Michelle Vieth

Michelle Vieth (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈtʃel βjet]; born Michelle Vieth Paetau November 19, 1979) is an American born Mexican actress and model, best known for starring in telenovelas.

Michelle Vieth
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Michelle Vieth Paetau

(1978-11-19) November 19, 1978 (age 42)
Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
OccupationActress, model, presenter
Years active1995-present
Spouse(s)Héctor Soberón (2002-2004)
  • Leandro Ampudia (2004-2010)
  • Christian Aparicio
Parent(s)Dennis Vieth
Monica Paetau Rellstab


Michelle's mother and father met in Marshalltown, Iowa. United States. Her mother's family lived in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico at that time. Her father and his side of the family are from Marshalltown. For that reason from a young age Michelle was flying back and forth through both countries. At the age of 15 while in Acapulco, she was invited as an extra in the telenovelas "El Premio Mayor" produced by Emilio Larrosa, "Acapulco, Cuerpo y Alma" produced by Jose Alberto Castro and its English version produced by Carlos Sotomayor. But It was VP of Televisa and Producer Valentín Pimstein's last discovery for the company after discovering figures like Veronica Castro and Thalia. Pimstein saw something unique in Michelle so he took her to Mexico City and his team of specialists, who then decided that Michelle was going to be enrolled at the Centro de Educación Artistica (CEA) to study acting and modeling. Almost a year later, Pedro Damián, who was part of Valentin's team, called her and offered her to be Mi Pequeña Traviesa, marking her debut in television as an actress.

In 2004, she was on Big Brother Celebrity VIP2 Mexico, and exited the fourth week of the show, finishing in 11th place.

Personal lifeEdit

Vieth was married to Hector Soberon from 2001 to 2004, and the marriage was later annulled. She was engaged but never married to Leandro Ampudia from 2004 to 2010, with whom she had a son, Leandro (born 2005), and a daughter, Michelle (born 2007). Since 2011, she's been in a long-term relationship with Christian Aparicio, and they have a son, Christian Aparicio, Jr. (born 2014), and a daughter, Selika (born 2016).

More than a decade ago, a video appeared in the web in which the actress appeared naked, a situation that she still considers heartbreaking and difficult to overcome. Vieth supports a citizen initiative that seeks the approval of the Vengeance Pornography Law, to prevent harassment through the network and the circulation of unauthorized sexual content of which she herself was a victim. After living it in her own flesh, Vieth contacted women's rights defender Matan Uziel from Real Women Real Stories, who helped her to remove the content from the internet.[1]


Telenovelas, Series, Theater, TV Show
Year Title Role Notes
1995-1996 Acapulco, cuerpo y alma Special Appearance
1997-1998 Mi pequeña traviesa Julia Paz/Julio Paz Protagonist
1998-1999 Soñadoras Lucía de la Macorra Young Protagonist
1998 De Estos Locos Quedan Pocos Theatrical Performance
1998 Mi Preciosa Traviesa Theatrical Performance
1998 Festival Acapulco Herself/Presenter TV Show
1999-2000 Mujeres engañadas Paola Montero Protagonist
2001 Amigas y Rivales Laura González Protagonist
2002-2003 Clase 406 Nadia Castillo Bojorquez Supporting Role
2003 Mujer, casos de la vida real TV Series
2003 Un Big Enredo Theatrical Performance
2004 Copa América Herself/Presenter TV Special Program
2005 La Madrastra Viviana Sousa de San Román Young Protagonist
2006-07 Mundo de Fieras Karen Farias Rivas del Castillo Young Antagonist
2006 Emisiones del teleton Herself/Presenter TV Show
2006 Big Brother VIP 2 Herself Reality Show-Finished 11th Place
2007-08 Al Diablo con los Guapos Pilar Special Appearance
2008 La traición Michelle Phillips Supporting Role
2008-09 Cuidado con el Angel Ana Julia Villaseñor Antagonist
2012-13 La Otra Cara del Alma Daniela de la Vega Quijano/Daniela Aldama de la Vega Protagonist
2013 La Isla, el reality Herself Reality Show-Finished 18th Place

2013 || "Mexico Baila" || Herself|| Reality Show

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Telenovela Result
1998 TVyNovelas Awards Best Female Revelation Mi Pequeña Traviesa Nominated
1999 Debut of the Year Won
2004 Premios Bravo Best Actress in Television Won

Other awards

  • Recognition by Career from Government of Acapulco in 2006
  • Recognition for Lifetime Achievement from Programa Mueveteb in 2006
  • Recognition by the Ministry of Tourism Acapulco and the Trust for Tourism Promotion of Acapulco in 2009


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