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Mary Rose, embarked on her professional musical career at the age of 15 when she won the Malta Song Festival. She was awarded "Best Singer" on two separate occasions and participated in the "Split International Song Festival" in Yugoslavia and the "Yamaha Festival of Song" held in Japan. She was also a judge in one of the editions of the Eurovision Song Contest. At that early stage in her career, Mary Rose Mallia gave various shows in local night spots, hotels, television and radio.

She was the first Maltese singer to record her own stereo long playing album in Maltese "Songs from Malta" composed by Charles Camilleri and Joe Friggieri, which is still very popular to this day. Throughout her career Mary Rose performed in Italy, U.K., Austria, Libya, Australia, Germany, Canada and Turkey. In 1982 she placed first in her category in the second "Maltese International Festival of Songs" and so won the right to represent Malta in the "Bizerte International Festival of Song" in Tunisia, which she won. From this festival she was invited to participate in a show in Germany
together with international stars like Jennifer Rush, Imagination, Pupo and others. During that show she met Teddy Lakis and they recorded the song "An Island Called Amore". Promoting that record, Mary Rose gave a show for the fashion house "Sasch" where she was so well received, she was immediately offered a recording contract with Sasch record company. She was given the name "Mary Charles". Her first engagement with her new stage manager was an Italian tour with Eduardo Vianello ending in a very big show on Rai TV named "Notte Delle Stelle" with Claudio Villa, The Platters and many other Italian singers.

She then returned to Germany, where she recorded "Blue Summer Lies" and "A Star of Clay" composed by Mino Siciliano and Alfred C. Sant, which turned out to be her biggest success. From then onwards Mary had a lot of T.V. (Z.P.F.) Sat 1 and Sat 3 radio shows, also shows in theatres, discos and nights spots around Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Lately, she was playing the leading role in a very successful musical that of Pasta Mama for a year and four months in "La Piazza" round all Germany.

Mary Rose Mallia is also an actress and had leading parts in numerous plays on stage and television. Leading roles in both successful TV serials "Ir-Ronnie", "Vaganza f'Hal Bla Ras" and now still going on as Lieni in "Simpatici". She also sang and acted main parts in operettas as "Die Fliedermaus", "Orpheus in the Underworld", "The Merry Widow, "The White Horse Inn", "The Land of Smiles", "Cin Cin La", "II Paese dei Campanelli". the musicals "King and I", "Gensna", "Spiru Cefai", "Taht Tlett Saltniet", "Zeza tal-Flagship" and "Karmena Abdilla".