Paola Fabiana Ponce (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlola ˈponse]; born June 25, 1982), professionally known as Lola Ponce, is an Argentine singer–songwriter, composer, actress and occasional model.

Ponce made her breakthrough in Argentina and Latin America with her debut album Inalcanzable, which was released in 2001. She also earned a great popularity in Italy, after starring in musical Notre-Dame de Paris in Verona. Ponce has since released two more albums — Fearless (2004) and Il diario di Lola (2008) — and has performed in Spanish, Italian and English. In 2008, along with Giò Di Tonno, she won San Remo Festival with the song "Colpo di fulmine".

Life and career

Early life and career (1979—1997)

Lola Ponce was born on June 25, 1982 in Capitán Bermúdez, Santa Fe Province to Hector and María. She has two siblings, Claudia and Alejandro. Born and raised in a musical family, she formed a duo with her brother when she was only 3, performing folklore songs. Ponce took part in many festivals in Latin America as child and teenager. In 1998, she had a role in Chiquititas, a popular TV series created by Cris Morena, and signed a recording contract with producer Oscar Mediavilla in 1999. Ponce entered the University of Buenos Aires, but dropped it to pursue her music career.

Stardom (2001—present)

Ponce released her debut album Inalcanzable in 2001, achieving a great success in Latin America. In 2002, she was cast as Esméralda in theatre musical Notre-Dame de Paris, which was shown in Verona, Italy, and Barcelona, Spain. Ponce recorded two songs for the musical soundtrack, "Ave Maria Pagana" and "Ali In Gabbia, Occhi Selvaggi", and made her breakthrough in Italy and Europe. In 2004, she released her first album in English, Fearless, and in 2005 performed her song "Sleep" in the revival part of the San Remo Festival.

In 2008, she released third studio albums Il diario di Lola, which contains songs in Spanish, Italian and English. Ponce also won the 58th Sanremo Music Festival along with Giò Di Tonno and the song "Colpo di fulmine". The song reached number one at Italian Singles Chart. In 2010, Ponce appeared in several television series and films, and starred the stage adaptation of Alessandro Manzoni's novel The Betrothed. She also participated in Argentine version of Dancing with the Stars, Bailando por un sueño, and released her first compilation album Lola.

Personal and media life

Ponce dated Italian lawyer Manuel Malenotti for five years, from 2005 to 2010.

She began a relationship with her co-star Aarón Díaz in 2012. The pair began dating after meeting on the set of the telenovela El Talisman. They have two daughters: Erin (born February 2013) and Regina (born August 2014). The couple got married in June 2015, in a private ceremony held in Morocco.


  • 2001 — Inalcanzable
  • 2002 — Notre-Dame de Paris
  • 2004 — Fearless
  • 2008 — Il diario di Lola
  • 2010 — Lola


Tiny Angels1998Serena(TV Series) Chiquititas
Notre-Dame de Paris2002Esméralda(Stage) Produced by Verona Arena
Notre-Dame de Paris — Live from Verona Arena2002Esméralda(TV Film) Notre Dame de Paris — Live Arena di Verona
Without Code2004Luna(TV Miniseries) Sin código
Never Say Big Brother2009Herself / Co-Host(Comedy Show) Mai Dire Grande Fratello Show
Cinderella 20002010Cenicienta(TV Film) Cenicienta 2000
Love at First Sight2010Maya Rivera(TV Film) Colpo di fulmine
Dancing with the Stars 20102010Herself / Contestant(TV Show) Bailando por un sueño 2010
The Two Faces of Love2010Jessica(TV Series; 1 episode) Le due facce dell'amore
Love & Slaps2010GladysLa bellezza del somaro
The Betrothed — A Modern Opera2010Monaca di Monza(Stage) I promessi sposi — Opera moderna
El Talismán2012Lucrecia Negrete