Olga Breeskin: Finding God at the Bottom
By Dory Nissen
The 700 Club
CBN.com - In 1969 Olga Breeskin’s musical talent and stunning looks launched her into stardom. She went from living in poverty to becoming one of the biggest superstars in Mexico. Here’s her story.
I created a character. It was sensual. It was elegant. It was a little revealing. It was a little bit of cuchy cuchy and sexy attitude.
And I became super Olga overnight.
Suddenly I have two and three cars. Instead of have a horrible apartment but a mansion, not even one but two or three. So I thought “the character of super Olga is working.
In 1976 Olga left the weekly show to star in her own nightly act in Mexico City.
2 shows a day, 12 shows a week. Money money money. Tours. Feathers. Now I need dancers, now more dancers. Now I need something new. Animals.
I had everything I was dreaming but I had emptiness in my heart. Why am I so sad? There is no reason. So I was trying to fill the whole in my heart.
I fell into the alcohol. I was a drug addict and an alcoholic. People didn’t notice that I was drunk, not every show in TV, but very very often.
In 1998, Olga was offered her own show on the Vegas strip.
I had 6 female dancers, 4 male dancers, a mariachi band. And I was so happy because this was what I wanted all my life. My dream came true. And I’ll be the queen of Las Vegas.
The show lasted less than a year. Olga couldn’t find another job.
And I did the same pattern, I tried to fill the whole in my heart with alcohol. I started having anxiety attacks, panic attacks, nightmares, and depression.
In 2005, Olga lost her homes to foreclosures and pawned all of her valuables.
When I lost my last home I went rent out in a one room I Las Vegas. I was so embarrassed for the diva of the violin who came in 1998 with a mansion, with money, with a fortune, to live in this room. I didn’t have any savings, any proposals, I didn’t have contracts, I didn’t have any hope.
So in other words I had nothing.
In 2007 Olga received a call from a friend the day before she planned to commit suicide.
She said, “Sister, somebody loves you very much”. And I said, ”I don’t think so”. She said “yes. I know you are broke but I already sent you money through western union. So pick up that money and come to San Diego for a Christian retreat.” So the day after instead of being in the cemetery. I was in Jesus arms.
Olga accepted Jesus Christ to be her savoir
I fell in love with Jesus Christ. And I changed my life. He gave me the hope that, not everything was lost. No, it’s the beginning of a new life.
Olga now plays Christian concerts across the nation.
I only live to worship Jesus Christ. That’s all I want. That’s all my hope that’s all my happiness. That whole that was in my heart is now the house, the home of Jesus Christ. He lives here.
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