Irene Sáez

Venezzuelan Politician and Model
Born Dec 13, 1961

Irene Lailin Sáez Conde is a Venezuelan politician and a former Miss Universe. She has been a model, was the mayor of Chacao, Governor of the state of Nueva Esparta and a former presidential candidate.

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Irene Sáez.


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Irene Sáez.


1961 Birth Born on December 13, 1961.


1981 19 Years Old Sáez was crowned Miss Venezuela 1981 and later, crowned Miss Universe 1981 at the 30th annual pageant in New York City at the age of 19. … Read More


1982 20 Years Old Sáez married American television producer and chemical heir Darryl duPont in 1982, the couple later divorced. … Read More


1992 30 Years Old In the early 1990s Sáez turned to electoral politics and a week after the November 1992 coup attempt, led by Hugo Chavez, was elected mayor of Chacao Municipality, the wealthiest of the five municipalities of Caracas. … Read More
1995 33 Years Old By the time of the next election in December 1995, Sáez was so popular that she didn't bother to campaign, and only one independent candidate opposed her. … Read More
Sáez kept her distance from mainstream parties for as long as she could, and in 1997 formed the Integrated Representation of New Hope (IRENE) Party as a launch pad for her eventual run in the December 1998 presidential elections.
1998 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Yet her ability to defeat political opponents without actively campaigning left Sáez vulnerable to bad advice during a much more competitive presidential run in 1998.
2000 38 Years Old She served as governor of the state until 2000, stepping down when she became pregnant, denying rumors that she was pushed aside by Chávez.


2003 41 Years Old In 2003 she was named to the board of directors of the Colonial BancGroup, south Florida region.
Original Authors of this text are noted onáez.
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.