While the world is obsessed with the artists of the day and the divas, it tends to forget those who are true divas in their own right. Marilyn Romero is an example of the classic divas living in the world of today.
Marilyn Romero has art in her blood since her birth in Cuba and has had an active career in the theater, movies,as well as in television. We can also say that Marilyn Romero [along with other Latin artists from Cuba including Cuban Americans born in the USA] blazed the trail for future Latin artists.
Marilyn Romero started her career in the theater and has been associated with Avante and Prometeo Theaters in Miami Florida. Her greatest success has been Federico Garcia-Lorca’s “Boda De Sangre” [Blood Wedding].
She has also appeared in Virgilio Pineiro’s “Una Caja De Zapatos Vacios” [A Box of Empty Shoes] and received rave reviews in the process. Marilyn Romero has also participated in English Language plays such as an adaptation of William Shakespeare” s “Taming Of The Shrew”.
While her love has been the theater, she also appeared in an episode of the 1980’s TV Series “Miami Vice” as Abigail Florence Italy Cook. Marilyn Romero has also appeared in the film “Invasion USA” in the 1980’s.
The appearances of Marilyn Romero in three Spanish Speaking Soap Operas catapulted her to world fame. I remember seeing her show her acting skills in “Amandote” [Loving You] in 1988, “El Magnate” [The Rich Person] in 1990, and “Guadalupe” in 1994.
While congratulating her for her roles in these soap operas, I would like to admit something that happened to me during my trip to China in 2008. The people of China that I met asked me about Marilyn Romero when I told them that I lived in Miami Florida.
According to the people I met in China, they considered Marilyn Romero a better actress than other artists who participated in “Amandote” and “Guadalupe”. When I asked them how they arrived at such a conclusion, the response was to the point.
They told me that Marilyn Romero is a down to earth actress who acted from the heart [even though most artists have to read a script]. It seems that the people in China value an artist who does his or her work from the heart.
At the present time, she works with the Theater group Cuenteros which is dedicated to telling stories to children. Unlike other artists who rise and fall, Marilyn Romero remains one of the iconic figures and is considered one of the Divas of Cuban Theater and Art.