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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
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    Jennifer Lopez

    Out of Sight, Maid in Manhattan

    Age51

    BirthplaceCastle Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), nicknamed "J-Lo", is an American actress, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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    Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Salma Hayek

    Frida, Desperado

    Age54

    BirthplaceCoatzacoalcos, Mexico

    Salma Hayek Pinault (, Spanish: [ˈsalma ˈxaʝek]; born Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez; September... more on Wikipedia

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    Michelle Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Michelle Rodriguez

    he Fast and the Furious, Avatar

    Age42

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Mayte Michelle Rodriguez (born July 12, 1978) is an American actress. Her breakout role was as... more on Wikipedia
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    Angelique Boyer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Angelique Boyer

    What Life Took from Me, Abyss of Passion

    Age32

    BirthplaceSaint-Claude, France

    Angelique Boyer (Spanish pronunciation: [aɲɟʝeˈlik βoˈʝeɾ]; in full Angelique Monique-Paulette... more on Wikipedia
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    Eva Mendes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Eva Mendes

    Hitch, 2 Fast 2 Furious

    Age46

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Miami

    Eva de la Caridad Méndez (born March 5, 1974), known professionally as Eva Mendes (), is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Rosario Dawson

    Sin City, Seven Pounds

    Age41

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Rosario Isabel Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress, producer, singer, comic book... more on Wikipedia
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    Roselyn Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Roselyn Sánchez

    Rush Hour 2, Without a Trace

    Age47

    BirthplaceSan Juan, United States, with Territories

    Roselyn Milagros Sánchez Rodríguez (born April 2, 1973) is a Puerto Rican singer/songwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Aubrey Plaza

    Parks and Recreation, Safety Not Guaranteed

    Age36

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress, comedian and producer. She... more on Wikipedia

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    Bárbara Mori is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Bárbara Mori

    Kites, Ugly Me

    Age42

    BirthplaceUruguay, Montevideo

    Bárbara Mori Ochoa (born 2 February 1978) is an Uruguayan-born Mexican actress, model,... more on Wikipedia
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    Elizabeth Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Elizabeth Álvarez

    Fuego en la sangre, La Fea Más Bella

    Age43

    BirthplaceCiudad Juárez, Juárez Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico

    Elizabeth Álvarez (Spanish pronunciation: [elisaˈβet ˈalβaɾes], [eˈlisaβet]; Born Elizabeth... more on Wikipedia
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    Lucía Méndez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Lucía Méndez

    Darker Than Night, The Children Of Sanchez

    Age65

    BirthplaceLeón, Mexico

    Lucía Leticia Méndez Pérez (born January 26, 1955) is a Mexican born telenovela and film... more on Wikipedia
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    Ana Brenda Contreras is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Age33

    BirthplaceMcAllen, Texas

    Ana Brenda Contreras, also known as Ana Brenda (born December 24, 1986), is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Penélope Cruz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Penélope Cruz

    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Vanilla Sky

    Age46

    BirthplaceAlcobendas, Spain

    Penélope Cruz Sánchez (; Spanish: [peˈnelope kɾuθ ˈsantʃeθ]; born 28 April 1974) is a Spanish... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Sara Montiel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Sara Montiel

    Vera Cruz, Run of the Arrow

    AgeDec. at 85 (1928-2013)

    BirthplaceCampo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, Spain

    María Antonia Abad Fernández MML (10 March 1928 – 8 April 2013), known professionally as Sara... more on Wikipedia
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    Sabine Moussier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Sabine Moussier

    María Isabel, Abismo de pasión

    Age54

    BirthplaceLeverkusen, Germany

    Sabine Moussier (Spanish pronunciation: [saˈβine muˈsjeɾ]; born Diana Sabine Moussier August... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Blanca Soto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Blanca Soto

    Love Rules, Señora Acero (

    Age41

    BirthplaceMonterrey, Mexico

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  • 17
    Ludwika Paleta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Ludwika Paleta

    Carrusel, Amigas y rivales

    Age41

    BirthplacePoland, Kraków

    Ludwika Paleta (Spanish pronunciation: [luðˈβika paˈleta]; born Ludwika Paleta Paciorek on 29... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Angélica María is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Angélica María

    Rosalinda, Corazón salvaje

    Age76

    BirthplaceUSA, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Angélica María Hartman Ortiz (born September 27, 1944), known professionally as Angélica... more on Wikipedia
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    Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Jessica Alba

    Sin City, Fantastic Four

    Age39

    BirthplacePomona, California, United States of America

    Jessica Marie Alba (; born April 28, 1981) is an American actress and businesswoman. She began... more on Wikipedia

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    Chita Rivera is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Chita Rivera

    Chicago, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    Age87

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Chita Rivera (born January 23, 1933) is an American actress, dancer, and singer best known for... more on Wikipedia

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    Natalie Martinez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Natalie Martinez

    End of Watch, Death Race

    Age36

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Miami

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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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    Marlene Favela

    Species: The Awakening, Wild Cat

    Age44

    BirthplaceSantiago Papasquiaro, Santiago Papasquiaro Municipality, Mexico

    Marlene Favela (born Silvia Marlene Favela Meraz on August 5, 1976 in Santiago Papasquiaro,... more on Wikipedia
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    Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Sofía Vergara

    Modern Family, Four Brothers

    Age48

    BirthplaceBarranquilla, Colombia

    Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara (Spanish: [soˈfi.a βeɾˈɣaɾa]; born July 10, 1972) is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Rita Moreno

    West Side Story, The Electric Company

    Age88

    BirthplaceHumacao, United States, with Territories

    Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer and singer. Her career... more on Wikipedia

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    Rosie Perez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time
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    Rosie Perez

    The View, Pineapple Express

    Age56

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Bushwick

    Rosa María Perez (born September 6, 1964) is an American actress, singer, community activist,... more on Wikipedia

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