Love Quotes For Her In Spanish BiographySource(google.com.pk)
I’m strong and opinionated. Those qualities brought me a lot of problems since I was a little girl in school, saying ‘I don’t agree’ and fighting with the children. It’s part of my curiosity for life.”
“I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend', and now I am happy being single.”
On her career:
“The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks, and then to try to become a serious actress. No one will take you seriously once you are known as the pretty woman.”
“There’s so much more I want to do. I refuse to get to 50 and wait at home for the phone to ring. In Spain, actresses work until they are old. That’s my plan.”
“I love Salma Hayek, we’ve been friends for a really long time. I admire how she has come such a long way and always remained grounded and who she is. She never compromises to follow her vision and she is loyal. Such qualities only mark the great stars.”
“I love the Italian culture: it’s a beautiful culture. I love the language, the Italian people, their music, their attitudes… I just love it! Sometimes I think I’m an Italian trapped in a Spanish woman’s body.”
“Johnny Depp is so special that he is like a Martian. In fact, that's what I call him, Martian.”
Announced engagement to Antonio de la Rua, son of the then president of Argentina. [March 2001]
Is the youngest of eight siblings.
Shakira is Arabic for "grateful" or "full of grace."
Named her album "Laundry Service" because when she is in love she feels "clean and fresh"
Fluent in Portuguese, Italian, and English, in addition to Spanish.
Her Lebanese grandmother taught her the art of Arabian Belly Dancing so she can stay true to her Middle Eastern roots.
Has perfect pitch (the ability to recognize any note upon hearing it or sing any note without prior to hearing it)
Her manager for Latin America, Patricia Téllez, the woman who helped her go from being a local artist to Grammy-winning global artist, died of a heart attack in Bogota on 17 August 2004.
Ranked #9 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Father's name is William Mebarak Chadid and mother's name is Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado.
Her mother is Colombian, her ancestry being half Catalan Spanish and half Italian and her father is American-born of Lebanese ancestry.
When she was two years old her oldest half-brother died in an accident while he was riding a motorcycle and a drunk man hit him with his car.
Her oldest half-sister Lucy is a surgeon, Alberto, her half-brother, is a lawyer, Moisés is the third child, Tonino is the fourth child and the closest to Shakira, having worked many years as her road manager. Then is Patricia who lives in Spain, she is a special education teacher, and finally there is Antonio and Edward, the youngest who lives in Miami.
The first English song she wrote was Objection, from the album Laundry Service.
Lost her suitcase with all her songs from "Dónde están los ladrones?" in an airport in Bogotá Colombia. This happened a couple of months before she walked into the recording studio to begin on that album.
Mattel put out several Barbie dolls inspired by Shakira and her look.
Her album 'Fijación oral Vol.1' is #1 on the Billboard Latin Albums Chart in September 2005.
Attended La Ensenanza School in Barranquilla.
Her English language album 'Oral Fixation 2' will be released in November 2005.
Lists John Lennon as her #1 musical influence.
Her cousin is fashion designer and Miss Colombia 2006, Valerie Domínguez Tarud.
Ranked as #76 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Was featured as #15 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement. (2002)
Has homes in the Bahamas; Miami; Barranquilla, Colombia; and Barcelona, Spain.
She was attached to play "Mimi" in a television mini-series based on the Broadway musical "Rent", with Neil Patrick Harris as "Mark Cohen", Wilson Cruz as "Angel", and Rikki Lee Travolta as "Roger Davis", but the rights were pulled in order for Chris Columbus to make a film adaptation using much of the original Broadway cast.
Her recording of "La tortura" was a #1 hit in many countries, most of them in Europe.
"Hips Don't Lie" instantly soared to the top of the charts in many countries and has been at the very top for many months. It has won countless awards and is currently being performed all over the world along with Wyclef Jean.
Named #20 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Is a huge fan of Bollywood movies and music from India. She got in touch with Farah Khan, the most famous choreographer in India, and asked her if she could choreograph a dance for her performance at the 2006 MTV Video Awards. That night, her performance was the most memorable one as she sang and danced to 'Hips Don't Lie' in traditional Indian clothing.
Best concert she ever saw - Depeche Mode.
While promoting "Pies descalzos", she returned to Barranquilla in 1997 for a huge homecoming concert, the first one since becoming a star. Tragedy struck that night when the venue failed to control the 50,000 fans rushing in to see their star. Two people ended up being trampled to death, and this deeply affected her.