The Most Beautiful Latinas 2012

Nuestras Bellezas Latinas 2012
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Bérénice Bejo
Actress, The Artist
Actress Bérénice Bejo was born in Buenos Aires, the daughter of Silvia De Paoli, a lawyer, and Miguel Bejo, a filmmaker. When she was three, Bejo's family relocated to Paris, France. She embarked on a successful acting career in the 1990s, with various roles in French television and film productions...
 
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Paz Vega
Actress, Sex and Lucia
Actress Paz Campos Trigo was born in Seville, Spain, to a bullfighter father. She has been based in Los Angeles since 2008. She has starred in dozens of films in Europe and North America. After six successful seasons as Laura in "Seven Lives" (Telecinco,) one of Spain's longest running sitcoms, the young Seville born actress makes her leap to the big screen...
 
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Natalie Martinez
Actress, End of Watch
Natalie Martinez began modeling at the age of 15, years before she considered giving acting a try. The Miami-born beauty's career blossomed with a simple suggestion from her mother. During her senior year at St. Brendan High School in 2002, her mother saw an ad for J.Lo's new clothing line. After beating over 5,000 other girls for the gig, Natalie packed up and moved to Los Angeles.
 
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Dominik García-Lorido
Actress, Wild Card
Dominik García-Lorido was born in Miami, Florida, the daughter of Maria Victoria "Marivi" Lorido and actor Andy García. She is the eldest of four children, with sisters Daniella, Alessandra, and brother Andrés. Her parents are both of Cuban descent, and her father was born in Havana. She grew up in Los Angeles and began dancing at the age of three.
 
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Romina
Romina was born in Coral Gables, Florida and although not large in stature, this actress, producer, writer, poet and singer is casting a broad shadow across Hollywood. Romina's love of acting began at age 13 when she took her first drama class while attending Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart. She has appeared in films such as "Wild Child"...
 
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Sofía Vergara
Actress, Modern Family
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her mother, Margarita Vergara Dávila de Vergara, is a housewife. Her father, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, provides cattle to the meat industry. She has five siblings. She was educated at a private bilingual Spanish/English school...
 
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Eva Mendes
Actress, Hitch
Eva Mendes was born in Miami, Florida but raised in Los Angeles, California of Cuban-American heritage. In college, she began acting, studying underneath acting coach Ivana Chubbuck. This led to her desire to appear in feature films. Though taking many smaller roles in movies, she was little known until playing the girlfriend of Denzel Washington's character in Training Day...
 
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Salma Hayek
Producer, Frida
One of Hollywood's most dazzling leading actresses, Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in the oil boomtown of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Hayek has freely admitted that she and her brother, Sami, were spoiled rotten by her well-to-do businessman father, Sami Hayek Dominguez, and her opera-singing mother...
 
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Zoe Saldana
Actress, Avatar
Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic where they would live for the next seven years...
 
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Michelle Rodriguez
Actress, Avatar
Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. She was born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez on July 12, 1978, in Bexar County, Texas, to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, from the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, who served in the U.S. Army and was originally from Puerto Rico...
 
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Paola Turbay
Actress, True Blood
Paola Turbay reigns as one of Latin American's biggest stars while continuing to build and equally powerful presence on the airwaves of the United States. Her multi-faceted career includes working on the big and small screens, both behind and in front of the camera, producing, hosting and acting. According to People en Español...
 
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Elena Diaz
Actress, Estudio 2
Of Salvadoran and Spanish descent, Elena Diaz was raised in El Salvador by her father and grandmother, a strict disciplinarian. When she was nine years old her family moved to Southern California. In high school Elena was an honor-roll student, with a passion for the performing arts. She took singing and dancing lessons...
 
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Gaby Espino
Gaby Espino, a stunning Venezuelean beauty, was born on November 15 in Caracas, Venezuela. Her dad is a chemical engineer and her mom is a publicist. She has 4 siblings: Andreina, Gustavo, Mariando and Nelly. When she entered the university, she wanted to study medicine, but finally decided to study ontology...
 
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Paola Rey
This Colombian actress, born December 19th, 1979, never expected her life would change since an audition in 1996. With a bit of self-confidence, Paola went to RTI, a colombian TV Production Company, for that audition. 2 days later Paola was required to join the cast of a new soap opera: _"Fuego Verde" (1998)_...
 
