Sasha Sokol

Sasha Sokol

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Sasha Sökol


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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Sasha Marianne Sokol Cuillery
Born = birth date and age|1970|6|17
Origin = Mexico City, Mexico
Genre = Latin Pop, Alternative rock, Rancheras
Years_active = 1981–present
Label = Fonovisa Records, Sony Music Entertainment, V2 Records
URL = [http://www.sashasokol.org sashasokol.org]

Sasha Sökol (born June 17, 1970 in Mexico City) is a Mexican singer and actress.

Biography

When Sasha was still a toddler, her parents (Michael "Happy" Sokol and Magdalena Cuillery) divorced and her mother married Fernando Díez Barroso,an executive with Televisa.Now her name is Sasha Diez because Diez Barroso legally adopted her. She studied at the Colegio Peterson and later at the Centro de Educación Artística (CEA) of Televisa. At that time, music and television producer Luis de Llano Macedo was seeking to create a Mexican version of the band Parchís, and Sasha held castings at the CEA.

Timbiriche

Sasha was selected as one of the original seven members and that is how she started her singing career in 1981. Sasha recorded seven albums with Timbiriche, which earned 25 gold albums and ten platinum albums. Timbiriche earned awards from El Heraldo and the TVyNovelas Awards. In 1984, with Timbiriche, Sasha participated in "Vaselina" as Sandy, the Spanish language version of "Grease". In 1986, she left Timbiriche and moved to Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. to continue her acting studies.

olo career

In 1987, Sasha enrolled at the Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts. Later that year, she launched a solo career with a self-titled album, "Sasha (1987)". Her first single was "No Me Extraña Nada", which was released with a music video. She was nicknamed "La Dama de Negro" (The Lady in Black) for her habit of dressing in black.

In 1988, she released the maxi-single "Diamante", which was chosen as the theme song for the music magazine "Eres". In 1988, she also launched a television career with the series "Tres Generaciones" (Three Generations), starring Carmen Montejo and Angélica María.

In 1989, she recorded a song titled "Detras del Amor" for the compilation "Nos Vamos de Vacaciones" ("We're Going on Vacation"), also featuring Alejandra Guzmán and Alix Bauer (Ex-Timbiriche). In 1989, she also released her second album, "Trampas de Luz".

In 1990, she recorded a song titled "Amor Amor" for the compilation "Juntos Ayer y Hoy". That same year she also recorded "Noche de Ronda" for the compilation "El Estudio de Lara".

In 1991, Sasha released her third lbum, "Siento," and in 1992 she released a fourth album, "Amor Sin Tiempo". Also in 1991, Sasha appeared on the very popular Mexican novela "Alcanzar Una Estrella II". "Alcanzar Una Estrella II" was such a huge hit that the musical group from the novela, Muñecos de Papel, released two soundtracks that included most of the songs taken from the novela. Muñecos De Papel had such success that the group went on a national tour throughout Mexico. At the 2nd annual awards show, Premios Eres, Muñecos De Papel was nominated as "Revelation of the Year," and won the coveted honor.

From the late 80's to the early 90's, Sasha maintained herself as one of the most popular singers in Mexico and other parts of Latin America. The most successful album of Sasha's career has been her first, "Sasha (1987)". At that time in her career, she was considered the top female pop icon in Mexico, where her style was imitated by hordes of young girls throughout Mexico, and it lead to the release of her own jewelry line and a perfume labeled, Fama. In 1993, Sasha put her career on hold and put herself in rehab for cocaine addiction. Later that year, she formally made statements to the Mexican media about her drug addiction and rehabilitation. During her media statements, she publicly apologized to her fans for her disappearance and for all the speculated rumors that were brought forth while out of the spotlight.

In 1997, she returned to the music scene with an album titled "11:11". Right before she started a 1998 tour titled 11:11 Acústico (11:11 Acoustic), which was to take place throughout the Mexican republic and certain countries in Central and South America, her international tour was cancelled because of her mother's hospitalization and eventual death.

In 1998, Sasha joined all original founding members of the Mexican pop group Timbiriche in an international tour, and they recorded a double album titled "El Concierto".

