Many Mexican actors and actresses have contributed to the success of the Mexican film industry. One of them is Veronica Castro. Castro is not only an actress, but also an ex-model, and she has earned great admiration as a singer, producer, and presenter.
Veronica Castro Biography (Age)
Veronica Judith Saenz Castro Alba, born on October 19, 1952, has been working as an actress since 1964. She was born in Mexico City, D.F. Veronica has long been active both as a singer and as an actress. In 1973 she recorded her first album, Veronica Castro, and subsequently released three hit singles from her next album, Sensaciones. In 1974 she recorded another hit single, “Aprendi A Llorar”. This was just the beginning of a musical career that produced many beautiful songs.
As an actress, she appeared in many films and television works. She became famous with the telenovela Los Rico Tambien lloran, in which she played a poor orphan. When the sitcom with a single camera attracted a lot of attention from viewers around the world, Veronica’s popularity touched the sky. Two years later, she starred in El derecho de nacer, another popular telenovela. She also began recording her music in various languages as her fame skyrocketed.
Veronica Castro performed a Latin version of “We Are The World” in 1986. She subsequently released one of her most ambitious albums to date, Simplemente Todo. Since most of her songs were accompanied by videos, which was rather unusual for songs at that time, she became one of the pioneers of the MTV era in Latin America. In the meantime, she experienced a career boost in 1987 when she played the main character in Rosa Salvage. The title song of this telenovela, which was also named after the film, became one of her greatest hits. In the 1990s, Castro recorded many singles and participated in various television shows. To this day she still hosts a large number of shows. Most recently she was cast as Virginia de la Mora in Netflix’s comedy-drama series “The House of Flowers”. The web television series created by Manolo Caro sometimes premiered in August 2018.
Her Net Worth
For an entertainer of her caliber, it is only normal that many people are interested in knowing the extent of the wealth Castro has amassed through her efforts in the entertainment industry. Well, Veronica Castro has indeed amassed considerable wealth from her career. In January 2018, her net worth was estimated at around $30 million.
Height and Other Facts to Know about Castro
Castro has an average height of 5 feet 1 inch. She also has a healthy figure. Below are some more facts you should know about her.
1. She is the mother of Cristian Castro (Cristian Saenz Valdes Castro), a Mexican pop/rock singer, and Michel Saenz Castro Cristian Castro is the son of Manuel Valdes and one of the best-selling artists. Michel Castro is also the son of Manuel and filmmaker. Their uncles are Jose Alberto Castro (a Mexican producer/director) and Fausto Gerardo Saenz. Her aunt Beatriz Castro is also a producer.
2. Veronica Castro is the former mother-in-law of Gabriel Bo and Valeria Liberman. Gabriel and Valeria are both ex-wives of Cristian Castro. Gabriel and Cristian were married from 2003 to 2004, she is also an actress. Valeria had two children with Cristian. They are Simone Candy and Mikhail Zaratustra.
3. She had two romantic relationships with Manuel Valdes (a Mexican actor and comedian) between 1970 and 1978 and with Jorge Martinez from 1981 to 1982. She met Valdes at the beginning of her acting career. Nevertheless, Castro was never married. While their relationship with Manuel lasted eight years and they had two children, the couple never married. She never married Jorge Martinez either.
4. Veronica Castro never told his son Cristian that his father was Manuel Valdes until he was 31 years old. Cristian reported that he was scared after receiving the news and we do not know why he chose the word “scared” instead of “surprised” or “shocked”.
5. There is a rumor that Castro’s son Cristian is gay. In 2008, his former girlfriend confirmed the speculation, which made his third marriage in 2017 quite a surprise as he married a woman, Carol Victoria. Anyway, the marriage ended after only 28 days.
6. It is generally believed that Veronica underwent plastic surgery to improve her appearance.