Karina (Spanish singer)
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|Born||María Isabel Llaudes Santiago
4 December 1946
María Isabel Llaudes Santiago (4 December 1946), better known by her stage name Karina, is a Spanish singer who had her biggest success in the late 1960s until the mid-1970s. She was born in Jaén, Andalusia.
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After working in television for some years, she recorded her first album in 1964, which was especially successful in Venezuela. She became known to the Spanish audience in 1965 with a hit version of France Gall's "Poupée de cire, poupée de son". In 1966, she was awarded the Best Yé-yé Singer Prize. Her songs, like "Romeo y Julieta", "Las flechas del amor", "El baúl de los recuerdos" or "La fiesta" became hits in Spain.
She represented Spain at the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "En un mundo nuevo", where she placed second, bested only by Monaco's contestant Séverine with her song "Un banc, un arbre, une rue". After Eurovision she starred in the same-titled film En un mundo nuevo, which was inspired by her participation at the contest. At the end of the yé-yé years she moved to Mexico where she became moderately successful singing rancheras. She is still performing today.
She has been married four times and has two daughters. In recent years, she was diagnosed with cancer but has since made a full recovery in USA.
- 1966 "Karina Vol. I"
- 1968 "Karina Vol. II"
- 1970 "Karina Vol. III"
- 1970 "Colores"
- 1971 "Pasaporte a Dublín"
- 1972 "Tiempo al tiempo"
- 1972 "Lo mejor de Karina"
- 1973 "Lo mejor de Karina"
- 1974 "Lady Elizabeth"
- 1974 "Juntos para ayudarte"
- 1978 "Karina"
- 1985 "El disco de oro de Karina"
- 1991 "Soy como soy"
- 1995 "Primera época (1961-1964)"
- "Maribel Llaudés". los40.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 July 2010.[dead link]
- "Karina, la chica más yeyé" (PDF). eurovision-spain.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 July 2010.
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