Cristina Saralegui Bio | Wiki
Cristina Saralegui is a Cuban-born American journalist, television personality, and actress. She serves as a talk show host of the Spanish-language eponymous show, El show de Cristina.
Before Saralegui’s television career, she served for ten years as editor-in-chief of the Spanish-language version of Cosmopolitan magazine distributed throughout Latin America. She worked there for ten years until she resigned to become Executive Producer and host of “El Show de Cristina”.
With the success of Pa’lante con Cristina (1989), her Spanish-language TV show, Saralegui decided to test the English-speaking market by hosting and producing The Cristina Show (1997) in English. Currently, she is a member of AARP to help raise awareness, within the Latino community, about the benefits of AARP. They have created ¡Amigos Live!, an online interactive video.
Cristina Saralegui Age
Saralegui was born on January 29, 1948, in Miramar, Havana, Cuba. She is 74 years old.
Cristina Saralegui Height
She is a woman of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in (Approx. 1.65 m).
Cristina Saralegui Family
She was born in Miramar, Havana, Cuba, to her parents Francisco Rene Saralegui, Jr. and Cristina Santamarina. Saralegui is the eldest of five, she had two sisters Vicky and María Eugenia, and two brothers, Patxi and Iñaki. She is of Spanish descent with all four grandparents originating from the Basque Country.
Saralegui’s paternal grandfather Francisco Saralegui was from Lizarza and his grandmother Amalita, an Asturian from Gijon. Following the Cuban Revolution in 1960, she and her family fled to Miami, Florida, United States, and settled on Key Biscayne.
Cristina Saralegui Husband
Saralegui has been married twice in her life. She was first married to her ex-husband Tony with whom she had a daughter Cristina Amelia. Later, in 1982, she married Marcos Avila, a former member of the Miami Sound Machine. From Saralegui’s marriage with Marcos, she has a stepdaughter, Stephanie. Together, they share one child, son Jon Marcos.
Cristina Saralegui Education
She graduated from the Academy of the Assumption in 1966. Later, Saralegui enrolled at the University of Miami. Additionally, in 1973, she started an internship at the magazine Vanidades. This made her improve her written Spanish to the level of her spoken language. By 1979, Saralegui became editor of the Spanish version of Cosmopolitan magazine. She continued in this role through most of the 1980s.
Cristina Saralegui Show | Movies
In 1989, Saralegui launched the Miami-based Spanish-language talk show, El Show de Cristina (The Cristina Show) on Univisión. She ended each episode with a double thumbs-up salute. She also hosted prominent guests such as Shakira, Don Francisco, Fernando Colunga, Selena, Lucero, Gloria Estefan, and her husband Emilio Estefan, Jr., and many more.
Saragelui’s last talk show on-air was on November 1, 2010, after 21 years. She was celebrated by her colleagues Daniela Romo, Cesar Evora, Thalia, Shakira, Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, and others. Moreover, she published her own magazine, Cristina: La Revista, and several books. Saralegui remained under contract with Univision until December 31, 2010. In addition to her career, Saragelui is also an actress and has appeared in movies such as,
George Lopez (2003)
Cristina Saralegui Net Worth
She earns her wealth as a journalist, television personality, and actress. Therefore, no doubt she has amassed a fortune over the years. Saragelui’s estimated net worth is $30 million.
How Did Cristina Saralegui Become Famous
In 1989, Saragelui made her television debut as host and executive producer of “The Cristina Show” on the Univision Network. The program broke barriers and became a rating hit. Saragelui resides in Miami Beach with her husband and their three children.