Together with her husband, Emilio Estefan Jr., won the court case for the right to use the name Bongo Cuban Cafe for the cafe they own in Disney World. They were sued by makers of Bongo blue jeans for trademark infringement. [13 February 1998]
Children: Nayib and Emily Marie
Tour bus crash left her with a broken back. [March 1990]
Her band is "The Miami Sound Machine"
Graduated from the University of Miami
Father was a Vietnam veteran and died of suspected exposure to agent-orange
Filmed a commercial with her husband, Emilio, for the Winn-Dixie supermarket chain before reaching stardom.
Got one of her first television appearances courtesy of actress/singer Iris Chacon and her show "El Show de Iris Chacon".
Her husband, Emilio was her first and only boyfriend.
Perfomed at The Olympics; this is her third time perfoming there. [Feb 24, 2002]
Once worked as a translator for the U. S. Customs Service at Miami airport.
Ranked #81 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
Gloria Estefan Detailed Biography -
Gloria Estefan makes her acting debut in Music of The Heart as Isabel Vasquez, a savvy young teacher who befriends Roberta when no one else seems to have the time.
The singer has long been a supporter of VH1's Save the Music program, which works to keep music in public schools. The recent Divas CD, Estefan's collaboration with Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin, was recorded at a 1998 concert that benefited the Save the Music program.
Estefan reached superstar status in 1985 with Miami Sound Machine and enjoyed more than a decade of hits with the band. As she segued into a solo recording career, she achieved major mainstream success around the world. She won a 1996 Grammy Award for her album Abriendo Puertas and a 1994 Grammy for the album Mi Tierra. Estefan has also received two Cable ACE Awards, an MW Video Music Award, the Hispanic Heritage Award and the Congressional Medal of Honor, among countless other accolades. Estefan performs the song Music of My Heart with teen sensation 'N SYNC.