Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira's first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, failed to attain commercial success in the 1990s; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos , and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? . As of 2001, before releasing her best seller Laundry Service, she has sold over 10 million albums alone in Latin America.
Christine Ann Lahti is an American actress and filmmaker. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1984 film Swing Shift. Her other film roles include ...And Justice for All , Housekeeping , Running on Empty , and Leaving Normal . For her directorial debut with the 1995 short film Lieberman in Love, she won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.