Thalia, a Mexican singer, songwriter, producer, actress, and entrepreneur, was born on August 26, 1971, in Mexico City, Mexico. She was born as the youngest daughter of Ernesto Sodi Pallares, a scientist, pathologist, criminologist, and a writer, and his wife Yolanda Miranda, an esteemed painter, in a well-settled Mexican upper-middle-class family.


Youngest of the five children of her parents, she was encouraged to pursue art by her mother. Her interest in arts and music, made her mother get Thalia to get enrolled at the “National Conservatory of Music and Mexico” at the age of 4. Thalia also took a piano and dancing lessons there. At the age of 6, she lost her father due to a prolonged sickness. She faced a lot of difficulties to get over his death, as she was close to her father. It took many years for her to recover from the incident. She also visited many psychiatrists and took music and dance to forget about the pain. She was into the elementary school “Liceo Franco Mexicano”.

As their parents knew many people in the entertainment industry, it led her to make her TV appearance for the first time when she was just a year old. She did her first commercial for a major Mexican brand.


Thalia began her music career being a part of a children’s music group, “Pac Man” in 1981. Though the band name was changed to “Din-Din” later, it was formed intending to participate in the talent show “Let’s Play While Singing”. She then became the most popular among her group and got a chance to perform at various parties and social events. The band released four albums from 1982 to 1984 and also toured around Mexico. Eventually, the band was no more in practice, and after the departure from the band, she went solo with her musical dreams. Also, she participated in many festivals across the country. Being a “modern rock girl”, she became popular as a solo artist. Besides, she has also performed in groups.


Moreover, she joined a children’s band “Timbiriche”, which had recorded albums. She also appeared in the telenovela “Quinceanera”, as a co-lead Beatriz. Thalia also got an award as the “Best New Actress” by the “Premios TVyNovelas”. Thalia quitted the band in 1989, after recording the four albums with “Timbirche”. In 1989, Thalia made her appearance as a lead role in the series “Light and Shadows”. Later she migrated to the US to improve her English language. There she attended the “University of California” for learning music, dance, and acting.

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She returned to her homeland in 1990 and worked as a professional solo singer. Also, she made her debut in a solo album “Thalia” with the label “Fonovisa”. The album was successful moderately. She then released her second album “Mundo de Cristal”, which became a bigger hit than the previous. Going on she then released many albums that went on gaining bigger hits. She was then eventually invited to the party by US President George W Bush and is known as the best Mexican female music icon in the US.


In 1992, she appeared in the “Maria Mercedes” as an actor and it had a phenomenal success. Likewise, she appeared in its sequel which became to be the best telenovela of all time. Moreover, Thalia started her line of clothing and accessories and her brand “Thalia Eyewear Collection”. Also, she has a chocolate and candy brand. About her personal life, she is a married woman. She married Tommy Mottola in December 2000. The couple has two children; a daughter and a son.