Talina Fernández

Catalina María del Sagrado Corazón Fernández-Veró Vela (born August 2, 1944) is a Mexican television presenter, journalist, producer, and actress. She has hosted and written for numerous television programs for many years.[1]

Talina Fernández
Catalina María del Sagrado Corazón Fernández-Veró Vela

(1944-08-02) August 2, 1944 (age 78)
Mexico City, Mexico
Other namesLa dama del buen decir
Alma materNational Institute of Cardiology [es]
Occupation(s)Television presenter, journalist, producer, actress
Years active1970–present
ChildrenMariana Levy (1966–2005)
Websitetalinafernandez.com Edit this at Wikidata


Talina Fernández was born in Mexico City in 1944, the daughter of Jorge Fernández-Veró and Catalina Vela Alcaráz. She went to study in the United States at a very young age. After returning to Mexico, she graduated in nursing from the National Institute of Cardiology [es].[2][3]

She married Gerardo Levy, with whom she had three children, among them the entertainer Mariana Levy, who died from cardiac arrest in 2005.[4]

After her separation from Levy, she married politician Alejandro Carrillo Castro [es] in 1981. They divorced in 2015, after Fernández alleged infidelity on his part.[5]


In 1972, she began her career as an actress, with a special appearance on the telenovela Las gemelas.[6] In 1977, she was a guest star on another telenovela, Caras y gestos. She has participated in two other telenovelas – Muchachita in 1985 (as a co-star)[7] and Tenías que ser tú in 1992.

She has been the host of various specials, such as the Academy Awards, beauty pageants, and sports programs.[2]

Fernández has produced several television programs, including Vi, video y vencí (1988) and Gana video (1989).[8] She also produced the TV movie Buscando a la niña Heidi in 1988.

Throughout her career, she has hosted several programs, including Nuestras realidades, Rim Bom Video, Taliníssima, ¿Qué crees?, Nuestra Casa,[7] Hasta en las mejores familias, and Hoy.[9]

She was a presenter of the Teletón broadcasts in 1997, 2000, 2001, and 2002. She has participated and contributed to other programs such as Bailando por la boda de tus sueños in 2006, Big Brother VIP: Mexico in 2004, 100 mexicanos dijeron in 2005, and the 2007 Premios TVyNovelas.

In 2003, she headed Nuestra casa with El Coque Muñiz, her daughter Mariana Levy, Claudia Lizaldi, and Carmen Muñoz.[7] She has participated in several documentaries, including No contaban con mi astucia [es] (2000), Historias engarzadas: Sonia Infante (2006), and one in honor of her daughter, Un recuerdo para Mariana Levy (2006).

That same year, a meningeal tumor was detected in her head, which was successfully removed via surgery.[10] In 2009, she had a supporting role in the series Adictos, where she played Lulú.[7]

Since 2016, she has appeared on Hoy, in the segment "Te voy a contar una historia" (I am going to tell you a story).[9] In February 2017 she stated that a new, inoperable tumor had been detected in her head.[9]

She has been involved in several public disputes with Ariel López Padilla and José María "El Pirru" Fernández, both ex-husbands of her deceased daughter.[11][12]


  1. ^ "Talina Fernández" (in Spanish). Televisa. February 13, 2015. Archived from the original on March 6, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Talina Fernández" (in Spanish). Esmas.com. March 2, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Contratacion de Talina Fernandez" (in Spanish). jevson.com. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Cruz, Arturo; Salgado, Agustin (April 30, 2005). "Muere la actriz Mariana Levy tras ver acercarse a sujeto armado a su vehículo" [Actress Mariana Levy Dies After Seeing Armed Man Approach Her Vehicle]. La Jornada (in Spanish). Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "Al club de los divorciados" [Into the Divorcees Club]. Pulso (in Spanish). October 10, 2014. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  6. ^ "La televisión no ha encontrado verdaderos creadores: Arturo Schoening" [Television Has Not Found True Creators: Arturo Schoening]. La Opinión Puebla (in Spanish). July 27, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d "Adictos". ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  8. ^ Morales Valentín, Emilio (June 7, 2000). "Un año después, todavía extrañan a Paco Stanley" [A Year Later, Paco Stanley]. El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c Rodarte, Jorge (February 21, 2017). "Le descubren un nuevo tumor a Talina Fernández" [A New Tumor Discovered for Talina Fernández]. El Debate (in Spanish). Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "Extirpan con éxito tumor a Talina Fernández" [Tumor Successfully Removed from Talina Fernández]. El Universal (in Spanish). Mexico City. October 12, 2006. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  11. ^ "¡Tremenda pelea! Talina Fernández se le va con todo a Ariel López Padilla y 'El Pirru'" [Tremendous Fight! Talina Fernández Takes it All to Ariel López Padilla and 'El Pirru']. TVyNovelas (in Spanish). Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "Ariel López Padilla y 'Pirru' atacan a Talina Fernández" [Ariel López Padilla and 'Pirru' Attack Talina Fernández]. MundoHispánico (in Spanish). Retrieved November 27, 2018.

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