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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

Age: 49

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Castle Hill

Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), nicknamed "J-Lo", is an American actress, singer, dancer, fashion designer, producer and businesswoman. In 1991, Lopez began appearing as a ...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

Age: 52

Birthplace: Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

Salma Hayek Pinault (, Spanish: [ˈsalma ˈxaʝek]; born Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez; September 2, 1966) is a Mexican and American film actress and producer. She began her career in Mexico ...more

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Michelle Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
he Fast and the Furious, Avatar, Fast & Furious 6 Fast & Furious 6

Age: 40

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Mayte Michelle Rodriguez (born July 12, 1978) is an American actress. Her breakout role was as a troubled boxer in the independent film Girlfight (2000), which was met with critical acclaim and ...more

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Eva Mendes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Hitch, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Place Beyond the Pines

Age: 44

Birthplace: USA, Florida, Miami

Eva de la Caridad Méndez (born March 5, 1974), known professionally as Eva Mendes (), is an American actress, model and businesswoman. Her acting career began in the late 1990s, with a ...more

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Angelique Boyer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added What Life Took from Me, Abyss of Passion, Teresa

Age: 30

Birthplace: Saint-Claude, France

Angelique Boyer (Spanish pronunciation: [aɲɟʝeˈlik βoˈʝeɾ]; in full Angelique Monique-Paulette Boyer Rousseau French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ʒelik mɔnik polɛt bwajeʁ ʁuso] born on July 4, 1988) is a ...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

Age: 45

Birthplace: San Juan, United States, with Territories

Roselyn Milagros Sánchez Rodríguez (born April 2, 1973) is a Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, model, actress, producer and writer. On television, she is best known for her roles as ...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

Age: 39

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Rosario Isabel Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress, producer, singer, comic book writer, and political activist. She made her feature film debut in the 1995 independent drama Kids. ...more

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Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Parks and Recreation, Safety Not Guaranteed, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Age: 34

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress, comedian and producer. She began her career performing improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She ...more

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Ana Brenda Contreras is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Volando bajo

Age: 32

Birthplace: McAllen, Texas

Ana Brenda Contreras, also known as Ana Brenda (born December 24, 1986), is an American actress and singer. From 2010 to 2011, she played Aurora Alcázar in the telenovela Teresa. From ...more
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Bárbara Mori is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Kites, Ugly Me, La mujer de mi hermano

Age: 41

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Bárbara Mori Ochoa (born 2 February 1978) is an Uruguayan-born Mexican actress, model, producer and writer who started her career in 1992 as a fashion model at the age of 14, later she ...more
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Lucía Ménd... is listed (or ranked) 11 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

Age: 64

Birthplace: León, Mexico

Lucía Leticia Méndez Pérez (born January 26, 1955) is a Mexican born telenovela and film actress, top model and singer.
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Elizabeth Álvarez... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Fuego en la sangre, La Fea Más Bella, Devil's Knight

Age: 41

Birthplace: Ciudad Juárez, Juárez Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico

Elizabeth Álvarez (Spanish pronunciation: [elisaˈβet ˈalβaɾes], [eˈlisaβet]; Born Elizabeth Álvarez Ronquillo on August 30, 1977 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico) is a
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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

Age: 44

Birthplace: Alcobendas, Spain

Penélope Cruz Sánchez (; Spanish: [peˈnelope kɾuθ ˈsantʃeθ]; born 28 April 1974) is a Spanish actress and model. Signed by an agent at the age of 15, she made her acting debut at ...more

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Sara Montiel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Vera Cruz, Run of the Arrow, Serenade

Age: Dec. at 85 (1928-2013)

Birthplace: Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, Spain

María Antonia Abad Fernández MML (10 March 1928 – 8 April 2013), known professionally as Sara Montiel, was a Spanish singer and actress. Montiel was born in Campo de Criptana in ...more
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Sabine Moussier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Sabine Moussier María Isabel, Abismo de pasión, Las Tontas No Van al Cielo

Age: 52

Birthplace: Leverkusen, Germany

Sabine Moussier (Spanish pronunciation: [saˈβine muˈsjeɾ]; born Diana Sabine Moussier August 23, 1966 in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany) is a German-Mexican actress who is best ...more
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Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Age: 37

Birthplace: Pomona, California, United States of America

Jessica Marie Alba (; born April 28, 1981) is an American actress and businesswoman. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack ...more

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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

Age: 40

Birthplace: Poland, Kraków

Ludwika Paleta (Spanish pronunciation: [luðˈβika paˈleta]; born Ludwika Paleta Paciorek on 29 November 1978 in Kraków, Poland) is a Polish-born Mexican actress.
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Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Modern Family, Four Brothers, Chef

Age: 46

Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara (Spanish: [soˈfi.a βeɾˈɣaɾa]; born July 10, 1972) is a Colombian-American actress, model, and comedian. Vergara rose to prominence while co-hosting two ...more

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Blanca Soto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Love Rules, Señora Acero (, La vida blanca

Age: 40

Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico

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Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
West Side Story, The Electric Company, Singin' in the Rain

Age: 87

Birthplace: Humacao, United States, with Territories

Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer and singer. Her career has spanned over 70 years; among her notable acting work are supporting roles in the musical films ...more

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Angélica Mar&iacu... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
jsnungaray added Rosalinda, Corazón salvaje, El Cuerpazo Del Delito

Age: 74

Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Angélica María Hartman Ortiz (born September 27, 1944), known professionally as Angélica María, "La novia de Mexico" (Mexico's sweetheart) , is an ...more

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Marlene Favela is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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Age: 42

Birthplace: Santiago Papasquiaro, Santiago Papasquiaro Municipality, Mexico

Marlene Favela (born Silvia Marlene Favela Meraz on August 5, 1976 in Santiago Papasquiaro, Durango, Mexico) is a Mexican actress. In Mexican television, as of 2013 she was best known as ...more
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Chita Rivera is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
Chicago, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Sweet Charity

Age: 86

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Chita Rivera (born January 23, 1933) 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 ...more

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Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
There's Something About Mary, Shrek, Gangs of New York

Age: 46

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is a retired American actress, writer and former model. She has frequently appeared in comedies throughout her career, while also earning critical ...more

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Rosie Perez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
MoniB.Moody added The View, Pineapple Express, The Road to El Dorado

Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Bushwick

Rosa María Perez (born September 6, 1964) is an American actress, singer, community activist, talk show host, author, dancer and choreographer. Her film breakthrough was in Spike Lee's Do ...more

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