The Colombian native, who has a 20-year-old son and is a cancer survivor, is more than just a pretty face.
After her big-screen debut in the 2002 film Big Trouble, the 39-year-old has proven her acting chops as Gloria in the hit television series Modern Family, for which she has been nominated twice for Emmy Awards.
Her success on TV has led to movie roles in The Smurfs, Happy Feet Two and Garry Marshall’s latest romantic comedy, New Year’s Eve.
With all these milestones behind her, she also loves the ‘sex symbol’ tag.
“Of course I love it. I’m nearly 40 years old. I always joke with my publicist and my manager that I’m competing for the best ass with Kim Kardashian and she is 15 years younger than me. She must be so upset thinking: ‘Why am I being compared to that old woman?’” the New York Daily quoted her as telling Irish Independent.
“I’m always in these sexiest lists and I’m 20 years older than the others. I love it,” she said.