Beauty, brains, talent — every man is looking for a woman who has it all. Even if these women might seem like a magical unicorn, `LLERO knows they exist. Maybe “SHE” is your vecina, the one who got away, or your sister’s BFF. So right here, we’ll be turning the spotlight on the ladies that we all know and love because we know that “SHE” means She Has Everything.
Sultry, yet oh so sweet, there’s just something about Susana Victoria Perez.
Susana Victoria Perez has graced the stage, making her mark in a 10-week run in the off Broadway play All About Meat and strutted in front of cameras appearing in the second season series premiere of CBS’ “Blue Bloods” opposite Donnie Wahlberg. Yet, one can’t help but feel that things are only heating up for this model, actress and all around girl next door. Perez is the leading lady in The Devil’s Breath, a thriller flick that according to her, “is half in Spanish and half in English,” and is also finishing up a period piece where she play’s none other than Dracula’s wife. Perez spoke to ‘LLERO about being a proud Latina, what telenovelas have taught her about love what she really looks for in a guy.
`LL: How did having a multicultural upbringing influence you as a Latina?
SP: I grew up in Colombia and then I moved to Venezuela where I lived for four years and finished high school. After that I moved to the US at 18 where I resided in Miami. Ultimately headed to New York City. The multicultural life that I’ve been blessed to have has really made me richer as a person. I love encountering different cultures and it has made me a very open-mind person who is accepting of various backgrounds, especially here in New York where you are surrounded by people from all over the world. I guess as a Latina, I feel very lucky because having my childhood and teenage years in South America really gave me the base of who I am. My Colombian roots are very much still here.
`LL: What is it about acting that continues to motivate you as an artist?
SP: The power of storytelling that’s in the hands of an actor is, I believe, one of the most important forms of communication in the world. That motivates me to tell stories that matter about our culture. I feel it’s my duty to show Latinos are not just drug dealers, prostitutes, or pimps. I have the power in my hands to shape the image that the world has about us. I really take that as one of my main focuses as an actor. It’s my calling, my passion. I don’t see myself doing anything else.