Patricia Velásquez

Actress and Model
Born Jan 31, 1971

Patricia Carola Velásquez Semprún is a Venezuelan actress and fashion model.

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1971 Birth Born on January 31, 1971.


1987 16 Years Old She attended San Vicente de Paul High School, graduating in 1987.
1989 18 Years Old In 1989, she participated in the Miss Venezuela pageant, where she placed as 2nd runner-up (technically 7th place in the 1989 edition of the pageant). … Read More


1998 27 Years Old In 1998, she paced down runways in ready-to-wear fashion shows for designers such as Antonio Berardi, Bella Freud, Corinne Cobson, Claude Montana, and Dolce & Gabbana. … Read More
1999 28 Years Old Velásquez played Anck-Su-Namun in the 1999 film The Mummy and its 2001 sequel The Mummy Returns. … Read More


2001 30 Years Old This led to a large number of further modeling engagements, which ultimately culminated in her being ranked No. 45 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2001 and No. 16 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" poll in 2002.
2002 31 Years Old In 2002, Velásquez founded the Wayúu Tayá Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the Wayúu, a Venezuelan indigenous group.
2010 39 Years Old In 2010, after the devastating Haiti earthquake, she had the Wayuú Tayá Foundation commission a special symbol of hope to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake along with the slogan: Keep the "H" Close to Your Heart—Help Haiti Hope. … Read More


2015 44 Years Old In February 2015, Velásquez released her memoir Straight Walk, discussing her struggles growing up in poverty in Venezuela and how her relationship with Sandra Bernhard made her realize she was a lesbian. … Read More
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