1. Yuri (born Yuridia Valenzuela Canseco on January 6, 1964) is a famous Mexican singer and actress born in the state of Veracruz. At a very young age, Yuri showed artistic interest and she was accepted to a famous Russian ballet. However, she wasn't allowed to join because her parents were afraid of the prospect of little Yuri living in a foreign country. When Yuri was 12, she participated in two famous Mexican television children's shows for Televisa, including the Cepillin show.