Itatí Cantoral

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Itatí Cantoral
Cantoral in the presentation of ¿Quién mató a Patricia Soler? on February 2015-4.png
Cantoral in 2015
Born Itatí Guadalupe Cantoral Zucchi
(1975-05-13) May 13, 1975 (age 42)
Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986-present
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Spouse(s) Eduardo Santamarina (1999-2004)
Children 3
Parent(s) Roberto Cantoral (1935-2010)

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) and as Alejandra Álvarez del Castillo Fernández "La Licenciada" in Televisa's telenovela Hasta Que El Dinero Nos Separe (2009) . On 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 with 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]

Film[edit]

Cantoral in the presentation of ¿Quién mató a Patricia Soler? on February 2015
Title Year Role Notes Ref(s)
Bonita 1996 Bonita
De cuando el pescado murió de placer 2002 Television conductor Short film
La hija del caníbal 2003 Airline saleswoman
Ya no los hacen como antes 2003 Perla
El fuego de la venganza 2004 Evelyn Uncredited
Cansada de besar sapos 2006 Cecilia
Los pajarracos 2006 Fina
No hay derecho joven 2006 Lawyer
One Long Night 2007 Patty
Amar 2009 Lisa
El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza 2012 La Lisiada Novela Actress
Amor de mis amores 2014 Elva
La dictadura perfecta 2014 Lucrecia Lascuráin
Sobre tus huellas 2017 Horse Riding Instructor

Television roles[edit]

Title Year Role Notes Ref(s)
La telaraña 1986 Unknown role
Muchachitas 1991 Lucía Aguilera
La pícara soñadora 1991 Unknown role
De frente al sol 1992 Lupita
Dos mujeres, un camino 1993 Graciela Torres Núñez
Mujer, casos de la vida real 1994–96 Various roles 4 episodes
Lo que se vio y no se vio de Dos mujeres, un camino 1994 Graciela Torres Núñez Archive footage, television film
María la del Barrio 1995 Soraya Montenegro
Tú y yo 1996 Casandra
Salud, dinero y amor 1997 Estrella Pérez
Derbez en cuando 1994 Soraya Montenegro Archive footage
Cuento de Navidad 1999 Sebring Cirrus
Infierno en el paraíso 1999 Francesca Paoli Prado
Sin pecado concebido 2001 Raquel Villavicencio Rojas
Amigas y rivales 2001 Eduviges
Vale todo 2002 Raquel
El alma herida 2003 Eugenia Granados
La viuda de Blanco 2006 Alicia Guardiola
Tiempo final 2008 Silvia Episode: "Mala noche"
Mujeres asesinas 2008 Sandra Arvide Episode: "Sandra, trepadora"
Hasta que el dinero nos separe 2009–10 Alejandra Álvarez del Castillo Main role; 231 episodes (season 1)
El sexo débil 2011 Helena Román
Capadocia 2012 Leonor Cantú Recurring role; 4 episodes (season 3)
Fortuna 2013 Comisionada Paloma Alarcón
¿Quién mató a Patricia Soler? 2015 Sara Fernández / Isabel
Amores con trampa 2015 Isabel Main role; 128 episodes (season 1)
El Vato 2016 Wendy Lozada 9 episodes
El Chema 2016–17 Blanca Main role; 79 episodes (season 1)

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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