Maribel Guardia Biography, Career, Family, Spouse, and Net Worth

Who is Maribel Guardia?

Maribel Guardia is a famous Costa Rican-Mexican professional actress, model, singer, and TV hostess. Guardia was the winner of Miss Costa Rica 1978 and a contestant in Miss Universe 1978.

Maribel Guardia Career

Miss Universe and Miss World

In 1978, she was elected Miss Costa Rica, going on to represent her country at the Miss Universe 1978 beauty pageant, and the Miss World 1978 beauty pageant. The Miss Universe pageant had been held in Acapulco, and Guardia earned offers from Televisa producer Sergio Bustamante to develop a career there but later returned to her country. After months she accepted the offer and went back to Mexico, leaving her mother and boyfriend.

Acting and singing career

In 1980, she moved to Mexico; The move proved to be crucial for her show business career. Guardia then appeared in her first television show together with Manuel ”El Loco” Valdes in 1980. She went on to make multiple telenovelas (soap operas) and launch a series of albums in the Norterio music genre. Guardia has been signed to 3 different labels since her debut album was launched in 1988. Initially with Musart Records, then from the late-1990s until the mid-2000s with Fonovisa Records, and in recent years with EMI Televisa Music in Latin America and Capitol Records in the United States.

She has acted together with important actors, such as Saul Lisazo, Andres Garcia, and Joan Sebastian. One of her main soap opera hits was together with Sebastian, filming Tu y Yo. One movie where Guardia acted together with Andres Garcia was Pedro Navaja, where she portrayed the main character’s wife. Guardia also did a movie titled El Rey de Los Taxistas together with Luis de Alba. She and another El Rey de Los Taxistas co-star, Aida Pierce, would then work together again in the telenovela Serafin. Recently, Guardia has done telenovelas for children.


In 2006, she has also done a comedy that is titled Que Madre, Tan Padre, and also the variety show, Muevete. Guardia was then included in the book Televisa Presenta, in 2007, which commemorated 50 years of network television in Mexico. In 2008, Guardia launched a new album, the main track is ”De Pecho A Pecho” (From Chest to Chest) written by the Nicaraguan composer, songwriter, and singer Hernaldo Zuniga.

Aside from her jobs as an actress ad singer, Guardia has also modeled for several calendars and magazines, which are sold to her fans. She has been inducted into the Paseo de las Luminarias in Mexico City, as she has lived there since late 2010. In January 2010, she revealed that she had worked all of 2009 on a new studio album, set to be launched on February 13, 2010, under EMI Music, called ”Move You On- Muevete”. It contained 12 songs recorded in Mexico City, Colombia, and Texas, 8 singles were in Spanish, and the other 4 were in English.

A photo of Maribel Guardia
A photo of Maribel Guardia

How old is Maribel Guardia?

Maribel Del Rocío Fernández García is aged 63 years as of 2022, born on May 29, 1959, in San Jose, Costa Rica. She has Costa Rican, and Mexican nationalities and shares her birthday with Rebbie Jackson, Noel Gallagher, Riley Keough, Tyler Williams, Carmelo Anthony, Angell Summers, Carol Kirkwood, and Tobin Heath, among others.

Maribel Guardia Family

Who are Maribel Guardia’s parents?

Maribel Del Rocío Fernández García was born in San Jose, to her parents. She has not shared any information about her family and parents and they remain unknown to the media.

Does Maribel Guardia have siblings?

Guardia has not revealed any information about her family and her siblings are not known to the media.

Maribel Guardia Education

Her personal life before fame is not known to the media, as she has not shared her academic qualifications and background.

Maribel Guardia Spouse

In the late 1970s, she dated Jose Trujillo. She then lived with Joan Sebastian for 5 years and had a son with him. Guardia is currently married to Marco Chacón since late 2010, and resides in Mexico City, with her son.

Maribel Guardia Children

Guardia has one child together, a son named Julián Figueroa, born with Joan Sebastian. He was found dead at his home on April 9, 2023, at the age of 27. She also has one grandchild, named Jose Julian Figueroa Garza.

Maribel Guardia Height

Guardia has a beautiful, stunning, and well-curved body with a height of 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) and a weight of 57 kg (126 lbs).

Maribel Guardia Net Worth

Costa Rican-Mexican actress model, singer, and television hostess Guardia has been active from 1980 to the present. She has gathered an estimated net worth of around $10 million as of 2023.