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Cristina Saralegui
(January 29, 1948 - living) Cuba - U.S.A.

Cristina Saralegui

Journalist, TV talk show host

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Cristina is a successful journalist, talk show host and actress, native of Cuba. A member of a prominent newspaper publishing family, Cristina moved to Miami in 1960, when she was 12 years old.

She was a student in the University of Miami, when she got an internship with the magazine ''Vanidades'' (the Spanish version of ''Vanity Fair''). Eventually she worked her way up to becoming the editor of ''Cosmopolitan en Espanol'' magazine. She led ''Cosmopolitan'' throught most of the 1980s, and in 1988, she began transforming her journalism success into television success, when she started her tv talk show, ''El Show de Cristina'', on Univision Network.

Cristina around that time got married with Marcos, a former member of the Miami Sound Machine music band. As an actress, Cristina debuted on ''The Taina Show''. She also has several offers to keep acting, including one to appear on ''The George Lopez Show''.

She is now the head of a multimedia empire. She publishes her own magazine, Cristina, la Revista, which has a circulation of 100,000 in the US. She is also the national spokesperson for AT&T. Known as the "Hispanic Oprah," Cristina delights millions of people every day with her talk show, known for featuring the biggest names in entertainment as guests. Cristina went on to publish several books.

Recently Cristina renewed her contract with Univision to continue hosting and executive producing her hit show "El Show de Cristina". The show aired in 1989 and after fifteen years on the air has accumulated 10 Emmy Awards and some 100 million viewers worldwide. She is extremely active in promoting gay/lesbian issues and AIDS awareness.

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