Maria Conchita Alonso was born to parents Ricardo Alonso and Conchita Bustillo. At age 5, Maria and her parentsmoved to Venezuela. Shestarted her career by being in pageants. Maria was first crowned Miss Teenager of the World in 1971, thenMiss Venezuela in 1975. She then became a popular…more
Maria started her career when she was 19, when she appeared in a play called Cuidado con el de los Cuernos.
In 2007, Maria was chosen as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in People en Espanol Magazine.
Maria owns a record label called Ambar Entertainment and a production company called Ambyth Prods.
Maria's family includes her mother Conchita Bustillo, her father Ricardo Alonso Mother, and her brothers Ricardo and Robert Alonso.
Maria has two cats and two dogs which she has rescued from animal protection agencies.
She was considered for the role of Eva Peron in the 1996 movie Evita.
Maria was considered for the role of Matron in Edmond in 2005 but had to decline because she was on tour in Mexico.
Maria was schooled in Switzerland and Spain.
On October 29, 1984, Maria held a concert in "El Junquito" a prison in Caracas, Venezuela.
Maria became an American citizen on October 10,2005.
Maria stands at 5'6-1/2" or 1.69 m.
Under her nickname Ambar she released two albums Love Maniac and The Witch.
In 1998, Maria was honored with the Prize of the City of Huelva Award at the Huelva Latin American Film Festival.
Sports Maria enjoys doing include motorcycling, snow skiing and water skiing.
Maria came in sixth place at the Miss World 1975 pageant.
Maria holds the title of Miss Distrito Federal 1975.
Maria can speak four languages - Spanish, English, French and Italian.
In 2005, Maria launched her own fashion line called "Soy."
In 1997, Maria was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award at the Independent Spirit Awards in the category of Best Female Lead for her role in the 1996 film Caught.
In 2006, Maria won the Pioneer Award at the LA Femme Film Festival.
In 1997, Maria won the Golden Eagle Award at the Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards in the category of Performer of the Year.
She participated as a judge in the Hispanic singing competition La Academia USA.
Maria: Oh, I'm way over the 15 minutes and 15 years. I started my career when I was 14 years old. I'm far ahead of that.
Maria: Though I've never been married and I'm dating on a nonexclusive basis, I feel I'm ready to meet Mr. Wonderful and build a life together. What I value most about a man? Someone who is my equal: hard-working, career-oriented, educated, sensitive and generous in spirit. Oh, did I mention with a sense of humor?
Maria: Since an early age I was told by many that because I'm so outspoken and passionate about standing up for what is right, I will make a difference. My convictions are much stronger than any fear. Freedom, integrity and spirituality are the core issues for me. Freedom is like breathing - without freedom there are no dreams and no future. I'm particularly sensitive to the human condition and the plight of those whose voices can't be heard, particularly children and animals. I feel privileged to be in a position to be instrumental in helping to transform lives and make the world a better place for all. I hope to inspire more people to do the same. I'd like to think that I'm the voice of transformation.