Patricia Velásquez is a Venezuelan model and actress best known for playing Anck-su-namun in The Mummy (1999). A former beauty queen, Velásquez took part in the Miss Venezuela 1989 contest. Patricia Velásquez is also a humanitarian; she earned the Women Together award in 2009 for her work with UNESCO. She also runs a non-profit organization called The Wayuu Taya Foundation.
Actor-model Mónica Spear was crowned Miss Venezuela 2004 and later participated in the Miss Universe pageant, too. She and her former husband were murdered in their car while on a vacation with their 5-year-old daughter in Venezuela, in an attempted robbery after their car broke down.