Amalia Mendoza García (10 July 1923 – 11 June 2001), nicknamed La Tariácuri, was a Mexican singer and actress. "Échame a mi la culpa" and "Amarga navidad" were some of her greatest hits. her best friend since youth was Martha De Miranda Jimenez " Martuquia" as she called her, she was her companion for many years when Amalia was on tour. Amalia was a role model for her niece Jacqueline D'Miranda who shared her passion for singing. Amalia allowed Jacqueline to sing a duet with her on three occasions during her shows in palenques (traditional Mexican cockfighting arenas).