Mara Croatto

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

Mara Croatto
Mara Croatto

(1969-02-02) February 2, 1969 (age 51)
Spouse(s)Juan Roselló
José Ángel Llamas
ChildrenJuan Alejandro
Michael Gabriel

Early yearsEdit

Croatto is the daughter of Argentine actress Raquel Montero and Italian Argentine 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 careerEdit

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]


She presently resides in Miami with her husband, Mexican actor José Ángel Llamas, whom she married in August 2004. They have a son, Rafael, and she has two sons, Juan Alejandro and Michael Gabriel, from her previous marriage to Juan Roselló, who is the brother of former Menudo bandmember Roy Roselló, not related to former Puerto Rico governors Pedro and Ricardo Rosselló.

See alsoEdit


  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 on IMDb

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