Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Paz vega

Paz Campos Trigo (born January 2, 1976), better known as Paz Vega, is a Spanish actress.
"I am only an actress when they say, `action` and I stop being an actress when they say, `cut`. I am a normal person outside of acting."

"I don`t want to play only Latin women. I want to have roles in English."

"I'm not the new Penelope Cruz. I'm Paz Vega. There's only one Penelope and she's marvelous."
-Paz Vega

She took her stage name from her grandmother. After attending a performance of Federico García Lorca's La casa de Bernarda Alba at the age of 15 she was convinced that she wanted to become an actress.

Paz Vega is undeniably sexy; her eyes alone brim with sensuality. She faces the camera head on, dominating it and the viewer. Her gaze is strong and feminine in a way that's hard to fake. It's obvious that Paz Vega knows how gorgeous she is, and she isn't afraid to show it. And what a body -- just do a Google image search for her and enjoy the top results.

Once out of acting school, Paz Vega took off to Madrid, where success came naturally. On Spanish TV, she appeared in three different series before landing her first lead role in a film. But even in small roles, she was hard to ignore. Viewers wanted more of the girl with the strong eyebrows and sparkly eyes.

vega goes to acting school
At 16, Paz left school and patiently waited for the prestigious Centro Andaluz de Teatro acting school to accept her. The fact that she directed a Spanish play in the meantime certainly didn't hurt.

After two years at the acting school and another two studying journalism, Paz moved to Madrid, where she sought fame. She changed her name to Paz Vega (her grandmother's last name) and worked in bars while auditioning for every gig she heard about.

Her big break came on TV, where she appeared in three episodes of the Spanish series Menudo es mi padre. Two other series, Mas que amigos and Companeros, gained much from her energy and acting vim.

paz vega in 7 vidas
Paz's efforts eventually paid off. In 1999, she got her first major movie role in Zapping, in which she played a hot sex-loving vixen who snagged another woman's husband. That same year, she also had a minor part in Sobrevivire (I Will Survive), which finally got her noticed. Paz then returned to television with the career-making role of Laura in the series, 7 vidas.

It was that role that endeared her to Spaniards nationwide. Filmmaker Mateo Gil liked Paz so much that he gave her a major part in his movie Nadie conoce a nadie (Nobody Knows Anybody, 1999). As she juggled TV and movies, she quickly learned the ins and outs of the film industry and soon became a pro.

paz vega enjoys fame as lucia
Movie director Julio Medem saw her potential and asked Vega to leave her TV role to dedicate herself to his new project. His film would be so provocative, steamy and sensual that it would either be a runaway hit or an embarrassing flop. He therefore needed the right actress.

In 2001, Lucia y el sexo (Sex and Lucia) hit theaters. It told the story, in graphic and lurid detail, of an innocent girl who slowly discovers her sexuality. Paz took it all off, acting with her whole body in a gush of sensuality. Sex and Lucia became an international hit and won Paz a Goya, Spain's biggest movie award, for Best New Actress.

paz vega in talk to her
With success guaranteed, Vega was courted by the biggest names in the film industry. Spain's most important director, Pedro Almodovar, gave her a part in his award-winning film Hable con ella (Talk to Her, 2002). Soon after, she was seen in the musical romantic comedy, El otro lado de la cama (The Other Side of the Bed, 2002).

  • 1997 Made acting debut in the television series "Más que amigos"
  • 1999 First major movie role in "Zapping" in which she played a hot sex-loving vixen who snagged another woman's husband
  • 2001 Attracted international attention with her sexy performance in Julio Medem's "Sex And Lucia"
  • 2002 Appeared in Pedro Almodovar's award winning "Talk To Her"
  • 2003 Cast in the Sundance produced sex romp "The Other Side of the Bed"
  • 2004 Made American big-screen debut in James L. Brooks's "Spanglish" also starring Adam Sandler and Téa Leoni
  • 2006 Cast as a supermarket check out girl, opposite Morgan Freeman in Brad Silberling's low-budget feature "10 Items or Less"

1997 Más allá del jardín
1998 Perdón, perdón María
1999 Zapping Elvira , Sobreviviré Azafata
2000 Nadie conoce a nadie Ariadna , El chico en la puerta (short film)
2001 Lucía y el sexo Lucía , Sólo mía (Spanish) Angela
2002 Hable con ella Amparo , El otro lado de la cama Sonia , Novo Isabelle
2003 Carmen Carmen
2004 Di que sí Estrella Cuevas , Spanglish Flor
2006 10 Items or Less Scarlet , Los Borgia Caterina Sforza , Fade to Black Lea Padovani
2007 Teresa, el cuerpo de Cristo Santa Teresa de Jesús , La Masseria Delle Allodole Nunik
2008 The Human Contract Michael , The Spirit Plaster of Paris
2009 Not Forgotten Amaya , The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Veronica , Triage Elena Morales , Burning Palms Blanca Juarez
Wanted: Weapons of Fate Araña video game

Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Date of Birth January 2, 1976
Birthplace Seville
Star Sign Capricorn
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Actress
Category Spanish Actress

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