Sofia Vergara

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Sofia Vergara

Born

7/10/1972, Barranquilla, Colombia

Birth Name

Sofia Margarita Vergara

Gender

Female
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Sofa Margarita Vergara, born on July 10, 1972 in Barranquilla, Colombia, is a Colombian model and actress who has made her way into American television and film. La Toti, as she is fondly called by her five brothers and sisters, grew up in her father's farm in Colombia.…more

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  • Trivia

    • Working under contract with Univision in Miami, Sofia hosted a traveling show for five years and a game show for another couple of years.

    • Sofia is five feet and seven inches tall. She has naturally blonde/sunbleached hair and often dyes it brunette to make her look more Latina.

    • During a scene in the movie where one of the leading men licks, and licks, and keeps licking one of Sofia's body parts. They did seven takes of the scene and an embarrassed Sofia ran to wash up to facilitate the actor's "labor of licking".

    • Sofia appeared in the first issue of the Maxim magazine's Spanish-language edition, launched on December 2001 across the United States and in Latin America.

    • She appeared in "Sofía Desde la Riviera Maya," a video featuring the behind-the-scenes look at the making of her successful calendar, Sofia 2002. According to her, it was the most daring thing she has done in her career.

    • According to her, the paparazzi were partially responsible for her moving from Miami. They besieged her all the time.

    • Due to September 11th terrorist attacks, the Touchstone Pictures movie Big Trouble was postponed. But finally on April 5, 2002, Sofia Vergara's Hollywood debut was released in theaters worldwide.

    • On October 18, 2006, she was the host of "Peace and Hope", a beneficial event that would take place in the city of Miami, to raise funds for Colombian foundations exclusively dedicated for children. She is the godmother of this organization. In 2004, she was also responsible for providing 1,000 jobs in Colombia.

    • She recorded a commercial for Miller Lite. It was aired in Hispanic speaking television and its part of the commercial series of "Miller Time". She was also an endorser of Visa Card.

    • As part of the celebration of Hispanics heritage week, American On Line - in both English and Spanish versions, chose the most outstanding Latinos in different fields. Sofía Vergara was selected as one of the Latin beauties.

    • Sofia appeared in four TV commercials for McDonald's. Her fourth commercial premiered on ABC's Monday Night Football.

    • In 2004, she proposed Disney her project of taking seven children (members of "Sueños sin Fronteras") to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The project was realized in 2006.

    • Sofia had a part in an initiative design to help fight obesity among Hispanics by recommending to drink 24oz. of milk every 24 hours.

    • Sofia's favorite actors are Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Marlon Brando. Her favorite singers are Shakira and Cher. Her favorite movie is The Godfather.

    • Her own website, sofiavergara.com, is boasting an average of over 12 million hits a month (only six months after launching the site in 2002). She has become one of the most viewed women in cyberspace.

    • She appeared on the cover of Channels magazine and was featured in Gear.

    • She has designed a bra for fellow full-figured women, and it has appeared on commercials for Bally gyms.

    • When she was younger, Sofia used to spend a lot of time on her father's farm, where she swam in the river and rode horses.

    • Her older brother was killed in Colombia. His murder is still unsolved (2006).

    • She was the first Colombian to win a "Women of Hope" Award in 2002, for being a role model for Hispanics. Sofia was also the recipient of the "Woman of the Year" Award in 2000.

    • Sofia's List Rankings:
      2001 - No.98, FHM-USA's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2002 - No.66, FHM-USA's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2002 - No.23, Maxim's Hot 100 List
      2002 - No.56, Stuff's 102 Sexiest Women
      2003 - No.38, Stuff's 102 Sexiest Women
      2003 - No.30, Askmen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women
      2004 - No.49, Askmen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women
      2005 - No.80, FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2005 - No.25, Maxim's Hot 100 List
      2005 - No.60, Askmen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women
      2006 - No.33, Askmen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women
      2007 - No.42, Askmen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women
      2008 - No.45, Askmen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women
      2008 - No.39, Maxim's Hot 100 List
      2008 - No.7, People en Espanol Best Dressed Woman of the Year

    • Sofia got married when she was 18 (1990), had a son in 1992, and got divorced in 1993. She also dated singer Enrique Iglesias, actors Luis Miguel and Tom Cruise (2005), and nighclut owner Chris Paciello.

  • Quotes

    • Sofia: When I travel abroad, because I'm Columbian, I'm always one that they check twice and security and I'm the one that they open my bag and the one they pull to the side to check the visa.

    • Sofia: L. A. is crazy. The women all look the same now. That thing with the cheeks. Like Madonna. Who do they think they're fooling? It doesn't make them look young. You end up looking like a freak.

    • Sofia: It has to be a very specific role for me because of my accent. I can't complain; I've been working since I got to LA. But it is hard. I have no training as an actress so I try whatever I do like school, because I'm learning.

    • Sofia: I hate to work out. I get in a bad mood when I have to do it!

    • Sofia: I've never gone out with a guy who is older than me by more than a couple years. Usually it's my age, a little bit older, or even a little bit younger. But not a 15- or 20-year difference.

    • Sofia: I do think it was fantastic to have a kid young. My friends now are all panicking if they haven't found somebody to have kids with. It was never like that for me because I already had the kid!

    • Sofia: Oh yes, things get me mad. But the thing is, I get mad, and then I turn around and I forget.

