Puerto Rican salsero Marc Anthony is one of the most successful Latin American artists.
In more than 30 years of successful career, he has never stopped shining on stage with his powerful voice and unrivaled charisma.
But before he became an icon with millions of records sold, multiple Grammy Awards, Guinness Records and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he was a young, aspiring singer.
The artist began his award-winning career in the 80s and 90s when he was still a young man. At that time, the New York native, born in New York in 1968, was already attracting attention for his magnetic talent and bravery.
Photos of Marc Anthony showing what he looked like in his youth
From this phase of his life, in addition to the experiences that made him famous and helped him grow as an artist, all that remains are photos for which he was a model and which immortalized him in the prime of his youth.
For this reason, below we compile three portraits of the artist of Puerto Rican descent that show how handsome he was when he was young and we tell you some things about his life that you may not have known.
Growing up, he felt like a “stranger.”
Although Marco Antonio Muñiz – his first name – now lives surrounded by luxury, he had a modest childhood in East Harlem as the youngest of Guillermina Quiñones and Felipe Muñiz’s eight children.
He showed a talent for music from a young age and is remembered as a strange child. “I was a headache for my mother. “To my dad, I was the light in his eyes,” she told Good Morning America.
“And for me it was strange. He had glasses. It weighed two pounds. “My dad always told me, as God’s honest truth, ‘Boy, we’re ugly. Work on your personality,” he shared in 2017.
He made his debut as an actor in the early 90s.
The “Flaco de Oro” rose to fame in his twenties when his first solo album, Otra Nota, became one of the bestsellers in 1993. His songs could be heard on the radio and in films.
However, he had already made his acting debut a few years earlier. The project in which Marc Anthony made his debut on the big screen was the role of the protagonist of East Side Story in 1990.
From then on he was musically successful, but also appeared in several feature films, such as “Hackers” in 1995 with Angelina Jolie in the leading role. His latest film is In a New York Neighborhood (2021).
He has no plans to reveal the secrets of his life
Over the decades, many stars publish books in which they tell their stories, but if there is anyone who does not plan to write his memoirs, it is the singer who today celebrates his arrival at the age of 55.
“Why would I want to relive those moments that caused me so much pain in the past? I don’t think I’ll write a book or air my dirty laundry…” he said on the Enrique Santos Show.
“I leave these things to my friends or family. I share these experiences with people who need to hear them, and I’m good at it. I will not write a book to share my story. Anyone who needs to know my story already knows it,” concluded the father of seven.