del infierno
- 1994: A ritmo de salsa
- 1994: La pura .... Pura
- 1994: Le pegaron al gordo (La Lotería II)
- 1994: Prisionera de amor .... Cristina
- 1993: El asesino del zodíaco .... Lisa aka "Un instante para morir"
- 1992: Aquí, el que no corre... vuela
- 1992: Filtraciones
- 1991: El jinete de la divina providencia
- 1991: Mujer de cabaret
- 1991: Perseguida
- 1991: Donde quedo el colorado
- 1990: Muerto al hoyo... y el vivo tambien
- 1990: El inocente y las pecadoras
- 1989: El cuatrero
- 1989: Rey de los taxistas
- 1989: A garrote limpio
- 1988: Furia en la sangre
- 1987: Ser charro es ser Mexicano
- 1987: El gato negro
- 1987: Ases del contrabando
- 1987: Las traigo muertas
- 1987: Relampago .... Monica
- 1986: La Alacrana
- 1986: Matanza en Matamoros
- 1986: Seducción
- 1986: Un hombre violento .... Lucia Castillano
- 1985: De todas... todas!
- 1985: Contrato con la muerte
- 1985: Terror y encajes negros .... Isabel Martinez
- 1985: La pulquería ataca de nuevo .... Querida
- 1985: Vuelven los pistoleros famosos III
- 1984: Pedro Navaja .... Rosa
- 1984: La muerte cruzó el río Bravo .... Cristina
- 1984: Macho que ladra no muerde
- 1983: Pistoleros famosos II
- 1982: Juan Charrasqueado y Gabino Barrera, su verdadera historia
- 1982: El Bronco
- 1981: Como México no hay dos
- 1973: El diablo en persona
- Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones de Costa Rica
- Lorena Corpus y Alejandro Jasso, "Rompiendo el molde de la pareja anterior" El Norte (Mexico DF, Mexico) February 2, 2004
- Maribel Guardia at the Internet Movie Database
- Official website, Maribel Guardia
- (Spanish) Maribel Guardia @esmas.com
- Maribel Guardia Pictures
|Awards and achievements|
|Miss Universe – Photogenic Award
Claudia María Garnier Arias
|Miss Costa Rica
Carla Facio Franco