Interview.María Jiménez: "What am I going to wish for? To turn 70 more years!"
Salud.María Jiménez: she proposed it to him and 'it's not over'
Like the phoenix,
(70) has always been reborn from her own ashes at such cruel moments in her life as the
death of her daughter,
the mistreatment of
or her serious
that almost ended her her last year.
With more force than ever, the artist from Seville comes to
El Hormiguero 3.0
first time to
her new work,
La vida ... a mi modo,
in which she has collaborated with
Miguel Poveda or Pitingo.
His childhood was marked by need.
He lived in an apartment so tiny that the
bathroom was in a hallway shared
by all the neighbors.
When his father fell ill, he had to earn his beans by
wrapping polvorones, cleaning dishes
or taking care of children while in his thoughts the idea of
being an artist
gained more force than ever.
At the age of 15 he showed great courage to move to Barcelona to pursue his dream.
There she found
work as a maid
for a family of the upper bourgeoisie, but walking along the famous Ramblas she had the courage to enter the
Villa Rosa flamenco tavern
where she improvised a couple of songs and the owner hired her for
200 pesetas a day.
At the age of 17 he moved back to Seville to perform at the Los Gallos and La Cochera tablaos, where he
shared the bill with Lola Flores or Farruco.
The singer and her then partner, Pepe Sancho, in the 1980s.
It was precisely La Faraona who told her that she was pregnant.
He sensed it.
So it was.
His daughter María del Rocío was
born on January 7, 1968, but the father was not present since
he went to buy tobacco and never returned.
The father was said to belong to an important family from Seville.
At that time, being a single mother was a scandal.
Due to financial constraints, she returned to her father's home, but it didn't take long for her to
leave the little girl in the care of her grandparents
to go to Madrid to find a life.
In the capital, she
found work in the tablaos
El Duende, in Gitanillo de Triana and Pastora Imperio, and Las Brujas, where Emilio Romero, the quintessential journalism teacher, baptized her as
because "listening to her sing she reminds me of the aroma of a hookah ".
But that nickname hit him like a shot at first because in Seville it is synonymous with the intimate parts of women.
But bad weather, good face.
His first record work was
María La Pipa
(1975), which unleashed the
eroticization of the rumba
with themes as powerful as
I give myself whole
Háblame en la cama
She was about to
marry the boxer Mando Ramos,
but Pedro Carrasco - Rocío Jurado's ex-husband - advised her not to do so.
That decision would change his life forever since, after obtaining a resounding success with
met Pepe Sancho,
who also savored the honeys of popularity thanks to the
Together with his son Alejandro, fruit of his marriage with Pepe Sancho.
They were married in 1980, the wedding dress
cost 350,000 of the old pesetas,
there were almost 3,500 guests and 1.8 million pesetas were spent on the banquet.
Pepe adopted Rocío
and in February 1983 his only son, Alejandro, was born, who has already made him a grandmother.
Everything seemed to be going smoothly, but professionally she began to decline and emotionally she lived through an ordeal with
insults, humiliations and infidelities
in 1984, and the following year, she suffered the hardest blow of her life when
her daughter died at 17 in a
He thought of committing suicide, but thanks to the music he clung to life.
Although on some occasion, the versatile artist has confessed that she
lived seven years of madness.
Addicted to the actor's love,
in 1986 in Costa Rica and four years later they did the same in Bali to collect an exclusive succulent.
But Pepe was still unfaithful, he was jealous, he harassed her ... There was mistreatment, but those events prescribed and the actor was not sentenced.
definitively divorced in 2002,
shortly after María's resounding success with her fifteenth album,
Where it hurts more (Sing for Sabina)
, for which she dressed as a peacock during some of her performances.
In her memoirs,
Calla, a scoundrel,
made clear the Jekyll & Hyde-style personality of her ex-husband who, over time, was discovered to have had a son named Javier in 1973 with a former hostess of the
One, Two Three
.. answer again.
To add insult to injury, María Jiménez also
defeated two cancers.
Established in Chiclana de la Frontera (Cádiz) since 2003, María Jiménez tries to
as Ava Gardner did in her day.
His voice is so unique that when they tell him where that art comes from, he doesn't hesitate: "I sing with my pussy."
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