Latinas Mas Fina

by PeggyFromMannix | created - 14 Dec 2011 | updated - 17 Dec 2011 | Public

1. Talisa Soto

Actress | Mortal Kombat

Born to a Puerto Rican family in Brooklyn, Talisa was raised there and in Massachusetts. She started modeling at age 15 and has appeared on the covers of "Vogue," "Mademoiselle," "Glamour," and "Self," as well as in a "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit issue. She has been making film appearances since ...

2. Constance Marie

Actress | George Lopez

Constance Marie was a very busy actress in 2002, juggling two primetime series: a short-lived one-hour drama American Family (2002), which aired on PBS and a half-hour sitcom, George Lopez (2002) on ABC.

On the critically praised American Family (2002), Marie starred alongside Edward James Olmos, ...

3. Alana De La Garza

Actress | Law & Order

Alana De La Garza was born in Columbus, Ohio and later relocated to Texas, ultimately attending the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). After college, she moved to Orlando, Florida, landing roles in a number of independent films as well as commercials. Her work took her to New York, where she ...

4. Ana Ortiz

Actress | Ugly Betty

Ana Ortiz was born on January 25, 1971 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Ugly Betty (2006), Devious Maids (2013) and Labor Pains (2009). She has been married to Noah Lebenzon since June 9, 2007. They have two children.

5. Tia Texada

Actress | The Unit

Tia Texada -born Tia Texada -- December 14 ,1979 is an American actor best known for her role as Cruz on Nbc's critically acclaimed series Third Watch, and her recurring role as an undercover agent Ribera on The Unit for Cbs. Other roles include, In Plain Sight,Saving Grace, Chuck for Nbc, Hbo's ...

6. Cote de Pablo

Actress | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Cote de Pablo was born in Santiago, Chile, but was raised in Miami, Florida. She attended Arvida Middle School in Miami and then Carnegie Mellon University. She graduated in 2000 after studying music theater. Whilst at Carnegie Mellon she appeared in several theater productions, including "...

7. Christina Vidal

Actress | Life with Mikey

Christina Vidal was born on November 18, 1981 in Whitestone, Queens, New York, USA as Christina Marie Vidal. She is an actress, known for Life with Mikey (1993), See No Evil (2006) and Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995).

8. Naya Rivera

Actress | Glee

Naya Rivera was born on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California, USA as Naya Marie Rivera. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), The Royal Family (1991) and The Master of Disguise (2002). She has been married to Ryan Dorsey since July 19, 2014. They have one child.

9. Judy Reyes

Actress | Scrubs

Judy Reyes was born on November 5, 1967 in Bronx, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Scrubs (2001), Devious Maids (2013) and The Circle (2017). She was previously married to Edwin M. Figueroa.

10. Eva LaRue

Actress | All My Children

Eva LaRue grew up in California. At the age of 6 she began her show-business career. She starred in television commercials and sang many "jingles" for them. She still often sings at sports events and any other opportunities that arise. Eva likes to ride horses and has shown horses for over a decade...

11. Luna Lauren Velez

Actress | Dexter

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York among eight siblings including her twin sister Lorraine, Lauren Velez dreamed of becoming an actress ever since she played a groundhog in a school play in second grade. Immediately following high school, she received a scholarship from the Alvin Ailey...

12. Justina Machado

Actress | Six Feet Under

Justina Machado was born on September 6, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Six Feet Under (2001), Torque (2004) and One Day at a Time (2017).

13. Marisol Nichols

Actress | Riverdale

From her breakout role as "Audrey Griswold" in Vegas Vacation (1997), to her powerful performance in the prison drama Felon (2008), to commanding the Counter Terrorist Unit in 24 (2001), Nichols has consistently garnered award recognition and critical acclaim. Her evocative performances have ...

14. Jacqueline Obradors

Actress | Six Days Seven Nights

Born in the San Fernando Valley on 6th October 1966, Jacqueline Obradors began her television career with several impressive appearances on many popular series such as Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990), Diagnosis Murder (1993) and Murder, She Wrote (1984) as well as NBC's Battery Park (2000) with ...

