Who is Vanessa Villanueva?- Age, Net Worth & Biography

Vanessa Villanueva

Celebrities always try to be in the news and limelight. They always strive to make their name in the industry and be famous for what they do. But some people get famous even before doing anything special or being a celebrity. Similar is the case with Vanessa Villanueva

Vanessa Villanueva rose to fame long before she worked in a movie, by simply marrying a famous musician and guitarist Chris Parez. In this Vanessa Villanueva Perez biography, we will discuss some major events of her life. 

Who is Vanessa Villanueva? 

Vanessa Villanueva is an American actress who made the debut of her career by working in the movie called “Memphis Rising: Elvis Return” released in 2011. She was recognized for her great performance in the movie.  

Still, after delivering a great acting performance, she was not able to land on any special roles. 

After some time, she was seen in the series named “Forgotten Memories” in 2015. 

Vanessa Villanueva’s Marriage and Children 

Vanessa Villanueva married a famous musician and guitarist, Chris Perez on 26th October 2001. At the start of their marriage, everything was going fine. But soon some years into the marriage, their relationship has really become troubled. Chris Perez was severely started missing his first wife who died a brutal death. 

Still bearing the non-acceptable behavior of Perez, Vanessa Villanueva tried to make amends in her marriage, but all her effort was in vain and the couple finally decided to part ways in April 2008. 

The couple gave birth to two children together, a son named Noah and a daughter named Cassie. Chris Perez, their wife and their kids all tried to keep their family together and working but eventually, the couple decided that it was in their best interest to part ways. After divorcing Vanessa Villanueva, Chris Perez never returned to the limelight. 

Chris Perez Wife 

Before marrying Vanessa Villanueva, Chris Perez was married to the lead vocalist and frontwoman, Selena of the Tejano band Selena y Los Dinos. He married Selena on 2nd April 1992. After their marriage, they were living a contended life until Selena was brutally murdered in 1995. 

Later it was found that Chris Perez’s first wife was murdered by her ex-business associate, Yolanda Salvidar on 31st March 1995. She was formerly friends and running a boutique business with her murderer. After his wife’s death, he started dating Villanueva in 1998. 

Vanessa Villanueva Biography 

The birthdate of Vanessa Villanueva is nowhere mentioned on the internet and it is really hard to guess the exact age of the actress. Although, closely studying some facts about her life it can be said that the actress is in her late thirties.  

She was born and brought up in Texas. Her ethnicity is a mixture of Mexican and American and her nationality is American. Growing up she led quite a simple life in Texas and was not involved in any type of showbiz until marrying Chris Perez in 2001. 

Net Worth, Height,  Weight, Eye Colour 

After working on a couple of projects she stands at a net worth of $100k while her ex-husband’s net worth is $1.2 million. There is no detail available about her salary and the amount she charges for her role in the movies. 

Vanessa Villanueva’s hair color is black and she has hazel colored eyes. She stands tall at the height of 5Ft 7In and weighs about 55 kg. Even after bearing two children, she has maintained her figure and made it possible to get a break on the big screen. 

Favorite Thing of Vanessa Villanueva 

Although there isn’t much information about her on the internet, a list of her favorite things is here for her fans to read. 

Favourite Actor:Johnny Depp
Favourite Actress:Jennifer Aniston
Favourite Colour:White
Favourite Food:Italian food
Favourite Place:Switzerland
Hobbies:Yoga, Hiking, Cardio

Unlike all celebrities, Vanessa does not make her presence prominent on the internet and does not like to operate accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She leads a simple life as a single woman and does not get involved in the busy life of social media platforms. 


Vanessa Villanueva is an American actress best known for her role in the movie Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns which was released back in 2011. She is also known for marrying a famous American musician, songwriter, and guitarist, Chris Perez. She has two children with her husband, after which she got divorced in 2008.


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