In 2004, she returned once again to the music scene, after a long absence, with the album "Por Un Amor". This album is distinct to her fans as it is not of the pop music genre, but one that belongs to the traditional Mexican music genre, rancheras.

In 2005, Sasha participated in the reality show Big Brother VIP and was the grand prize winner. As of 2005, she has earned 11 gold albums, 4 platinum albums, and one diamond album in her solo career.

In 2006, she recorded the song "No Encuentro un Momento Pa´ Olvidar" with Spanish singer Miguel Bosé.

In 2007, she joined the original founding members of Timbiriche (except Paulina Rubio) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the group.

Albums

olo

* "Por Un Amor" (2004)
* "11:11" (1997)
* "Amor Sin Tiempo" (1992)
* "Siento" (1991)
* "Trampas de Luz" (1989)
* "Diamante" (1988)
* "Sasha" (1987)

Por Un Amor: Singles (2004)

*"El Gustito"
*"La Cucaracha"

11:11: Singles (1997 - 1998)

*"Seras el Aire"
*"Ya No Te Extraño"
*"En la Ciudad"
*"Me Faltas Tu"

Amor Sin Tiempo: Singles (1992 - 1993)

*"Numero Uno"
*"Pica y Repica"
*"Piensame Sola"
*"Dimelo"
*"No Pagare"

iento: Singles (1991 - 1992)

*"Corriendo Peligro"
*"Todos Mis Caminos Van a Ti (w/ Ricky Martin)"
*"Siento"
*"Justo en el Momento"
*"Tengo Miedo"
*"Cartas"

Trampas de Luz: Singles (1989 - 1990)

*"Trampas de Luz"
*"Algo de Mi"
*"Muevete a Mi Alrededor"
*"Olvidalo"
*"Amante Sin Amor"
*"Mitad de Mi"

Diamante: Singles (1988)

*"Diamante"

asha: Singles (1987 - 1988)

*"No Me Extraña Nada"
*"Rueda Mi Mente"
*"La Leyenda"
*"Guerra Total"

Hit compilations

* "Combo de Exitos: Somos la Historia" (2006)
* "Solamente Sasha: Sus Exitos" (2004)
* "Lo Mejor de Sasha" (2002)
* "Cara a Cara" (1997)
* "No Me Extraña Nada: Linea de Oro" (1995)
* "Personalidad" (1994)
* "Sus Exitos" (1991)
* "La Coleccion" (1990)

DVD

* "Combo de Exitos: Somos la Historia" (2006)
* "Legado Musical" (2005)

Reissues

* "Sus Exitos" (2004)
* "No Me Extraña Nada (Sasha "1987")" (2003)
* "11:11" (2001)
* "Siento" (2001)
* "Sus Exitos" (1999)
* "Sus Exitos" (1996)
* "Personalidad" (1995)

Various artists compilations

* "Vuelveme a Querer - Various Artists (Noche de Ronda - Sasha)" (1998)
* "Sony Dance Mix Vol. 3 - Various Artists (Seras el Aire: Mijangos Club Edit - Sasha)" (1997)
* "El Premio Mayor - Various Artists (El Premio Mayor - Sasha)" (1996)
* "Navidad de las Estrellas - Various Artists (Medley: Alegres Cantada / Se Feliz / Santa Claus de Noche Vendra - Sasha, Yuri, Alejandra Avalos, Susana Zabaleta)" (1995)
* "De Epoca: La Era de los 80's - Sasha, Timbiriche, Alejandra Guzman, Lucero, Flans (Remix Medley: Con Todos Menos Conmigo / Las Mil y Una Noches / Eternamente Bella / Cuentame / Timido / Tu y Yo Somos Uno Mismo / Bazar / No Me Extraña Nada / Vete Con Ella / Me He Enamorado de Un Fan / Reina de Corazones / Corro, Vuelo, Me Acelero / Soy Un Desastre / No Controles / Besos de Ceniza)" (1994)
* "Boleros: Voz y Sentimiento - Various Artists (Sorpresa - Sasha)" (1992)
* "Muñecos de Papel- Various Artists (1991)
* "Feliz Navidad Te Desean - Various Artists (Rodolfo el Reno de la Nariz Roja - Sasha)" (1991)
* "Mexico: Voz y Sentimiento - Various Artists (Tu Desvario - Sasha)" (1991)
* "El Estudio de Lara - Various Artists (Noche de Ronda - Sasha)" (1990)
* "Juntos Ayer y Hoy - Various Artists (Amor Amor - Sasha)" (1990)
* "Nos Vamos de Vacaciones - Various Artists (Detras del Amor - Sasha)" (1989)
* "Nueva Navidad - Various Artists (Adelante Adelante - Sasha) (Tambien Para Ti Es Navidad - Various Artists)" (1989)
* "Estrellas de Navidad - Various Artists (Adelante Adelante - Sasha)" (1988)
* "Esta Navidad - Various Artists (En el Portal de Belen - Sasha)" (1987)

