Sofia Vergara is a lot more than her beauty and spot-on comedic timing. ABC's "Modern Family" star has been the highest-paid television actress since , but her hard work started years before anyone knew her name. You may think you know Vergara, but here are five things you probably didn't know about the Colombian beauty. One of Vergara's earliest success secrets started with being able to recognize what would get her ahead.
Sofia Vergara's Natural Hair Color
Sofia Vergara Is (Probably) Not a Natural Blonde
Welcome to s Miami, where the future Modern Family star was a blond beach queen flaunting her toned figure in a black bikini with white embroidery. The photo has fetched countless compliments from fans. Fittingly, the actress was discovered by a photographer while on the beach in her native Colombia. She eventually moved to Miami and pursued modeling opportunities — all while raising her son , Manolo, who was born in — before transitioning to acting. A blond Latina? She eventually dyed her hair dark, and the rest is history.
Colombian beauty Sofia Vergara is known for her long brown locks, but it's surprisingly not the Emmy-winning "Modern Family" star's natural hair color. The year-old actress was actually born blonde, but has said she dyed her hair because "It didn't match the Hollywood stereotype for a Latina woman. Looks like she changed her mind because on Tuesday, Vergara posted a photo of herself with a much lighter 'do.
One of the best-paid actresses in the world, she is the top-earning actress in American television, as of Her first notable acting job in English was in the film Chasing Papi Vergara was born to a Roman Catholic family  in Barranquilla. Vergara was discovered by a photographer while walking on a Colombian beach and was quickly presented with offers of modeling and television work. In , Vergara was supposed to star in The Paperboy , an independent drama directed by Lee Daniels.