Gloria Estefan was born in Havana, Cuba, back in 1957. She went on to graduate from the University of Miami in 1979, with a BA in psychology, and a minor in French. It was years earlier, in 1975, when Gloria and her cousin Mercedes “Merci” Navarro met Emilio Estefan, Jr – whom she went on to marry three years later. Emilio had formed the band the Miami Latin Boys, with the pair later joining the band – rebranding as Miami Sound Machine.
They began recording and releasing a number of albums, the first of which was released in 1977.
Their 1987 album Let it Loose went multi-platinum, selling three million copies in the US.
Fast forward two years and their name was dropped, and Gloria has since been credited as a solo artist.
This includes hits such as Don’t Wanna Lose You and Cuts Both Ways.
How has Gloria’s look changed over the years?
Her style is very different these days to her 1970s image.
That said, she has maintained a very glamorous style since ringing to international fame.
In the early days of her career, she wore her hair in voluminous curls.
And, in photographs of Gloria on the stage, she opted for trendy outfits which were of the era.
This includes studded dark trousers, and a leather jacket.
In a photograph of Gloria, taken in 1999 at a movie screening, she could be seen wearing an elegant black dress which had a sheer section at the bateau neckline.
Another of the singer’s glamorous red carpet looks of the decade was her choice of a black gown which had a statement ruffling at one side.
The other side of the dress, which had a roll neck, featured a shorter cut.
She wore the garment to the Grammy Awards in 1994, where she was joined by her husband Emilio.
In recent pictures of Gloria, she has tended to style her hair in loose waves, rather than curls.
For instance, at the Olivier Awards 2019, she opted for a one-sided ‘do, where her tresses gathered to the left of her in ringlets.
The star wore a stunning floor-length gown which had a sleeveless neckline and embroidered full sleeves.