Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias was born in 1975 in Madrid.   He is the son of singer Julio Iglesias. He has a giant career in his own right.

“Guardian” interview with Rosanna Greenstreet:

Enrique Iglesias, 35, was born in Spain but raised in Miami, the son ofJulio Iglesias and his first wife, Isabel Preysler. At 18, he secured a record deal using an assumed name. Later, in 1995, he won a Grammy for his debut Spanish album, the self-titled Enrique Iglesias. Since then he has sold more than 55m albums in both English and Spanish. His latest is Euphoria. He lives in Miami and has been dating the tennis starAnna Kournikova since 2001.

When were you happiest?
At home with my dogs, or on the boat going waterskiing on a beautiful day in Miami. And having a hit song that connects with people.

What is your greatest fear?
To lose a passion for what I love.

What is your earliest memory? 
Going to Disney World when I was a kid, and being in a hospital when I was also very young. I got burned in the bathtub back when there used to be gas boilers. I have scars on my inner thighs – nothing on the nuts!

Which living person do you most admire, and why? 
Elvira, the lady that took care of me when my parents weren’t able to be there. She dedicated her whole life to me and my brother and my sister. Now I take care of her.

What was your most embarrassing moment? 
Being on a first date in a movie theatre and farting. I was 17.

What is your most treasured possession? 
My dogs.

Where would you like to live? 
Other than Miami, the west coast of Mexico or Australia.

What would your super power be? 

If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose? 
My dog, Grammy, who passed away three weeks ago.

What is your most unappealing habit? 
I bite the nails on my feet.

What is your favourite word? 
Que pasa.

What is your favourite book? 
Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell.

What is your guiltiest pleasure? 
A guilty pleasure is something you’re a little embarrassed about. I could say reality shows – but I watch them and I don’t feel guilty about it.

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? 
Elvis, Obama, Michael Jackson and Abraham Lincoln.

What has been your biggest disappointment? 
Trusting someone that was a fake.

If you could edit your past, what would you change? 
I wouldn’t change anything. I’ve made mistakes, but thanks to those mistakes, I’ve learnt.

If you could go back in time, where would you go? 
To the dinosaur era.

How do you relax? 
In my house, on the sofa.

What is the closest you’ve come to death? 
Probably every time I fly. I am a pilot, but I tend just to get rid of the checklist – only when I fly by myself!

What do you consider your greatest achievement? 
The great friends I have.

What song would you like played at your funeral? 
What A Wonderful World.

How would you like to be remembered? 
As someone who made a difference.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you? 
Enjoy it, because it’s short.

Tell us a joke
My jokes are stuff you can’t print!

Tell us a secret
I hate doing photo shoots.

The above “Guardian” interview can be accessed online here.

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