Lupita D’Alessio (Spanish pronunciation: [luˈpita ðaˈlesjo], born Guadalupe Contreras Ramos on March 10, 1954 in Tijuana, Baja California) is a Mexican singer and actress. She is nicknamed La Leona Dormida (a title of one of her songs which translates to “The sleeping lioness”).
She started her career in showbusiness with her father Poncho D’Alessio who had a musical show called La Familia D’Alessio on a Tijuana television station. She then moved to Mexico City and released a single “Mi Corazón es un Gitano”, then she was selected to perform the theme song of the telenovela of Televisa titled Mundo de juguete. She was invited to take roles on Ana del Aire and other productions in the 1970s and 1980s. Lupita sang the title song of telenovela Pacto de Amor, where she also acted.
In 1980, Lupita was one of the main characters in Ernesto Alonso’s Aprendiendo a Amar, where she played the role of his older daughter (the younger daughter was played by Erika Buenfil). The telenovela starred Susana Dosamantes (mother of Paulina Rubio). Lupita also sang the theme song “A Mí”. She performed concerts on tour in Central and South America.