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December 16, 1961 |
San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Years active||1984 ─ present|
|Spouse(s)||Pablo Alarcón (m. 1989; div. 1995)|
Claribel started her artistic career in the early 1980s when opera singer Alex Vázquez, chose her to have a role in the musical piece "The passion and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ."
Her first shot at fame in Puerto Rico came early in 1984, when she worked, alongside Braulio Castillo, hijo, Sully Díaz and Salvador Pineda, among others, in the Telemundo Puerto Rico telenovela "Coralito". "Coralito" became a viewer favorite, and Medina had a prominent character in the soap opera.
Medina dedicated 1986 entirely to theater plays, appearing in six of them. In 1987 the actress returned to television with Tele Once's telenovela "La Isla".
In 1987 Medina married Argentine actor Pablo Alarcón. In 1989, Medina gave birth to Antonella the first of two daughters she had with Alarcón. In 1995, Medina and Alarcón divorced, and Medina remained in Argentina after the divorce.
Medina chose to stay in Argentina because her two daughters were born there and thus were used to living in that country. In addition, Medina was busy filling a heavy television schedule that, since 2004, continues to keep her busy. She did return to Puerto Rico for a brief period, where she spent a vacation in 1997 with her daughters. The purpose of her trip to Puerto Rico was to have her daughters meet their grandparents and the country where their mother was born.
- Yaira Rivera González and Enrique Feliciano Díaz. Fundación Nacional para la Cultura Popular.
- IMDb. Biography for Claribel Medina.