María Concepción Alonso Bustillo (born June 29, 1957), better known as María Conchita Alonso, is a Cuban-born Venezuelan-American actress, singer, songwriter, former beauty queen, and philanthropist. Throughout her career, she has participated in multiple productions both in film and on television, having been nominated for the Independent Spirit Award as Best Leading Actress in 1996 for her role in Caught. As a singer, she has received several gold and platinum records, and has been nominated three times for the Grammy Awards.
Alonso was the first Latin American actress not born in the United States to star in a musical play on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman at the Broadhurst Theater in 1995.
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