Alexa Vega: From Spy Kids to Machete Kills

Alexa Vega in Rick Schwartz Produced Machete KillsActress Alexa Vega created quite a stir when she tweeted this sexy photo of herself on the set of Rick Schwartz produced and Robert Rodriguez directed “Machete Kills.”  Playing the character Killjoy, Vega fit right in among the cast of gorgeous women and talented actresses, including Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Vanessa Hudgens, and even Lady Gaga.

You may remember Vega in her childhood as Carmen Cortez, one of the main protagonists of the “Spy Kid” movies. She reprised that role in all of the movies in that franchise including “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World” and even performed many of her own stunts.

Spy Kids was not her first film.  According to this Examiner article, “Vega has been acting in movies since 1996 when she played the younger version of Jo Harding, later played by Helen Hunt, in “Twister”, as well as appearing on television shows like “ER,” “Follow the Stars Home” and “The Bernie Mac Show”.

Read the entire article, Machete Kills Star Alexa Vega Proves That She Never Lost It


Vanessa Hudgens Joins Machete Kills Cast

Venssa Hudgens in Rick Schwartz produced Machete KillsRick Schwartz produced and Robert Rodriguez directed Machete Kills already has one amazing cast list.  Now add Venessa Hudgens to the roster of talented and sexy women appearing in the film: Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Amber Heard, Alexa Vega, Michaelle Rodriguez, and the Avellan twins.

Venessa will be playing the character Cereza.  We’re not sure yet of the size of the role, but it has been speculated she may be part of Vergara’s character’s team of assassins.  Hopefully we’ll soon see a character poster similar to the recent releases of Lady Gaga and William Sadler.

The list of men cast in the film isn’t too shabby either.  In addition to Danny Trejo playing the iconic Machete, the film includes Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Damien Bachir, Edward James Olmos, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and William Sadler.