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Marta Sanchez

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Marta Sanchez Marta Sanchez (full name Marta Sanchez Lopez) was born on May 8, 1966 in Madrid, Spain. She is a Spanish female vocalist. Marta Sanchez height: 5'3.5"/ 161 cm.

Biography and Career :

Her father, Antonio Sanchez Camporro, was an opera singer.

She's the daughter of Don Antonio Sanchez Camporro, and Dona Maria Paz Lopez Pestonit. Marta has a twin sister, Paz, who was borm prematurely and had to stay in an incubator.

With 12 years, Marta Sanchez studied at Veritas' school in Madrid, a religious school. It was a very strict school in its customs. When she went to school, she always forgot to do some homework and as a result she always got in trouble with the nuns.

At age 14 Marta Sanchez did her first performance for a TV show for children called "Sabadabada" in TVE1.


At 15 years of age she transformed into a pretty young lady that almost always put her wavy hair into a pony tail. Marta Sanchez made havoc between the boys in the neighborhood. Marta Sanchez liked to dress in black and bright colours. She liked to put on make up, appearing older than she was.
Marta Sanchez really enjoyed dancing, and every weekend she went to the "Pacha de Tribunal" nightclub to have fun with her friends. Marta Sanchez spent hours and hours dancing to the sound of music.

When she turned 18 years old (1984), Marta Sanchez put together her first "book" (portfolio) with photos so that she could make herself known to the producers of the different recording studios. The photographer perfectly remembers that day with Marta Sanchez, at that time still a perfect stranger, one of the many who put together a "book" in order to move forward in looking for their first opportunity. This young lady seemed completely different, at all times more sure of herself, of how she wanted to look in the photos, in what she favored and what not. From the start, she guided the photographer, and she was completely convinced that the success which she was waiting for was very near.

Marta Sanchez began her musical career with the band "Cristal Oskuro", but shortly after she was discovered by Tino Azores, a sound technician for the popular pop/rock group Ole-Ole. In 1985Marta became the lead singer for Ole-Ole, which catapulted her to fame, and made her one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1980s in Spain, during a time when the country was getting rid of the traditional rigid moral values of Catholicism. Her nude photographs in the "Interviu" glossy magazine marked a whole generation of teenagers.

Her first hit with Ole-Ole was "Lilli Marlen", a Spanish adaptation of the popular World War II German love song. Other hits like "Bailando sin salir de casa" and "Con solo una mirada" followed with the group. Marta Sanchez remained with the band until 1991, and then decided to pursue a solo career.

Her first album titled "Bailando sin salir de Casa" came out in May of 1986. With this album her dreams became reality, receiving her first gold album. This success continued with songs like "Dejame Sola" (Leave me alone) y "Mirame Bien" (Take a good look at me) (authentic blues), still her favorite song from this album was the ballad "No te Necesita" (She doesn´t need you).

Marta Sanchez's second album with Ole Ole was "Los caballeros prefieren rubias" (Gentleman prefer blondes) came out in May of 1987, begining with the launching of the first single "Sola" (Alone), reaching the number one position on the charts. The sales of this album exceeded 150.000 copies. With the launching of this album, there came a change of image. Abandoning her chestnut colored hair (April of 1987), for golden blond hair, to the style of Marilyn Monroe, which she admired.

In 1988, Marta Sanchez defenitely became a star of pop music in Spain and was the most attractive woman of our country. Marta Sanchez recorded with "Ole Ole" a comercial for Coca Cola, in this comercial one could listen to "Supernatural", a song found in the third album of the group entitled "Cuatro hombres para Eva" (Four men for Eva), published on June 3, 1988.

On the 24 and 25 of December of 1990 "Ole Ole" preformed in the Persian Gulf to inspire, encourage and to bring to life the Christmas season for the sailors of Spain designated there. Everything went wonderfully and was re-broadcasted on TVE1. In 1991 "Ole Ole" recieved the prize "Aplauso 92" in Miami for being the best latin group of the year. On the 6 of July of 1991, Marta Sanchez felt obligated to pose naked for a magazine that does not need to be mentioned. With this she became more popular in all of the country.

By surprise and after being with "Ole Ole " for 6 years, she decided to abandon the group in October of 1991. Marta did this to further enrich her professional career and to do other types of music. While she is in New York, she prepares her launching as a solo singer. Marta Sanchez spent quite a bit of time in New York perfecting her english and taking classes in singing and dancing. Her new disc has a new recording company, PolyGram.

In 1992 year, Marta Sanchez' first entry into the world of cinema was with the movie "Supernova", directed by Juan Minon and with a spectacullar cast: Marta Sanchez, Xavier Gurruchaga, Gabino Diego, Neus Asensi, Angel Alcazar, Guillermo Montesinos, David Gill and Chus Lampreave. On November of 1993, was launched on the market her first album as a solo singer, entitled "Mujer" (Woman). There was an enormous welcome on the part of the public, above all her first single "Desesperada" (Desperate) that gained the number on spot on the charts in Spain, as in other countries. On the 29 of December of 1994, she gets married, by surprise, to her boyfriend Jorge Salatti in Toledo (Spain), but things do not go well and one year after they decide to separate.

Marta Sanchez releases her next album "Desconocida" in 1998 and also sings with Andrea Bocelli in the enormously successful song "Vivo por ella". Her most recent album, "Soy Yo" was released in 2002. In 2004 she released "Profundo Valor: Lo Mejor de Marta Sanchez" and In 2005 she started her last tour called "Gira 2005", which was released in CD and DVD, with the tittle of "Gira 2005, La Coruna, En Directo".

Discography :

- Mujer/Woman (1993)
- Mi Mundo/My World (1995)
- Azabache/One Step Closer (1997)
- Desconocida/Perfect Stranger (1998)
- Los Mejores Anos De Nuestra Vida (2001) -Greatest Hits cd + cd remixes-
- Soy Yo (2002)
- Profundo Valor: Lo Mejor (2004) -Greatest Hits + 3 new songs + 2 new versions of 2 big hits of the past: CD+DVD-
- Gira 2005, La Coruna, En Directo (2005) -Live Album: CD+DVD-

Trivia :

- Had a twin sister, Paz Sanchez Lopez, who died in July 2004 after a long illness.
- Marta Sanchez has a daughter, Paula (b. August 1, 2003)
- Godfather was singer Alfredo Krauss.
- Had a long relationship with bullfighter Javier Conde.
- Her family is Galician. Marta Sanchez usually spent the summers there during her childhood.

Filmography :

1. Gran festival de la copla (2005) (TV) (singer)
2. Gala TP de oro 2004 (2005) (TV) (singer: "Soy yo")
3. Con la primera al 2005 (2004) (TV) (singer)
4. En Nochebuena con los Lunnis y sus amigos (2004) (TV) (singer)
5. Nuestra mejor cancion. La gran final (2004) (TV) (singer: "Libre")
6. 30 veces 31 (2003) (TV) (singer: "Desesperada") (archive footage)
7. Tatuaje (1999) (TV) (singer: "Y sin embargo te quiero")
8. Curdled (1996) (singer)
9. Supernova (1993) (singer: "Everlasting")
10. Especial Nochevieja 1990: Uno menos pa el 92 (1991) (TV) (singer)
11. Especial Nochevieja 1988: Hola, hola 89! (1989) (TV) (singer)
12. Especial Nochevieja 1987: Super 88 (1988) (TV) (singer)
13. Especial Nochevieja 1986: Viva 87 (1986) (TV) (singer)



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