37 Talented and Acclaimed Hispanic Actresses

Hispanic women make major contributions across the entertainment industry. Let’s appreciate the success of 37 Latina actresses excelling on screen:

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1. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is a multifaceted star who sings, acts, dances and produces. She broke barriers for Latinx artists.

2. Salma Hayek

Mexican-born Salma Hayek exudes sensuality and passion in movies ranging from Frida to Like a Boss.

3. Eva Longoria

Desperate Housewives” alum Eva Longoria also directs and advocates for immigrant rights.

4. Rita Moreno

The legendary Rita Moreno is the rare EGOT winner, acclaimed for West Side Story and beyond.

5. Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara entertained millions on “Modern Family” with her comedic flair and vivaciousness.

6. Zoe Saldana

Afro-Latina Zoe Saldana impresses in Guardians of the Galaxy, Avatar and Star Trek.

7. America Ferrera

America Ferrera shone on “Ugly Betty” and continues advocating diversity in entertainment.

8. Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez won a Golden Globe for The CW hit “Jane the Virgin” and champions Latinx talent.

9. Demi Lovato

Singer and actress Demi Lovato rose to fame on Disney Channel shows and movies.

10. Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson brings grit to indie films, comedies and superhero blockbusters alike.

11. Becky G

Mexican-American singer Becky G crossed over into acting with Power Rangers and A.X.L.

12. Aubrey Plaza

Deadpan hilarious Aubrey Plaza starred on “Parks and Recreation” and in Ingrid Goes West.

13. Paz Vega

Spanish actress Paz Vega turns heads in films ranging from Spanglish to Kill the Messenger.

14. Eiza González

Rising star Eiza González impressed in Baby Driver and Ambulance after her telenovela roots.

15. Melissa Barrera

Melissa Barrera is ascending with Vida, In the Heights and Scream 2022 after Mexican telenovelas.

16. Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez portrays tough women in blockbusters like Fast & Furious and Avatar.

17. Isabela Merced

Isabela Merced transitioned from Nickelodeon actress to film star with Instant Family and Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

18. Ana de Armas

Cuban sensation Ana de Armas is red hot following Knives Out and No Time To Die.

19. Roselyn Sánchez

Roselyn Sánchez balances acting in Devious Maids with activism and philanthropy for Puerto Rico.

20. Dascha Polanco

Dascha Polanco portrayed Dayanara on Orange is the New Black, putting Dominican talent in the spotlight.

21. Q’orianka Kilcher

Indigenous actress Q’orianka Kilcher portrayed Pocahontas in Terrence Malick’s The New World.

22. Dania Ramirez

Dominican-American star Dania Ramirez acted in the Premium Rush film and Once Upon a Time TV series.

23. La La Anthony

La La Anthony transitioned from radio and reality TV into acting with Power and The Chi.

24. Gina Torres

Cuban-American actress Gina Torres plays intimidating, powerful women on shows like Suits, Firefly and Hannibal.

25. Angelica Vale

Mexican comedic actress Angelica Vale stars in films as well as Spanish shows like La Fea Más Bella.

26. Justina Machado

Justina Machado broke barriers playing a queer Latina lead on the Netflix hit One Day at a Time.

27. Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes endeared as nurse Carla on long-running sitcom Scrubs.

28. Genesis Rodriguez

Versatile actress Genesis Rodriguez impresses in Big Hero 6, Run All Night and The Fugitive.

29. Tessa Thompson

With Afro-Panamanian roots, Tessa Thompson starred in Westworld, Thor: Ragnarok and Creed.

30. Priscilla Lopez

Character actress Priscilla Lopez earned acclaim on stage and screen, including musicals like West Side Story.

31. Jacqueline Bracamontes

Telenovela queen Jacqueline Bracamontes crossed over into American television on Ugly Betty.

32. Constance Marie

Constance Marie is beloved for playing Gaby’s mom on The George Lopez Show and English teacher on Switched at Birth.

33. Laura Harring

Laura Harring turned heads as the mysterious amnesiac in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive.

34. Rachel Ticotin

Rachel Ticotin brings depth to action flicks ranging from Total Recall to Con Air.

35. Laura Elena Harring

Laura Elena Harring left her mark on the 1980s as Miss USA 1985 and in films like The Forbidden Dance.

36. Elpidia Carrillo

Elpidia Carrillo impresses in Salvadoran civil war drama Romero and action hits including Predator.

37. Alex Meneses

Alex Meneses portrayed luscious vixens in Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Everybody Loves Raymond and Jane the Virgin.

Breaking Barriers and Captivating Audiences

These Latina actresses entertain diverse audiences while advocating inclusion. They achieve new heights through dedication and talent.

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