Latin American singer/songwriter and actress healed from San Diego, California Rebekah Del Rio is best known for her song “Llorando,” a Spanish language version of Roy Orbison's “Crying.” She has done several soundtracks, including “Mia Sarah” and “Before We Say Goodbye.” Del Rio had a memorable cameo as herself in David Lynch's “Mulholland Drive” (2001) and was cast in Richard Kelly's film, “Southland Tales” (2006).
San Diego Native
Childhood and Family:
Rebekah Del Rio was born on July 10, 1967, in San Diego, California. She later moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1994 to further pursue her music career.
Prior to her move to Nashville in 1994, Rebekah Del Rio recorded “Llorando,” a Spanish language version of Roy Orbison's “Crying.” The beautiful ballad would become her signature song. In Nashville, she was signed to Irving Azoff's label, Giant Records.
Del Rio's debut album, “Nobody's Angel,” was released in 1994. The title track, which was included in a compilation album for WEA (Del Rio was an opening act for Rod Stewart at the 25th Annual WEA convention, rocketed to No. 2 on the singles charts in The Netherlands.
In 2001, Del Rio made a notable cameo appearance as herself in the David Lynch critically acclaimed psychological thriller movie “Mulholland Drive,” where she sang “Llorando” a cappella. In the following year, she played Jane in the comedy/drama film “Rabbits,” opposite Scott Coffey and Naomi Watts. The production was written and directed by David Lynch.
In 2003, Del Toro released the album “All My Life” (“Toda Mi Vida”). Three years later, she was cast as Vanessa Vera Cruz on “Southland Tales” (2006), a comedy/drama film directed and written by Richard Kelly. Costars in the film included Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Seann William Scott. She also contributed to “Southland Tales Soundtrack- Star Spangled Banner” (2008). Del Toro's music can also be heard in other soundtracks such as “Sin City,” “Streets of Legend,” “Man on Fire,” “Mia Sarah” and “Before We Say Goodbye.”