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Bárbara Mori
Actress, Violanchelo
Barbara Mori was born February 2, 1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay. At the age of 3, when her Japanese-Uruguayan father and her Mexican mother divorced, Mori moved to Mexico. While working as a waitress at the age of 14, fashion designer Marcos Toledo invited her to work as a model. She later studied acting in El Centro de Estudios de Formación Actoral...
 
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Elsa Pataky
Elsa Pataky was born Elsa Lafuente Medianu in Madrid, Spain. Her mother, Cristina Pataky Medianu, is a publicist of Romanian and Hungarian ancestry, and her father, José Francisco Lafuente, is a Spanish biochemist. She attended the Universidad de San Pablo CEU where she studied journalism and began to take an interest in acting...
 
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Tahyna MacManus
Tahyna grew up in the Sydney beach side suburb of Cronulla with her Italian father, Dutch mother and younger sister Cheyenne. Tahyna attended Woolooware High School Graduating in 2003 with a high distinction in drama and music. She can play the guitar, piano, saxophone and drums. Tahyna is a black belt in the Japanese Karate style of "Shotokan".
 
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Monica Bellucci
Actress, Irreversible
Monica Anna Maria Bellucci was born on September 30, 1964 in the Italian village of Città di Castello, Umbria, the only child of Brunella Briganti and Pasquale Bellucci. She originally pursued a career in the legal profession. While attending the University of Perugia, she modeled on the side to earn money for school...
 
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Mireille Enos
Actress, World War Z
Mireille Enos was born in Houston, Texas, to Monique, a teacher, and Jon Goree Enos. Her Texas-born American father, and French mother, met while her father was serving on a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is the fourth of five children and grew up in Houston, Texas...
 
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Ana de la Reguera
Actress, Nacho Libre
Ana de la Reguera grew up in the tropical state of Veracruz, on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. She began her performance arts studies in the Cultural Institute of Veracruz, then left for Televisa's Center for Artistic Education (CEA) and TV Aztecas' artistic institute (CEFAC) in Mexico City, later taking...
 
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Victoria Vives
The stunning Victoria Vives is an aspiring superhero born in Madrid Spain with the name Victoria Vives Vila. Growing up as an only child in a highly feminine household with three maternal figures, including her mother, grandmother, and aunt, she began establishing her protagonistic nature by standing up for those who would not while attending an all-girls catholic school...
 
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Anabelle Acosta
Actress, Freelancers
Anabelle Acosta is an American film and television actress. She was born in Havana, Cuba to Cuban-American parents and has a younger brother named Jason Acosta. Anabelle is a Meisner and Method trained and Juilliard School alumni. Her extensive training also includes dance and stage. She started her...
 
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Delilah Cotto
Actress, Empire
Early life Cotto was born and raised in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York to Puerto Rican-American parents. She studied drama at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City. She trained at the William Esper Studio and studied dance. Career After studying dance, she was given a small role in Lean on Me...
 
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Benedita Pereira
Award-winning actress Benedita Pereira achieved major stardom in her native Portugal by the time she was 18. Born into a close-knit family of travelers; a civil engineer father and mother who elected to stay home and raise her 3 children in their native Porto, Benedita decided she was going to be an actor at age 8...
 
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Genesis Rodriguez
Actress, Big Hero 6
Genesis Rodriguez was born in Miami, Florida. She is the daughter of José Luis 'El Puma' Rodríguez, the famous Venezuelan singer and actor, and Carolina Perez, a Cuban model. She has two half-sisters. She was educated at the Carrolton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami. From childhood, Rodriguez knew she wanted to act and attended summer classes at the renowned Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute...
 
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Maria Conchita Alonso
Born in Cuba, but raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Maria Conchita Alonso was crowned Miss Teenager of the World in 1971 and later as Miss Distrito Federal became the first runner up in the Miss Venezuela 1975 competition placing later that year in the top seven of the Miss World 1975. She became a popular actress in Latin America...
 
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Victoria De Mare
Originally from "chateau country" in the north-eastern part of the US, Victoria was deemed by the media in 2006 "Hollywood's Hottest Scream Queen". In 2008, she was dubbed a "Terror Titan" in the horror/sci-fi film world & in 2010 starred in the #10 Best Independent Film of the year, Killjoy 3 aka Killjoy's Revenge...
 
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Laura Marano
Actress, Austin & Ally
Laura Marano started acting in the theatre when she was five years old. She has done numerous plays at the Agoura Children's Theatre, and continued her acting in many national commercials. She is now starring in the new Disney Channel pilot, Austin & Ally, where she is playing the title character, "Ally Dawson"...
 
