|Born:||June 18, 1947|
Ivonne Coll, also known as Ivonne Coll Mendoza, was born on June 18, 1947 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. She is an American actress and a former Miss Puerto Rico. She played Alma Lopez (Santana's grandmother) in the episode I Kissed a Girl.
She was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. She graduated from the Nuestra Señora del Pilar school where she was an honor student. She then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where she studied social sciences.
Coll began her career as a model. In 1966, she was crowned as "Miss Puerto Rico" and then as "Miss Universe" in 1967 in Miami, Florida.
She began acting in 1971 and starred in a soap opera called "El Sirviente."
In 1969, Coll was a back-up singer for Lucecita Benítez when Benitez won the first prize in the "First Latin Song Festival of the World" which took place in Mexico. She also served as back-up for Chucho Avellanet, a popular teen idol in Latin America during the 1960s and 1970s. In 1971, Coll debuted as an actress in a local soap opera (telenovela), called "El Sirviente" (The Servant). In the same year she also debuted as a solo singer in the "Club Ocho Puertas (Eight Doors Club)" located in San Juan.
She starred in many series such as:
- "Pacific Blue"
- "Crisis Center"
- "An American Family"
- "The Bold and the Beautiful"
- "Chicago Hope"
- "Malibu Shores"
- "NYPD Blue"
- "LA Law"
- "Under Cover"