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Patricia Manterola (Spanish pronunciation: [paˈtɾisja manteˈɾola]; born Bertha Patricia Manterola Carrión on April 23, 1972)[1][2][3] is a Mexican singer and actress born in Mexico City.[4][5]

Patricia Manterola
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Background information
Birth nameBertha Patricia Manterola Carrión
Born (1972-04-23) April 23, 1972 (age 47)
Mexico City, Mexico
GenresLatin pop, pop rock
Occupation(s)Singer, fashion designer, actress
Years active1989–present
LabelsMelody / Fonovisa, Del Angel Music, Sony BMG, Mi Rey Music, Nui Records


Patricia Manterola Carrion was born to Jorge Manterola and Maria Dolores Carrion, the second of three children. Her brother Jorge, is 11 months older , and her younger sister Michelle, who shares the same birth date as Patricia, is eight years younger.

Paty—as she is also known—attended elementary school at "Colegio Miguel Angel" and "Franco-Espanol." She studied at "Colegio Oxford" in Cuernavaca during her middle school years, where she lived with her extended family for a while. For high school she attended "Tecnológico de Monterey" de Cuernavaca and graduated in Mexico City at "Colegio Miguel Angel."

In addition to her academics, Paty studied dance, voice, and music. She was the main voice in the chorus of the "Miguel Angel Institute." Since she was a little girl she demonstrated an affinity for the entertainment world, participating in school plays, until at the age of nine, she was part of the musical comedy "Anita la Huerfanita," (Little Orphan Annie). Later, she was part of the festival "Juguemos a Cantar" (1982), together with her brother, Jorge, and two friends, she made it to the finals, which allowed her to record on a compilation album edited for the festival.

Manterola soon entered the world of modeling, which allowed her to meet the Mexican producer Luis de Llano, in 1989, creator of the band, Timbiriche and a successful producer of telenovelas (soap operas). De Llano eventually suggested she audition for the group, but noticing her talent, invited her to be part of a new project known as Garibaldi.

Personal lifeEdit

On April 17, 1999, Paty married Javier Ortiz, a fellow ex-member of Garibaldi. Yet they divorced a little over five years later, in 2005. In a joint letter to the media, Manterola and Ortiz addressed their separation and asked for the public to respect their privacy during this difficult time.[6] She married Forrest Kolb on December 12, 2010 in Xcaret on the Mayan Riviera, Mexico. They were married in a small private wedding with 200 guests and she was dressed by her close friend, Nicolas Felizola.[7]


Manterola made her acting debut with ¿Dónde Quedó La Bolita? (1993), a comedy featuring Garibaldi. In 1994, after a Garibaldi live performance in Acapulco, Manterola launched her solo career with the release of Hambre de Amor. Paty's newfound notoriety allowed her to make the smooth transition into acting. Soon thereafter, Paty earned roles in various telenovelas (soap opera) such as Acapulco, Cuerpo y Alma (1995) and Gente Bien (1997). She received the newcomer of the year award from the Latin American soap opera magazine, TV y Novelas for her portrayal of Lorena on Acapulco, Cuerpo y Alma.[8]

Within a few years, Manterola was a sought after star, acting in several telenovelas such as: Los Angeles de Charlie (Charlie's Angels), Apuesta por un Amor (Gamble for Love), and Destilando Amor. She has also done cameo appearances in Ugly Betty, Muchas Muchachas and in La Fea Mas Bella. Manterola was nominated for a TVyNovelas Award for Best Lead Actress for her work on Apuesta por un Amor.

While Manterola has received greater acclaim in her native Mexico, she has also had a transnational impact by appearing in American television and films. For instance, she has appeared in HBO's Arli$$, Souvenir (1997), The Hazard City (2000), The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood! (2000) and Carman: The Champion (2001).

In her role as Gabriela in the Dukes of Hazzard movie, Manterola demonstrated her bilingual ability as her character was pitted as Bo Duke's (John Schneider) love interest. A few years prior to the movie's release, she had enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to study English.

In addition, Manterola had roles on the movies The Singer (2008) and The Perfect Game (2009).


Garibaldi was a Mexican group of young men and women, wearing a very free version of the traditional charro costume while singing modern version of traditional songs, causing some controversy. The name Garibaldi comes from Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City where mariachi bands can be found.

