Sep. 1st, 1957
Gloria Estefan's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
- Children: Nayib (born 2 Sept 1980) and Emily Marie (b. 5 Dec 1994)
- Once worked as a translator for the U. S. Customs Service at Miami airport.
- In 2006, she donated $1 million to the Miami Paralysis Project.
- Attended high school at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy Catholic School in South Miami, Florida.
- Named after her mother
- Got one of her first television appearances courtesy of actress/singer 'Iris Chacon' and her show _"El show de Iris Chacon" (1972)_ (qv).
- Her band is 'The Miami Sound Machine' (qv).
- In the 1950s, her father Jose Fajardo was a personal bodyguard to the first lady of Cuba, the wife of president 'Fulgencio Batista' (qv). Following 'Fidel Castro (I)' (qv)'s Revolution in 1959, Jose was captured in the futile 1962 Bay of Pigs invasion that sought to free Cuba from Communist rule. He was held prisoner until an exchange was arranged soon after by U.S. President 'John F. Kennedy' (qv).