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Juanita Reina (Juana Reina Castrillo)

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Biography

Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain
Juanita Reina was one of the greatest singers of Spanish Andalusian songs ("coplas") and her popularity as a vocalist was highlighted in several films made in the 1940s and 1950s. Born in the iconic Macarena neighborhood of Seville in Andalusia to a working class family, Juanita showed interest in music at an early age and her grandfather enrolled her at the Flamenco Academy of Enrique el Cojo where she learned how to dance. Soon she was singing and dancing in school functions, and other community events becoming quite popular as a child performer. Read more...

Actor

Character: Gloria Mairena / Gloria Céspedes

Gloria Mairena 1952

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Character: Canzonetista

Aeropuerto 1953

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Character: María Angustias

La novia de Juan Lucero 1959

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