Stephanie Sigman is a Mexican-American actress and model best known for her role as Valeria Vélez in the Netflix criminal drama ‘Narcos’ and for her modeling work. She made a name for herself as a spectacular actor with the 2011 Mexican independent crime film ‘Miss Bala,’ which was the Mexican entry for the 84th Academy Awards’ ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ prize. She went on to star in the documentaries ‘Flight of the Butterflies’ and ‘Pioneer,’ as well as the FX crime drama series ‘The Bridge.’ She was the first Mexican actress to play a Bond girl in a film in 2015, with the exception of Linda Christian, who was the first Mexican-born Bond girl on television. Following her performance in the Bond film, Belvedere, the official vodka of the film, chose her to be the face of a new campaign for a limited-edition Belvedere martini. She most recently acted in ‘Annabelle: Creation,’ a supernatural horror thriller released in 2017.
The Ascension to Stardom
Stephanie Sigman made a brave step when she moved to Mexico City at the age of 16 to seek a modeling career. She also took three years of acting classes, but was first hesitant to pursue an acting profession.
She, on the other hand, had such a good time on set that she decided to pursue acting professionally. She went on to star in the short film ‘Con lujo de detalle’ in 2006 and appeared on Mexican television shows.
Her film debut was in the 2010 Mexican film ‘Rio de Oro.’ Critics praised her performance as Laura Guerrero in the Mexican criminal drama film ‘Miss Bala’ in 2011. In 2013, she relocated to Los Angeles and began acting in American films and television series.
In the critically acclaimed Netflix web series ‘Narcos,’ she played Valeria Vélez, the mistress of the protagonist and drug baron Pablo Escobar.
The following year, she earned her most renowned part as Bond girl Estrella in the James Bond film ‘Spectre,’ joining an illustrious list of great actresses who have played Bond ladies throughout the franchise’s history. She holds a special place in the hearts of all Bond fans throughout the world.
Scandals & Controversies of Stephanie Sigman
Following her audition for the reality television show ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ Stephanie Sigman was subjected to racial prejudice.
The other participants not only ridiculed her, but they also believed she shouldn’t be able to compete because of her Mexican origin
. They were unaware, however, that she had already obtained American citizenship through her father. Despite the fact that the producers liked her, she left the show to avoid being in the company of the other participants.
Beyond Notoriety of Stephanie Sigman
Stephanie Sigman has been fascinated with being on time since she was a child, and she is well-known in the media for her timeliness and honesty.
However, she believes that in show business, honesty isn’t always the best policy. She’s had to deal with circumstances when her honesty caused her problems since people want to hear what they want to hear rather than the reality.
She sees herself first and foremost as an artist, and she aspires to play strong roles while working with filmmakers she admires. She doesn’t take on a part if she doesn’t have a connection with the character while reading the screenplay, or if she isn’t enthusiastic about the production.
She is an accomplished salsa dancer who later acquired hip-hop dance after relocating to the United States. She is interested in boxing and works with a trainer three hours every day.
Interestingly, after auditioning for a role in the film ‘Spectre,’ she became ill and was unable to attend the audition. Instead, she made a video at home with the help of a friend and submitted it in for the audition.
She was eventually summoned to meet with the film’s director, Sam Mendes, who confirmed that she had been cast in the role and that she would need to relocate to London to film it.
Personal Experiences of Stephanie Sigman
Stephanie Michelle Sigman was born in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico, on February 28, 1987, to Lee Sigman, a Kansas-born scout for the New York Yankees, and his Mexican wife, Esthela Conde. During a class trip to Mexico, her father fell in love with her mother, but neither of them spoke the same language.
She used to go to baseball stadiums with her father and brothers when she was a kid. She went on to become a model in Mexico City.
She admires Morgan Freeman, an experienced Hollywood actor, and hopes to work with filmmaker Quentin Tarantino in the future. She is currently dating director and photographer Brian Andrew Mendoza, according to sources.
Estimated Net Worth
Stephanie Sigman’s net worth is $2 million. Stephanie Sigman is a Mexican actress with a net worth of $2 million.