Sonya Smith

Sonya Smith (born May 25, 1971) is the stage name of Sonya Eleonora Smith Jacket, a half-Venezuelan, half-American actress who is a star on the Venevision television channel.

Born in Philadelphia, Smith grew up in Venezuela, which is the reason why she speaks Spanish perfectly. As a young girl, she identified deeply with Venezuela's Latin American culture.

Her breakthrough came in the early 1990s, as "Estrellita Montenegro" in Cara Sucia, a Spanish soap opera that was viewed by millions across Latin America, in the United States and Europe. During the filming of another soap opera, Milagros, she met actor Paul Martin, whom she allegedly dated.

Smith remains a popular actress in Venezuela.

Television filmography

  • Cristal (1986)
  • Alondra (1989)
  • Gardenia (1990)
  • Cara Sucia (1992)
  • El Desprecio (1992)
  • Rosangelica (1993)
  • Maria Celeste (1994)
  • Destino de Mujer (1997)
  • Guajira (in Colombia, 1998)
  • Milagros (in Peru, 1999)
  • Mariu (2000)

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Smith remains a popular actress in Venezuela. She was also nominated for a Grammy Award for her singing on that film's soundtrack album. Her breakthrough came in the early 1990s, as "Estrellita Montenegro" in Cara Sucia, a Spanish soap opera that was viewed by millions across Latin America, in the United States and Europe. During the filming of another soap opera, Milagros, she met actor Paul Martin, whom she allegedly dated. She eventually won the Oscar in 1980 for Coal Miner's Daughter. As a young girl, she identified deeply with Venezuela's Latin American culture. Her breakout role was in Carrie, in 1976, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Born in Philadelphia, Smith grew up in Venezuela, which is the reason why she speaks Spanish perfectly. Spacek is also an ardent crusader for women's lib.

Sonya Smith (born May 25, 1971) is the stage name of Sonya Eleonora Smith Jacket, a half-Venezuelan, half-American actress who is a star on the Venevision television channel. The first role that brought her notice was the 1973 film Badlands, where she met art director Jack Fisk, whom she would later marry. Mariu (2000). Her first credited role was in the 1972 movie Prime Cut, in which she played a young woman sold into white slavery. Milagros (in Peru, 1999). Her cousin, Rip Torn, was already in the entertainment business, and through him, she was able to enroll in Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio and then the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. Guajira (in Colombia, 1998). Mary Elizabeth "Sissy" Spacek (born December 25, 1949 in Quitman, Texas) is an Academy Award winning American actress and singer.

Destino de Mujer (1997). Death Game (art director). Maria Celeste (1994). Phantom of the Paradise (set dresser). Rosangelica (1993). Trash. El Desprecio (1992). Prime Cut.

Cara Sucia (1992). The Girls of Huntington House. Gardenia (1990). Ginger in the Morning. Alondra (1989). Badlands. Cristal (1986). The Migrants.

Katherine. Carrie. 3 Women. Welcome to L.A..

Verna, USO Girl. Coal Miner's Daughter. Heart Beat. Raggedy Man.

Missing. The Man with Two Brains. The River. Marie.

Violets Are Blue. 'night, Mother. Crimes of the Heart. The Long Walk Home.

Hard Promises. JFK. A Private Matter. A Place for Annie.

Trading Mom. The Good Old Boys. The Grass Harp. Streets of Laredo.

Beyond the Call. If These Walls Could Talk. Affliction. Blast from the Past.

The Rage, Carrie 2. The Straight Story. Songs in Ordinary Time. In the Bedroom.

Midwives. Last Call. Tuck Everlasting. 1977 Nominated Carrie.

1981 Won Coal Miner's Daughter. 1983 Nominated Missing. 1985 Nominated The River. 1987 Nominated Crimes of the Heart.

2002 Nominated In the Bedroom.

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