15. Sarah Shahi

Actress | Bullet to the Head

Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouz in Euless, Texas, to an Iranian father and Spanish mother. She is a former NFL cheerleader and a descendant of a 19th-century Persian Shah. She attended Trinity High School and Dallas Southern Methodist University, studied opera and majored in English. As a ...

16. Francia Raisa

Actress | Beyond Paradise

Francia Raisa is a Gracie Award and La Femme Film Festival Rising Star Award recipient and a 2012 Teen Choice, IMAGEN and an ALMA award nominee for her portrayal of Adrian Lee on ABC Family's critically acclaimed series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008) and she continues to prove ...

17. Onahoua Rodriguez

Actress | Beyond the Lights

Onahoua Rodriguez grew up in New York and received her training from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She was cast in New York to play The Bride in Blood Wedding at the La Jolla Playhouse, and eventually relocated to Los Angeles.

Since then, she has guest starred and recurred on various TV...

18. Rachel Ticotin

Actress | Total Recall

One tough cookie who can definitely hold her own next to the boys on film and TV, lovely, dark-haired Rachel Ticotin has stepped up to the plate many times in strong-armed femme roles, playing everything from cops and bodyguards to military corporals. Born and raised in the Bronx, she learned the ...

19. Valerie Cruz

Actress | Cellular

Cruz recently joined the cast of FOX's hit series The Following where she plays strong-willed FBI Agent Gina Mendez, who alongside Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), heads the investigation on serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). Season three of the psychological drama series returns in March 2, 2015.

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20. Paula Garcés

Actress | A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

Paula Garces was born on March 20, 1974, in Medellin, Colombia. Her father was a fisherman, and her mother was a schoolteacher. At age 7 she relocated with her parents to New York City, where she resided primarily in Harlem. She she started acting in commercials hired by agent Diego Santiago, her ...

21. Roselyn Sanchez

Actress | Act of Valor

Roselyn Sanchez was born on April 2, 1973 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for Act of Valor (2012), Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Without a Trace (2002). She has been married to Eric Winter since November 29, 2008. They have two children. She was previously married to Gary Stretch.

22. Nadine Velazquez

Actress | Flight

Nadine Velazquez stars in History's new scripted drama, SIX, as 'Jackie Ortiz", a strong wife of a Navy Seal who holds the Ortiz family together. Known for her role as 'Sophia' on FXX's THE LEAGUE, which ended its successful seven year run in 2015 and as 'Catalina', the sexy hotel maid/stripper ...

23. Alexa PenaVega

Actress | Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams

Alexa Ellesse PenaVega née Vega; born August 27, 1988 is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008). In 2009, she starred as the title character Ruby Gallagher in the ABC Family ...

24. America Ferrera

Actress | Ugly Betty

America Georgine Ferrera (born April 18, 1984) is an American actress. She is known for her leading role as Betty Suarez on the American Broadcasting Company's comedy-drama television series Ugly Betty (2006-10). Her acting garnered critical acclaim, and she won the Golden Globe Award for Best ...

25. Sara Ramirez

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

Sara Ramirez was born on August 31, 1975 in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. She is an actress, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005), You've Got Mail (1998) and Spider-Man (2002). She has been married to Ryan DeBolt since July 4, 2012.

26. Iyari Limon

Actress | Dead Space

Iyari Limon was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, but by the age of one she and her parents had made Southern California their new home. Although English is her primary language, she's fluent in Spanish since being raised in a Spanish-speaking household all her life. She's also semi-fluent in French, ...

27. Laura Harring

Actress | Mulholland Dr.

A respected actress, Laura Harring is best known for her role as the mysterious amnesiac Rita in David Lynch's enigmatic film, Mulholland Drive, which was recently voted The Best Film of the 21st Century in multiple polls. Film critic Roger Ebert compared Harring to screen legend Rita Hayworth, ...

