Thalía is a Mexican singer, songwriter, producer, actor and entrepreneur. She is known as one of the most influential Mexican musicians of all time. She developed a keen interest in performing arts and started her musical journey as part of a kids music group named Pac Man. In 1990, she released her debut solo album, Thalía. She has released 12 studio albums and has attained a level of international success that no other female Mexican musician has ever achieved. Known as the Queen of Latin Pop, she has sold more than 25 million copies of her records till now. She has won numerous awards over the course of her career and has collaborated with some of the most renowned musicians of her time. She also owns a fashion brand and has occasionally worked in telenovelas as an actor.

Birth Name

Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda

Nickname

Reina, Lady T, Thalía

Profession

Singer, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author, Entrepreneur

Genre

Latin Pop, Pop Rock, Dance

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Fonovisa, EMI Latin, Virgin, Televisa EMI, Sony Latin, Sony BMG

Nationality

Mexican

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Thalía was born on August 26, 1971, in Mexico City, Mexico.

Age

She’s currently 47 years old.

Sun Sign

Virgo

Ethnicity

Multiracial

Apart from Mexican roots, Thalia has a connection to Italian ancestry through her paternal line. She also possibly has Spanish, Arab and French ancestry.

Religion

Judaism

Education

Thalia studied at a private French school called Liceo Franco Mexicano A.C. or the Lycée Franco-Mexicain in Mexico City where she learned to speak French fluently at a very early age. She also started taking piano and ballet classes at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música located in Mexico City at the age of 4.

Family Details

  • Father – Ernesto Sodi Pallares (Scientist, Doctor of Pathology, Criminologist, Writer) (Died 1977)
  • Mother – Yolanda Miranda Mange (Painter, Thalía’s manager from 1980-1999) (Died 2011)
  • Siblings – Laura Guadalupe Zapata Miranda aka Laura Zapata (Older Half-sister from mother’s first marriage) (Singer, Actress, Dancer), Federica Sodi Miranda (Older Sister) (Famous Archaeologist in Mexico, Author), Gabriela Sodi Miranda aka Gaby (Older Sister) (Painter, Art Historian), Ernestina Sodi (Older Sister) (Author & Editor)

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Thalía has dated –

  • Benny Ibarra de Llano (1985) – The Mexican singer, musician, producer, and actor met Thalía through the Mexican pop music group Timbiriche. Benny was the original member of that group which successfully transitioned from a children’s music group to a more commercial pop group of young adults. Benny and Thalía possibly came across each other when Benny was considering quitting the group for higher education while Thalía officially joined Timbiriche as a new member in 1986. Thalía was discovered by Benny’s mother, Julissa. The couple dated for two months and broke up after Benny left to study in Boston, USA.
  • Alfredo Diaz Ordaz (1989–1991) – Thalía was in a serious relationship with music producer, Alfredo who was the youngest child of former President of Mexico, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz Bolaños. Alfredo was 20 years older than Thalía and the creative leader behind putting together her first and second solo album in 1989. He got increasingly uncomfortable with Thalía’s growing fame and popularity in show business and did not want to let go of the intimate bond he had developed with the singer while co-creating music. Alfredo proposed marriage in the hope of winning Thalía’s companionship exclusively for himself but Thalía refused since she wanted to invest more time and energy in her career. He died in 1993 of Hepatitis C. The singer was shocked by his departure from life and publicly mourned his death.
  • Rodrigo Vidal (1994) – The singer was also speculated to date Mexican producer and actor, Rodrigo. Though neither of the two celebrities publicly confirmed their relationship.
  • Jaime Camil (1994) – Mexican–American actor & singer, Jaime confirmed he had an on again, off again relationship with Thalía somewhere between 1994 and 1997. Although their relationship did not last, being with Thalía, inspired Jamie to pursue a career in the entertainment industry with absolute determination despite the odds stacked up against him.
  • Fernando Colunga (1994–1996) – Mexican actor and Thalía co-starred in several acting projects and inevitably started dating. They were together for a year and a half before their relationship fizzled out. They parted ways on amicable terms.

  • Tommy Mottola  (1999–Present) – Tommy is a former talent manager turned famous American music executive who is the co-owner of Casablanca Records. He was the head of Sony Music Entertainment for nearly 15 years and mentored several musical artists to help them become the biggest names in the music industry throughout the 1980s to early 2000s. He was also married to Mariah Carey for 4 years. Thalía and Tommy were introduced to each other by Gloria Estefan‘s husband, Emilio Estefan. He found their personalities so alike that he felt assured that Thalía and Tommy were bound to get along whenever they met. However, on the outside, the similarities were not that apparent. Tommy was twice divorced by that time and 22 years older than Thalía. Neither of the two was interested in meeting each other because they felt they did not have anything in common. While visiting New York City for one night, Thalía gave in and met Tommy for drinks. The couple confessed and fell in love on their very first date. They dated for a year and got married in a lavish wedding ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on December 2, 2000. Together, the couple has a daughter named Sabrina Sakaë Mottola (b. October 2007) and a son named Matthew Alejandro Mottola (b. June 2011).

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds – 124 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 36-27-36
  • Bust – 36 inches
  • Waist – 27 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32C

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Hazel

Hair Color

Dark Brown (Natural)

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Working as a lead in 7 Mexican telenovelas which were dubbed in several languages and had a collective audience of a billion people across 180 countries throughout the 1990s.

Singing Debut

At the age of 9, Thalía became one of the vocalists in a children’s group called Pac-Manlater renamed Din-din which recorded 4 studio albums from 1982 to 1983. The first album was called En acción. Her solo debut was announced through an eponymously titled studio album, Thalía(1990).

