Sofia Vergara is 70s chic while filming gas station scene as Griselda Blanco for Netflix miniseries


Sofia Vergara is 70s chic in yellow blouse and wrap skirt while filming gas station scene as Griselda Blanco for Netflix miniseries

Sofia Vergara was 1970s chic when she was spotted filming a gas station scene in Los Angeles for her upcoming Netflix miniseries.

The 49-year-old actress, who achieved international fame on Modern Family, is playing the notorious drug lord Griselda Blanco aka ‘Cocaine Godmother.’

True to period form, the sizzling sensation rocked a plunging canary yellow blouse which was tucked into a walnut brown wrap skirt.

Genuine article: The 49-year-old actress, who achieved international fame on Modern Family, is playing the notorious drug lord Griselda Blanco aka 'Cocaine Godmother'

Hard at work: Sofia Vergara (left) was 1970s chic when she was spotted filming a gas station scene in Los Angeles for her upcoming Netflix miniseries as Griselda Blanco (right)

Letting her luxurious hair flutter free, Sofia garnished her Griselda look with a gleaming medallion necklace and a pair of earrings.

Between takes the sitcom bombshell, who like Griselda was born and raised in Colombia, threw a long anorak over her costume.

The showrunner of her new series is Ingrid Escajeda, who has written on such TV programs as Sneaky Pete, Justified, Better Off Ted and Empire. 

Griselda was previously portrayed by Catherine Zeta-Jones in a 2018 Lifetime movie called Cocaine Godmother.

The look: True to period form, the sizzling sensation rocked a plunging canary yellow blouse which was tucked into a walnut brown wrap skirt

The look: True to period form, the sizzling sensation rocked a plunging canary yellow blouse which was tucked into a walnut brown wrap skirt

Extra warmth: Between takes the sitcom bombshell, who like Griselda was born and raised in Colombia, threw a long anorak over her costume

Extra warmth: Between takes the sitcom bombshell, who like Griselda was born and raised in Colombia, threw a long anorak over her costume

Jennifer Lopez is now slated play her in a movie called The Godmother co-written by The Wolf Of Wall Street screenwriter Terence Winter.

Griselda’s son Michael spoke exclusively to DailyMail.com in 2020 and slammed the J-Lo film, saying: ‘I just find it more than a tad offensive that they would try to do something without consulting me and my family, the remaining Blancos.’

‘Cocaine Godmother’ was one of Griselda’s many nicknames – over the years she was also known as ‘La Madrina’ (‘The Godmother’) and ‘The Black Widow.’

Born in Colombia in 1943, Griselda swiftly became a ruthless criminal who according to Maxim committed her first murder when she was 11 and her victim was 10.

Origin story: Born in Colombia in 1943, Griselda swiftly became a ruthless criminal who according to Maxim committed her first murder when she was only 11 and her victim was 10

Origin story: Born in Colombia in 1943, Griselda swiftly became a ruthless criminal who according to Maxim committed her first murder when she was only 11 and her victim was 10

In the 1970s she made her bones as a brutally vengeful, groundbreaking player in the Colombia-to-Miami drug trade that flowered during that decade and the one after. 

Griselda married multiple times and produced four children, the youngest of whom she named – in a flash of dark humor – Michael Corleone Blanco.

In the mid-1980s Griselda was thrown in jail for three murders, two of drug dealers and one of a two-year-old boy.

She was set loose in 2004 and deported to Colombia, and in 2012 a motorcyclist shot her dead outside a Medellin butcher shop.

Throwback: Griselda married multiple times and produced four children, the youngest of whom she named - in a flash of dark humor - Michael Corleone Blanco

Throwback: Griselda married multiple times and produced four children, the youngest of whom she named – in a flash of dark humor – Michael Corleone Blanco

Sofia is herself no stranger to crime in Colombia, as her elder brother Rafael was tragically murdered there in 1998 when an abduction attempt went south.

‘We come from a successful family, and he knew he was a target for kidnapping,’ explained Sofia, whose father was a cattle farmer.

‘He always had bodyguards. Then one day he went out alone and was shot dead. I was devastated,’ she added, according to the New York Post.

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