You can't help but smile when thinking about Sofia Vergara. She's beautiful and funny, the kind of charismatic star that's adored by women and men.

These days the Colombian actress is best known as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC's Modern Family, but she started out as a Univision travel show host. The show required her to live in a uniform of skimpy bikinis, but it's her vivacious personality that captured audiences. No, really.

Since then she's blossomed into one of the most recognizable Latin figures and is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. Just check out her starring role in Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills, in theaters tomorrow.

As usual, any mention of Sofia Vergara begets even more Sofia Vergara. That said, here are 20 things you didn't know about the big screen star. 

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