Paz Vega is a brilliant Spanish actress best known for her outstanding performance in the 2004 American romantic comedy film, Spanglish. She is undoubtedly one of the few Spanish actresses currently making waves in Hollywood. In addition to her acting prowess, Paz is equally a model and has worked with a New York City-based modeling agency called 1/One Management. Learn more about the actress in these five interesting facts below.
Key Facts You Must Know About Paz Vega
1. Vega was born and raised in Spain
Paz Vega was born as Maria Paz Campos Trigo on the 2nd day of January 1976 and her birth took place in Seville, Andalusia, Spain. She is the daughter of Manuel Campos and his wife Paz Trigo. Her father worked as a bullfighter while her mom is a housewife. She has a younger sister named Sara Vega with whom she was raised.
Paz developed a keen interest in becoming a movie star at the age of 16 after watching Frederico Garcia Lorca’s theatre performance. As a result of this, she went on to enroll at the Centro Andaluz de Teatro theatre school. After studying acting for two years, Paz also studied journalism for another two years before she kicked off her acting career.
2. She Started Her Acting Career in 1997
The amazing actress started her acting career after she graduated from university. She landed her first acting role in the 1997 Spanish television series, Menudo es mi padre. Later in the same year, she also guest-starred in two other series, Mas que amigos and Companeros. She made her big screen debut in 1999, starring in Zapping. She also featured alongside Juan Diego Botto and Emma Suarez in David Menkes’ I Will Survive.
The actress got her breakthrough following her appearance in the TV series 7 Vidas, where she portrayed the role of Laura alongside Gonzalo de Castro and Guillermo Toledo from 1999 to 2006. She garnered international recognition through her excellent role as Flor Moreno in the 2004 movie, Spanglish. For her performance, she won two awards including Imagen Foundation and Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards for best actress respectively.
Since then, Paz Vega has continued to make appearances in popular movies and TV series. Some of her notable works include Kill the Messenger (2014), Beautiful and Twisted (2015), Acts of Vengeance (2017), Rambo V: Last Blood (2019), and Big Time in Hollywood, FL where she has been playing a recurring role since 2015.
3. Paz is Happily Married and a Mother of Three
While Vega has been enjoying a flourishing acting career, the actress is also successful in her love life. She is happily married to a man named Orson Salazar. Orson was born and raised in the Caracas City of Venezuela; he is an established actor and talent manager. The couple met each other while vacationing at the Spanish Island in the year 2000. Seeing the connection between them, they kicked off their relationship and two years later (in 2002), they sealed their love in a marital union. Their wedding took place in Madrid, Spain, and was attended by close pals and family members.
Together, they have three children, two sons named Orson and Lenon as well as a daughter, Ava. Their first son, Orson was born in May 2007 and two years later (in July 2009), their daughter Ava followed. Their third child, Lenon was born in August 2010. Paz Vega and her husband have been enjoying a fine relationship and there is no sign of break up between them.
4. The Actress Has a Whopping Net Worth
With her career spanning over two decades, there is no doubt that the actress has made fortune for herself. She has starred in a good number of television series and films. Paz Vega currently has an accumulated net worth of $10 million. She made her wealth from her acting career as well as modeling and other business endeavors. Notably, she has been the face of L’Oreal Spain, a French personal care company since 2011.
5. She has Incredible Body Measurements
Paz Vega has a gorgeous physique and a wonderful personality. She stands tall at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 m) which is an inch taller than an average American woman. She also has a commensurate body weight of 58 kg (128 lb). With her alluring figure, Paz sports body measurements (bust-waist-hips) of 34-24-35 inches and wears a bra of size 32B. In addition, the gorgeous actress also fits into a dress of size 4 (US) as well as a shoe of size 8.5 (US). She has long black hair and her eyes are brown in color.