Latin Actresses To Watch For

by johnwao | created - 13 Jun 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Sohvi Rodriguez

Actress | Animal Kingdom

Sohvi Rodriguez is an actress, known for Animal Kingdom (2016) and Crazy Bitches (2019).

2. 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 ...

3. 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 ...

4. Diane Guerrero

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Diane Guerrero (born July 21, 1986) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Maritza Ramos on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black and Lina on Jane the Virgin. Among her other roles was a recurring role on Are We There Yet? Guerrero grew up in Boston and remained there after...

5. Aubrey Plaza

Actress | Safety Not Guaranteed

Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress and comedian known for her deadpan style. She portrayed April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation (2009), and after appearing in supporting roles in several films, had her first leading role in the 2012 comedy Safety Not Guaranteed (...

6. Morena Baccarin

Actress | Deadpool

Morena Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to actress Vera Setta and journalist Fernando Baccarin. Her uncle was actor Ivan Setta. Morena has Italian and Brazilian Portuguese ancestry. She moved to New York at the age of 10, when her father was transferred there. She attended the LaGuardia...

7. 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 ...

8. 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 ...

9. Julia Goldani Telles

Actress | Bunheads

Julia Goldani Telles is an actress and ballet dancer. She was born in 1995 to a Brazilian mother and Mexican-American father. Julia began acting at age 16, after a sudden injury forced her to take a break from dancing. She booked her first role (in Bunheads, 2012) on her first audition. In addition...

10. 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 ...

11. Alessandra Ambrosio

Actress | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Alessandra Corine Ambrosio was born in the Brazilian town of Erichim, Rio Grande do Sul, to petrol station-owning parents of Italian, Polish and Portuguese ancestry. She took up local modeling classes at the age of 12 and participated in Brazil's legendary 'Elite Model Look' competition two years ...

12. Odette Annable

Actress | Cloverfield

Odette Annable was born Odette Juliette Yustman on 10 May, 1985, in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Lydia (Nodarse), is Cuban. Odette's father, Victor Oscar Yustman, was born in Bogotá, Colombia, of Italian and Polish Jewish descent. Odette started her career with a minor role in the movie ...

13. Malaya Rivera Drew

Actress | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Malaya Rivera Drew was born and raised in a very urban neighborhood in Washington D.C. Her parents, both activist lawyers, sent her to public schools with her two brothers.

She then attended Middlebury College, where she studied English Literature and Theater. After graduating college, she moved to ...

14. Carolina Guerra

Actress | Animal Kingdom

Carolina Guerra (born Carolina Liliana Guerra Molina; 30 July 1986) is a Colombian model, actress and television presenter chosen in 2005 to represent the nation's capital as Miss Bogotá. She won a Skoda Fabia hatchback, 25 million pesos with which to prepare for the national beauty competition in ...

15. Danube Hermosillo

Actress | Everything, Everything

Danube Hermosillo was born on November 5, 1992 in Whittier, California, USA as Danube Adriana Ramirez. She is an actress and writer, known for Everything, Everything (2017), Shameless (2011) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1987).

16. Laysla De Oliveira

Actress | Locke & Key

Laysla De Oliveira is an actress, known for Locke & Key (2020), Guest of Honour (2019) and In the Tall Grass (2019).



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