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Daniela Ruah
Daniela was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Portuguese-born parents, Katharina Lia Azancot Korn and Moisés Carlos Bentes Ruah, a doctor. She lived in the US until she was five. Her father's family is Sephardi Jewish, while her mother is of mostly Ashkenazi Jewish, along with Spanish and Sephardi Jewish...
 
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Maribel Verdú
Maribel Verdú was born on October 2, 1970 in Madrid, Spain as María Isabel Verdú Rollán. She is an actress, known for Snow White, Pan's Labyrinth and Y Tu Mamá También. She is the older sister of twins Marina and Carlota and she has been married to Pedro Larrañaga since September 1999.
 
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Angie Cepeda
Angélica María Cepeda Jiménez was born in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on August 2nd 1974. Nevertheless she grew up in Barranquilla. Her parents are José Cepeda and Yadhira Jiménez (both lawyers) and after their divorce Angie went to live with her mother and two sisters, Lorna (actress) and Ivette...
 
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Kate del Castillo
Actress, La mentira
One of Mexico's most acclaimed and popular actresses, Kate del Castillo broke through in America as a result of her award-winning performance in the hit Fox Searchlight/Weinstein movie Under the Same Moon, which is to date the highest-grossing Spanish-language theatrical release in U.S. history. Kate is...
 
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Selena Gomez
Selena Marie Gomez was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, to Mandy Teefey, who is of part Italian descent, and Ricardo Gomez, who is of Mexican descent and originally from New Mexico. Her parents divorced in 1997. Giving birth to Selena at 16, her mom Mandy recalls living "paycheck-to-paycheck"...
 
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Rosario Dawson
Actress, Sin City
This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division, which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy, urban filming that dates back to 1995 when she was only sixteen...
 
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Raquel Welch
A new reigning 1960s international sex symbol took to the cinematic throne as soon as Raquel Welch emerged from the sea in her purposely depleted, furry prehistoric bikini. Tantalizingly wet with her garb clinging to all the right amazonian places, One Million Years B.C., if nothing else, captured the hearts...
 
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Janelle Marie
Janelle Marie is a South Florida native that began her career at a very young age. She started taking dance classes for fun at age 5, where she was approached to participate in a television show known as Sabado Gigante to be apart of their children ensemble making appearances thru out the season in comedy sketches...
 
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Yvette Yates
Actress, Inherent Vice
Yvette Yates (El Gringo, Without Men) continues to make strides joining the cast as LUZ of multi-Academy Award Nominated Director Paul Thomas Anderson whose Warner Bros. feature, INHERENT VICE, was released Dec.12, 2014, and nationwide Jan.9, 2015. With its myriad of recognitions, it has also received 2 Academy Award nominations (2015)...
 
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Eve Mauro
Actress, CSI: Miami
Eve is the youngest of six siblings. She grew up in Orlando, Florida and watched Greta Garbo films which inspired her to become an actress. Eve moved to Los Angeles at the age of 21 and began her acting career on stage. Eve is a passionate supporter of four charities very close to her heart including: Human Rights Watch...
 
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Christina Aguilera
Soundtrack, Get Smart
Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to Shelly Loraine (Fidler) and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced when she was young and she lived with her mother...
 
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Carmen Maura
Actress, Volver
Descendant of the conservative Spanish politician Antonio Maura, Carmen lead an art gallery and appeared in various roles in night- clubs. With Tigres de papel she had her first successful appearance on the movie screen and thereafter she worked at the theatre, the movies and in TV productions. Although she played dramatic roles...
 
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Penélope Cruz
Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to focus her energies on dance...
 
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Odette Annable
Actress, Cloverfield
Odette Annable was born Odette Juliette Yustman on 10 May, 1985, in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Lydia Yustman née Nodarse, is Cuban, and her father, Victor Oscar Yustman, was born in Bogotá, Colombia, of French and Italian descent. Odette started her career with a minor role in the movie Kindergarten Cop as "Rosa"...
 
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Dayanara Torres
Actress, Watch Over Me
Young beauty queen raised in small town of Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. Represented Toa Alta in the Miss Puerto Rico contest, where she won. Eventually represented Puerto Rico in the 1993 Miss Universe contest, where she walked away with the crown. After winning the crown, she filmed a movie for famed Puerto...
 
