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Denise Rosenthal

Denise Rosenthal
Background information
Birth name Denise Sofía Rosenthal Schalchli
Also known as D-Niss
Born (1990-11-08) November 8, 1990
Santiago, Chile
Genres Pop, teen pop, electro pop, dance pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Actress, singer-songwriter, spokesperson
Years active 2007–present
Labels Feria Music (2007-present), Independent (2010-present)
Associated acts Amango, CRZ

Denise Sofía Rosenthal Schalchli (born November 8, 1990, in Santiago, Chile), known professionally as Denise Rosenthal or for the stage name D-Niss is a Chilean actress and singer-songwriter who first gained popularity as the character "Feña" in the 2007 Chilean television series Amango. Rosenthal's popularity subsequently led her to obtain the starring role in "Amango's" spin-off, El Blog de la Feña in 2008.


  • Early life 1
  • Acting career 2
  • Music career 3
    • Early career and telenovela soundtracks (2008-2010) 3.1
    • Solo career and debut album (2011-present) 3.2
  • Filmography 4
    • Television 4.1
    • Film 4.2
    • Theatre 4.3
  • Discography 5
    • Singles 5.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early life

Denise Rosenthal was born in Santiago, Chile. She has two brothers, one sister, and is the youngest of four children. Her mother, Liselotte, is an industrial designer, and her father, Christian, works in ceramics. When Rosenthal was eight years old, her parents separated.[1] She studied at Santiago College, a bi-lingual private school in Providencia, Santiago, Chile. While attending school, Rosenthal stated she was bullied because her family was not wealthy.[2] Rosenthal currently lives in Santiago with her mother, sister, and niece.[3]

Acting career

In 2006, Rosenthal began her television career as a member of the successful Canal 13 Chilean tween musical series, Amango, playing "Maria Fernanda Mc Gellar" better known as "Feña". The series premiered on June 16, 2007 and ended on September 1, 2007.[4] In Amango, Rosenthal participated also as one of the members of the telenovela's pop group of the same name. The band successfully released three albums with the music used in the show.

The second season of Amango began filming at the end of 2007. It premiered on March 28, 2008 and ended in June 2008. Rosenthal also filmed Amango: The Tour in 2008. This documentary featured the cast members of "Amango" as they prepared and promoted the series while on a national tour throughout Chile. Following the success of her participation in Amango, Canal 13 commissioned a spin-off series called El Blog de la Feña. Rosenthal reprised her role as "Feña"; the program allowed viewers to vote for the next storyline using text message voting. It was released in on June 2008 and received high ratings on Canal 13 in 2 timeslots.[5]

In 2009, Rosenthal portrayed Martina Valdivieso Rey in Corazón Rebelde, the Chilean remake of the popular 2002 Argentine telenovela, Rebelde Way. Rosenthal also took part in the telenovela's spin-off band, CRZ: Corazón Rebelde. In 2010, she travelled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to study acting and voice for six months. She returned to Santiago following the conclusion of her classes.[6] Rosenthal made her film debut in the comdey-drama, El Limpiapiscinas in July 2011.

At the end of 2011, she began filming for two acting projects. The film, El Babysitter, was released in cinemas in Chile on January 24, 2013.[7] At the end of 2011 and for part of the 2012, Rosenthal also participated in the teen television series, El Nuevo, for TVN in Chile. In April 2012, Rosenthal made her theatre debut as Paz in the Chilean Broadway-style musical, Que Cante La Vida. Performances began on June 7, 2012, at Teatro Municipal de Las Condes in Santiago, Chile.[8]

In April 2013, after taking a four year break from television projects as a protagonist, Rosenthal announced that she had been cast as "Jessica Ramos", a character in the Chilean television network MEGA's newest program, Chico reality. Filming for the television series began in Chile on April 22, 2013.[9][10] The series is expected to air sometime in 2014.[11]

Although filmed in 2011, the television series, El Nuevo aired special preview on July 4, 2013 for TVN in Chile. The program began airing Monday through Friday on July 8, 2013 for TVN in Chile. [12]

Music career

Early career and telenovela soundtracks (2008-2010)

Rosenthal showed an interest in music at a young age. She recorded her first CD consisting of four songs called Renacer in 2006, but it was never released to the public. Rosenthal participated in the Amango and Amango 2 soundtracks in 2007 and 2008, as well as a Christmas album called Amango: Villancicos. In June 2008, Rosenthal released her first solo single, "No Quiero Escuchar Tu Voz", as part of the promotion for her TV series El Blog de la Feña; the song reached number 8 in Top 100 Chile.

At the end of 2010, following the completion of her role in the Chilean telenovela, Corazón Rebelde, Rosenthal began working on her first solo album, featuring music of her own composition.