The former members, and their current occupations are:



Year Title Role
2017 La Nación de las Mariposas Camelia
2011 The King Hector Lavoe Carmen
2009 The Perfect Game Maria
2007 Mi novia está de madre Virginia
2001 Carman: The Champion Allia Herrera
2000 Hyôryû-gai Lucia
1993 Dónde quedó la bolita Paty


Year Title Role Notes
2019 ¿Quién es la máscara?[9] Herself
2019 The World's Best Herself International Judge
2018 Señora Acero Nancy Salas Series regular (season 5); 27 episodes
2017–present Renta congelada Delia Main role
2017 Siempre Niños Herself Host
2016 La Voz Kids Herself Host
2010 El cartel 2, la guerra total Andrea Negrete Co-star
2010 Gritos de muerte y libertad Mujer Morena "La última conjura" (Season 1, Episode 10)
2008 El show de los sueños: Sangre de mi sangre Herself Host
2007 Destilando amor Erika Robledo 120 episodes
2006-2007 Ugly Betty Dancer / María / María Lorenzo
2006 La fea más bella Patricia
2005 Apuesta por un amor Julia Montaño "La Potra" Main role
2004 Acapulco fest 2004 Herself Host
2001 Great Performances Herself "Alessandro Safina in Concert: Only You" (Season 30, Episode 4)
2001 Arli$$ Carman Caballo "Setting Precedents" (Season 6, Episode 1)
2000 The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood Gabriela Television film
1999-2001 Ángeles Adriana Vega
  • "Tragicamente a la moda" (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • "Fantasmas en el atardecer" (Season 1, Episode 5)
1997 Gente bien María Figueroa 89 episodes
1996 Mujer, casos de la vida real Episode: "Quiero ser estrella"
1995-1996 Acapulco, cuerpo y alma Lorena Main role
1991 Alcanzar una estrella II
1989 Papá soltero
  • Episode: "Operación cupido"
  • Episode: "Operación cupido: Segunda parte"

As producerEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Great Performances Co-producer "Alessandro Safina in Concert: Only You" (Season 30, Episode 4)


Year Title Role
2019 Divinas
1998 Una Pareja en Aprietos
1979 Anita la huerfanita Huerfana



Manterola has also been a noted defender of animal rights. On her personal website, Manterola declares: "Hasta los animales mas exoticos merecen vivir en libertad."[10] ("Even the most exotic animals deserve to live in freedom.")

As such, in 2001 she posed nude on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In 2004, she protested Kentucky Fried Chicken's cruel treatment of chickens and urged the multimillion-dollar corporation to adhere to a kinder, gentler methodology. More recently, Paty has advocated on behalf of the monarch butterflies that migrate from Alaska to the Mexican state of Michoacán. She donated personal jewelry which was sold at auction to further the cause.[11]

Manterola's altruism is not solely restricted to animal rights and the environment. In January 2006, she personally donated 1,500 toys for the children of the Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo in Chapultepec. "No hay con qué pagar la sonrisa de un niño," Manterola said.[11] ("A child's smile is priceless.") In 2007, Patricia joined the Baja Una Estrella Foundation to help in the development of education, health, and social development for poor communities in Mexico.[12]

Designing careerEdit

In 2004, Manterola planned to open a business in the Mexican city of Puebla, launching her own line of jeans, "B-good", suitable for everybody.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Profile of Ms Manterola at IMDb
  2. ^ Biography of Patricia Manterola by Univision (Spanish)
  3. ^ Profile of Patricia Manterola at Viña del Mar Festival (Spanish) Archived 2010-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Patty Manterola defiende a los pollos Archived 2007-03-16 at the Wayback Machine (Spanish)
  5. ^ Talk-Show Host Cristina Saralegui Opens Production Studios in Miami Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine Celeste Rodas, Hispanic Business, (May 7, 2001).
  6. ^ La carta del adiós : Paty y Javier toman caminos separados Archived 2009-07-15 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ revista hola (December 14, 2010). "La cantante mexicana Patricia Manterola se casa en una romántica ceremonia en la Riviera Maya". (in Spanish).
  8. ^ patricia manterola | Archived 2008-02-20 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ TIM, Televisa. "Patricia Manterola revela lo que se lleva de ¿Quién es la Máscara?". Las Estrellas TV (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  10. ^ patricia manterola | Archived 2008-02-20 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ a b Quiero Mas De Patricia Manterola
  12. ^ Patricia Manterola For a Good Cause - Latin Gossip

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