Michelle Vieth Paetau (born November 19, 1979) is an American-born Mexican
actress of telenovelas. She was married to actor Héctor Soberón from 2002 to
Her family moved to Acapulco when she was three, and at the age of 15 she was
invited to be an extra in the telenovela Acapulco, cuerpo y alma.
Chilean producer Valentín Pimstein invited her to a casting for Televisa,
however it was suggested that she first enroll in the Centro de Educación
Artistica (CEA) to study acting and modeling.
Two years later, she auditioned for Mi pequeña traviesa and she obtained the
leading role. In 2003, she was one of the celebrities living in the house of
Big Brother VIP Mexico, and the fourth member to be expelled from the show.
After her divorce from Héctor Soberón, an explicit home-made sex tape from
February 19, 2000, appeared featuring Vieth, who accused Soberón of releasing
the tape to affect her career.
Soberón denied being behind the release of the video, and also denied appearing
in the video with Vieth. By then Vieth was already dating Leandro Ampudia, with
whom she had a baby in 2005.