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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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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 1 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) 2 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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Sabine Moussier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added María Isabel, Abismo de pasión, Las Tontas No Van al Cielo
Sabine Moussier is a German-born Mexican actress who is best known for her villainous roles in Televisa's telenovelas, such as El privilegio de amar, Entre el amor y el odio, La madrastra, Amar ...more
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Angelique Boyer is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Bárbara Mori is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Kites, Ugly Me, La mujer de mi hermano
Bárbara Mori is a Mexican - Uruguayan actress, model, producer and writer. Mori started her career in 1992 as a fashion model at the age of 14, later she became an actress when she ...more
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Elizabeth Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Fuego en la sangre, La Fea Más Bella, Devil's Knight
Elizabeth Álvarez is a Mexican telenovela actress.
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Victoria Ruffo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added La Madrastra, Amor de Madre, Victoria
Victoria Ruffo is a Mexican actress.
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Eva Mendes is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Roselyn Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Ana Brenda Contreras is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Sara Montiel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Vera Cruz, Run of the Arrow, Serenade
Sara Montiel was a Spanish singer and actress. Montiel was born in Campo de Criptana in the region of Castile–La Mancha in 1928 as María Antonia Abad. After her work in Juan de ...more
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Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Daniela Romo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Alborada, El Manantial, One Man's Hero
Daniela Romo is a Mexican singer, actress and TV hostess. Her parents never married, and Daniela and her sister Patricia were raised by their grandmother. As a child she idolized Rocío ...more
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Aracely Arámbula is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Acapulco Cuerpo y Alma, Embrace Me Tightly, Corazón salvaje
Aracely Arámbula Jacques is a Mexican actress, model and singer.
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Ludwika Paleta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Carrusel, Amigas y rivales, Mujer de Madera
Ludwika Paleta is a Polish-born Mexican actress and model.
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Lucía Méndez is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Natalie Martinez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
bigcraig added End of Watch, Death Race, Self/less
Natalie Martinez is an American actress and model. Martinez is known as the spokesmodel for JLO by Jennifer Lopez. She also starred in a music video titled "Rain Over Me" by Pitbull, ...more
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Blanca Soto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Blanca Soto Love Rules, Señora Acero (, La vida blanca
Blanca Soto is a Mexican actress, model, and former beauty queen.
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Marlene Favela is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Species: The Awakening, Wild Cat, Contra viento y marea
Marlene Favela is a Mexican actress. In American television, she is best known as Esmeralda/Sister Eva in the TV show Ugly Betty. In Mexican television, she is best known as Esmeralda in the TV ...more
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Ingrid Martz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Heridas de Amor, Así del Precipicio, Rubí
Íngrid Martz de la Vega is a Mexican actress and model.
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Angélica María is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Penélope Cruz is listed (or ranked) 25 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