Photo by Jose Maria Cicala
1. Tell us a little about yourself…
I’m the mother of my kids before anything. Born and raised in the attractive province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, I’m a mixture of Italian and Basque who expresses himself more with facial expressions and gestures than words.
I tend to think in Spanish and translate my thoughts outwardly into English. I often tell jokes that make no sense at all in English and laugh at myself so that my listeners wonder if I’m okay. Ha ha ha. My motto? Life without a sense of humor is not worth living.
Last but not least, I have a creative personality. Give me anything that needs to be built without a manual, never leave me alone with a math equation!
2. While working on American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni, what did you find out about Gianni that those outside his circle might not know?
I did not know Gianni had cancer at this point in his life. There’s a moment set in a facsimile of Versace’s Milan home studio, when Penelope Cruz informs us that her brother is sick with cancer.
There were also rumors that it was AIDS. The Versace family denied it publicly, but it was something that was circulating. It’s something I learned on set, one of which is miserable.
3. Do you have a favourite fashion designer? (Who are they and Why?)
There are so many great designers, both established and up and coming, that it is nearly impossible to just have a few favorites!
I’m a personal fan of Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Diane von Fürstenberg and Carolina Herrera. Truly, I like to wear pieces of clothing that embrace my figure and are age-appropriate. I often find clothes from brands I’ve never heard of and wear all of them the time.
4. What designer pieces should every woman have in their wardrobe? (handbag/shoes/jewellery or LBD?)
A pair of black Louboutin pumps? Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag? A pair of Citizens of Humanity jeans? DVF dress?? Anything that makes you feel confident, really. One doesn’t need to spend lots of money to be fashionable. Creativity and customary sense may be the answer.
5. You come from a multicultural background, how does that affect you?
Most Argentinians are primarily of Italian and Spanish origin. I do not understand how that affects me! It’s in my blood and the culture I come from. Being Latino is something I proudly embrace!
6. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Less given, read more of Dr. Don Miguel Ruiz:
– Be perfect with your words
– Do not take anything personally
– Don’t make assumptions
– Always do your best
7. Do you like cooking or baking? What is your specialty?
Also not! I’m not domestic at all. I’m more of a handyman or contractor worker.
I have a degree in Design, particularly 3D Art. Ask me to install hardwood floors, change the toilette, paint the entire house, entirely decorate an empty room, but do not ask me to do the cooking.
8. Do you like to travel? Where was the last place you visited?
I love to travel! Visiting places greatly broadens your perception of the world, helping shape and develop into a better human being through assimilation of various landscapes/cultures. I wish I had time to do it more often.
My two favourite cities are Prague and Istanbul. They are very different from one another in architecture and culture, but they both adore me!
9. Outside of acting, do you have any other interests or hobbies?
Sitting in my studio, surrounded by an inviting array of media, colours, textures and shapes. That’s my daily therapy!
10. (For Fun) If you were a superhero, what would you call yourself? What will be your super power?
“Super-cook-madre” A mother who cooks! Ha ha ha. Not really, I actually admire anyone who loves the kitchen.