    • Sofia: You know, I was the class clown in Catholic school, but I never thought I would make a living out of it!

    • Sofia: The mother is the one who is going to help you in the long run! You must make her your friend. It matters what she thinks.

    • Sofia: Not everybody's confident their whole life.

    • Sofia: I've been very lucky that I've never had cellulite. My body was always firm.

    • Sofia: Latin guys dance. American guys don't dance. That's a big difference.

    • Sofia: Not everybody's confident their whole life.

    • Sofia: I'm obsessed with food!

    • Sofia: I'm not athletic.

    • Sofia: I'm happy with what I've achieved.

    • Sofia: I went to a school run by Catholic nuns. They were really strict.

    • Sofia: I use Spanish dancing as a way to exercise. I've done that for my whole life.

    • Sofia: I understand English; I read and write English perfectly, but the accent won't go away.

    • Sofia: I think I'm going to be stereotyped forever, but I'm not scared of being stereotyped.

    • Sofia: I still haven't played a leading role in cinema or in TV, and that's something that I long for.

    • Sofia: I like TV, I feel comfortable there and I'm willing to take every opportunity that's offered to me.

    • Sofia: My problem is desserts. I am obsessed with desserts.

    • Sofia: I always tried to do the best for my kid.

    • Sofia: I always heard that immigrants had a really hard life when they came to America.

    • Sofia: Listen, I didn't know how to make coffee when I came to the United States. Because in Colombia the maids do it.

    • Sofia: I left Colombia because Univision brought me to the United States.

    • Sofia: I guess I am going to think about freezing my eggs.

    • Sofia: In Latin America, women are supposed to be voluptuous. They don't believe that you have to be skinny to be attractive.

    • Sofia: If you're asking if my breasts are natural, yes, this is how I've looked since I was 13 years old.

    • Sofia: People shouldn't stay married because of the kids. That's torture for everyone.

    • Sofia: When you have a kid, you have to be more mature.

    • Sofia: In my own life, I have no problems letting out a good scream.

    • Sofia: When they tell you that you have cancer, you panic.

    • Sofia: Yes, I'm blonde. When I started as an actor, because of the accent and my body and my personality, it was not what the stereotype of the Latina woman in Hollywood is, so they didn't know where to put me. The blond hair wasn't matching. The moment I put my hair dark, it was better for my work.

    • Sofia: I'm a natural blonde. But when I started acting, I would go to auditions and they didn't know where to put me because I was voluptuous and had the accent, but I had blonde hair. It was ignorance: they thought every Latin person looks like Salma Hayek.

    • Sofia: I'm fearless.

    • Sofia: I never thought I would get such a perfect role in Modern Family. A lot of TV shows now are looking for more Latin women.

    • Sofia: I don't want plastic surgery or fillers or Botox.

    • Sofia: Confident people have a way of carrying themselves that makes others more attracted to them.

    • Sofia: tin women are very comfortable with their bodies and their sexuality. We aren't afraid to show that off a little bit more.

    • Sofia: I don't think God cares if I wear nail polish or not. I don't think that's a deal breaker for him.

    • Sofia: I love heels, I'm telling you. When I walk in flats, I get knee pain.

    • Sofia: I didn't want to be an actress. I wanted to be a dentist, but you never know what life will bring you.

    • Sofia: I like comedy. I would love to do comedy for a long time.

    • Sofia: I can turn around and scream and get angry, but I turn around and I forget about it.

    • Sofia: If I walk outside without lipstick, I feel naked.

    • Sofia: Sometimes it can be bad to have too much family. Everybody gets involved in your problems, giving their opinion, gossiping, and making drama. But when bad things happen, they will be there to support you.

    • Sofia: If a Latina falls in love with someone who is insecure, it can be a nightmare.

    • Sofia: I'm fearless, I don't complain. Even when horrible things happen to me, I go on.

    • Sofia: I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness.

    • Sofia: I love jewelry - rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, you name it.

    • Sofia: I think that would be ungrateful if I were upset because I'm seen as attractive or sexy. That's opened so many doors for me in my life.

    • Sofia: It's a pain in the ass because I'm Columbian. When I travel abroad, because I'm Columbian, I'm always one that they check twice and security and I'm the one that they open my bag and the one they pull to the side to check the visa.

    • Sofia: It has to be a very specific role for me because of my accent. I can't complain; I've been working since I got to LA. But it is hard. I have no training as an actress so I try whatever I do like school, because I'm learning.

    • Sofia: (on filming in Toronto for Four Brothers) Horrible. It was the worst year. My first scene, I'm running in my underwear in minus 20 degrees, I was like, "I want to go home."

    • Sofia: (on being a Latina actress in Hollywood) You have to be on top of it all the time, trying to get good scripts. Just be there, be there, be there, there's nothing else you can do but try to create. It's the only way.

    • Sofia: (on growing up in Colombia) It's great. It's an amazing place. Unfortunately, we've had a lot of bad press, but, you know, like every country it's not perfect. But it was wonderful growing up over there. We have big families, have beautiful cities, beautiful beaches. I wouldn't change it for the world.

    • Sofía: (on planning to make a movie) I would like to make another movie with [director] Barry Sonnenfeld, he's so nice! I really enjoyed this, especially for my first time. It was not too much responsibility, and I'm in a few short scenes, so it was great. And I love that I'm not dressed sexy.

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