28. Vanessa Marcil

Actress | The Rock

Vanessa Marcil was born on October 15, 1968, in Indio, California, to Peter Ortiz, a contractor, and Patricia Marcil Ortiz, an herbalist. She grew up in Palm Desert with her parents and her two older sisters Tina (born October 20, 1959) and Sherry (born September 7, 1962) and her older brother Sam ...

29. Tessie Santiago

Actress | Queen of Swords

Tessie Santiago was born on August 10, 1975 in Miami, Florida, USA as Tessie Marie Santiago. She is an actress, known for Queen of Swords (2000), Devil's Whisper (2017) and Scandal (2012). She has been married to Carlos Bernard since December 30, 2013.

30. Jacqueline Pinol

Actress | Bosch

Jacqueline Pinol was born on April 8, 1979 in Queens, New York, USA. She is known for her work on Bosch (2014), Quantum Break (2016) and CSI: NY (2004). She is married to Jonny Blu. They have one child.

31. Seidy Lopez

Actress | Training Day

Seidy Lopez was born in beautiful Merida Yucatan Mexico. At the age of four, she and her family moved to the United States for the first time in search of a more rewarding life. When she turned ten her parents found it necessary to return to Yucatan with their three children where they would learn ...

32. Patricia Velasquez

Actress | The Mummy Returns

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 ...

33. Christina Milian

Actress | Pulse

Christine Flores (born September 26, 1981), better known as Christina Milian is an American singer, songwriter and actress. At the age of 19, Milian signed a contract with Def Jam. In 2001, Milian released her self-titled debut album, which featured the singles "AM to PM" and "When You Look at Me";...

34. Aimee Garcia

Actress | Dexter

A Chicago native of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent, she made her professional stage debut at the age of seven in Paul Mejia's "Cinderella" at The Auditorium Theatre. By the age of twelve, she was dancing 20 shows a month as "Clara" in "The Nutcracker". She joined the Young People's Company, whose...

35. Camille Guaty

Actress | Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Camille Guaty, raised in Northern California and New Jersey, studied at Boston University and continued her education at R.A.D.A, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Here she learned the great works of the late William Shakespeare.

After a ten day trip to meet her new Los Angeles reps, ...

36. Lisa Vidal

Actress | Star Trek

Lisa Vidal was born on June 13, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Star Trek (2009), Being Mary Jane (2013) and Mighty Aphrodite (1995). She has been married to Jay Cohen since January 6, 1990. They have three children.

37. Dania Ramirez

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Dania is a Latin American actress born in the Dominican Republic. She grew up, living with her grandmother, in a poor household. Her parents left for the United States, when she was 6-months old, and she finally joined them in New York when she was age 10.

She knew from a young age that she wanted ...

38. 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.

39. Elizabeth Peña

Actress | Rush Hour

Elizabeth's love for the arts came naturally, as her father was a well-known playwright, actor, director and novelist, so it is not hard to understand that by the time she was eight, Cuban-American Elizabeth Pena already had designs to become an actress. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and raised in...

40. Maria Canals-Barrera

Actress | Wizards of Waverly Place

Maria Canals-Barrera was born on September 28, 1966 in Miami, Florida, USA as Maria Pilar Canals. She is an actress, known for Wizards of Waverly Place (2007), Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009) and The Master of Disguise (2002). She has been married to David Barrera since January 16, 1999....

41. Saundra Santiago

Actress | Miami Vice

Saundra Santiago is a versatile actress who has worked in television, movies and on the Broadway stage. She holds a BFA from the University of Miami, and an MFA from Southern Methodist University. She is also a member of the Actor's Studio in New York City. She was born and raised in the Bronx.

You ...

42. Idalis DeLeon

Actress | Running Scared

Idalis DeLeon was born on June 15, 1969 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Idalis Maria DeLeón. She is an actress and director, known for Running Scared (2006), Six Feet Under (2001) and The Invisible Man (2000).

43. Angela Alvarado

Actress | Showtime

Angela Alvarado was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She was raised in Villalba, Puerto Rico until her parents moved the family to the South Bronx. She attended Arts High School in Newark NJ majoring in Visual Arts. She majored in Economics with a minor in Film at Hunter College. She began her career as...

