Hispanic stars with over 20 years on TV
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Kick back and soak up the charm of seasoned Hispanic stars who’ve lit up screens for over 20 years, all beamed to you daily thanks to DishLATINO.
Top talents from Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Spain, and beyond come your way through DISH. The satellite TV provider dishes up varied and budget-friendly plans.
If you need to convince yourself, check out these celebs.
Mexican Stars Who Captivate
When it comes to Mexican stars, there’s Gabriel Soto. He started as a model, competing internationally. But once on TV sets, he became a public fave. He first acted in soaps like Mi Querida Isabel, Alma Rebelde and Mi Destino Eres Tú. But Amigas y Rivales, launched in 2001, truly boosted his career. This teen telenovela made history.
Since then he’s starred in over a dozen TV soaps. Most recently, Amor Divino y Mi Camino Es Amarte.
Gabriel won Audience Favorite for his lead role with Zuria Vega in Un Refugio Para El Amor. He also scored an award for his work beside Adriana Louvier in Yo No Creo En Los Hombres.
And Mexico isn’t short on talent. One acclaimed lady in telenovela history is Victoria Ruffo.
Victoria gained huge fame and love for her roles in various telenovelas, becoming an icon.
Well-known titles include Simplemente María, La Fiera and Victoria. But in over 20 years on TV, she’s offered up even more. She’s played the lead in 16 telenovelas! The list includes Pobre Niña Rica, Vivo Por Elena, Abrázame Muy Fuerte, La Madrastra and La Malquerida.
Victoria scored Best Young Lead Actress in ’85 for La Fiera and Best Lead Actress in 2013 for Corona de Lágrimas. She was also named one of ‘Los 50 más bellos’ by People en Español magazine.
Another famed Mexican is Kate del Castillo. This gifted actress has graced many telenovelas and series, like the hit La Reina del Sur. Kate has won awards for her versatile skills.
In La Reina del Sur, she played Teresa Mendoza, initially a naive woman dating a Mexican trafficker, who becomes a cartel boss herself. Though first aired on Telemundo, it now streams on Netflix due to its wild success.
Beyond telenovelas, she has crossed over into Hollywood. Kate, daughter of actor Eric del Castillo, debuted in film at six in 1978’s The Last Escape. But her role as Leticia in Muchachitas marked a positive career shift.
What about TV star Angélica Vale? Like Kate, she comes from an artistic family. Her mom is “La Novia de México”, Angélica María, and dad is famous singer Raúl Vale. Angélica acts, sings, impersonates and cracks jokes, enjoying huge success. Her most acclaimed role was the lead in La Fea Más Bella. But she’s worked as an actress for almost 30 years! Many remember her from the teen soaps Soñadoras and Amigas Y Rivales.
As a comic, Vale was a noted celeb impersonator on the comedy shows La Parodia and Parodiando. She has voiced roles in hit animated films like Ice Age: The Meltdown, Dawn of The Dinosaurs, Continental Drift, Coco and more.
Speaking of La Fea Más Bella, there’s Jaime Camil. Against his businessman father’s wishes, this TV personality, singer and actor entered showbiz. Although his father later became supportive.
He debuted in ’95 with his show El Show de Jaime Camil. In ’96 he hosted Qué Nochecita with Jaime Camil.
Since then he has hosted many shows in Mexico and the US, like CBS’ La Lotería Loca. His international fame came via telenovelas like Las Tontas No Van Al Cielo, Que Pobres Tan Ricos and The CW series Jane The Virgin.
Jaime Camil is a Mexican talent with international appeal–catch him on DISH!
Latin American Talent Sparkles in Mexico
TelevisaUnivision features artists from abroad who made it big in Mexico. One is Sebastián Rulli, an Argentine actor known for soap operas like Rubí, Papá a Toda Madre, Amores Verdaderos, Teresa and Lo Que La Vida Me Robó.
In 2014 he won two awards for Lo Que La Vida Me Robó.
As one of the most handsome actors globally, People en Español listed him among their “Los 50 más bellos."
Another international star making his mark on Mexican TV is Chilean actor Cristián de la Fuente. He discovered his passion while studying at the university in Chile and later rose to fame in Mexico and the US.
Recent roles were in En Tierras Salvajes, Devious Maids, Quiero Amarte and Amor Bravío.
Cristián has also ventured into reality television as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars and as a judge on Telemundo’s Así Se Baila.
Juan Soler is another foreigner who found fame in Mexico. In 1981, the Argentine arrived, determined to succeed on TV. He demonstrated courage when he showed up at Televisa, where he was accepted into the Centro de Educación Artística.
He starred in soaps like Cañaveral de Pasiones, Bajo la Misma Piel, Cuando Me Enamoro and more.
Gaby Spanic also owes a lot to Mexico.
Gaby shot to fame playing twin roles in 1998’s La Usurpadora. Beyond that hit, she has starred in various telenovelas, theater and music projects such as Por Tu Amor, La Intrusa and Emperatriz.
Lately she has done Telemundo reality competitions Top Chef VIP and La Casa de los Famosos.
More Hispanic TV talent abounds, like Rafael Amaya, Gregorio Pernía, Carlos Ponce, Angelique Boyer and Irina Baeva. And DishLATINO packages feature Spanish channels Antena Tres Internacional and TV Española Internacional.
Adored Spanish Stars on DISH
You’ll find the full casts of Money Heist, The Boarding School, Locked Up, Paco’s Men and Gran Hotel. Main stars include:
- Úrsula Corberó
- Álvaro Morte
- Itziar Ituño
- Pedro Alonso
The Boarding School:
- Marta Torné
- Martiño Rivas
- Blanca Suárez
- Yon González
Vis a Vis (Locked Up):
- Maggie Civantos
- Najwa Nimri
- Carlos Hipólito
Los Hombres de Paco (Paco’s Men):
- Paco Tous
- Pepón Nieto
- Hugo Silva
- Michelle Jenner
- Yon González
- Amaia Salamanca
- Adriana Ozores
- Eloy Azorín
In the last 20 years, TV Española Internacional has also aired Isabel, Águila Roja, Gran Reserva, Cuéntame Cómo Pasó and El Misterio del Tiempo. Stars include Rodolfo Sancho, Gabriel Gutiérrez, Álex González, Ricardo Gómez, Michelle Jenner, Ana Duato and Aura Garrido.
While Antena Tres Internacional and TV Española International don’t follow Spain’s schedules, DishLATINO brings you their top talent.
And the cherry on top? DISH’s roster of fave Spanish-language hosts.
Tune in for Adamari López, Galilea Montijo, Héctor Sandarti, Yordi Rosado, “El Burro” Van Rankin, Karla Martínez, Myrka Dellanos, Giselle Blondet and more.
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