Daniela Romo

Daniela Romo (born Teresa Presmanes Corona; 27 August 1959) is a Mexican singer, actress and TV hostess. During her career, she has sold 17 million records, making her one of the best-selling Latin music artists.[1]

Daniela Romo
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Romo in 2019
Teresa Presmanes Corona

(1959-08-27) 27 August 1959 (age 63)
Mexico City, Mexico
OccupationSinger, actress, dancer, tv hostess
Years active1972–present
ParentTeresa Corona
RelativesPatricia Presmanes Corona (sister)
Musical career
GenresLatin pop


Born Teresa Presmanes Corona on 27 August 1959, in Mexico City, Mexico, her parents never married, and Daniela and her sister Patricia were raised by their grandmother. As a child she idolized Rocío Dúrcal, whom she credits for inspiring her to become an actress and a recording artist.[2]

Performing in stage shows such as Gypsy, Romo eventually ventured out into film and television where she would gain recognition making her film debut in La casa del pelícano at the age of 17. Her first starring role on a television soap opera (or telenovela) was in 1978 in El Ardiente Secreto, an adaptation of Jane Eyre.[3]

During her TV era, Romo would go on talk shows or variety shows of the time and sing. During this time, Chucho Ferrer, a popular producer at the time, saw the potential in Romo and offered to produce a record. An ambitious 20-year-old Romo took on this adventure and recorded her debut record También Yo (also released as Te pareces tanto a mí in 1985) released by CBS Records. All of these songs were written by singer-songwriter Lolita de la Colina. The album largely flopped due to the kind of material Romo was singing (mature balladry) and the public wasn't ready to take on this from such a young singer. Romo went on to do more film and TV, again garnering a hit on television with her soap Déjame vivir in 1982.[citation needed]

After six years away from television, Romo made her return to the small screen in the 1995 hit Si Dios me quita la vida alongside César Évora and Omar Fierro. The telenovela was followed by the variety show Hoy con Daniela in 1996. The show was largely panned by critics and was cancelled after two seasons due to poor ratings. In 2001, however, she hosted Univision's short-lived primetime game show A Millón. That same year, she also won her first roles as a villain in El Manantial, and was then seen in the lighthearted comedy Las vias del amor a year later.[citation needed]

In 2005, Romo released Es la Nostalgia, a collection of acoustic ballads produced by Adrian Posse and that same year, she garnered much praise for her role as the evil Doña Juana in the period soap Alborada. In 2006, Romo produced the musical Cabaret in Mexico and in 2009 was the star in Victor/Victoria on stage.[4] In 2008, Romo starred in the TV serie Mujeres asesinas. She starred in the telenovelas Sortilegio (2009) and Triunfo del amor (2010).[citation needed]

Music careerEdit

Daniela Romo started out young singing back up to Los Hermanos Zavala before venturing out on stage.[3]

In 1983, she traveled to Spain and met Danilo Vaona through her good friend Miguel Bosé. Danilo was famous at the time as an up-and-coming young Italian producer behind Raffaella Carrà among others. She recorded Daniela Romo under a new label, Hispavox. Her first single "Mentiras" caused a stir in Spain as during this time she was hosting a late night talk show in that country.[citation needed]

Her EMI debut album was a smash producing her No. 1 hit singles "Mentiras", "Celos" (written by José Luis Perales), "Pobre Secretaria" (written by Miguel Bosè), "La Ocasión Para Amarnos" and the ballad "Corazón", which served as the theme to the telenovela Un Sólo Corazón.[citation needed]

Romo's musical career soon devoured all of her time and for the next 4 years, she would dedicate all her attention to it. In 1984 she released her 3rd album Amor Prohibido which garnered her biggest International hit "Yo No Te Pido La Luna". The song was a smash all over Latin America and Spain, where the song was originally released in Italian by Fiordaliso titled "Non voglio mica la luna". She followed this record with Dueña de mi Corazón, which would be her last Danilo Vaona produced record for 11 years. She will work again with him in 1995 producing the album "Un Nuevo Amor".[citation needed]

1986 was a big year for Daniela Romo. This marked her return to television with arguably her best role to date in a telenovela with El Camino Secreto. The theme song to the telenovela was sung by Daniela Romo and was written by Juan Gabriel titled "De Mí Enamórate". This song proved to be Romo's biggest hit in Mexico, spending 21 weeks in the No. 1 position. It also achieved similar status in the US with the new Billboard Hot Latin Tracks, where it spent 14 weeks in the top spot.[citation needed]

Her record Mujer de todos, Mujer de nadie was released this year containing her smash. It was produced by Felisatti/J. R. Florez, the Midas touch hit men of Mexican 1980s pop. This would be her only record produced by this dynamic duo but it produced some of her biggest hits such as the gay anthem "Coco Loco", the ballad "Adelante Corazón", "Veneno Para Dos" and the title track.[citation needed]

Romo's musical career took a turn in 1989 when she released Quiero Amanecer con Alguien produced by Bebu Silvetti. The record was a musical change, adapting to balladry and simpler arrangements, more in the vein of Adult Contemporary pop music. This was a risky moved but it paid off as this record was a huge hit on an international scale.[5] She would keep recording and in 1993, she signed a new record contract with Melody/Fonovisa where she would release 3 albums over the next 4 years.[5] The same year, Romo was nominated for Female Pop Artist of the Year at the Lo Nuestro Awards.[6]

