Mara Croatto (born February 2, 1969) is a retired Venezuelan-born Puerto Rican actress.[1][2][3]

Mara Croatto
Mara Croatto

(1969-02-02) February 2, 1969 (age 55)
Spouse(s)Juan Roselló
(Married: ??; Divorced: ??)
José Ángel Llamas
(Married: 2004 - Present)

Early years edit

Croatto is the daughter of Argentine actress Raquel Montero and Puerto Rican ( Italian Argentine born) folk singer, Tony Croatto. Shortly after birth in Caracas, Venezuela, her parents decided to move and resettle in Puerto Rico.

She was raised and educated in San Juan. When Croatto was 11 years old, she attended the D'Rose Modeling School, where she took modeling classes. She was an alumna of the Academia del Perpetuo Socorro in Miramar. Croatto always considers herself a Puerto Rican and publicly identifies herself as such.[4][5]

Acting career edit

Croatto started her acting career as a narrator in El Show de Shows ("The Show of Shows") which aired locally on Channel 11. She also worked as a dancer on such television shows Juventud 83 and Juventud 84 during her adolescence.[5][6]

During her early adulthood, she won a small part on the television show La Pension de Doña Tere (Mrs. Tere Boardinghouse) starring Norma Candal. That year, she also worked in her first mini soap opera in which the members of Menudo participated. Her character was that of the sister of Ricky Martin who happened to be in love with Robby Rosa.

Her first important role in a soap opera was in Cisne Blanco (White Swan) with Deborah Carthy-Deu. Among the other soap operas in which she has participated are:[4]

Personal edit

Croatto was married to Juan Roselló, the brother of former Menudo member Roy Rosselló. She and Roselló have two sons together, Juan Alejandro and Michael Gabriel. On August 29, 2004, Croatto married Mexican actor José Ángel Llamas. They have one son together, Rafael.

In February 2011, Croatto and Llamas became born-again Christians, and they have quit acting to focus on their service to God.[7]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Primera Hora
  2. ^ Cobos TV
  3. ^ Azteca 21 Magazine
  4. ^ a b "Latin American Actresses". Archived from the original on 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2008-12-16.
  5. ^ a b Fundación Nacional para la Cultura Popular
  6. ^ Mara Croatto at IMDb
  7. ^ "José Ángel Llamas ya no será galán, ahora servirá a Dios" [José Angel Llamas will no longer be gallant, now he will serve God]. Zocalo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-07-22.

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