American actress Elizabeth Pena died on 14 October 2014 in Los Angeles following a brief illness. She was 55.
• Born in New Jersey, Elizabeth Pena graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in New York City.
• Pena began her career in 1978 with Leon Ichaso's film El Super.
• She has appeared in films such as La Bamba, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Jacob's Ladder, Lone Star and Rush Hour.
• Pena was also noted for having starred in a sitcom I Married Dora in 1987 as Dora Calderon, the title character.
• Pena provided the voice of the character Mirage in Pixar's animated film The Incredibles in 2004.
• Recently, she played Sofía Vergara's mother role on ABC's Emmy-winning series Modern Family.