Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan

Highest Rated: 96% Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (2021)

Lowest Rated: 63% Music of the Heart (1999)

Birthday: Sep 1, 1957

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Latin superstar Gloria Estefan first came to fame as the frontwoman of Miami Sound Machine in the '70s. Born Gloria Fajardo in Havana, she came with her family to Miami as a child during the Cuban Revolution, and became a US citizen in 1974.  She studied psychology at the University of Miami and while still a student, she joined a dance band called the Miami Spanish Boys, led by keyboardist Emilio Estefan. The group became Miami Sound Machine and the pair were married soon after. Initially big with Spanish-speaking audiences, the group's mix of disco and Latin pop didn't cross over until they began making English-language albums in the early '80s.  "Dr. Beat" in 1984 was their first international dance hit, though it was easily topped by the next two albums, Eyes of Innocence and Let it Loose , which went multi-platinum and produced eight hit singles between them-among them were "Conga," which would become Estefan's signature dance song, and "I Need Your Love," the first of her many ballad hits. By now she had top billing in the group, and 1989's Cuts Both Ways, though largely made with the same group, was released as a solo album. It produced another five singles including a smash ballad, "Don't Wanna Lose You." Soon after its release, Estefan met with President Bush on March 20, 1990 to discuss antidrug efforts. Leaving that meeting, her tour bus was struck by a van in Scranton, PA and she was critically injured with a fractured spine. Against the odds she made a full recovery within a year, and had another success with Into the Light, a concept album about overcoming adversity. Another career peak would come with the 1996 album Destiny, which coincided with a commercial resurgence of Latin music. Among its hits was "Reach," which became the theme of that year's Summer Olympics. She carried her career into other media, making her movie debut in the Wes Craven film "Music of the Heart" (1999). During 2010 she and Emilio Estefan spearheaded an all-star, Spanish-language version of the Michael Jackson charity song "We Are the World" for Haitian relief. A jukebox musical based on the Estefans' life story, On Your Feet! , opened on Broadway in 2015 and toured internationally. Gloria Estefan was featured at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2017.

Highest rated movies

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It Father of the Bride
Music of the Heart




81% 53% Father of the Bride Ingrid Herrera (Character) - 2022
86% 72% Vivo Marta Sandoval (Voice) - 2021
96% 93% Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It Unknown (Character),
$263.2K 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 77% For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story Emilia (Character) - 2000
63% 72% Music of the Heart Isabel Vasquez (Character) $14.8M 1999
No Score Yet 83% Sesame Street - Elmopalooza! Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet VH1 Divas Live 1998 Music Performer - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gloria Estefan - Don't Stop! Unknown (Character) - 1998


No Score Yet 0% The Talk Music Performer,
2011-2013 2018 2020-2022
No Score Yet 6% The View Music Performer,
2013-2015 2020 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Dine For With Kate Sullivan Guest 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poetry in America Guest 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2011 2021
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Host 2021
No Score Yet 92% Penn & Teller: Fool Us Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012-2013 2015 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Music Performer,
2006-2007 2013 2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
99% 89% One Day at a Time Mirtha (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2016
100% 85% Jane The Virgin Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Big Interview With Dan Rather Guest 2016
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2013-2016
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015
70% 71% Glee Maribel Lopez (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Next Judge 2012
33% 100% The Marriage Ref Guest 2010
68% 0% American Idol Guest 2008
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Music Performer,
1993 1995 2000 2002 2005
95% 94% Frasier Maria (Guest Voice) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue's Clues Unknown (Guest Star) 1998