Film Debut

Thalia first had an uncredited role in La Guerra de los Pasteles (War of the Pastries – 1979). She made her English feature film debut in the lead role of Nydia in Mambo Café (2000) released in Mexico, Greece and Russia.

Television Debut

Thalia was featured as herself at the age of 11 in the televised annual Mexican music festival called Jugemos a cantar / We Play to Sing (1982). Her first telenovela role as a principal character was that of Beatriz Villanueva Contreras in 100 episodes of Quinceañera in 1987.

Brand Endorsements

  • Thalía appeared in her first TV commercial in Mexico at the age of 1.
  • She was cast in advertisements of Dr. Pepper (2001).
  • Signed a deal with Kmart in 2002 to launch her clothing line, accessories and home products for women. The collection was released in the US market in 2003.
  • Launched her eye wear collection in collaboration with Kenmark Optical (2003).
  • Created a parallel line of eye wear for the Mexican market in association with Devlyn in 2005
  • The face of fine jewelry brand Jacob & Co. (2004).
  • Entered a contractual agreement with Hershey’s (2004) to release her own line of chocolates and candy called Dulceria Thalia.
  • Cast in advertisements of Victoria’s Secret (2005).
  • Brand ambassador of Carol’s Daughter (2005) beauty products.
  • Launched a perfume after her name produced by Fuller Cosmetics (2007).
  • Released a new line of jewels and accessories for online sale in collaboration with C&A retailers (2010).
  • Brand ambassador for Head & Shoulders shampoo (2011).
  • Signed a contract to promote ePura, a Mexican water company (2015).
  • Entered into an exclusive deal with Macy’s for the company’s biggest private brand launch of apparel, shoes and jewelry collectively named the Thalía Sodi collection in 2015.

Awards & Nominations

She has won seven Latin Grammy Award nominations till now. She is also a five-time Latin Billboard Music Award winner and has earned 17 nominations, too. She has also won many local Mexican music awards.

Thalía Favorites

  • Favorite Color – Purple, Green
  • Favorite Era Of Music – 1980s
  • Favorite Bands – Duran Duran, Mr. Mister, Aerosmith
  • Favorite Foreign Cuisine – Italian
  • Favorite Face Cleansers – La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser, Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser
  • Favorite Latin Singers – Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Juanes, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Robi Draco Rosa, Miguel Bosé, Gloria Trevi, Marc Anthony
  • Favorite Mexican Dish – Chicken Mole
  • Favorite Form Of Cardio – Kickboxing, Dancing to Reggaeton or Mambo music
  • Favorite NYC Restaurants – Los Tacos No.1, La Esquina
  • Favorite Holiday Destination – Paris, France
  • Favorite Restaurant (in Paris) – Le Grand Véfour
  • Favorite Female Role Model – Nadia Elena Comăneci (Gymnast)
  • Favorite Female Celebrities – Madonna, Marilyn Monroe
  • Favorite Musical Influences – Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion, Sade, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, The Doors, Kylie Minogue

Thalía Net worth

Thalía has a estimated net worth of $60 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Thalía

  • When she was 6 years old, she was faced with a major tragedy. She lost her father to a prolonged sickness. She was extremely close to her father and found it difficult to get over his death.
  • Thalía started her music career in 1981, as part of a children’s music group named Pac Man. The group was formed to help them participate in the talent show Let’s Play While Singing. The band’s name was later changed to Din-Din.
  • In 1986, she officially joined a children’s band named Timbiriche, which had five recorded albums to its credit by then. She also starred in the telenovela Quinceañera, where she played the co-lead, ‘Beatriz.’ Thalía was awarded with the Best New Actress honor by the Premios TVyNovelas. She also recorded the main theme of the show, along with her band.
  • In 1990, she returned to her homeland and started working as a professional solo singer. The same year, she released her debut solo album, Thalía, with the label ‘Fonovisa.’ The album contained four singles that became major radio hits across the country. It was moderately successful.
  • In 1991, Thalía released her second album, which was a bigger hit than her first one. Titled Mundo de Cristal, the album was a major radio hit and sold thousands of copies. It was certified double gold in Mexico. Her third album, ‘Love,’ registered another success story for Thalía and was certified platinum and gold in Mexico.
  • In 1995, she released her next album, En Éxtasis , which contained seven singles. One of the singles, Piel Morena, broke many national records and became a huge international hit. The song was honored massively in the US and was regarded as the best Spanish song ever in the US.
  • In September 2010, Thalía released a special anniversary edition of the album under the title Primera fila… Un año después, which included 8 songs from the original album, as well as 2 never-released before songs, 2 remixes and a DVD with a documentary of the recording process of the album.
  • In 24 March 2013, Thalía launched her VIVA! Tour in support of Habítame Siempre. The VIVA! Tour marks Thalía’s first tour in a decade and consists of a series of intimate concerts in the United States and Mexico.
  • In 25 March 2014, Thalía released her first children album VIVA KIDS Vol.1 in Mexico. The album contains 11 songs and received one nomination to Latin Grammy Awards 2014. Vamos A Jugar was the first single of the album and was released on 18 March 2014. VIVA KIDS Vol.1 was released in US, on 5 June 2014.
  • In 9 September 2014, Thalía released the lead single of Amore Mio, Por Lo Que Reste De Vida. The song debuted No. 50 in the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. The video music was released on 14 October 2014.
  • Visit her official website @ thalia.com.
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