Dulce Maria is a Mexican singer, songwriter, actress, and author. She has been involved in the entertainment scene since childhood and has made commercials with over 100 works. However, she has long since left the commercial arena and is a member of several successful music groups, including K.I.D.S. – which is very popular with children -, Jeans, D&D, and RBD, before she recorded her solo performance in 2009. As an actress, she is known for her role as Roberto Alexandra in Rebelde. Learn more about her with these five facts.
Dulce Maria’s Bio
She was born on December 6, 1985, in Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico, and named Saviñón by her parents, Bianca Saviñón and Fernando Espinoza, Dulce María Espinoza Saviñón. She has two sisters, Blanca Ireri and Claudia Maria, and is the grandniece of the legendary Mexican painter Frida Khalo. Her ancestry is mixed, consisting of Germans, Mexican Indians, and Spaniards.
Dulce began her career as a little girl of 8 years with television commercials and appeared in the Mexican version of Sesame Street called Plaza Sesamo. Other commercials she appeared in included one for the Mexican furniture store Viana during Mother’s Day. In addition to commercials, she participated in several specials on the Mexican Discovery Kids Channel and worked on soap operas on Televisa.
5 Facts To Know About Dulce Maria
Dulce became a member of the Mexican music group K.I.D.S. in 1996. After three years she decided to leave the group for personal reasons and form another group with her then-boyfriend Daniel Habif, who was also a member of K.I.D.S: D&D. The duo recorded five songs but went their separate ways shortly after.
After that, she joined the Mexican girl band Jeans in early 2000, until she left in 2002 to shoot her movie Clase 406. She was then cast for Rebelde, whose success brought to life the Latin pop group RBD, made up of Mexican actors and singers: Dulce, Maite Perroni, Christian Chávez, Alfonso Herrera, and Christopher von Uckermann. They were internationally successful from 2004 until their separation in 2009 and were twice nominated for a Latin Grammy Award and won numerous other prizes. They also made 9 studio albums, including records in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, and sold more than 60 million records worldwide, making them the most successful Latin pop group of all time.
They have also collaborated with a number of well-known musicians to create hits. Her collaborations include Italian singer Tiziano Ferro and Mexican singer Anahí on El Regalo Màs Grande, Akon; Spanish producer/singer Juan Magan on Inevitable for his 2009 hit Beautiful in 2010, Swedish singer Basshunter on Wake Up Beside Me in 2013 and Dominican-Spanish singer Henry Mendez on No Regresa Más in 2014.
After the dissolution of RBD, Dulce Maria signed with Universal Music in October 2009 and began recording as a solo artist. She has released three studio albums: Extranjera (2010), Sin Fronteras (2014), and DM (2017).
Her first album debuted on number one of the Mexican AMPROFON and she was also the first Mexican artist to be awarded platinum in Brazil. It is also a tribute to the late Tejano singer Selena, entitled Ya No. Her fourth album, entitled Origen, is scheduled for release in 2019.
Since her days in the commercial arena with over 100 commercials, Dulce has appeared in many successful telenovelas, including El vuelo del águila (1994), Nunca te olvidaré (1999), Clase 406 (2003), Rebelde (2004), RBD: La Familia (2007), Verano de Amor (2009), Mentir para Vivir (2013), Corazón Que Mmiente (2016) – where she was cast in her first antagonist role – and Muy padres (2018).
She gained international fame after having acted in Rebelde as the strong-willed daughter of a famous Mexican singer and received the 2006 TVyNovelas Award for Best Young Telenovela Actress for her work.
Apart from her dominance on television, she is also a fixture on the big screen. In 2010 she portrayed Lupita in the indie film project Alguien Ha Visto A Lupita? (Has anyone seen Lupita?), starring alongside Chilean actor Cristian de la Fuente. Her other films include Inesperado Amor (2000), El Agente 00-P2 (2009), Quiero ser fiel (2014).
In addition, Dulce not only appears on screen to entertain her audience but also uses her established presence there to promote issues that are close to her heart, such as PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals). For example, in 2015 she appeared in a PETA video that prevented people from visiting circuses that use animals, and in July 2018 she joined the PETA campaign against SeaWorld.
Awards and Recognitions
Dulce Maria has won several international awards such as the MTV Europe Music Award, Premios TVyNovelas, People en Español Award, Premios Juventud, and the American, Mexican and Brazilian editions of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
She has also been named Febre Teen magazine 2014 Latin Star of the Year and received the Para Todos magazine’s Best Latin American Singer award for her 20th anniversary in 2015.
In addition to the awards she has received for her works, she has also been recognized by various media for her contributions. Magazines such as People en Español voted her one of the most beautiful in 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2016, and in 2006 she topped the list of the Quien, 2012 Caras, 2016 TVyNovelas. She was also named one of the “100 sexiest women ever” in 2011 by the magazine Vip.
Her influence has also been recognized on social media platforms such as Twitter, and in 2015 she was Mexican with the best tip (#7) on Billboard Social 50. Over the course of her career, Dulce Maria has amassed a fortune of $12 million that makes your mouth water.
Dulce is known not only as an actress and singer but also for her commitment to humanitarian services and campaigns.
In September 2009, she was selected by Google, Save the Children, and Chicos.net to represent the Technology Yes campaign, which aims to promote the proper use of technology and the Internet among children and young people. In October 2009, she created her own foundation called Fundación Dulce Amanecer, through which she works to address social issues such as supporting indigenous women’s communities and protecting the environment. She received the Pro-Social Award of the Kids Choice Awards Mexico 2011 for her actions and impact on the environment and society.
Dulce Maria was invited by KaBOOM! and Kool-Aid in August 2012 to help build and open a playground in Lynwood, California, designed to promote physical activity for minors and reduce obesity among them.
Other campaigns she has been involved in include Mujeres a Tiempo, a breast cancer campaign organized by Televisa Monterrey. In 2015, it became the image of the global MTV campaign Someone Like Me, which was created to inform and engage young people about sex and sexual health and ultimately reach, among other things, an HIV-free generation.
There never seems to be a lack of activity in their dating arena. Dulce’s relationship timeline would include names like Luis Rodrigo Reyes (2011 – 2012), her Verano de Amor castmate Pablo Lyle (2009), Mexican professional footballer Francisco Guillermo Ochoa (2006 – 2007), and RBD band mate Alfonso Herrera (2002 – 2005). In addition to these confirmed relationships, there were rumors that Dulce met with American singer Joe Jonas after her appearance on stage in August 2011.
The redheaded bomb began in 2016 with a Mexican filmmaker, poet, writer, documentary filmmaker, and executive producer Paco Álvarez.