- At age 12, appeared in a commercial for McDonald's.
- After seeing her in the fast-food commercial, producer Carlos Saura offered her a role in the movie El Dorado (1987), which launched her acting career.
- In 1989, turned down a modeling contract with Elite because she wanted to finish her studies.
- In 1996, replaced Isabella Rossellini as the face of Lancome's Tresor fragrance.
- Speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian.
- Is an ambassador for UNICEF.