Vargas, Chavela

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Vargas, Chavela Gender: F
born on 17 April 1919 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Heredia, Costa Rica, 10n0, 84w07
Timezone LST m84w05 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 27°06' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 27°54 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 05°22'

Chavela Vargas
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Costa Rica-born Mexican singer, especially known for her rendition of Mexican rancheras, but also recognized for her contribution to other genres of popular Latin American music. She was an influential interpreter in the Americas and Europe, muse to figures such as Pedro Almodóvar, hailed for her haunting performances, and called "la voz áspera de la ternura", the rough voice of tenderness. The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, presented her with a Latin GRAMMY Statuette in 2007 after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of that organization.

At age 81, she publicly came out as lesbian in her autobiography titled And If You Want to Know about My Past. But it wasn't really a surprise to her fans. For years Vargas refused to change the genders in her songs. In "Paloma Negra" ("Black Dove"), Vargas accuses a woman of partying all night long and breaking her heart.

Chavela Vargas had been hospitalized for several weeks as a result of respiratory problems before she died in Cuernavaca, Mexico on 5 August 2012, aged 93.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Rulfo, Juan (born 16 May 1917)


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2002 (Autobiography, "And If You Want to Know about My Past")
  • Death by Disease 5 August 2012 (Respiratory problems, age 93)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

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  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Passions : Sexuality : Lesbian
  • Passions : Sexuality : Transvestite (Female-to-male cross-dresser)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("And If You Want to Know about My Past")
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy