Recording Artist | Star, Real Housewives of Vancouver
A writer, producer, recording artist, star of The Real Housewives of Vancouver, and founder of Buff Beauty cosmetics, Zilba is also a tireless philanthropist. Whatever Mary does, she brings her creativity, enthusiasm, determination and commitment to the table.
Mary’s career began in television broadcasting as a reporter for an ABC affiliate and was a popular television host and emcee in the mid-west. She later conceptualized, wrote, and produced “Eye On” a popular travel series that ran for three seasons. Her performance of the American national anthem at Florida’s Orange Bowl championship game, for 80,000 fans, prompted a development deal with Giant Records.
Mary was the first soloist to be given permission by the Vatican to perform inside the sacred Sistine Chapel since its erection in 1475. As a recording artist she has a solid discography, working with some of the music industry’s elite, including: Diane Warren and Grammy award-winning producer Ian Prince. Their collaborations produced three albums with seven Top 40 hits, which lead the charts on Much Music and Much More Music. After the release of HERO, in late 2013 both the video and song climbed to #1 on the UK ITUNES Chart propelling her back into the music spotlight.
In addition to working on behalf of Amnesty International Canada, Mary is also a frequent keynote speaker, organizer for anti-bullying events and is involved in BC’s Anti-bullying Campaign. She is also actively raising funds and awareness for various groups including Pink Shirt Day, PETA, NOH8, Purple Day, the Children’s Wish Foundation Telethon, BCCH, CKNW Orphans Fund, Belkin House, Michael Cuccione Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research and Friends for Life Society. She has also sat on the Board of Directors for Tuberous Sclerosis Canada.
A media darling, Mary has been featured in House and Home, Hello Canada, is a celebrity columnist for Niche magazine and has appeared on the cover of Revive magazine and WE Vancouver. She was also named by TVW as one of British Columbia’s “Top 10 Most Beautiful People.”
• 1999: Out Of The Blue
• 2003: Fly
• 2009: Flashback Fast Forward Singles
• 1997: “Do Me Right”
• 1998: ” Seduction ”
• 1998: “See You Again”
• 2003: “Put Your Arms Around Me”
• 2003: “Give It Up”
• 2003: “Whatever”
• 2003: “All Out of Love”
• 2009: “Little Miss Reckless”
• 2012: “HERO”