Christina Santiago was born on March 9, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois, and was an American model and actress. Santiago rose to fame as Playboy’s Video Centerfold Playmate of the Year for 2003.
Santiago was raised in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, where she attended Roberto Clemente High School. Santiago grew up in a Puerto Rican family and was the youngest of three siblings.
Santiago began her career as a model, eventually signing with Playboy in 2002. She was named Playboy’s Video Centerfold Playmate of the Year in 2003, which led to numerous other modeling opportunities. Santiago also appeared in several Playboy videos and specials, including the “Playboy’s Sexy 100” series.
In addition to her modeling work, Santiago also dabbled in acting. She appeared in several episodes of the television series “Las Vegas” and had small roles in films such as “Cool It Carol” and “The Last Run.”
Santiago was married to fellow actor Isaiah Washington from 1999 to 2005. The couple had two children together. Santiago was also involved in numerous philanthropic efforts, including working with the Lupus Foundation of America.
On August 8, 2011, Santiago was tragically killed in a car accident in Los Angeles. She was only 30 years old. Santiago’s death was a shock to her family, friends, and fans, who remembered her as a talented and beautiful woman who had so much more to give to the world.
Despite her short life, Santiago left a lasting impact on the world of entertainment. She will always be remembered as Playboy’s Video Centerfold Playmate of the Year for 2003 and as a talented model and actress. Santiago’s fans will also remember her for her philanthropic work and her dedication to helping others.
Christina Santiago was a talented and beautiful woman who left a lasting legacy in the world of entertainment. Her fans will always remember her as Playboy’s Video Centerfold Playmate of the Year for 2003 and as a dedicated philanthropist. Santiago may be gone, but she will never be forgotten.