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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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Blanca Soto is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Angelique Boyer is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Eva Mendes is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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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Roselyn Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Angélica María is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Rocío Dúrcal is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 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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Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Chita Rivera is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Rosie Perez is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Maricruz Olivier is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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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Bárbara Mori is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Mercedes Ruehl is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Maite Perroni is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Elizabeth Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Lucha Villa is listed (or ranked) 25 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.