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    Paz Vega arriving for the Elton John Aids Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, USA.

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Singer Steven Tyler and actress Paz Vega attend the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for EJAF)

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    Spanish actress Paz Vega arrives for the screening of 'Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted' presented out of competition at the 65th Cannes film festival on May 18, 2012 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Spanish actress Paz Vega arrives for the screening of 'Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted' presented out of competition at the 65th Cannes film festival on May 18, 2012 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO POOL / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Actresses Jane Fonda, left and Paz Vega arrive for the screening of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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    BUSTO ARSIZIO, ITALY - MARCH 31: Actress Paz Vega poses with the BAFF award during the 2012 Busto Arsizio Film Festival closing night on March 31, 2012 in Busto Arsizio, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

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    MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 20: Spanish actress Paz Vega attends 'Bvlgari' private dinner at Club Allard on March 20, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

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    MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Spanish actress Paz Vega attends 'Bvlgari' private dinner at Club Allard on March 20, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

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    Actress Paz Vega arrives on the red carpet on February 25, 2012 for the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J.BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actress Paz Vega attends a celebration for the 40th anniversary of Sir Charlie Chaplin's honorary Academy Award at Chateau Marmont on February 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

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    Paz Vega arrives at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on January 29, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actress Paz Vega arrives at 13th Annual Warner Bros. And InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 14: Actress Paz Vega arrives at The Art Of Elysium's 5th Annual Heaven Gala on January 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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    BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 15: Actress Paz Vega attends the 'Juntos Por La Integracion' charity gala organized by the Foundation Rafa Nadal on December 15, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Miquel Benitez/Getty Images)

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    Spanish actress Paz Vega at the 11th edition of the International Film Festival of Marrakech on December 10, 2011 in Marrakech. AFP PHOTO/ VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - DECEMBER 09: Spanish actress Paz Vega poses during a photocall at La Mamounia during the Marrakech International Film Festival 2011 on December 9, 2011 in Marrakech, Morocco. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)

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    Spanish actress Paz Vega arrives at the Marrakech 11th International Film Festival in Marrakech on December 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 03: Actress Paz Vega arrives for the 24th European Film Awards 2011 at Tempodrom on December 3, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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    BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 02: Actress Paz Vega attends the '2012 Lambertz calender' launch at Soho House on December 2, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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    SHANGHAI, CHINA - JUNE 11: Actress Paz Vega arrives at the opening ceremony of the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival on June 11, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

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    BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 03: Actress Paz Vega arrives for the 24th European Film Awards 2011 at Tempodrom on December 3, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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    SHANGHAI, CHINA - JUNE 11: Actress Paz Vega arrives at the opening ceremony of the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival on June 11, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

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    CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 09: Actress Paz Vega arrives at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Morgan Freeman held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 9, 2011 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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    WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 08: Actress Paz Vega arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Super 8' at Regency Village Theatre on June 8, 2011 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Paz Vega attends the 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Paz Vega attends the 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Paz Vega attends the Piper-Heidsieck Dinner during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Marche Forville on May 13, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

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    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 08: Paz Vega and husband Orson Salazar during the final match of the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open Tennis on May 8, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

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    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04: Spanish actress Paz Vega poses for the photographers as new Spanish ambassador of L'Oreal at the Thyssen Museum on May 4, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

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    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04: Spanish actress Paz Vega poses for the photographers as new Spanish ambassador of L'Oreal at the Thyssen Museum on May 4, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

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    SANTA MONICA, CA - APRIL 20: Actress Paz Vega arrives at an Evening of Cocktails and Shopping to Benefit the Children's Defense Fund hosted by Coach at Bad Robot on April 20, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Coach)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Actress Paz Vega arrives at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For The Recording Academy)

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    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Paz Vega arrives at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at the Pacific Design Center on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for EJAF)

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Paz Vega arrives for a BVLGARI fundraiser benefitting Save The Children and Artists For Peace held at a private residence on January 13, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)

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    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 06: Actress Paz Vega arrives for the Laureus Welcome Party as part of the 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards at Cipriani Yas Island on February 6, 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Laureus)

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    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 07: Actress Paz Vega attends the 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Emirates Palace on February 7, 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images for Laureus)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Actress Paz Vega arrives at the Gucci and RocNation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch at the Soho House on February 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

When we talk about one of the biggest Latina actresses on the Latin American silver screen, the name Paz Vega is always part of the equation. With more than 15 years in and out of the United States, the Spanish actress has walked steadily towards fame and success, soon to become an important figure within the U.S. film industry.

Born Paz Campos Trigo, she was raised in Spain. Mother of three, and married to Venezuelan Orson Salazar, she took her first steps in acting in 1996 on popular Spanish films. She became better known for her roles in “Sólo mía” and “Lucía y el sexo”, for which she won a Goya award.

Later on, Vega also participated on “Hable con ella,” directed by the legendary Pedro Almodovar, catching the attention of Hollywood executives. In 2004 she crossed over to the American film industry, joining the cast of “Spanglish” along with comedian Adam Sandler. Since then she has starred in several movies, including “Castro’s Daughter”, “The Spirit” and “Not Forgotten.”

Her youthful personality and sexy anatomy, have also allowed her to become an ambassador for several international brands, as well as place her on the covers of several renowned fashion magazines, like Glamour, Vogue and ELLE.

Today Vega celebrates her 37th birthday, and what better way to honor her than showing 37 of her best pictures? See the images above and tell us which one is your favorite. ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Paz Vega!

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