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The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time  

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A list of the best Hispanic actresses. Actresses of Hispanic and Latino descent have been dazzling audiences on the big and small screens since the advent of film and television. Some of the most popular actresses in history appear on this list. Of the Hispanic actresses, the ladies who have their place on here are some of the biggest names and have recognizable face. These Hispanic actresses are known as some of the best actresses in the world. They've starred in blockbusters, indie art films, comedies, romantic comedies, dramas and voiced some of the most memorable characters ever. Who can forget Cameron Diaz in There's Something About Mary and Gangs of New York? The same goes for Eva Longoria and Sofia Vergara for their respective roles on the television programs Desperate Housewives and Modern Family. These actresses are well known and are some of best at their respective craft. This list goes as far back as the beginnings of film and television, so some of the earliest Hispanics stars should be included on this list. 

You'll see actresses like Rita Hayworth from the Golden Era of film, to modern stars like the ravishing Penelope Cruz and Zoe Saldana, who has seen her profile rise over the past few years. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention Raquel Welch and Jessica Alba as well. Basically, many of the women considered the best Hispanic actresses are also considered some of the hottest Hispanic actresses of all time and some of the most beautiful actresses ever. Not too shabby eh?

This is the list of the best Hispanic actresses to ever grace the screen. If you notice a Hispanic actress is missing from this list, feel free to add her. Vote or re-rank this according to who you think the best Hispanic actress is. 
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Eva Mendes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Hitch, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Place Beyond the Pines
Eva Mendes is an American actress, model, singer and designer. She began acting in the late 1990s, and after a series of roles in B movies such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror and ...more
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Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Frida, Desperado, Puss in Boots
Salma Hayek Pinault is a Mexican and American film actress, director, and producer. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and went on to star in the film El ...more
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Roselyn Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Rush Hour 2, Without a Trace, The Game Plan
Roselyn Sánchez is a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, model, actress, producer and writer. She is best known for her roles as FBI agent Elena Delgado in the CBS police procedural Without a ...more
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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Out of Sight, Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law
Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the ...more
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Michelle Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
he Fast and the Furious, Avatar, Fast & Furious 6 Fast & Furious 6
Mayte Michelle Rodriguez, better known as Michelle Rodriguez, is an American actress, screenwriter, and DJ. She got her breakout role as a troubled boxer in the independent film Girlfight, which ...more
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Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
There's Something About Mary, Shrek, Gangs of New York
Cameron Michelle Diaz is an American actress, producer and former fashion model. She rose to stardom in the 1990s with roles in The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding and There's Something About ...more
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Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Sin City, Seven Pounds, Death Proof
Rosario Dawson is an American actress, singer, and writer. She has appeared in films such as Kids, Men in Black II, 25th Hour, Sin City, Clerks II, Rent, The Rundown, Eagle Eye, Alexander, Seven ...more
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Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Jessica Marie Alba is an American actress, model, and businesswoman. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack. Alba rose to ...more
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Angelique Boyer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added What Life Took from Me, Abyss of Passion, Teresa
Angelique Boyer, born Angélique Monique-Paulette Boyer Rousseau, on July 4, 1988, is a French-born Mexican actress. She started her career playing secondary roles in the telenovelas ...more
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Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Parks and Recreation, Safety Not Guaranteed, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Aubrey Christina Plaza is an American actress and comedian known for her deadpan style. She portrayed April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation. After appearing in key supporting roles in several ...more
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Rosie Perez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
MoniB.Moody added The View, Pineapple Express, The Road to El Dorado
Rosa Maria "Rosie" Perez is an American actress, community activist, talk show host, author, dancer, and choreographer. Her film breakthrough was in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. She ...more
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Blanca Soto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Love Rules, Señora Acero (, La vida blanca
Blanca Soto is a Mexican actress, model, and former beauty queen.
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Penélope Cruz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Vanilla Sky, ) Volver
Penélope Cruz Sánchez is a Spanish actress and model. Signed by an agent at age 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in ...more
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Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
West Side Story, The Electric Company, Singin' in the Rain
Rita Dolores Moreno is a Puerto Rican actress and singer. She is the only Hispanic and one of the few performers to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards, which include an ...more
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Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Modern Family, Four Brothers, Chef
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian-American actress, comedienne, producer, television host, model and businesswoman. Vergara was widely known for co-hosting two television ...more
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Angélica María is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Rosalinda, Corazón salvaje, El Cuerpazo Del Delito
Angélica María is an American-born Mexican actress and a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter.
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Ana Brenda Contreras is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Volando bajo
Ana Brenda Contreras, sometimes credited simply as Ana Brenda, is a Mexican actress and singer.
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Silvia Navarro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Amor: Letra por Letra, Dragones: Destino de Fuego, Timeless Love
Silvia Navarro is a Mexican actress of film, television, and theatre, primarily known for starring in several telenovelas. 2012 The Spanish People magazine named her one of "50 Most
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Lucía Méndez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Darker Than Night, The Children Of Sanchez, El maleficio 2: Los enviados del infierno
Lucía Leticia Méndez Pérez is a Mexican telenovela and film actress, top model and singer.
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Maite Perroni is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Cuidado con el ángel, Cachito de cielo, Un gallo con muchos huevos
Maite Perroni Beorlegui is a Mexican actress, model and singer/songwriter, who is best known for starring in Rebelde, Cuidado con el ángel, Mi Pecado with Triunfo del Amor, Cachito de ...more
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Verónica Castro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Naná, The Child and the Pope, Knifers
Verónica Castro Verónica Judith Sáenz Castro Alba is a Mexican actress and entertainer. She is the mother of singer Cristian Castro and filmmaker Michelle Sainz Castro. She ...more
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Lucha Villa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added The Place Without Limits, Presage, The Golden Cockerel
Lucha Villa is an actress and singer.
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Adela Noriega is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Real Love, Cachún cachún ra ra!, El Manantial
Adela Amalia Noriega Méndez, better known as Adela Noriega, is a Mexican actress. Noriega came to prominence as a teenager, starring in teen-oriented coming-of-age telenovelas in the late ...more
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Rocío Dúrcal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Amor en el Aire, Canción de Juventud, Rocío de La Mancha
Rocío Dúrcal, born as María de los Ángeles de las Heras Ortiz, was a Spanish singer and actress. Regarded as the "Queen of Ranchera", she is one of the ...more
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Susana González is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Amigas y rivales, El Amor no Tiene Precio, Pasión
Susana González is a Mexican actress and model.