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Patricia Velasquez was born in Guajira, Venezuela on January 31, 1971, the fifth of six children. She was raised by her parents, both of whom were educators, in a third world country. Needless to say, Patricia's life was far from luxurious. She attended San Vicente de Paul High School, and after her graduation in 1987, headed for college to study engineering and accounting. Although she was being raised to go into the Venezuelan oil industry (which is basically the only choice for Native American children from Venezuela), a chance event led her to switch plans. A friend of hers wanted to become a model, and one of the pictures she sent to a casting call in Caracas included Patricia. As fate would have it, the agency wanted exotic Patricia. After a year of college studies, she left for Milan in pursuit of a modeling career. In 1998, she strutted down catwalks in ready-to-wear fashion shows for designers such as Antonio Berardi, Bella Freud, Corinne Cobson, Claude Montana and Dolce & Gabana, to name a few. As for print, Patricia appeared in ads for Chanel's Allure, Roberto Verino's Verino fragrance, as well as Victoria's Secret. She even donned swimsuits for Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition in 1994 at the age of 23. She has participated in the mother of all beauty pageants, the Miss Venezuela pageant, and can be seen in such movies as The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001). Patricia has tried and succeeded in branching out from the stereotype of a model. Besides, she has more noble reasons for her very full schedule. She grew up in a very poor family in Guajira, and promised herself that she would get her family out of that situation. After her first few modeling gigs, she bought her family a new home, made sure her 3 brothers received a college education, and still supports causes such as the advancement of Hispanics, fair treatment of indigenous peoples, and the fight against pediatric AIDS. She also launched a foundation to help Venezuelans.
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Full Name at Birth
Patricia Carola Velásquez Semprún
Claim to Fame
San Vicente de Paul High School, graduating in 1987
Chanel, Gucci, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Carolina Herrera, Allure, Pantene, New York & Co., Antonio Berardi, Bella Freud, Corinne Cobson, Claude Montana, Roberto Verino's Verino fragrance, Victoria's Secret
Patricia Carola Velásquez Semprún (born 31 January 1971) is a Venezuelan actress and fashion model.
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
dba, Michael Grenwald, Agent, De Paz Entertainment
TV commercial for Cover Girl makeup (Aug. 2003), Display and print ad model for New York & Company clothing stores., Printed ad for Bulgarian juices BBB.
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is currently single. |||
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Patricia Velasquez is currently single. Her last relationship was when Patricia Velasquez and Marcus Schenkenberg dated for 3 years after getting together in 1996.
Patricia Velasquez has been in relationships with Marcus Schenkenberg (1996 - 1999) and Sandra Bernhard (1993 - 1997).
Patricia Velasquez is a 45 year old Venezuelan Actress. Born Patricia Carola Velásquez Semprún on 31st January, 1971 in Guajira, Venezuela and educated at San Vicente de Paul High School, graduating in 1987, she is famous for The Mummy in a career that spans 1996–present. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.
Patricia Velasquez has been in 2 on-screen matchups, notably with Arnold Vosloo in The Mummy Returns (2001) and Luke Wilson in Committed (2000).
Patricia Velasquez is a member of the following lists:
Venezuelan television actresses,
Venezuelan film actresses and
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