|Is||Singer Actor Television actor Model Playboy Playmate Mother|
|Field||Entertainment Fashion Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music|
|Birth||25 November 1966, Havana, Cuba|
Niurka Melanie Marcos Calles (born November 25, 1967) is a Cuban-Mexican singer, dancer, actress, and vedette. She is known professionally simply as Niurka.
Marcos was born in Havana, Cuba to Carmelo Marcos, a Cuban navy major, and Salustiana "Celeste" Calles, a housewife. She has five siblings: Martha, Maribel, Thomas, María del Carmen, and Ernesto. Marcos dated and then married actor Bobby Larios in 2004. After divorcing Larios, Marcos was married to Yanixán Texido in 2007; the couple split in May 2009 and, in Feb 6, 2011, they divorced. She was part of the first group of foreigners naturalized by President Vicente Fox and has three Mexican-born children. Their names are Itzcoatl "Kiko", Romina, and Emilio.
In 2018, Marcos stated in an interview that her mother had died.
Marcos starred in the telenovela Velo de Novia, produced by her then-boyfriend Juan Osorio. In 2001, Marcos portrayed an erotic dancer named Karicia in the Mexican soap opera Salomé starring Edith González and Guy Ecker, for which she earned a TVyNovelas Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 20th TVyNovelas Awards. In 2004, she was a contestant on the reality series Big Brother México. She appeared as a supporting actress on La Fea Más Bella during 2006 and sang on its soundtrack album on the track "Se Busca Un Hombre." In 2007, she released an album titled La Emperadora and posed for the February 2007 issue of the Mexican edition of Playboy magazine.
She started her own show in 2008 called Espectacularmente Niurka. She also hosts El Show De Niurka which features games, dancing, singing and a jacuzzi in which she interviews other artists. Marcos was cast for a theatrical remake of La ronda de las arpías in August 2009. In 2011, Marcos joined the cast of Emperatriz as the new villain.
- Alcatraz Es... Dulce (1999)
- Latin Pop (2001)
- La Emperadora (2007)
- Soy La Llave
- 2007: "Que Lloren" (Music video by Ivy Queen)