The world may know the actress as a brunette bombshell, but in fact, Sofia's recent blonde ambitions are a return to her natural color, which she originally changed because "It didn't match the Hollywood stereotype for a Latina woman."
10. GLORIA DELGADO-PRITCHETT
Show: Modern Family
We asked you on Facebook who your favorite TV mom of all time was – and hundreds of you weighed in on your favorite small-screen leading ladies of yesterday and today. Coming in at the ten spot is modern mama Sofia Vergara, who puts her, um, assets and her parenting skills on display as the rags-to-riches mother of two she portrays on the hit ABC sitcom. "Her family comes first. Don't mess with her family because she will mess you up!" warns reader Adriana Lopez Leyva, adding, "and she looks hot while doing it."
1. GO AHEAD, PUCKER
Think your selfie would get Sofia Vergara's kiss of approval? If the camera truly loves you, then love it right back with a sexy smooch. There's no easier way to amp up your sex appeal. Bonus points if you send it to someone worthy of some lip service.
SOFIA VERGARA, 40
"I've always had a very good relationship with makeup; it's one of my favorite things," Vergara told PEOPLE. "My mother used to do her makeup every day, and I used to watch her, just fascinated." And joining the CoverGirl family in 2011 gave the Colombian-born star a welcome beauty platform. "Latin girls can relate to me, see what I'm wearing, see my makeup, my hairstyle," she said.
"You look at me like you don't understand?"
– Sofia Vergara, while recounting her engagement story to Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime talk show
"This is how I always look at you."
– Ellen DeGeneres, in response
"Can I have a translator?"
– The Modern Family star, throwing in the towel
Renner finds himself at the center of attention of two very stylish football fans: Sofia Vergara and Olivia Munn, who also attended the Rolling Stone party.
SOFIA VERGARA'S WRAP MINI
"I'm not pregnant, but I love this wrap dress. Is there a non-maternity version?" – Kristina
If you don't have a baby bump (and aren't playing someone who does, like Sofia is), we suggest the look-alike at left. If you are expecting, pick up the exact $129 Pea in the Pod houndstooth dress the actress is wearing.
The Oops: The star busted a zipper on her Emmys dress. Click here for her NSFW tweet of the disaster (don't say we didn't warn you!).
The Advice: If you're determined to make that super-snug dress zip, opt for Spanx, avoid sitting down all night and (on the off chance your stylist isn't waiting in the wings with a sewing kit) bring an opaque wrap so you can make your exit discreetly.
Two stars with poker-straight strands, two very different ways of achieving them. Sofia Vergara's stylist Jen Atkin (for Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy ) ran a flat iron over just the ends of her hair to maintain fullness throughout the length, while Kerry Washington's stylist Marcus Francis turned to John Frieda Frizz-Ease 3-Day Semi-Permanent Styling Spray to keep her hair sleek all night.
Kelly Osbourne stole the dress we picked for her, so Sofia settles for this knockout black Michael Cinco sequin sweetheart gown, worn with pin-straight strands and more than 100 carats (or $8 million, to put a number on it) worth of Lorraine Schwartz diamonds.
From: The Best Dressed List
No one is more excited than we are (well, except possibly longtime flares devotee Sofia Vergara) about the return of the über-flattering, '70s-inspired denim silhouette. As Sofia and Emma Stone show, the style looks best with a tucked-in top (to show off your waist) and cool shades.
From: Star Trends Worth Trying
We plan to treat lipstick red like a neutral, especially when it's on a bag in a classic shape and go-anywhere size. Sofia smartly sports hers with more subdued hues, seen on a cobalt-and-black ensemble.
We'd be smiling too if we were toting the Modern Family actress's sophisticated Fontana "1915" bag (which retails for about $1,700). Look for one with a similar structured shape and just the right amount of gold detailing.
Another member of the Over 40 and Fabulous Club shows off her killer curves at the Domingo Zapata art event in N.Y.C. donning a sheer black mini, plus coordinating tights and heels and one pop of color via a red croc clutch.
SOFIA VERGARA'S BOMBSHELL WAVES
The Look: "Sofia is a sexy woman who can work a full volume look," says Jen Atkin, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy celeb stylist, who gave the Modern Family stunner a '60s-inspired do.
Key Products: Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Volumizing Root Boost Shampoo and Conditioner