44. Diana Maria Riva

Actress | What Women Want

Diana Maria Riva was born on July 22, 1969 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She is an actress, known for What Women Want (2000), 17 Again (2009) and The Good Guys (2010).

45. Emily Rios

Actress | Quinceañera

Emily Rios was born on April 27, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Emily Clara Rios. She is an actress, known for Quinceañera (2006), The Bridge (2013) and Breaking Bad (2008).

46. Melonie Diaz

Actress | Fruitvale Station

Melonie Diaz was raised in New York's lower east side. She was bitten by the acting bug while she attended the Henry Street Settlement. Melonie also attended the Professional Performing Arts High School. Her mother and father are both of Puerto Rican descent. She has one older sister and is very ...

47. Tamara Mello

Actress | She's All That

Tamara Mello began acting in a community theater as a child. She was born and raised in Southern California. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and made her professional debut as a guest star on Boy Meets World (1993). Several other guest starring and small film roles followed until she was ...

48. Jaci Velasquez

Actress | The Encounter

Jaci Velasquez was born on October 15, 1979 in Houston, Texas, USA as Jacquelyn Davette Velasquez. She is an actress, known for The Encounter (2010), I'm Not Ashamed (2016) and Chasing Papi (2003). She has been married to Nic Gonzalez since December 17, 2006. They have two children. She was ...

49. Kamala Lopez

Producer | Equal Means Equal

Kamala Lopez is an award-winning film and television actress, producer, director, writer and editor as well as an internationally recognized political activist, blogger and published editorialist.

Born in New York City to a South Indian mother and a Venezuelan father, Lopez lived with her parents in...

50. Alyssa Diaz

Actress | Red Dawn

Alyssa Diaz was born on September 7, 1985 in Northridge, California, USA as Alyssa Elaine Diaz. She is an actress and art director, known for Red Dawn (2012), Shark Night 3D (2011) and Zoo (2015).

51. Mía Maestro

Actress | The Strain

Beautiful and talented actress Mia Maestro was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She moved to Berlin when she was 18 years old to train as a classical music vocalist. Along the way, she also trained in dance and acting. She returned to her homeland Argentina two years later, made her film debut with...

52. 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 ...

53. Paz Vega

Actress | Lucía y el sexo

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 ...

54. Natalie Martinez

Actress | Death Race

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 ...

55. Gina Gallego

Actress | Erin Brockovich

Gina Gallego was born on October 30, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Georgina Marie Gallego. She is an actress, known for Erin Brockovich (2000), Minority Report (2002) and Anger Management (2003). She has been married to Joel Bailey since July 2, 1983. They have one child.

56. Cecilia Suárez

Actress | The Air I Breathe

Born in Tampico, México, Cecilia Suárez started her acting career when she entered the Theater Faculty of the Illinois State University (USA) in 1991. She graduated class valedictorian in 1995 and received the Jean Sharfenberg award. She was grantee of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company, where ...

57. Daphne Rubin-Vega

Actress | Wild Things

Daphne Rubin-Vega was born on November 18, 1969 in Panama City, Panama. She is an actress, known for Wild Things (1998), Sex and the City (2008) and Jack Goes Boating (2010). She has been married to Tommy Costanzo since September 2002. They have one child.

58. Lourdes Benedicto

Actress | ER

Lourdes Benedicto was born on November 12, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for ER (1994), The Fighting Temptations (2003) and 24 (2001). She has been married to Matthew Curley since June 9, 2006.

59. Christian Serratos

Actress | Twilight

Born and raised in Southern California, Christian knew from an early age that she wanted to be an actress. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer. She would entertain her family nightly by re-enacting television shows. Christian put all that passion into dance and studied ballet along...

60. Josie Loren

Actress | Make It or Break It

Josie Loren was born on March 19, 1987 in Miami, Florida, USA as Josie Loren Lopez. She is an actress, known for Make It or Break It (2009), 21 & Over (2013) and 17 Again (2009).

