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Martika Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Whittier, California, USA
Birth NameMarta Edith Marrero

Mini Bio (2)

Cuban-American singer who made a major pop debut in 1988 with her hit song "Toy Soldiers." Born in California to a Cuban emigre family, Martika dabbled on various children's television shows such as Kids Inc. before moving on to recording success.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Luis32789@aol.com

Cuban-American singer and actress Martika got her start as "Gloria" on the Disney channel kids show "Kids, Inc." about a group of neighborhood ghetto kids who rose to local fame by singing staged productions at a corner malt shop. A standout in presence and talent, she was quickly snagged by CBS records as a potential pop star. Her first album, "Martika," spawned the #1 hit "Toy Soldiers" (1989). As is often the case with American pop stars, she became an even huger success abroad. Martika had foreign #1s with "Water", "More Than You Know", "I Feel the Earth Move" and "Alibis". She embarked on a hugely successful world tour, and was poised to become a legendary performer in the vein of Tiffany or Debbie Gibson. In 1991 she was approached by Prince and became one of what are legendarily referred to as "the Prince Protegees". Her second album, "Martika's Kitchen," was a huge success abroad, though on a lesser scale, spurning hits with the songs "Coloured Kisses" and "Temptation".

Martika revitalized her acting career by playing lounge singer / undercover cop Delia Mendez on the early 90s cop show "Wiseguys". During the 2000 explosion of Latin pop music Martika attempted to regain interest by singing backing vocals on various projects and contributing lyrics. She built a web site in 2001 (martika.net) for her fans, and released a remix of a newly self-recorded song called "The Journey."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: JTA

Spouse (1)

Michael Mozart (2001 - present)

Trivia (6)

A sample of her song "Toy Soldiers" was used by Eminem on the 2004/2005 hit "Like Toy Soldiers".
In duo called Oppera. Released a CD "Violince" in September 2004. [November 2004]
Going by the stage name "Vida Edit". Starring as Lolly Pop in the pilot for the television series "J8ded" [June 2009]
Living in Los Angeles, California. [April 2002]
Lives in Dayton, Ohio [2003].
Retired at age 22.

Personal Quotes (1)

Step by step/ heart to heart/ left right left/ we all fall down/ like toy soldiers.

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