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The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses

Updated February 9, 2021 42.3k votes 4.8k voters 229.6k views100 items

List RulesVote up your favorite Latina and Hispanic actresses based on their English-language work

This list ranks the best Hispanic and Latina actresses in American and English-speaking film history, ranked by your votes. Throughout the history of Hollywood, movies have featured talented Hispanic and Latina actresses. These leading ladies of Latina and Hispanic origin have starred in every genre of film from musicals and comedies to dark dramatic roles. Several of these Latina actresses have even won Academy Awards for their work.

Who are some of the best Hispanic actresses? Jessica Alba made our list. She has starred in great movies like Sin City and Little Fockers. Jennifer Lopez also appears on this list of the best Latina actresses. J Lo first received rave reviews in Selena before starring in comedies like The Wedding Planner and Monster-in-Law.

Rita Moreno won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in West Side Story. She later appeared in the HBO series Oz. 25th Hour actress Rosario Dawson made this list, as did the iconic Foxy Brown actress, Pam Grier.

Who do you think is the best Hispanic actress in the history of film? Vote on this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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    Sofía Vergara

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    Jessica Alba

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    Penélope Cruz

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    Jennifer Lopez

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    Eva Longoria

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    Rosario Dawson

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    Michelle Rodriguez

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    Melissa Fumero

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    Roselyn Sánchez

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    Rita Moreno

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    Gina Rodriguez

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    Cote de Pablo

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    Aubrey Plaza

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    Marisa Tomei

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    Natalie Martinez

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    Victoria Justice

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    Raquel Welch

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    Rita Hayworth

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    America Ferrera

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    Naya Rivera

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    Paula Patton

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    Aimee Garcia

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