Mermaids have been a lifelong fascination for Tatiana, ever since her childhood when she read Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. In 1991, she lived her dream by becoming a mermaid for the video of "Un Amor Distinto". Mermaids continue to influence her, as seen in the undersea pictures used in the Acapulco Rock CD booklet and the mermaid cast member seen in her TV show sitting on the edge of the water tank. Judging from search-engine hits this page is receiving, mermaids seem also to be a popular Internet topic, and she has been happy to find other mermaid enthusiasts online (she's left messages herself in the guestbooks of some of the mermaid sites linked to below).
She has this to say about mermaids herself:
When I was 3 years old my mother remembers asking me, what will I become when I grew up, and I told her, "I'm going to be a mermaid," then she asked me why? and I said, "because I want to swim in the ocean and I want to 'sing' all day." So since I was a little girl my mother made me mermaid costumes, but once I went in my grandmother's swimming pool, and I painted all the water orange, the color of the fabric!!! So every vacation we went to the beaches, my brother and I used to swim all day, and my parents took us with them to learn how to scubadive, and when I swim I always do it like a mermaid (which I find faster) with my legs together. So when I grew up, I found out I could only become a mermaid in videos, pictures, drawings, etc..., but I can still do what mermaids do also,"sing".
I have a big collection of mermaids all over the house, books, sculptures, frames, ashtrays, cups,etc... and now my daughter Cassandra also likes to collect mermaids and have costumes made for her also!!!
She appeared as a mermaid in this shot from the filming of
the "Acapulco Rock" video in November 2000.
Alfredo, a movie special-effects and makeup artist who has worked
with Tatiana on several projects, here is fitting her with a latex mermaid
tail for the "Un Amor Distinto" video.
Another Tatiana mermaid picture.
1991 show performance in mermaid outfit
Cover of Estrellas magazine, August 1991
Inside picture from Acapulco Rock
New pictures from July 2002 in Cancun, with a new
tail "maid"... er, made, specifically for this trip.
I don't know if she's actually got a mermaid outfit on here, but it
does look rather mermaid-ish.
Her daughter Cassandra in a mermaid costume.
Another picture of Cassandra in a mermaid costume, this time
on Tatiana's bed in Puerto Vallarta. The bed is hand carved out
of wood with a mermaid theme, designed by Tatiana herself, and
includes a starfish given by a friend that she thinks has given her
A studio shot of Cassandra.
Some of her collection of mermaid items.
Some mermaid sculptures.
Some recent additions to her mermaid collection.
More mermaids in her collection, from Argentina.
The mermaid picture page inspired
site visitor Scott Hague to send this image of a picture he painted.
Mermaid tail under development at Televisa.
Some pictures of her in a mermaid outfit for her TV role.
Entering the location for the TV shoot.
More pictures of her mermaid role.
Painting of Tatiana as a mermaid
Mermaid sculpture in Tatiana's house
Tatiana by a mermaid fountain
In case you want to know more about mermaids, here are a few sites you can check out...
This page was first created 20 Feb 2001, and last modified 04 Apr 2017.