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Overview (4)

Born in Cienfuegos, Cuba
Birth NameMaría Concepción Alonso Bustillo
Nicknames Ambar
Miss Venezuela
Miss Distrito Federal
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Maria Conchita Alonso was born Maria Concepcion Alonso Bustillo on June 29, 1957 in Cienfuegos, Cuba, but raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She was crowned Miss Teenager World in 1971 and later as Miss Distrito Federal became the first runner up in the Miss Venezuela 1975 competition placing later that year in the top seven of the Miss World 1975. She became a popular actress in Latin America, working in ten telenovelas (soap operas) and starred in a quartet of Venezuelan films. She was also a popular singer, and has three Grammy Award nominations.

In 1982, she emigrated to the United States, and made her Hollywood film debut in Paul Mazursky's Moscow on the Hudson (1984), opposite Robin Williams. She also starred in movies such as Touch and Go (1986), Extreme Prejudice (1987), The Running Man (1987), Colors (1988), Vampire's Kiss (1988), Predator 2 (1990) and The House of the Spirits (1993). In 1995, she was playing Aurora/Spider Woman in a Broadway production of "Kiss of the Spider Woman", making her the first South American woman to star on the Great White Way.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonimous

Trade Mark (3)

Voluptuous bombshell figure
Natural black hair
Deep sultry voice

Trivia (15)

On October 29, 1984, she gave a concert in "El Junquito", a prison in Caracas, Venezuela.
In the early 1980s, she released two albums under the nickname of Ambar, ("Love Maniac" and "The Witch"), with huge success.
Miss Teen World 1971, Miss Venezuela 1975 and Miss Distrito Federal 1975.
Has two dogs and two cats and works with many animal protection groups.
Loves motorcycling, snow skiing and water skiing
Educated in Switzerland and Spain. Speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian.
She has her own record label Ambar Entertainment, and her own production company Ambyth Productions.
Was considered for the role of Eva Peron in Evita (1996), which went to Madonna.
Was initially offered the role of Lupe Lamora in Licence to Kill (1989), but dropped out. The role was given to Talisa Soto.
Was originally considered for the role of Matron in Edmond (2005), but had to decline because she had a tour in Mexico during the time the film would be shot. The role was eventually given to Debi Mazar.
Her first album "Love Maniac" was released in 1979 under the nickname of Ambar. The album was recorded in English and the songs were heavily influenced by Donna Summer and other disco music artists from that era. The record label decided not to use Alonso's picture on the cover for the promo single and the release of the song was surrounded by mystery. The marketing strategy paid off and the song went to become a huge success, topping the Venezuelan charts in September of that year.
In 2005, she launched her own fashion line called "Soy".
Became a United States citizen on October 10, 2005.
Parents are Ricardo Alonso and Maria Conchita Bustillo.
Has two brothers: Ricardo Alonso and Robert Alonso.

Personal Quotes (10)

I've always been more in control of my professional life than my personal life. Although I'm a strong woman, when I fall in love I just give myself 100 percent. I become secondary.
I believe that your own thoughts can bring on positive or negative effects. So the people who feel sick all the time are the ones who are going to get sick, and the people who are constantly worried about what's going on around them... those are the ones in trouble.
All my life, I've had a weight problem. As a child, I loved to eat. I would hide from my mother and drink whole cans of condensed milk in my room.
I've always wanted to be the center of attention.
I've never had a problem with age; my feelings and emotions are still like those of a young woman. Thank God, I can still be surprised and excited, and I can still dream. I think that's something no one should stop doing, because it's what keeps you young!
Being born in Cuba, a country where freedom of speech is non-existent, it's startling to observe how Venezuela, where I was happily raised, is fast becoming Cuba's mirror image: Dismantling of fundamental democratic rights deserved by its people and citizens of the world.
It's not right to believe that the only way you're gonna get a job and the only way you're gonna get a man or be happy is by being so skinny.
It doesn't really matter where the opportunity comes from, as long as I have fun doing the work.
I left Venezuela looking for something bigger. I wanted to be an international star.
I have friends who hide in their bedroom for three days every time they have another birthday. That's what brings the wrinkles! I didn't care when I turned 30 or 40 or 50.

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