Apollonia Kotero
American actor, singer and model
Apollonia Kotero
Apollonia Kotero, born Patricia Kotero on August 2, 1959, is an actress, singer, former model and talent manager. Kotero, born in Santa Monica, California, is of Mexican-Spanish descent. Apollonia is perhaps best known for co-starring in Prince's 1984 film Purple Rain and for having been the lead singer in the girl group Apollonia 6.
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'Purple Rain' co-star feels like Prince 'widow'
Yahoo News - 6 months
Prince's "Purple Rain" co-star Apollonia Kotero has opened up about the pop legend's death four months later, professing a love that endured for decades. Unlike many Prince contemporaries, Kotero stayed silent after the pop legend's sudden April 21 death as she asked for privacy. "I said to you the entire world calls you Prince, but to me you are a King.
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Minneapolis' Starring Role In 'Purple Rain' - NPR
Google News - over 5 years
Apollonia Kotero, who played the beautiful aspiring singer with whom The Kid begins to fall in love, says she was already familiar with the diverse music scene in Minneapolis by the time she arrived. She even knew about the club where Prince took her
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Film Riffs: Great Apollos in Cinema - Express from The Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Apollonia Kotero: Her major role in Prince's 1984 film "Purple Rain" wasn't her big-screen debut — that came in the 1980 film "Sex Beach," which we haven't seen. Amazingly. Do you think it's on Netflix? Nick Apollo Forte: In 1984's "Broadway Danny
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Nők tucatjaival bújt ágyba a pop apró hercege - Bors
Google News - over 5 years
Emellett olyan szépségek fordultak meg akkoriban az ágyában, mint Vanity, Apollonia Kotero vagy Cat Glover. A nőket általában munka közben ismerte meg, és a nyolcvanas évek végéig nem is kötelezte el magát senki mellett
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Best Movie Soundtracks Song List - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 5 years
"Purple Rain" - Another semi-autobiographical film, "Purple Rain" starred Prince and Apollonia Kotero. Prince, who played musician The Kid, sang the title song at the end of the film, after claiming his place in the Minnesota club scene
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A scene from Sunday's episode of 'True Blood' featuring McAllen actor Jd Mata - Monitor
Google News - over 5 years
... Prinze Jr. and Julia Stiles and moved on to write and direct a slew of independent films for his own production company Fugue Films including “Pan Dulce” with Jeff Conway (“Grease”) and “The Divorce Ceremony” with Apollonia Kotero (“Purple Rain”)
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The Twilight Singers Announce Blackberry Belle Show - antiMUSIC.com
Google News - over 5 years
Special guests that evening will include Apollonia Kotero – who backs up frontman Greg Dulli on that record's "Teenage Wristband" and "Fat City" – and longtime collaborator Mark Lanegan, who duets on the album's epic closer, "Number Nine
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Twilight Singers to perform 'Blackberry Belle' in its entirety (!!!) - The Silver Tongue
Google News - over 5 years
Furthermore, the band will be joined by Apollonia Kotero who performs on 'Teenage Wristband' and 'Fat City (Slight Return)' on the album, and Mark Lanegan will even be joining the band for the awe-inspiring closing song 'Number Nine'
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The Twilight Singers to Perform Blackberry Belle One Night Only - mxdwn.com
Google News - over 5 years
The show will also feature special guests Apollonia Kotero and Mark Lanegan. Both guests were collaborators on, Dynamite Steps, with Apollonia backing up Dulli on tracks, “Teenage Wristband,” and, “Fat City,” and Lanegan on the duet, “Number Nine,” the
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Max's alternative to the Walker's 'Location: MN' series - MinnPost.com
Google News - over 5 years
We also have the film adaptation of Charles Bukowski's "Factotum," a novel set in Los Angeles, and "Purple Rain," which actually is set in Minneapolis, but a Minneapolis in which aspiring singer Apollonia Kotero can get off a Greyhound bus and take a
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CABLE TV NOTES; NICKELODEON BRANCHES OUT
NYTimes - over 31 years
It isn't often that ''The Donna Reed Show'' and ''Route 66'' can be considered ground-breaking programming. But when these two innocuous series from the early 1960's are first shown on Nickelodeon tomorrow, they will be part of a pair of significant developments coming to that basic service this week: The expansion of Nickelodeon's broadcasting
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IN BRIEF: RECENT FILMS ON CASSETTES
NYTimes - about 32 years
The following recent theatrical films are now available for home screening. Excerpts are from reviews by Vincent Canby. POLICE ACADEMY Starring Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall; directed by Hugh Wilson, 1984 Warner Home Video 96 minutes. $79.95 An action comedy about a group of zany misfits who converge as recruits at a major police academy. ''A
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MEN AND WOMEN IN FILM: A WAR ZONE UPDATE
NYTimes - over 32 years
It's been a long while since Hollywood abandoned its traditional model for relations between the sexes: the boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-gets-girl romance, followed by a middle-aged period devoted, happily or otherwise, to intense domesticity. It's even been a while since, in the early 70's, changing perceptions of men's and women's societal
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'PURPLE RAIN,' WITH PRINCE
NYTimes - over 32 years
''Purple Rain,'' which introduces Prince, the rising young rock performer, to theatrical films, is probably the flashiest album cover ever to be released as a movie. However, like many album covers, ''Purple Rain,'' though sometimes arresting to look at, is a cardboard come-on to the record it contains. Prince's soundtrack recording has already
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Apollonia Kotero
    FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 49
    In 2009, Kotero recorded with Greg Dulli's The Twilight Singers on a cover of "When Doves Cry" for Spin magazine's 25th anniversary tribute to the Purple Rain album, entitled Purplish Rain.
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  • 2005
    Age 45
    In 2005, Kotero formed a multimedia entertainment company, Kotero Entertainment, which formed partnerships with a number of producers to produce a children's animated television series, as well as feature films.
    More Details Hide Details Kotero 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.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 25
    Kotero left Prince's camp in 1985 to appear on the CBS primetime soap opera Falcon Crest, playing "Apollonia", the girlfriend of the character played by Lorenzo Lamas, for 10 consecutive weeks.
    More Details Hide Details She performed several solo songs, including "Red Light Romeo", written and composed by Jon Lind. In 1988, Warner Bros. Records released Apollonia's eponymously titled first solo album, Apollonia, and three singles were released, "Since I Fell for You", "The Same Dream" and "Mismatch". She went on to appear in such films as Ministry of Vengeance (1989), Back To Back (1990), Black Magic Woman (1991), and two Italian productions: La Donna di una Sera (A Lady for a Night) (1991) and Cattive Ragazze (1992). She 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.
  • 1984
    Age 24
    Kotero had originally recorded a version of the song "Manic Monday" for the 1984 album Apollonia 6.
    More Details Hide Details Written and composed by Prince, the song would later become a worldwide hit single for girl group The Bangles. Prince's song "Take Me with U" featured vocals by Kotero, and it reached #25 on the Billboard Top 40 chart in the U.S.
    She appeared in the 1984 TV movie The Mystic Warrior as the Native American woman "Wicahpi". When Denise "Vanity" Matthews, then leader of the girl group Vanity 6, resigned from its membership before Prince's 1984 film Purple Rain was made, Kotero landed the film's female lead role.
    More Details Hide Details Vanity 6, which was renamed Apollonia 6 for the film, 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".
  • 1982
    Age 22
    In 1982, she appeared in the music videos for "The Other Woman" by Ray Parker Jr. and "Shakin'" by Eddie Money.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on August 2, 1959.
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