María Dolores Fernández Pradera, María Dolores Pradera (born August 29, 1924 in Madrid) is a Spanish melodic singer and actress, and one of the most prestigious voices in Spain and Latin America. She's also known as "María Dolores" or "La Pradera". She started her career as an actress, working in the theatre and in some of the most famous Spanish movies from the 1940 decade. During the 1950s, she started singing professionally, eventually abandoning her career as an actress in the 1960s. Since then, she has recorded more than 35 albums.