Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981 in Pomona, California, is an American actress, model, and businesswoman. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13. Her big break came when writer/ director James Cameron picked Alba from a pool of 1,200 candidates. About her remarked of a G.Q. shoot in which she was scantily clad, ‘They did not want me to wear the granny panties, but I said, ‘If I want to be topless I need to wear granny panties.’ In March 2010, she re-asserted her position to Scarlet Magazine, saying, ‘I can act sexy and wear sexy clothes but I can’t go naked’. For the shower scene in Machete, she was wearing underwear, which was digitally removed afterwards. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Her filming for the Sin City sequel run in October 2012 and the film was released in August 2014.