Fernanda Romero

Fernanda Romero (born as María Fernanda Romero Martínez on October 4, 1983) is a Mexican actress,[1] model and singer. She is most noted for her starring role in the Mexican telenovela Eternamente tuya and her supporting role in the American film The Eye.

Fernanda Romero
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Romero at the 2013 Alma Awards
María Fernanda Romero Martínez

(1983-10-04) October 4, 1983 (age 36)
OccupationActress, model, singer


Romero began her singing career when she joined BMG's recording ensemble group, Frizzby, who began touring Central America to promote their two top ten singles. They performed for Pope John Paul II at the famous Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

By the time Romero reached eighteen she was in ad campaigns for brands like Rock and Republic, Clean & Clear, Pepsi, Apple, and J.C. Penney. She also appeared in magazines such as GQ Mexico, OK Magazine Espanol, Reforma and ELLE Mexico.

Romero began her acting career as host of the Univision television show Control, followed shortly by an appearance on the Telemundo telenovela La Ley del Silencio. These led to her first film offer, a role in the film Creature of Darkness, and several more small roles.

Romero's breakout role occurred in the film The Eye. This exposure to American audiences led to more Hollywood films, including The Burning Plain, Drag Me to Hell and Red Canvas.

In 2009, Fernanda Romero returned to Mexico to star in the soap opera Eternamente tuya.

Immigration issuesEdit

In 2010, Romero was arrested on charges of immigration fraud, accused of entering into a sham marriage to obtain legal immigrant status.[2] She and her husband, a musician, were arrested in their separate homes,[2] and put on trial, where she was accused of paying her groom $5000 for the marriage.[3] She wasn't found guilty by a jury, but reached a deal and pled guilty to a lesser count, and was ordered to serve 30 days in jail.[4] Although such a conviction is generally followed by deportation, as of June 2012, the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service had not taken any action to deport Romero.

Selected filmographyEdit

Music Video


  1. ^ "Fernanda Romero sigue con sus proyectos a la espera del juicio de inmigración" (in Spanish). El Nuevo Diario. April 14, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Allen, Nick (April 19, 2010). "Mexican actress Fernanda Romero accused of sham marriage to a musician". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
  3. ^ "Lawyers make final arguments in Fernanda Romero's marriage fraud trial". Los Angeles Daily News. Daily News Wire Service. August 31, 2010. Archived from the original on September 5, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
  4. ^ "Mexican actress Fernanda Romero gets 30 days in sham marriage case". CBS News. Associated Press. April 27, 2011. Retrieved June 21, 2012.

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