Maria Belen Shapur, 43 speaks several languages.
Steamy emails exchanged between pair:
Maria Belen Shapur: "P.S.: I don't want to put the genius (sic) back in the bottle because I truly believe in freedom. I never gave you sexual details but now you don't need to imagine you can close your eyes and just remember. I'll do the same,"
Governor Mark Sanford: "My heart cries out for you, your voice, your body, the touch of your lips, the touch of your finger tips and an even deeper connection to your soul," Sanford wrote in one of the e-mails, dated last summer, even as Sanford discussed taking a tour through Asia with his family.
In the e-mail, dated July 10, 2008, at 12:24 a.m.
Governor Mark Sanford: "You have a particular grace and calm that I adore. You have a level of sophistication that so fitting with your beauty. I could digress and say that you have the ability to give magnificent gentle kisses, or that I love your tan lines or that I love the curve of your hips, the erotic beauty of you holding yourself (or two magnificent parts of yourself) in the faded glow of the night's light - but hey, that would be going into sexual details ..."