The album Ave Fénix released in 2001 was produced by Loris Ceroni and was largely inspired by Cher's comeback effort Believe, adopting her smooth vocals with dance beats. It was largely ignored because Romo would go on to do telenovelas instead of promoting it.[citation needed]

Todo Todo TodoEdit

A line dance was created for her "Todo, Todo, Todo" song in the 1990s. The song is a De rigueur at Filipino formal hall parties.[citation needed]


Studio albumsEdit

Live albums/covers and compilationsEdit

Thematic albumsEdit



Year Title Role Notes
1978 La casa del pelícano Engracia
1979 Te quiero
1979 Tres mujeres en la hoguera Peggy Uncredited
1979 Puerto maldito
1979 El año de la peste
1980 Frontera Rosy
1981 Novia, esposa y amante Laura Mendoza
1999 One Man's Hero Marta


Year Title Role Notes
1978 Ardiente secreto Mariana Main Role
1979 El enemigo
1980 No temas al amor Alejandra Main role
1982 Déjame vivir Estrella Main role
1986 El camino secreto Gabriela Guillén
1989 Balada por un amor Brianda Portugal Main role
1995 Si Dios me quita la vida María Sánchez Amaro Main role
2000 A Millón Host
2001 El manantial Margarita Insunza de Ramírez Main role
2002 Las vías del amor Leticia López Albavera Main role
2005 Alborada Doña Juana Arellano Viuda de Manrique Main role
2006-2007 La fea más bella Playback singer-"simple"
2007 Amor sin maquillaje Fernanda Duarte
2008 Mujeres asesinas Cristina Franco Episode: "Cristina, rebelde"
2009 Sortilegio Victoria Viuda de Lombardo Main role
2010–2011 Triunfo del amor Bernarda de Iturbide Main role
2013 La Tempestad Mercedes Artiga Main role
2016 El hotel de los secretos Ángela Gómez Main role
2017 En tierras salvajes Doña Amparo Main role
2020 Vencer el miedo Bárbara Albarrán de Falcon Special appearance
2020-2021 Vencer el desamor Bárbara Albarrán de Falcon Main role and also playback singer

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Telenovela Result
2018 TVyNovelas Awards

(36th TVyNovelas Awards)

Best Leading Actress En tierras salvajes Nominated
2017 TVyNovelas Awards

(35th TVyNovelas Awards)

El hotel de los secretos Nominated
2013 TVyNovelas Awards

(32nd TVyNovelas Awards)

La Tempestad Nominated
2012 TVyNovelas Awards

(30th TVyNovelas Awards)

Best Antagonist Actress Triunfo del amor Won
2010 TVyNovelas Awards

(28th TVyNovelas Awards)

Best Leading Actress Sortilegio Won
2010 Bravo Awards Leading Actress Won
2006 TVyNovelas Awards

(24th TVyNovelas Awards)

Best Antagonist Actress Alborada Won
15th Bravo Awards Best Antagonist Actress Won
2003 Premios El Heraldo de México Best Leading Actress Las vías del amor Won
2002 TVyNovelas Awards

(20th TVyNovelas Awards)

Best Leading Actress El Manantial Won
2002 Premios Bravo Best Antagonist Actress Won
2002 Premios El Heraldo de México Best Television Actress Won
2003 Premios INTE Supporting Actress Won
1991 TVyNovelas Awards

9th TVyNovelas Awards

Best Actress Balada por un amor Nominated
1987 TVyNovelas Awards

(5th TVyNovelas Awards)

El Camino Secreto Nominated


Year Album Title Singer's Song Review
2009. "Vivir Así" Manuel Mijares &
Para Ti Yo Estoy Mijares' with Daniela Romo & Pandora, Album about covers of some of the most successful songs in Spanish language.
2009. "Oro" Bengala Fuiste Bengala' Mexican Group Rock, second record Oro, this song was powerful.
1998. "Loca" Simone Mi amor Billboard Latin Pop Airplay No. 18[7]
Billboard Hot Latin Songs No. 38[8]
1996. "Querido Amigo" Pedro Infante &
Enamorada Mijares' Tribute to Pedro Infante, this trio was very praised by the critics and fans.
1995. "De Mi Alma Latina" Plácido Domingo Se me olvidó otra vez Compilation of Plácido Domingo with several artists.
1995. "Por un Mundo Nuevo" Pacha Al final Bolivian group that was produced by Bebu Silvetti.
1994. "20 Grandes Éxitos" Rudy Pérez Hoy y siempre para ti Tribute to Daniela Romo of Rudy Pérez.
1994. "La Entrega" Arturo Vargas El Uno Para el Otro The song was presented in Siempre en domingo when Daniela was presenting her then-new album "La Cita". Daniela and Arturo had worked together before, during De Mil Colores season in the Teatro Blanquita.


  1. ^ "Daniela Romo saca su faceta literaria". El Universal (in Spanish). Mexico. 10 April 2015. Archived from the original on 12 July 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 24 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Daniela Romo at AllMusic
  4. ^ "Semblanza · Biografía · Daniela Romo Sitio Oficial AR". Daniela-romo.com.ar. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Daniela Romo Music News & Info". Billboard. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  6. ^ Lannert, John (30 March 1993). "Secada Lead Latin Noms Following Grammy Win". Billboard. 105 (10): 10. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Loca". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Top 100 Music Hits, Top 100 Music Charts, Top 100 Songs & The Hot 100". Billboard. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012.

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