Fernando Allende

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Fernando Allende
Luis Fernando Allende Arenas

(1952-11-10) November 10, 1952 (age 68)
Mexico City, Mexico
Years active1954–present

Luis Fernando Allende Arenas (born November 10, 1952) is a Mexican singer, actor, painter, film producer, and film director.

Early life[edit]

Allende was born in Mexico. His father is a Mexican, and his mother is from Cuba. Allende's grandfather on his father's side was Puerto Rican. Both grandparents on his mother side are from Spain.[citation needed]

By the late 1960s, Allende had ventured into Spanish-language soap operas as well as photo soap operas (magazine soap operas widely produced during the 1970s in many Latin American countries). His matinee idol looks helped Allende become a teen idol across Latin America.[citation needed]


During the early 1980s, Allende moved to Hollywood, and had respectable success in the "movie capital of the world" landing major roles in important productions.

During the 1981–1982 television season, Allende had a recurring role on the prime time TV series Flamingo Road as Julio Sánchez. Allende also became the host of the Spanish version of the television singing contest Star Search (Buscando Estrellas).

He has directed and produced his own movies and mini series. He was a steady judge of the popular Puerto Rican reality show Objetivo Fama, and hosted his own television variety show called: Entre Amigos (Among Friends).

He owns El Dorado Studios, a TV and motion picture facility in Dorado, Puerto Rico. He has been working on a multicultural theme sitcom made in Puerto Rico called "Qué familia más normal" on TuTv, with actors from Mexico and Puerto Rico.

In December 2007, he was the host for Miss World 2007 in Sanya, China, with Angela Chow. He repeated as host in Miss World 2017 and Miss World 2018.

Allende stars in "Mexican Dynasties," a reality show filmed in Mexico City about three influential and affluent families in Mexico and which premiered on Bravo in March 2019.

Personal life[edit]

Allende met his current wife, María Mediavilla, from Puerto Rico during the 1980s. The couple moved to Aspen, Colorado, and lived there for 15 years. They have two sons, Elán and Adán.

Allende and his wife had a close friendship with Prince Michael of Kent. They were guests of honor at the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Victoria and Albert Museum held in London. They also were invited to travel with the Kents to the gala opening in the Houston Museum of Art where the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum started its world tour.

In 2001, Allende and his wife moved to Puerto Rico, where he has continued his career as an actor and singer, and initiated a new career in painting.



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