Veronica Castro & GA
Verónica Castro (born October 19, 1952 in Mexico City) is a Mexican actress, singer and television host. She is the mother of singer Cristian Castro and filmmaker Michelle Sáinz Castro and the sister of telenovela producer José Alberto Castro.
She started her career as a television actress, where she met Manuel Valdez "El Loco" , father of her son Cristian Castro, and in fotonovelas and telenovelas while earning her degree in international relations.
Her first brush with fame came appearing nude on Caballero magazine, a men's magazine published in Mexico City, when she was only 16 years of age.She recorded her first album in 1978, releasing three hit singles. She recorded, "Mi Pequeno Ciclon," "Soy Celosa," and "Yo Quisiera Señor Locutor." The following year, she recorded another hit record with "Aprendi A Llorar" and famed Mexican producer, composer and singer Juan Gabriel penned the hit single, "Adios" especially for her, which became very popular.
After appearing in a series of films and telenovelas her career took off with Los ricos también lloran, playing a poor orphan. This telenovela became a success in Latin America, Spain, Italy, France, Russia, China and the Philippines. The success of this story brought her new found fame with her single, "Aprendi A Llorrar."
Two years later she played the main role in the telenovela version of El derecho de nacer. Because of her expanding fame as a world artist, she started recording her music in different languages and began to tour the world and perform in diverse venues.
In 1986 she performed in the Latin version of "We Are The World." She also released one of her most ambitious albums to date, "Simplemente Todo." The top selling singles were "Oye Tu," "Simplente Todo" and "Macumba." She accompanied her singles with video's, becoming one of the pioneers of the MTV age in Latin America. She recorded the music video "Macumba."
In 1987 her career got a huge boost internationally when she played the main character in Rosa salvaje alongside Guillermo Capetillo. The theme song for that telenovela, also named "Rosa salvaje", became one of her biggest hits. As her CD, "Reina de la noche," topped the charts and her soap opera became one of the worlds best selling stories to date, she released another #1 single, "Mala noche no."
In 1990 Castro participated in Mi pequeña Soledad, where she had to play both a 40-year-old victim of rape who became pregnant and later was paralyzed in a car crash, and her 20-year-old daughter ("Soledad"), who was the product of the rape. Castro recorded the hit song, "Mi Pequena Soledad" and it become's a world wide phenomenon. The ballad opened new markets and became her theme song. She began the television series, "La Movida," which was sung also in Italian and English. After the success of the single a maxi-single and 12" mix were leaked to radio and clubs.
In 1997 Castro re-emerged successfully with a new CD and a new television show. The CD was produced by A.B. Quintanilla, famed for his production of all the Selena CDs. She filmed the most controversial music video in her career, "Pena De Amor Y Muerte." The video included some nudity. The story line was from the early nineteenth century. It was based on a real life drama, the story of Leonarda Ruan. She incorporated regional Mexican music, rancheras, pop, dance-techno, country and hip hop beats.
During the 1990s she began hosting variety shows, and has continued to do so since. Her son, Cristian, is a teen idol singer across Latin America and the United States, She, and Christian's father, Manuel Valdés, have never married. Castro's private life has become fodder for paparazzi photographers and gossip magazines.
In 2006 she recorded "Por Esa Puerta." For the first time it was released only in Mexico, becoming a best-seller internationally. It was only available through internet and importation of the CD. The CD arrived in USA and became the most sought after CD in her career.
In 2008 Verónica Castro went back to Theater with "Chiquita Pero Picosa" a remake of the one she did in the 1980. Verónica Castro also Filmed and Episode of *"Mujeres Asesinas" were she Played a Killer. The Episode was Critically Acclaimed