Bertín Osborne

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Bertín Osborne
Bertín Osborne in 2019
Norberto Juan Ortiz Osborne

(1954-12-07) December 7, 1954 (age 67)
OccupationVocalist, actor and TV personality
Alejandra "Sandra" Domecq Williams
(m. 1977⁠–⁠1991)
Fabiola Martínez Benavides
(m. 2006)
  • Alejandra Ortiz Domecq (1978)
  • Eugenia Ortiz Domecq (1986)
  • Claudia Ortiz Domecq (1989)
  • Cristian Ortiz Domecq (1977†)
  • Norberto Enrique Ortiz Martínez
  • Carlos Alberto Ortiz Martínez

Norberto Juan Ortiz Osborne (born 7 December 1954), better known as Bertín Osborne, is a Spanish vocalist, actor and TV personality. He was born in Madrid, but raised in Puerto de Santa María and later in Jerez de la Frontera. His maternal surname comes from a great-great-great grandfather who immigrated from Exeter, England to Puerto de Santa María, Spain during the late 18th century and founded the Osborne Group wine company.[1]

He is also a businessman known for his entrepreneurships, and a restaurateur.


Osborne's first musical performance was in 1971 at the Song Festival at El Escorial, but he had to wait until 1980 to sign his first contract to record an album.[2]


Year Album SPA Label
1981 Amor Mediterráneo Hispavox
1982 Como Un Vagabundo 13
1984 Tal Como Soy 2
1985 Buena Suerte 6
1986 Dos Corazones Y Un Destino 36
1988 Vida O Castigo 49 WEA
1989 Motivation[A] Iperspazio
1990 Acuerdate de Mí WEA
1991 En Soledad
1993 Quiero Estar Contigo Divucsa
2000 Sabor A México 1 Mercury
2002 Mis Recuerdos 8
2004 Bendita América 25 Universal
2005 Algo Contigo 46 EMI
2008 Va Por Ellos[B] Bertín Osborne Intermediaciones
2012 A Mi Manera 10 Sony
2013 Corazón Ranchero 10
2015 Crooner 16
2016 Va Por Ellas 43
2018 Yo Debí Enamorarme de Tu Madre 5
Concert Music Entertainment
Year Selected compilations SPA Label
1992 21 Black Jack EMI
1998 Todos Sus Singles En Hispavox (1981–1985) RamaLama Music
2000 Mayor de Edad EMI
2000 Lo Mejor de Bertín Osborne WEA
2003 Grandes Éxitos
2003 Todo Lo Mejor de Bertín Osborne Divucsa
2004 15 de Colección EMI
2005 Solo Lo Mejor
2007 20 Canciones De Oro (Grandes Éxitos) 15
2021 40 Años Son Pocos 27 Universal Music Spain


  • A. ^ Motivation is an English-language album that was not released in Spain but appeared in other European territories. The Iperspazio pressing is from Italy.
  • B. ^ Va Por Ellos is a fund-raising disc with proceeds benefiting Fundación Padre Garralda. In Spain, the disc was sold exclusively through El Corte Inglés locations.


  • Mi casa es la tuya (Bertín as a host and interviewer)

Bertín is also known as an occasional actor. His acting is credited in several TV-novels and fiction TV-series, some of them were South American TV-productions. He has barely participated in film acting, but he is more of an actor when it comes to television series.

Personal life[edit]

Osborne was married to Alejandra "Sandra" Domecq Williams,[5] from 1977 until their divorce in 1991. She died in 2004.[6] The couple had three daughters: Alejandra (b. 1978), Eugenia (b. 1986) and Claudia (b. 1989), as well as a son (Cristian; 1977–1977), who died at less than one year of age.

He remarried, on 10 June 2006, Fabiola Martínez Benavides, from Maracaibo, Venezuela;[7] the couple has two children, Norberto Enrique and Carlos Alberto.[8] Norberto was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which led Bertin to create the Fundación Bertín Osborne, a non-profit organization devoted to helping children with this diagnosis. Bertin has brought his son to The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential (IAHP) for treatment, and has used his foundation to spread the word in Spain about IAHP's work.[9]


  1. ^ Público (9 August 2017). "La curiosa relación familiar entre Bertín Osborne y Tolkien".
  2. ^ Sólo Éxitos Año a Año 1959-2002, Fernando Salaverri, Fundación Autor, 2005
  3. ^ "TOP 100 ALBUMES — SEMANA 47: del 18.11.2016 al 24.11.2016" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  4. ^ "El portal de Música" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  5. ^ Boletín Oficial del Estado (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Camacho, Eugenio (14 August 2014). "Fallece en Sevilla Sandra Domecq". ABC (in Spanish). Vocento. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Fabiola Martínez". Banda Management. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  8. ^ peoplestaff225 (29 April 2008). "Bertin Osborne and wife expecting second child". People. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Fundación Bertín Osborne". Global Gift Foundation. 28 October 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2021.

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