Thalía Biography

Thalía, the influential Mexican singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and entrepreneur, has made a significant impact on the music industry. Born into a well-settled Mexican family in Mexico City, she overcame intense psychological trauma in her childhood and developed a passion for performing arts. Starting her musical journey as part of a kids’ music group, Thalía’s debut solo album in 1990 marked the beginning of her unstoppable success. With 12 studio albums and a level of international fame unmatched by any other female Mexican musician, she is rightfully hailed as the “Queen of Latin Pop.” Having sold over 25 million records, Thalía has received numerous awards and collaborated with renowned musicians. Additionally, she has ventured into fashion and acted in telenovelas, showcasing her versatility and entrepreneurial spirit.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda Mottola
  • Age: 52 Years, 52 Year Old Females
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Tommy Mottola (m. 2000)
    • Father: Ernesto Sodi Pallares
    • Mother: Yolanda Miranda Mange
    • Children: Matthew Alejandro Mottola Sodi, Sabrina Sakaë Mottola Sodi
  • Occupation: Actresses
  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Ancestry: Italian Mexican, French Mexican, Mexican American
  • City: Mexico City, Mexico

Childhood & Early Life

Thalía was born Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda on August 26, 1971, in Mexico City, Mexico. She is the youngest daughter of her parents, Yolanda Miranda and Ernesto Sodi Pallares. Thalía was born into a well-settled Mexican upper middle-class family. Her mother was an esteemed painter, and her father was a scientist, criminologist, pathologist, and writer. Thalía was heavily influenced by her mother to pursue art and made her first-ever TV appearance when she was just a year old.

Education and Tragedy

Thalía’s interest in music and arts led her mother to enroll her at the National Conservatory of Music of Mexico when she was 4 years old. She started taking piano and dance lessons there. However, when she was 6 years old, she faced a major tragedy as she lost her father to a prolonged sickness. This loss deeply affected her, and it took her many years to recover. She used music and dance as a way to cope with the pain and also sought help from psychiatrists. Thalía was later diagnosed with childhood disintegrative disorder (CHD). She attended the Liceo Franco Mexicano elementary school but faced bullying there.


Thalía began her music career in 1981 as part of a children’s music group named “Pac Man,” which later changed its name to “Din-Din.” She became the most popular member of the group and performed at various parties and social events. After the band disbanded, Thalía pursued her solo career and participated in many festivals across Mexico. In 1986, she joined the children’s band “Timbiriche” and also starred in the telenovela “Quinceañera,” where she received the “Best New Actress” honor. Thalía recorded four albums with “Timbiriche” before leaving the band in 1989.

In 1990, Thalía started her professional solo singing career and released her debut album, “Thalía.” She gained success with her second album, “Mundo de Cristal,” which was certified “double gold” in Mexico. Her third album, “Love,” achieved further success and broke national barriers, becoming a hit in all Latin American countries. Thalía continued her success with the release of more albums and gained recognition as the best Mexican female music icon in the US.

Acting and Fashion

Thalía also pursued a career in acting and appeared in successful telenovelas such as “María Mercedes,” “Marimar,” and “María la del Barrio.” She is widely regarded as one of the best telenovela actresses of all time. Thalía also ventured into fashion and launched her own line of clothing and accessories in collaboration with “Kmart.” She owns the brand “Thalía Eyewear Collection” and has her own chocolate and candy brand.

Awards & Honors

Thalía has received numerous awards and nominations throughout her career. She has been nominated for seven Latin Grammy Awards and has won five Latin Billboard Music Awards. She has also won many local Mexican music awards.

Personal Life

Thalía married music mogul Tommy Mottola in December 2000, and they have two children together. She identifies as an ardent Christian and has mentioned her belief in God in her autobiography. Thalía has had a strained relationship with her sisters. In 2008, she suffered from Lyme disease and was bedridden for a period of time.

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