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Patricia Velasquez
Patricia Velasquez was born in Guajira, Venezuela on January 31, 1971, the fifth of six children. She was raised by her parents, both of whom were educators, in a third world country. Needless to say, Patricia's life was far from luxurious. She attended San Vicente de Paul High School, and after her graduation in 1987...
 
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Jordana Brewster
Raven-haired beauty Jordana Brewster was born on April 26, 1980 in Panama City, Panama. Her mother, Maria João (Leal de Sousa), is a Brazilian-born model who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1978. Her father, Alden Brewster, is an American-born investment banker, who has English, Scottish...
 
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Alex Meneses
Actress, Telenovela
Alexandra "Alex" Meneses, the ALMA Award nominated actress known for her smoldering bombshell roles and philanthropic work has been cast as popular diva actress "Isabella" on Telenovela, Eva Longoria's new NBC series. Alex first made a splash in the 1990s as "Teresa Morales" in the hit series...
 
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Fernanda Romero
Actress, 400 Days
Born in Mexico City, Fernanda Romero started her career participating in the sensational youth group Fryzzby (BMG). Although after her early career she walked away from music to study Fashion Design, her destiny was always to be in front of the camera. After getting the opportunity to host the popular show "Control" on Univision...
 
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Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau
Actress, Pain & Gain
Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen (born on March 19, 1985) is a Dutch/Spanish actress, born on the Spanish island of Ibiza. As a little girl all she wanted to do was acting and at the age of 16 she had her first significant part. Now she had to choose between going to acting school or acting in practice. She chose the last option and decided to pursue a serious acting career...
 
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Ingrid Rogers
Actress, Carlito's Way
Born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Jamaica, West Indies, Ingrid discovered acting in high school after she co-wrote and acted in a production about South African apartheid. Her desire to master the craft, took her to The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Two months out of school she landed and originated the role of Taylor Roxbury-Canon on "All My Children"...
 
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Camilla Belle
Actress, 10,000 BC
Belle was born as Camilla Belle Routh in Los Angeles, California, to Cristina, a fashion designer, and Jack Wesley Routh, who composed country music and owns a construction company. Her mother is Brazilian and her father, who is from Kingman, Kansas, has English, German, and French ancestry. Camilla is an only child...
 
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Gina Torres
Actress, Serenity
Gina was born in New York City and is youngest of three children in a close-knit Cuban American family. Attended New York City's High School of Music and Art She is a gifted mezzo soprano and was trained in opera and jazz and also sang in a gospel choir.
 
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Elika Crespo
Actress, Spin
 
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Bruna Rubio
Actress, Barry Munday
Bruna Rubio was born in Mardid, Spain. She started her acting career at the age of 3 she did her first commercial for Nestle.Her father Felipe Medrano was a producer and Bruna was always exposed to the entertainment business. Growing up in Spain she worked in many famous TV shows(maravillas diez y pico , cruz y raya,etc...
 
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Cheryl Texiera
Cheryl Texiera is an actress/writer/producer most known for her roles on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (2005), Girl Meets World (2014), and Bachelorette Weekend (2015). In 2012, she began creating her own content and opened the production company: CrazyChic Productions. The web series she created...
 
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Vivi Pineda
Actress, Pain & Gain
Vivi Pineda is an American actress born in Cartagena, Colombia. From a very young age, Vivi dreamed of being a performer. She begged her parents to put her in a singing school, and by the age of 4, she was taking classes in singing, gymnastics, and swimming. Her aunt, who majored in Art and Design, taught Vivi how to draw and paint which remains one of her favorite hobbies...
 
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Nayli Russo
Nayli Russo was born and raised in Los Teques, Venezuela. She began her career at the age of 5, singing as a Messo for one of the most prestigious choirs in Venezuela. They represented their country in several festivals and traveled to Mexico, Chile, and Ecuador. She also played the Oboe and English Horn for the Miranda Symphony Orchestra...
 
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Heidi Honeycutt
Heidi Honeycutt is a film journalist, author, and film programmer. She has acted in numerous low budget genre films and contributed to several film documentary projects. Heidi Honeycutt is one of the world's most important journalists. Growing up in Los Angeles, she always dreamed of being famous, rich...
 
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Jorie Burgos
Jorie started performing at the young age of 6 in a small community recreation center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. There she studied Drama and Ballet while her grandmother took knitting classes. Not to long after that her family moved to Florida, where she did not participate in any arts till age 13, when she became involved in Color Guard and Dance...