Apollonia Kotero Biography
Apollonia Kotero born Patricia Kotero is an American actress, singer, former model, and talent manager. She is mostly known for co-starring in Prince’s 1984 film Purple Rain and for having been the lead singer in the girl group Apollonia 6.
Apollonia Kotero Age
Apollonia was born on August 2, 1959, in Santa Monica, California. She is 61 years old.
Apollonia Kotero Height
Apollonia stands at a height of 5′ 4″ (1.63 m).
Apollonia was born in Santa Monica, California. She is the daughter of emigrants from Mexico, the eldest of six children. Apollonia’s father, Victor, was a restaurant manager, and her mother, Socorro, was a caregiver for the elderly. Always an outgoing child, she dropped out of high school at age 16 to become a model.
Apollonia Kotero Husband
Apollonia is possibly single at the moment but previously she was married twice. She was married to Kevin Bernhardt (1987 – 1996) and Greg Patschull (1980 – 1985).
Apollonia Kotero Purple Rain
Purple Rain was made after Denise “Vanity” Matthews, then-leader of the girl group Vanity 6, resigned from its membership before Prince’s 1984 film. She landed the film’s female lead role. Vanity 6, which was renamed Apollonia 6 for the film. It also featured supporting singers Brenda Bennett and Prince’s then-girlfriend Susan Moonsie. Apollonia 6 embarked on a worldwide tour to promote their hit single, “Sex Shooter”.
Originally she had recorded a version of the song “Manic Monday” for the 1984 album Apollonia 6. The song was written and composed by Prince. The song later became a worldwide hit single for girl group The Bangles. Prince’s song “Take Me with U” featured vocals by Apollonia, and it reached #25 on the Billboard Top 40 chart in the United States.
In 1985 Apollonia left Prince’s camp to appear on the CBS primetime soap opera series Falcon Crest. She played “Apollonia”, the girlfriend of the character played by Lorenzo Lamas, for ten consecutive weeks. Apollonia performed several solo songs, including “Red Light Romeo”, written and composed by Jon Lind.
Apollonia Kotero Net Worth
Apollonia an actress, singer, talent manager, and former model has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars.
Apollonia Kotero Now
Apollonia worked as an actress, singer, and model. Apollonia won the Miss San Pedro beauty competition and followed her stint as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Rams in the early 1980s. She began acting in film and television series such as CHiPs, Tales of the Gold Monkey, Fantasy Island, Matt Houston, and Knight Rider.
She appeared in the music videos for “The Other Woman” by Ray Parker Jr. and “Shakin'” by Eddie Money in March and September 1982. She appeared in the ABC television film The Mystic Warrior as the Native American woman “Wicahpi” in May 1984.
Warner Bros. Records released Kotero’s eponymously titled first solo album, Apollonia in 1988, and three singles were released, “Since I Fell for You”, “The Same Dream” and “Mismatch”.
Apollonia continued to appear in such films as Ministry of Vengeance (1989), Back To Back (1990), Black Magic Woman (1991). She also appeared in two Italian productions: La Donna di Una Sera (A Lady for a Night) (1991) and Cattive Ragazze (1992).
Apollonia returned to television on such shows as Sliders and Air America (which co-starred Lorenzo Lamas, her former co-star in Falcon Crest), and also hosted The Jazz Channel’s Latin Beat program. During this period an exercise video entitled Go For It was also released. Kotero could also be seen on E!’s Celebrity Homes and MTV Cribs, with friend Carmen Electra, The Test, and Rendezview.
Apollonia formed a multimedia entertainment company, Kotero Entertainment in 2005. The company formed partnerships with a number of producers to produce a children’s animated television series, as well as feature films. Her Entertainment also began managing young talent such as television and film star Sascha Andres and young pop singer Nikki Barreras, also known as Nikki B..
Apollonia recorded with Greg Dulli’s The Twilight Singers on a cover of “When Doves Cry” for Spin magazine in 2009 25th anniversary tribute to the Purple Rain album, entitled Purplish Rain.
Apollonia Kotero Movies
- Ministry of Vengeance (1989),
- Back To Back (1990),
- Black Magic Woman (1991),
- Two Italian productions: La Donna di una Sera (A Lady for a Night) (1991)
- Cattive Ragazze (1992)
Apollonia Kotero Albums
- Apollonia (1988)
- Apollonia 6 (1984)
Apollonia Kotero Songs
- Take Me with U” (with Prince – 1985
- Since I Fell for You” – 1988
- Mismatch” – 1989
- The Same Dream” – 1989