Itatí Cantoral

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cantoral and the second or maternal family name is Zucchi.
Itatí Cantoral
Born Itatí Guadalupe Cantoral Zucchi
(1975-05-13) May 13, 1975 (age 41)
Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
Occupation Actress, Singer, Dancer, Producer
Years active 1986-present
Height 5' 2" (1.60 m)
Spouse(s) Eduardo Santamarina (1999-2004)
Carlos Alberto Cruz (2008-2012)
Children José Eduardo & Roberto Miguel Santamarina (2000-08-03) August 3, 2000 (age 16)
María Itatí Cruz (2008-10-09) October 9, 2008 (age 7)
Parent(s) Roberto Cantoral (1935-2010)
Itatí Zucchi
Website https://www.twitter.com/ItatiC
https://www.instagram.com/itatic_oficial

Itatí Cantoral (born Itatí Guadalupe Cantoral Zucchi; May 13, 1975) is a Mexican actress, singer, dancer, and producer. She is best known for her roles as Soraya Montenegro in Televisa's telenovela Maria la del Barrio (1995), as Alejandra Álvarez del Castillo Fernández "La licenciada" in Televisa's telenovela Hasta Que El Dinero Nos Separe (2009) and as Isabel Bocelli de Velasco "Puchis" in Televisa's Amores con trampa (2015). November 18, 2015 Cantoral was named Mr. Amigo, which is an association in Brownsville, Texas that honors a Mexican citizen each year to promote international friendship and good will between the U.S. and Mexico. Itatí is the second member of the Cantoral family to be awarded Mr. Amigo after her father Roberto Cantoral was awarded in 1981.

Early life and education[edit]

Cantoral was born in Mexico City, D.F., Mexico. She is the daughter of Mexican composer and songwriter, Roberto Cantoral,[1] and Argentine actress of Italian descent, Itatí Zucchi. Cantoral has three brothers Carlos, Roberto & also actor and singer José Cantoral. A child actress, at 13, Cantoral was accepted into the Televisa actors' academy, Centro de Educación Artística, and made her television debut in the series La telaraña in 1986. Later, acting in the telenovela Muchachitas in 1991, led to work in theatre of Mexico City.

Career[edit]

In 1993, Cantoral appeared in Dos mujeres, un camino with Puerto Rican Erik Estrada, Laura León, Bibi Gaytán, Lorena Herrera, Selena Quintanilla, Jorge Salinas, and members of Grupo Bronco. This production exposed her to wider audiences in Mexico and Latin America.[citation needed] She took the role of the villainous Soraya Montenegro in "Maria la del Barrio" in 1995/6, acting with Thalía and Fernando Colunga. TV appearances in 1996/97 were for Tú y yo, acting with Maribel Guardia and Joan Sebastian, and Salud, dinero y amor, the sequel to another Mexican telenovela, El premio mayor.[citation needed]

In 2001, Cantoral played the female villain "Raquel Villavicencio" in Televisa's Sin Pecado Concebido, a production that included Angelica Rivera, and Carlos Ponce. She played in the Brazilian production Vale todo in 2002, and in 2003, Telemundo's El alma herida, as a teenage girl who crosses the Mexican-US border to find her long-lost mother. In 2004, she was Sally Bowles in Mexico City's Teatro Insurgentes production of Cabaret, and in 2006, starred with Francisco Gattorno in the Telemundo production of Julio Jimenez's La Viuda de Blanco, the story of a beautiful woman unjustly imprisoned, returning to Trinidad in search of, and to reclaim, her past.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Cantoral met Eduardo Santamarina, her first husband at CEA Televisa where they were classmates. Later in 1992 they first began to work together in De Frente al Sol. Five years later in 1997, they were the main protagonist of Salud, Dinero y Amor where their love story began. Cantoral and Santamarina dated for about two years. Then, they first had a civil wedding on September 18, 1999, four months later the got married by church on January 22, 2000, a couple days before the wedding they announced she was pregnant of twins. Couple months later she gave birth to their twin boys Eduardo & Roberto Miguel on August 3, 2000. After 5 years of marriage in mid 2004 they announced their separation, their divorce was finalized six months later.

