Actress-supermodel Patricia Velasquez comes out gay in an upcoming memoir.

The 44-year-old Velasquez is best known for her appearances in the films The Mummy and The Mummy Returns and a guest role in the fifth season of Showtime's groundbreaking lesbian drama The L Word.

In Straight Walk: A Supermodel's Journey to Finding Her Truth, Velasquez discusses falling in love with openly bisexual comedian Sandra Bernhard.

“I was deeply in love with Sandra,” Velasquez wrote. “In a way I'd never experienced before.”

Lesbian blog pointed us to a 2001 interview with in which Velasquez denied having an affair with Bernhard.

“Everyone talks about Sandra,” she answered a reporter's question about the rumored affair. “Look, she was a very, very important person in my life – and she still is. She was a friend, she was like a mother to me, and also like my daughter sometimes. I had no idea who she was when we first met in France. She came to do a show and we became really good friends. People say many things, but at the end of the day people can say what they want. Sandra is somebody that I have in my heart forever, because I didn't even speak English when I met her, and she taught me so much. I didn't even know what a credit card was, or frequent flier cards or any of that stuff. She really, really helped me.”

In Straight Walk, available for pre-order at, Velasquez also talks about coming out to her Venezuelan family and the difficult challenges she overcame to become “the world's first Latina supermodel.”