Lola Ponce

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Lola Ponce
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Background information
Birth namePaola Fabiana Ponce
Born (1979-06-25) June 25, 1979 (age 40)
Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
GenresOpera Pop, pop rock, Latin pop
Occupation(s)Singer, actress, spokesperson
InstrumentsVoice Vocals
Years active2001—present
LabelsRaimoon/Sony BMG
Associated actsGió Di Tonno, Andrea Bocelli, Riccardo Cocciante, Luc Plamondon

Paola Fabiana Ponce (born June 25, 1979), professionally known as Lola Ponce (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlola ˈponse]), is an Argentine-Italian singer–songwriter, composer, actress of musical.

Ponce made her breakthrough in Argentina and Latin America with her debut album Inalcanzable, which was released in 2001. She also earned a great popularity in Italy, after starring in musical Notre-Dame de Paris in Verona. Ponce has since released two more albums — Fearless (2004) and Il diario di Lola (2008) — and has performed in Spanish, Italian and English. In 2008, along with Giò Di Tonno, she won San Remo Festival with the song "Colpo di fulmine". She sings in many Concerts with Andrea Bocelli and Riccardo Cocciante.

Life and career[edit]

Early life and career (1977—1997)[edit]

Lola Ponce was born in Rosario, Santa Fe Province[1] to Hector and María.[2] She has two siblings, Claudia and Alejandro.[2] Born and raised in a musical family, she formed a duo with her brother when she was only 8, performing melodic songs.[2] Ponce took part in many festivals in Latin America as child and teenager.[1] In 1998, she had a role in Chiquititas, a popular TV series created by Cris Morena,[3] and signed a recording contract with producer Oscar Mediavilla in 1999.[3] Ponce entered the University of Buenos Aires, but dropped it to pursue her music career.[1]

Stardom (2001—present)[edit]

Ponce released her debut album Inalcanzable in 2001, achieving a great success in Latin America.[1] In 2002, she was cast as Esméralda in theatre musical Notre-Dame de Paris, which was shown in Verona, Italy, and Barcelona, Spain. Ponce recorded two songs for the musical soundtrack, "Ave Maria Pagana" and "Ali In Gabbia, Occhi Selvaggi",[4] and made her breakthrough in Italy and Europe.[5][6] In 2004, she released her first album in English, Fearless, and in 2005 performed her song "Sleep" in the revival part of the San Remo Festival.[6]

In 2008, she released third studio albums Il diario di Lola, which contains songs in Spanish, Italian and English. Ponce also won the 58th Sanremo Music Festival along with Giò Di Tonno and the song "Colpo di fulmine".[7] The song reached number one at Italian Singles Chart.[8] In 2010, Ponce appeared in several television series and films, and starred the stage adaptation of Alessandro Manzoni's novel The Betrothed. She also participated in Argentine version of Dancing with the Stars, Bailando por un sueño,[9] and released her first compilation album Lola.

Personal and media life[edit]

Ponce dated Italian lawyer Manuel Malenotti for five years, from 2005 to 2010.[10][11]

She began a relationship with her co-star Aarón Díaz in 2012. The pair began dating after meeting on the set of the telenovela El Talisman.[12] They have two daughters: Erin (born February 2013)[13] and Regina (born August 2014). The couple got married in June 2015, in a private ceremony held in Morocco.



Title Year Role Notes
Tiny Angels 1998 Serena (TV Series) Chiquititas
Notre-Dame de Paris 2002 Esméralda (Stage) Produced by Verona Arena
Notre-Dame de Paris — Live from Verona Arena 2002 Esméralda (TV Film) Notre Dame de Paris — Live Arena di Verona
Without Code 2004 Luna (TV Miniseries) Sin código
Never Say Big Brother 2009 Herself / Co-Host (Comedy Show) Mai Dire Grande Fratello Show
Powder 2009 Marcela Polvere
Cinderella 2000 2010 Cenicienta (TV Film) Cenicienta 2000
Love at First Sight 2010 Maya Rivera (TV Film) Colpo di fulmine
Dancing with the Stars 2010 2010 Herself / Contestant (TV Show) Bailando por un sueño 2010
The Two Faces of Love 2010 Jessica (TV Series; 1 episode) Le due facce dell'amore
Love & Slaps 2010 Gladys La bellezza del somaro
The Betrothed — A Modern Opera 2010 Monaca di Monza (Stage) I promessi sposi — Opera moderna
El Talismán 2012 Lucrecia Negrete[14]


  1. ^ a b c d "Official Website of Lola Ponce". Retrieved November 19, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Mujeres de la música argentina: Lola Ponce". Cantantes Argentinas (in Spanish). October 13, 2007. Retrieved November 19, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Biografía de Lola Ponce". CMTV (in Spanish). 2008. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  4. ^ "Lola Ponce, Notre Dame de Paris". 2002. Retrieved November 19, 2011.
  5. ^ Seselovsky, Alejandro (January 20, 2004). "Lola Ponce: "En Europa no sólo adoran mi voz"". Gente (in Spanish). Retrieved November 19, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Ibáñez, Leonardo (March 29, 2005). "Lola Ponce: "Ahora quiero cantar en La Scala de Milán"". Gente (in Spanish). Retrieved November 19, 2011.
  7. ^ Vitali, Alessandra (March 1, 2008). "Sanremo incorona Di Tonno-Ponce; Baudo, omaggio ai morti sul lavoro". La Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved November 19, 2011.
  8. ^ "Giò Di Tonno & Lola Ponce, Colpo di fulmine". Federation of the Italian Music Industry (in Italian). March 20, 2008. Retrieved November 19, 2011.
  9. ^ Ibáñez, Leonardo (June 8, 2010). "Me gustan los hombres morochos, delgados, simpáticos y maduros". Gente (in Spanish). Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  10. ^ Pepe, Gabriela (November 27, 2007). "Lola Ponce: "En mi carrera dije muchos más 'no' que 'sí'"". Gente (in Spanish). Retrieved November 19, 2011.
  11. ^ Procopio, Pablo (January 27, 2009). "Lola Ponce: "Viví el año más excitante de mi carrera y necesitaba un relax en familia"". Gente (in Spanish). Retrieved November 19, 2011.
  12. ^ 'Aarón Díaz y Lola Ponce son novios'
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  14. ^ Lola Ponce será una villana sexy en los Estados Unidos

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Simone Cristicchi
San Remo Festival winner
(with Giò Di Tonno)

Succeeded by
Marco Carta