While working on La Viuda de Blanco she began a personal association with producer Carlos Alberto Cruz, they legalized their relationship in a private ceremony in 2008. On October 9, 2008 she gave birth to their daughter María Itatí.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Lo que se vio y no se vio de Dos mujeres, un camino Graciela Torres Núñez Television film
1996 Bonita
2002 De cuando el pescado murió de placer Conductora de television Short film
2003 La hija del caníbal Airline saleswoman #1
2003 Ya no los hacen como antes Perla
2004 El fuego de la venganza Evelyn Uncredited
2006 Cansada de besar sapos Cecilia
2006 Los pajarracos Fina
2006 No hay derecho joven Abogada
2007 One Long Night Patty
2009 Amar Lisa
2012 El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza La Lisiada Novela Actress
2014 Amor de mis amores Elva
2014 La dictadura perfecta Lucrecia Lascurain

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 La telaraña Television debut
1991 Muchachitas Lucía
1991 La pícara soñadora
1992 De frente al sol Lupita
1993 Dos mujeres, un camino Graciela Torres Núñez
1994-1996 Mujer, casos de la vida real Various roles
  • Episode: "El crimen de una bailarina"
  • Episode: "La vida nueva"
  • Episode: "Una piedra en el camino"
1995 María la del Barrio Soraya Montenegro
1996 Tú y yo Casandra
1997 Salud, dinero y amor Estrella Pérez
1998 ¿Qué nos pasa? 2 episodes
1999 Infierno en el paraíso Francesca Paoli Prado
1999 Cuento de Navidad Sebring Cirrus TV mini-series
2001 Amigas y rivales Eduviges
2001 Sin pecado concebido Raquel Villavicencio Rojas
2002 Vale todo Raquel
2003 El alma herida Eugenia Granados
2005 Decisiones 1 episode
2005 Una segunda oportunidad Eduviges
2006 La viuda de Blanco Alicia Guardiola
2008 Tiempo final Silvia "Mala noche" (Season 1, Episode 14)
2008 Mujeres asesinas Sandra Arvide "Sandra, trepadora" (Season 1, Episode 10)
2009-2010 Hasta que el dinero nos separe Alejandra Álvarez del Castillo Fernández De Valenzuela / De Medina 231 episodes
2011 El sexo débil Helena Román
2012 Capadocia Leonor Cantú
  • "Las Vertientes de la salvación" (Season 3, Episode 6)
  • "Ovejas y Lobos" (Season 3, Episode 9)
  • "La sombra de tus alas" (Season 3, Episode 10)
  • "La Paz y la Espada" (Season 3, Episode 11)
2013 Fortuna Comisionada Paloma Alarcón
2015 ¿Quién mató a Patricia Soler? Sara Fernández "
2015 Amores con trampa Isabel Bocelli de Velasco
2016 El Vato Wendy Lozada "La Sultana"

As producer[edit]

Year Title Role Genre
2009 Se jodió la Navidad Producer Short film

Awards and nominations[edit]

TVyNovelas Awards[edit]

Year Category Telenovela Result
1993 Best Young Lead Actress De frente al Sol Nominated
1994 Dos mujeres, un camino
1996 Best Female Antagonist Maria la del barrio Won
2002 Sin pecado concebido
2010 Best Lead Actress Hasta Que El Dinero Nos Separe [2]

Premios People en Español[edit]

Year Category Telenovela Result
2010 Best Actress Hasta Que El Dinero Nos Separe Won

Festival Mercado TV-Fiction International Awards[edit]

Year Category Telenovela Result
2011 Best Lead Actress El Sexo Débil Won

Association of Theatre Journalists Awards[edit]

Year Category Theater Result
2012 Best Actress Misery Won

Other awards[edit]

  • Medal Omecihuatl 2011 Awarded by Inmujeres DF
  • Part of "Los 50 más bellos" by magazine People en Español (2011, 2015)[3]
  • Queen of Voceadores (2010)
  • Queen of Veracruz television
  • Premio Palmas de oro (Best Villain)
  • Jealous of the popularity
  • Premio Bravo
  • Premio ACE of New York
  • El Sol de oro
  • Premio Fama New York (2002)
  • Queen of Mariachi (2015)
  • Mr. Amigo (Nov. 18, 2015)

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