He was of Spanish descent. She studied ballet from age seven to seventeen but gave it up after her instructor told her that she didn't have the right figure. Her parents divorced when she finished her school years. Because her family life and television duties were so demanding she decided to give up her drama classes.
Years Active: Right after she turned 18 she answered an ad in the paper to be a model. She was shy but needed the money so applied and began working right away - this was in I needed a job, and for about three months, I looked at the modeling ad - didn't believe it - but called up, came in, and started working right away.