Actresses 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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Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Michelle Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 6 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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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, Death Proof, The Rundown, Eagle Eye, ...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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Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Penélope Cruz is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Angélica María is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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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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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Silvia Navarro is listed (or ranked) 19 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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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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Lucha Villa is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Verónica Castro is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Rocío Dúrcal is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Adela Noriega is listed (or ranked) 24 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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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.

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Chita Rivera is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Chicago, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Sweet Charity Chita Rivera is an American actress, dancer, and singer best known for her roles in musical theatre. She is the first Hispanic woman and the first Latino American to receive a Kennedy Center ...more

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Maricruz Olivier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Even the Wind Is Afraid, Las amiguitas de los ricos, A Faithful Soldier of Pancho Villa Maricruz Olivier was a Mexican actress of film, television, and theater. She is best remembered for starring in the 1959 version of the telenovela Teresa, which was a success as it established ...more

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Mercedes Ruehl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Big, The Warriors, The Fisher King Mercedes J. Ruehl is an American theater, television, and film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1992 for The Fisher King and a Tony Award for her performance in ...more

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Bárbara Mori is listed (or ranked) 29 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) 30 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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Edith González is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Doña Bárbara, Fearless Heart, Un Amor de Película Edith González is a Mexican actress and dancer.

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Susana Zabaleta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Sex, Shame & Tears, Vivir Mata Susana Zabaleta Ramos is a Mexican singer and actress.

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Eva Longoria is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Desperate Housewives, The Young and the Restless, Harsh Times Eva Jacqueline Longoria is an American actress, producer, director, activist and businesswoman. Longoria's career began in 1998, when she won the title of Miss Corpus Christi, and later began ...more

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Angélica Vale is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Amigas y rivales, ¡Despierta América!, La Fea Más Bella Angélica Vale is a Mexican actress, singer, and comedian known also as the daughter of Angélica María, "La Novia de Mexico", and as the daughter of comedian ...more

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Diana Bracho is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Y Tu Mamá También, Heridas de Amor, Cuna de lobos Diana Bracho is a Mexican actress.

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Sara Montiel is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Elsa Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Giant, La liga de las muchachas, El Cuerpazo Del Delito Elsa Irma Aguirre Juárez is a Mexican actress of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. She is considered as one of the belle divas of the Cinema of Mexico. The actress Alma Rosa Aguirre is

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Vanessa Marcil is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
slaft added General Hospital, The Rock, Las Vegas Vanessa Marcil is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Brenda Barrett on General Hospital, Gina Kincaid on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sam Marquez on Las Vegas.

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Ludwika Paleta is listed (or ranked) 39 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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Sabine Moussier is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Silvia Derbez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Lazos de Amor, Salon Mexico, Coleccion Pedro Infante: El Seminarista Silvia Derbez, born Lucille Silvia Derbez Amézquita, was a Mexican film and television actress. Derbez was born in San Luis Potosi. She competed in Miss Mexico 1953 where she placed 2nd ...more

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Tia Carrere is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
slaft added True Lies, Lilo & Stitch, Wayne's World Tia Carrere is an American actress, model, voice artist, and singer who obtained her first big break as a regular on the daytime soap opera General Hospital. She played Cassandra Wong in the ...more

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Ana de la Reguera is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Nacho Libre, Cowboys & Aliens, The Book of Life Anabell Gardoqui "Ana" de la Reguera is a Mexican actress who has starred in telenovelas, films, and the HBO television series Eastbound & Down.

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Sara García is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added The Illiterate One, The Return of García, El capitán aventurero Sara García was a Mexican actress who made her biggest mark during the "Golden Age of Mexican cinema". During the 1940s and 1950s, she often played the part of a no-nonsense but ...more

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Alma Muriel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Portrait of a Married Woman, Mecánica nacional, Old shoes Alma Muriel was a Mexican actress. Born Alma Muriel del Sordo in Mexico City, Mexico, she appeared in plays, films, and telenovelas, which earned TVyNovelas award nominations for Best Female ...more

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Fanny Cano is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Escuela para solteras, Zona Roja, Las amiguitas de los ricos Fanny Cano, born Fanny Cano Damián, was a well-known Mexican actress and producer.

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Zoe Saldana is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek Into Darkness Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario, known as Zoë Saldana or Zoe Saldana, is an American actress and dancer. She had her breakthrough roles in the films Center Stage and Crossroads. She later ...more

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Raquel Welch is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
The Three Musketeers, Fantastic Voyage, Legally Blonde Raquel Welch is an American actress. She first won attention for her role in Fantastic Voyage, after which she won a contract with 20th Century-Fox. They loaned her to a British studio where she ...more

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Marlene Favela is listed (or ranked) 49 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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Mía Maestro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Frida, The Motorcycle Diaries Mía Maestro is an Argentine actress and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her role as Nadia Santos in the television drama Alias, as Christina Kahlo in Frida, and as Carmen in The ...more