Before She Was Famous: Vintage Photos Of Sofia Vergara

Colombian-American actress, producer, model, and presenter Sofia Vergara was discovered by a photographer when she was just a teenager in Colombia, South America. In the years since, she’s seen one success after another. The Modern Family star was the top-earning actress in American television in 2012, 2013, and 2016. As of 2019, and she is the highest-paid TV actress in the world. Let’s take a look back at some vintage photos of the lovely and talented Ms. Vergara from back before she became a superstar.

Born And Raised In Colombia


Sofía Margarita Vergara was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on July 10, 1972. Her father, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, was a cattle rancher for the meat industry and her mother Margarita Vergara de Vergara was a homemaker.

Growing up, her many siblings, cousins, and friends started calling her “La Toti,” a silly nickname that’s stuck with her for life. The name is a twist to “Sofia” in Colombian culture and doesn’t really mean anything.