Josefa Flores González, better known as Marisol or Pepa Flores, is a Spanish singer and actress. She is considered one of the most popular icons of the 1960s in Spain. “Marisol”, in Spanish terms, means “sea and sun”, or Mari of the sun.
Marisol was born with the name María Josefa Flores on 4 February 1948 in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain. From early on, she demonstrated a great love of singing and the traditional flamenco dance. In 1959, she was discovered by the film producer, Manuel José Goyanes Martínez, who saw one of her appearances on television. She became an international sensation, from Spain to Japan.
The film director, Luis Lucia Mingarro, propelled her to national stardom in the film trilogy Un rayo de luz (Ray of Light), Ha llegado un ángel (An Angel Has Arrived) and Tómbola (Lottery). The films featured Marisol singing one of her best-known songs: “La vida es una tómbola” (“Life Is A Lottery”), among others like “Corre, corre, caballito” (“Run, Run, Little Horse… read more