Collaborations

* "Papito - Miguel Bosé (No Encuentro Un Momento Pa´ Olvidar - Miguel Bosé w/ Sasha)" (2007)
* "Basico 3 - Revolver (Ay Amor - Carlos Goñi w/ Sasha)" (2006)
* "Realidad - Fratta (Las Flores - Fratta w/ Sasha)" (1999)
* "Mixes y Remixes - Calo (Eres: Techno Mix - Calo w/ Sasha)" (1992)
* "Eres - Calo / Sasha (Eres: Version Original - Calo w/ Sasha) (Eres: Techno Mix - Calo w/ Sasha)" (1991)
* "Hey Tu - Aleks Syntek (Te Quiero Asi - Aleks Syntek w/ Sasha)" (1990)

With Timbiriche

*"Timbiriche 25" (2007)
* "Los Clasicos de Timbiriche" (1989)
* "Timbiriche Rock Show" (1985)
* "Vaselina" (1984)
* "Que No Acabe Navidad" (1983)
* "Disco Ruido" (1983)
* "En Concierto" (1983)
* "La Banda Timbiriche" (1982)
* "Timbiriche" (1982)

With Reencuentro Timbiriche

* "Somos Timbiriche 25 En Vivo" (2007)
* "Timbiriche 25" (2007)
* "El Concierto" (1998)
* "Timbiriche Clasico" (1998)

With Muñecos de Papel

* "Muñecos de Papel (Muñecos de Papel - Sasha, Ricky Martin, Angelica Rivera, Pedro Fernandez, Alex Ibarra) (Siento - Sasha) - Various Artists" (1991)
* "Alcanzar Una Estrella II (No Quiero Dejar de Brillar - Sasha, Ricky Martin, Bibi Gaytan, Erick Rubin, Angelica Rivera, Pedro Fernandez) - Various Artists" (1991)

Unedited tracks

* "El Breve Espacio"
* "El Premio Mayor (Ballad Version)"
* "Ser Es Humano"
* "El Juego de la Gloria (w/ Muñecos de Papel)"

Unedited remixes

* "La Cucaracha: Iguana Mix (Available on CD Promo)" (2004)
* "Sasha Mix: Extended Edit (Available on CD Promo)" (2002)
* "Pica Y Repica: Dance Remix (Available on 12" Promo)" (1993)
* "Pica Y Repica: Dance Remix Extended (Available on 12" Promo )" (1993)
* "Tengo Miedo: Radio Remix (Available on 12" Promo)" (1992)

Acting

Theater

* "Vaselina" (Grease), as Sandy
* "La Flauta Mágica, Narradora

Films

* "Ámbar" (1994), as Angélica
* "Una Historia Viva" (Short)

Television shows

* "Buscando a Timbiriche: La Nueva Banda" (2007), as Herself (Jury)
* "Big Brother VIP México" (2005), as herself
* "Cultura en Línea" (2001-2002), as herself
* "Tres Generaciones" (1988-1989), as Andrea

Telenovelas

* "El País de las Mujeres" (2002), as Ana (lead actress)
* "La Vida en el Espejo" (1999), as Gabriela Muñoz (lead actress)
* "El Premio Mayor" (1995), as Rosario Dominguez (lead actress)
* "Alcanzar Una Estrella II" (1991), as Jessica Lascurain

External links

* [http://www.sashasokol.org/home.htm Sasha Sokol - Official Site]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0765864 Sasha Sokol - IMDB.com]


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