61. Lina Esco

Actress | S.W.A.T.

Lina was born in 1985. She landed her first role as an actress when she was cast as Kelly in the movie "London" with Jessica Biel, back in 2005. Since that time Lina made a guest appearance as Angie Watson on the CBS hit show "CSI: New York" and was cast for a new movie called "Kingshighway" which ...

62. Seychelle Gabriel

Actress | The Last Airbender

As though being tapped to portray the young Eva Mendes in Frank Miller's The Spirit wasn't enough to jump start her career, Seychelle Gabriel has gone on to several great roles in many high-profile projects. Born in Burbank, Calif., Gabriel embarked upon a performing arts career at a very early age...

63. Maria Conchita Alonso

Actress | The Running Man

Maria Conchita Alonso was born Maria Concepcion Alonso Bustillo on June 29, 1957 in Cienfuegos, Cuba, but raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She was crowned Miss Teenager World in 1971 and later as Miss Distrito Federal became the first runner up in the Miss Venezuela 1975 competition placing later that...

64. Adriana Barraza

Actress | Babel

Adriana Barraza was born on March 5, 1956 in Toluca, Estado de Mexico, Mexico. She is known for her work on Babel (2006), Drag Me to Hell (2009) and Thor (2011). She has been married to Arnaldo Pipke since April 29, 2005. She was previously married to Carlos Valsagna.

65. Leonor Varela

Actress | Blade II

Leonor Varela was born on December 29, 1972 in Santiago de Chile, Chile, the daughter of Leonor Palma, a massage therapist, and Francisco Varela (Francisco Javier Varela Garcia), a biologist, neuroscientist, and philosopher. Her family fled to Costa Rica, leaving behind the dictatorship of Augusto ...

66. Paz de la Huerta

Actress | Enter the Void

Paz de la Huerta was born and raised in New York City, to a Spanish-born father and a Minneapolis, Minnesota-born mother. She has been acting since the age of four, having trained at the SoHo Children's Acting Studio. Aside from acting, Paz is a skilled artist, designer, and writer who enjoys ...

67. Ivonne Coll

Actress | Instinct

Ivonne Coll is a TV, film and theater actress born in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Her film debut as the "redheaded Yolanda" in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather II made her an international star and one of the first Puerto Rican actresses to cross over from the Latin world to Hollywood.

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68. Elpidia Carrillo

Actress | Predator

Elpidia Carrillo was born on August 16, 1961 in Paracuaro, Michoacan, Mexico. She is an actress and director, known for Predator (1987), Nine Lives (2005) and Salvador (1986).

69. April L. Hernandez

Actress | Freedom Writers

One of the most respected Latina actresses in Hollywood, April Hernandez-Castillo's personal life story is one of victory. Her feature film debut as Eva Benitez in the Image Award-nominated MTV film, Freedom Writers (2007), alongside Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank, put her in the ranks of some ...

70. Camillia Monet

Actress | The Shield

Camillia Monet is an American actress, writer, and producer known for her work in 'War of the Worlds (2005)', 'The Shield (2002)' and the 'Untitled Camillia Monet Project (2015)'. She is a graduate of The Yale School of Drama and is the Founder and CEO of 'Esperanza Productions [US]'.

71. Jenny Gago

Actress | Bound by Honor

Jenny Gago is one of Hollywood's most versatile and respected Latina actresses. Her powerful portrayal of the matriarch Maria Sanchez in Gregory Nava's hit film, My Family (1995), was a critically acclaimed contribution to what she describes as "an honorable and poignant script."

Gago has starred in...

72. 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. ...

73. Wanda De Jesus

Actress | Blood Work

Wanda De Jesus was born on August 26, 1958 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Blood Work (2002), Ghosts of Mars (2001) and RoboCop 2 (1990).

74. Jackie Guerra

Actress | Selena

Jackie Guerra was born on July 25, 1965 in the USA. She is an actress, known for Selena (1997), Picking Up the Pieces (2000) and First Time Out (1995). She is married to Bill Torres.

