Valeria Vegas Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 09 Feb, 2021
Facts of Valeria Vegas
Date of Birth: 1985 , August-8
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: Spain
Name Valeria Vegas
Birth Name Valeria Martínez Zaragoza
Nationality Spanish
Birth Place/City Valencia, Spain
Profession Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker, Essayist, Writer, Collaborator, Producer
TV Show Veneno
Books Grandes actrices del cine español, ¡Digo! Ni puta ni santa. Las memorias de La Veneno, Libérate
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Valeria Vegas is a Spanish journalist, documentary filmmaker, writer, essayist, and producer. One of the most prominent transgender figures in Spain, her life is the subject of the HBO drama series Veneno.   

Valeria Vegas: Short Bio

Valeria Vegas was born on August 8, 1985, in Valencia, Spain, and was assigned male at birth. She lived in or around Valencia throughout her formative years and studied journalism at a local institution. She majored in Audiovisual Communication.

 As a young adult, Vegas idolized Spanish trans icon Cristina "La Veneno" Ortiz and traveled to Madrid to meet her hero. Cristina inspired Vegas to undergo her own gender transition.   

Career and Net Worth

Valeria Vegas began her professional career in the late-'90s. Her first novel was published in 2015. She has gone on to publish several books since then including 2019's "Dressed in Blue: Social and Cinematographic Analysis of Transsexual Women in the Years of the Spanish Transition" and 2020's "Libérate".  

In 2016, she published a memoir based on the life of her dear friend and mentor Cristina "La Veneno" Ortiz, titled "Not a Whore, Not a Saint: The Memories of La Veneno", who had passed away in November. The memoir was adapted into a coming-of-age drama series titled Veneno, which premiered on HBO Max in March 2020. Vegas was intimately involved in the writing of the show and was consulted to provide an accurate depiction of the life of "La Veneno". 

Valeria Vegas (right) with Cristina "La Veneno" Ortiz Rodríguez SOURCE: El Cierre Digital

She has also written several other TV shows and documntaries including the Chilean telenovela, Manuel Rodríguez: Guerrillero del Amor and the 2000 documentary Niños del Paraíso.    

After her career took off, Valeria began featuring on talk shows like Sálvame Deluxe. She has also been a panelist on such shows as Hormigas Blancas, Un año de Tu Vida, and La hora de La 1.      

Vegas is believed to have a net worth of around $500 thousand in 2021. 

Most-Asked Questions About Valeria Vegas Answered

How Old Is Valeria Vegas?

Valeria Vegas was born on August 8, 1985. As of February 2021, she is 35 years old. 

Is Valeria Vegas Transgender?

Valeria Vegas was assigned male at birth. She underwent gender reassignment surgery and identifies as transgender.     

What Is Valeria Vegas Famous For? 

Valeria Vegas the author of such books as "Free Yourself: The LGTBQ Culture That Made Its Way In Spain" and  "Not a Whore, Not a Saint: The Memories of La Veneno". She is also a writer and filmmaker known for her work on the Chilean telenovela, Manuel Rodríguez, and HBO's Veneno.  

How Much is Valeria Vegas Worth in 2021?

According to some online sources, Valeria Vegas has an estimated net worth of around $500 thousand.