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List Rules Vote up your favorite Latina and Hispanic actresses based on their English-language work

This list ranks the best Hispanic and Latina actresses in American and English-speaking film history, ranked by your votes. Throughout the history of Hollywood, movies have featured talented Hispanic and Latina actresses. These leading ladies of Latina and Hispanic origin have starred in every genre of film from musicals and comedies to dark dramatic roles. Several of these Latina actresses have even won Academy Awards for their work.

Who are some of the best Hispanic actresses? Jessica Alba made our list. She has starred in great movies like Sin City and Little Fockers. Jennifer Lopez also appears on this list of the best Latina actresses. J Lo first received rave reviews in Selena before starring in comedies like The Wedding Planner and Monster-in-Law.

Rita Moreno won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in West Side Story. She later appeared in the HBO series Oz. 25th Hour actress Rosario Dawson made this list, as did the iconic Foxy Brown actress, Pam Grier.

Who do you think is the best Hispanic actress in the history of film? Vote on this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Salma Hayek Fools Rush In, Desperado Grown Ups

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Penélope Cruz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Penélope Cruz Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Vanilla Sky Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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Eva Mendes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Eva Mendes The Women, Hitch We Own the Night

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Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Jessica Alba Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, Little Fockers Sin City

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Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Sofía Vergara The Three Stooges, Soul Plane Lords of Dogtown

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Raquel Welch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Raquel Welch The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, Lady in Cement Mother

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Eva Longoria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Eva Longoria The Sentinel, Morning Glory Harsh Times

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Michelle Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Michelle Rodriguez The Fast and the Furious 6, Girlfight S.W.A.T.

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Roselyn Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Roselyn Sánchez Captain Ron, Rush Hour 2 The Perfect Sleep

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Zoe Saldana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Zoe Saldana Avatar, The Words Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Jennifer Lopez U Turn, The Wedding Planner Selena

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Sônia Braga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Sônia Braga Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rookie From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter

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Madeleine Stowe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Madeleine Stowe 12 Monkeys, The General's Daughter Another Stakeout

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Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Rosario Dawson 25th Hour, Grindhouse Rent

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Rita Hayworth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Rita Hayworth Tonight and Every Night, Cover Girl The Money Trap

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Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Rita Moreno Slums of Beverly Hills, The King and I West Side Story

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Stacey Dash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Stacey Dash Mo' Money, Clueless Illegal in Blue

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Katy Jurado is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Katy Jurado High Noon, Under the Volcano Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

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Gina Torres is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Gina Torres The Matrix Revolutions, Fair Game I Think I Love My Wife

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Naya Rivera is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Naya Rivera The Master of Disguise, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Glee Encore

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Victoria Justice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Victoria Justice Zoey 101: Spring Break-Up, Unknown Fun Size

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Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Cameron Diaz Very Bad Things, Shrek There's Something About Mary

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Gina Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Gina Rodriguez Our Family Wedding, Filly Brown Go For It!

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Meagan Good is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Meagan Good One Missed Call, Jumping the Broom Friday

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Cote de Pablo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Cote de Pablo The Last Rites of Ransom Pride, The 33

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Paz Vega is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Paz Vega Spanglish, Nobody Knows Anybody 10 Items or Less

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Natalie Martinez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Natalie Martinez End of Watch, Magic City Memoirs Broken City

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Pam Grier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Pam Grier Bucktown, Jackie Brown Foxy Brown

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Alexis Bledel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Alexis Bledel Sin City, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants Post Grad

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Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Aubrey Plaza Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, Funny People Safety Not Guaranteed

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Joanna García is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Joanna García American Pie 2, Man of Miracles The Initiation of Sarah

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Rosie Perez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Rosie Perez White Men Can't Jump, Do the Right Thing Pineapple Express

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Paula Patton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Paula Patton Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, Idlewild Hitch

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America Ferrera is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
America Ferrera Real Women Have Curves, How to Train Your Dragon The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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Thalía is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Thalía Mambo Café, Vamos al baile

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Aimee Garcia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Aimee Garcia Lucifer

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Melissa Fumero is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Melissa Fumero Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Julieta Zylberberg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Julieta Zylberberg Wild Tales, The Holy Girl The Invisible Eye

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Marilu Marini is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Marilu Marini Trouble Every Day, Replay La Guayaba

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Camilla Belle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Camilla Belle Open Road, The Lost World: Jurassic Park When a Stranger Calls

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Adriana Barraza is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Adriana Barraza Thor, Drag Me to Hell Babel

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Jessica Chastain is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Jessica Chastain The Tree of Life, The Help Zero Dark Thirty

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Érica Rivas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Érica Rivas Tetro, Wild Tales The Salt in the Wound

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Rita Cortese is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Rita Cortese Apariencias, Wild Tales Brother and Sister

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Lisa Owen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Lisa Owen Nacho Libre, Vantage Point Original Sin

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Dolores Fonzi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Dolores Fonzi Waiting for the Messiah, Burnt Money El Aura

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Lucía Méndez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Lucía Méndez Darker Than Night, The Children Of Sanchez El maleficio 2: Los enviados del infierno

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Barbara Carrera is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Barbara Carrera Condorman, Loverboy Never Say Never Again

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Catalina Sandino Moreno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Catalina Sandino Moreno Fast Food Nation, Love in the Time of Cholera Maria Full of Grace

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Norma Aleandro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Norma Aleandro The Official Story, Son of the Bride Cousins