75. Anne Betancourt

Actress | Mission: Impossible III

Anne Betancourt is an actress, known for Mission: Impossible III (2006), Fools Rush In (1997) and Spider-Man 2 (2004).

76. Catalina Sandino Moreno

Actress | Maria Full of Grace

Catalina Sandino Moreno was born on April 19, 1981 in Bogotá, Colombia. She is an actress and producer, known for Maria Full of Grace (2004), The Bridge (2013) and A Most Violent Year (2014). She has been married to David Elwell since April 15, 2006. They have one child.

77. Kate del Castillo

Actress | The Book of Life

Mexican actress 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 (2007), which is to date the highest-grossing Spanish-language theatrical release in U.S. history.

Kate starred as "Queen of the ...

78. Vanessa Aspillaga

Actress | Morning Glory

Vanessa Aspillaga was born on September 16, 1972 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Morning Glory (2010), Love & Other Drugs (2010) and Flesh and Bone (2015).

79. Rosario Dawson

Actress | Rent

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 (2008), which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy...

80. Sofía Vergara

Actress | Hot Pursuit

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/...

81. Zoe Saldana

Actress | Guardians of the Galaxy

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 ...

82. Salma Hayek

Actress | 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 ...

83. Penélope Cruz

Actress | Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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 ...

84. Jennifer Lopez

Actress | Gigli

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born in the Castle Hill section of The Bronx on July 24, 1969. She is the middle of three musically-inclined sisters, Leslie Lopez, a homemaker, and Lynda Lopez, a DJ on New York's WKTU, a VH1 VJ, and a morning news show correspondent on New York's Channel 11. Jennifer ...

85. Jessica Alba

Actress | Fantastic Four

Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican, and distant ...

86. 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 ...

87. Eva Longoria

Actress | Desperate Housewives

Eva Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Ella Eva (Mireles) and Enrique Longoria, Jr. The youngest of four sisters who grew up on a ranch near Corpus Christi, Longoria attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. After ...

88. Angela Lanza

Actress | Desperado

Angela Lanza is an actress, known for Desperado (1995), Spy Kids (2001) and Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002).

89. Selena Gomez

Actress | Spring Breakers

Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is the daughter of Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Gomez. Her mother is of part Italian ancestry, and her father is of Mexican descent. She was named after Tejano singer Selena, who died in 1995.

Her first acting role was as "Gianna"...

90. Demi Lovato

Soundtrack | Camp Rock

Born in 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Demi Lovato started out as a child actor on Barney & Friends. In 2007, Demi Lovato got a part on a short Disney Channel show called As the Bell Rings, and then she landed the starring role of the movie Camp Rock. While filming Camp Rock, Demi Lovato began ...

91. BarBara Luna

Actress | One Life to Live

Barbara Ann Luna was born on March 2, 1939 in Manhattan and virtually grew up on Broadway. Her Italian, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese and Filipino background has led her to portray a variety of roles. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II cast her in the Broadway hit musical "South Pacific", as...

92. Liz Torres

Actress | Gilmore Girls

Spunky actress, singer and comedienne all rolled up into one, Puerto Rican-American Liz Torres was born in 1947, a native of the Bronx. She began her stand-up/singing career as a regular performing in various small NYC niteries. It wasn't until she received an invite to appear on The Tonight Show ...

93. Lupe Ontiveros

Actress | Chuck & Buck

Lupe Ontiveros was born on September 17, 1942 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Guadalupe Moreno. She is known for her work on Chuck & Buck (2000), Real Women Have Curves (2002) and The Goonies (1985). She was married to Elias P. Ontiveros. She died on July 26, 2012 in Whittier, California, USA.

94. Rita Moreno

Actress | West Side Story

Rita Moreno has had a thriving acting career for the better part of six decades. One of the very few performers (and the very first) to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy, she was born Rosita Dolores Alverío in Humacao, Puerto Rico, on December 11, 1931, to seamstress Rosa María (Marcano) ...