Niurka Marcos
Marcos in Union City, New Jersey during the 2010 North Hudson Cuban Day Parade
Niurka Marcos Calle

(1967-11-25) November 25, 1967 (age 54)
Other names
  • La Mujer Escándalo
  • La Reina del escenario
  • La Emperadora
  • La Cubana de Fuego
CitizenshipCuban (1967-2002)
Mexican (2002-present)[1]
OccupationActress, dancer and singer
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
(m. 2004; div. 2006)

Yanixán Texido
(m. 2007; div. 2011)

Niurka Marcos Calle (born November 25, 1967) is a Cuban[2] singer, dancer, actress, and vedette.

Personal life

Marcos was born in Havana, Cuba to Carmelo Marcos, a Cuban navy major, and Salustiana "Celeste" Calle, a housewife. She has five siblings: Martha, Maribel, Thomas, María del Carmen, and Ernesto. In 2003 Marcos dated actor Bobby Larios.[3] They subsequently married, but that marriage ended in divorce. Marcos was then married to Yanixán Texido in 2007. The couple separated in May 2009 and on February 6, 2011, they divorced.[4][5]

She was part of the first group of foreigners naturalized by President Vicente Fox, and has three Mexican-born children:[2] Itzcoatl "Kiko", Romina, and Emilio.[6]

In 2018, Marcos stated in an interview that her mother had died.[7]


Marcos starred in the telenovela Velo de Novia, produced by her then-boyfriend Juan Osorio. In 2001, Marcos portrayed an erotic dancer named Karicia in the Mexican soap opera Salomé starring Edith González and Guy Ecker, for which she earned a TVyNovelas Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 20th TVyNovelas Awards. In 2004, she was a contestant on the reality series Big Brother México.[3] She appeared as a supporting actress on La Fea Más Bella during 2006 and sang on its soundtrack album on the track "Se Busca Un Hombre." In 2007, she released an album titled La Emperadora and posed for the February 2007 issue of the Mexican edition of Playboy magazine.

She started her own show in 2008 called Espectacularmente Niurka. She also hosts El Show De Niurka which features games, dancing, singing and a jacuzzi in which she interviews other artists. Marcos was cast for a theatrical remake of La ronda de las arpías in August 2009.[8] In 2011, Marcos joined the cast of Emperatriz as the new villain.[9]




Year Title Role Notes
1998 Vivo Por Elena Myrtha Recurring role
1998 Gotita de amor Constanza Recurring role
1999 Nunca te olvidaré Alcatráz Cordero Recurring role
1999 Tres mujeres Yamilé Nuñez Recurring role
2001 Salomé Karicia Supporting role
2003-2004 Velo de novia Vida Supporting role
2004 Big Brother México Herself Contestant
2004 Corazones al límite Dulce María Recurring role
2004 Escándalo TV de noche Herself Co-host
2006-2007 La fea más bella Paula María Conde Supporting role
2008 Fuego En La Sangre Maracuya Recurring role
2008 Espectacularmente Niurka Herself Host
2008 El Show de Niurka Herself Host
2010 Mira quién baila Herself Participant
2011 Ella es Niurka Herself Host
2011 Emperatriz Ángela 'Quimera' Galván Recurring role
2012 La mujer de Judas Ricarda Araujo Recurring role
2014 Mi corazón es tuyo Herself Guest role
2014 Soy tu doble Herself Judge
2015-2017 Rica, Famosa, Latina Herself Main role
2016 El minuto que cambió mi destino Herself Documentary
2019 Alma de ángel Alma Marcela Silva Main role
2022 La Casa De Los Famosos 2 Herself Participant



  1. ^ "Niurka ya es mexicana". vLex. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  2. ^ a b "Soy más mexicana que muchas otras: Niurka". Milenio. Archived from the original on 1 November 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Niurka Marcos" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2014-08-23. Retrieved 2009-08-02.
  4. ^ "Niurka Marcos y Yanixán se separan". People en Español (in Spanish). Archived from the original on July 1, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  5. ^ "Niurka finalmente se divorció de Yanixán". Azteca Uno (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-02-15.
  6. ^ "Jaime Bayly entrevista a Niurka Marcos" (in Spanish). Mega TV. Archived from the original on 2021-12-12. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  7. ^ "Niurka Marcos sorprende al revelar que su madre murió este año y las razones por las que guardó silencio" (in Spanish). Univision. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  8. ^ "Niurka Marcos se rapa para ser una arpía". People en Español. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  9. ^ "Organización Editorial Mexicana".