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Name: Cristina Saralegui                                                               
Born: January 29, 1948, Havana, Cuba                                                   
Cristina Saralegui (born January 29, 1948 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban American         
journalist, actress and talk show host, well-known for hosting the Spanish-language   
eponymous show Cristina.                                                               
Following Fidel Castro's rise to power in Cuba, Saralegui fled with her family         
to Miami in 1960 at the age of 12. Saralegui and her family lived on Key               
Biscayne, where she also attended school. After graduating from Academy of the         
Assumption in 1966, Saralegui was a student at the University of Miami. She then       
received an internship with the magazine Vanidades in 1973. In this job,               
Saralegui had to teach herself to write Spanish, as she had nearly all of her         
formal schooling in the United States and only functioned in Spanish at a verbal       
level. Saralegui eventually worked her way up to editor of the Spanish version         
of Cosmopolitan magazine in 1979. She led Spanish Cosmopolitan through most of         
the 1980s.