Solo career and debut album (2011-present)

In May 2011, Rosenthal released her solo promotional single, "Men", a cover version of Gladys Knight's 1991 single. In November of the same year, Rosenthal released her first single, "I Wanna Give My Heart". The lyrics were written by Rosenthal and composed by Neven Ilic. On May 18, 2012, Rosenthal's second official single, "Just Better Alone", was premiered online in Chile by La[13]

In September 2012, Rosenthal released her third official single, "Dance" featuring the Chilean hip-hop group Crossfire. The single was written by Rosenthal.[14] In March 2013, Rosenthal announced that her first album as a solo artist was expected to be released in Chile sometime in April. She revealed that the album is a mixture of urban, pop and R&B influences. [15]

Rosenthal released her debut album, Fiesta, on November 6, 2013. Rosenthal released her album under the stage name "D-Niss". The album contains 11 "Spanglish" songs written or co-written by Rosenthal. Physical copies were available exclusively for FeriaMix Santagio in Chile. The album was released digitally on iTunes on November 8, 2013 for the United States and Chile. The album is available to stream for free on Rosenthal's official Soundcloud account. Rosenthal worked on the album for eight months in Santiago, Chile. [16][17]

In May 2014, Rosenthal announced that the fifth single from her solo album would be "Revolution". She partially filmed a music video for the single in Santiago later that month. After she suffered a neck injury in minor car accident, production was delayed. After spending a few weeks to recover, Rosenthal completed production on the music video in July 2014. To promote the single, Rosenthal surprised fans by performing at a metro station in Santiago with a flash mob of 30 dancers. The music video for "Revolution" was released following an exclusive live acoustic concert, which streamed online for Movistar Chile, on August 18, 2014.[18][19][20]



Year Project Role Notes
2007 Amango Maria Fernanda Mc Gellar Telenovela (Lead role/Acting debut)
2008 El Blog de la Feña Maria Fernanda Mc Gellar Telenovela (Lead role)
2009 Corazón Rebelde Martina Valdivieso Rey Telenovela (Series regular)
2011 Teatro de Chilevision Kathy Episode: "Viejo Idolo"
El Nuevo María José Ormazábal (Coté) Television series (Recurring role)
2014 Chico Reality Jessica Ramos Television series (Lead role)


Year Film Role Notes
2011 El Limpiapiscinas Nicole Ivanov Lead role (Film debut)
2013 El Babysitter Bernardita Castro (Berna) Lead role


Year Performance Role Notes
2012 Que cante la vida Paz Theatre debut


As Herself
Year Album details Peak chart positions
2013 Fiesta (Debut Album)
  • Released: November 6, 2013 (Physical Release)
  • Released: November 8, 2013 (Digital Release)
  • Label: FeriaMix
  • Formats: Physical (Chile only) and Digital
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or not released to that country
Telenovela albums
Year Album Project
2007 Amango: El Sueño Se Hizo Realidad Amango
2007 Amango: Esto No Es Un Juego Amango
2007 Amango: Villancicos Amango
2008 El Blog de la Feña as Feña
2009 El Blog de la Feña 2 as Feña
2009 CRZ: Corazón Rebelde as Martina
Year Project
2007 Amango: Karaoke
2008 Amango: La Gira


Year Title Peak
Main singles
2008 "No Quiero Escuchar Tu Voz" 8 El Blog de la Feña
"Espérame" 52
2009 "La Vida Sin Ti" 84
"Eres La Luz" 24 El Blog de la Feña 2
2010 "Las Horas" 97
"Men" 30 Promotional Single Only
2011 "I Wanna Give My Heart" 17 Fiesta
2012 "Just Better Alone" 98 Fiesta
2013 "Dance" 95 Fiesta
2013 "Fiesta" Fiesta
2014 "Revolution" Fiesta
Other charted songs
2008 "Si Tú Me Quieres" 83 El Blog de la Feña
"Déjate Llevar" 84
As featured artist
2011 "Say Hey, Say Ohh" 100 MTV's Popland soundtrack / Because You Lied


  1. ^ Entrevista sobre la familia de Denise
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  3. ^ Entrevista sobre la familia de Denise
  4. ^ Rosenthal talks about her role in Amango and El Blog de la Feña. Retrieved: February 12, 2008.
  5. ^ El Blog De La Feñ Official website of El Blog de la Feña by Canal 13 Retrieved: August 13, 2008
  6. ^
  7. ^,5202f297d8e4c310VgnVCM5000009ccceb0aRCRD.html El Babysitter
  8. ^,0610dfcfbdfe6310VgnVCM10000098cceb0aRCRD.html
  9. ^ Denise Rosenthal en Chico reality serie
  10. ^,66ef68a397c5e310VgnVCM20000099cceb0aRCRD.html/ El Hombre que tiene las nubes por Denise Rosenthal
  11. ^,6b9d5bff68433410VgnVCM5000009ccceb0aRCRD.html
  12. ^,0aafe9d54893f310VgnVCM10000098cceb0aRCRD.html
  13. ^
  14. ^ "Dance" ft. Crossfire. New Single
  15. ^,b2440a262fa6d310VgnVCM3000009acceb0aRCRD.html/ Nuevo disco solista de Denise Rosenthal
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  17. ^ Fiesta album stream
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  19. ^,02ead278c97f6410VgnVCM20000099cceb0aRCRD.html
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External links

  • Denise Rosenthal official web site
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