Written by Victor Barreiro Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00
Edith Márquez may not be a name you recognize at first glance, but her sultry looks are most definitely unforgettable. This Mexican actress and singer began her career in showbiz at the early age of five after winning the singing competition, Juguemos a Cantar in 1978. Edith then went on to claim victory in 1984’s Canta, Canta. She later attended some courses at the Artistic Educational Training Centre of "Televisa", the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world. Edith soon began singing with musical band "Timbiriche". After conquering the musical world, she tried her hand at acting in a number of telenovelas, which include Papá Soltero and last year’s Mañana es Para Siempre. The multi-talented artist recently sat down with me for a one on one chat.
Your career was born after winning “Juguemos a Cantar,” which can be compared to American Idol. Did that help kick start your role as a singer?
Absolutely, all the singers need some sort of platform. There needs to be people that believe in you and that are willing to bet you will make it.
Being a member of Timbiriche played a huge role in your life. What was that experience like?
I grew so much as an artist with them. We all wanted to be a part of the group, which is important. I learned a lot from the Timbiriche experience. It is what helped mold me into the performer that I am today.
Is there a moment with the group that sticks out as favorite?
There are so many, everything from long tours to endless laughs. They truly were my extended family.
Acting in telenovelas is another craft you’ve mastered. Do you prefer singing on stage or working as an actress?
I love to sing live in front of an audience. There is nothing that I enjoy more than that. Acting is very different. Besides, I don’t like to be in a closed space, which is how most telenovelas are shot. It’s great to be able to travel with my staff and musicians. Seeing new places with them is the best.