Actresses The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses  

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List Rules Vote 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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Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Fools Rush In, Desperado, Grown Ups 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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Penélope Cruz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Vanilla Sky, Vicky Cristina Barcelona 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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Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
The Three Stooges, Soul Plane, Lords of Dogtown 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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Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, Little Fockers, Sin City 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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Eva Mendes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
The Women, Hitch, We Own the Night 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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Eva Longoria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
The Sentinel, Morning Glory, 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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Zoe Saldana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Avatar, The Words, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 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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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
U Turn, The Wedding Planner, Selena 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) 9 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
The Fast and the Furious 6, Girlfight, S.W.A.T. 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) 10 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
25th Hour, Grindhouse, Rent 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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Raquel Welch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, Lady in Cement, Mother 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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Roselyn Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Captain Ron, Rush Hour 2, The Perfect Sleep 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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Victoria Justice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Zoey 101: Spring Break-Up, Unknown, Fun Size Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She debuted as an actress at the age of 10 and has since appeared in several films and television series including the ...more

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Gina Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Our Family Wedding, Filly Brown, Go For It! Gina Alexis Rodriguez (born July 30, 1984) is an American actress, model, writer, producer, and director. She began her career the stage, she made her screen debut in an episode of Law & ...more

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Cote de Pablo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride, The 33 María José de Pablo Fernández, better known as Coté de Pablo, is a Chilean-American actress and recording artist. Born in Santiago, Chile, she moved to the United ...more

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Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Slums of Beverly Hills, The King and I, West Side Story 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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Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, Funny People, Safety Not Guaranteed 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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Melissa Fumero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Melissa Fumero is an American actress. She is known for portraying Adriana Cramer on One Life to Live, Zoe on Gossip Girl, and Amy Santiago on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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Naya Rivera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Jade Isabella Morton added The Master of Disguise, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, Glee Encore Naya Rivera Dorsey is an American actress and singer, known for playing Santana Lopez on Fox's musical comedy-drama television series Glee. She also played the role of Hillary Winston on The ...more

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Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Very Bad Things, Shrek, There's Something About Mary 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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Alexis Bledel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Sin City, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Post Grad Kimberly Alexis Bledel is an American actress, model and producer. She is known for her role as Rory Gilmore in The WB/The CW comedy-drama Gilmore Girls. She has since starred in films including ...more

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Madeleine Stowe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
12 Monkeys, The General's Daughter, Another Stakeout Madeleine M. Stowe is an American actress. She has appeared on stage and television in early career, before her breakthrough role in the 1987 crime-comedy film Stakeout. She later starred in ...more

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Rita Hayworth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Tonight and Every Night, Cover Girl, The Money Trap Rita Hayworth was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. She is perhaps best known for ...more

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Sônia Braga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
DaveLozano added Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rookie, From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter Sônia Maria Campos Braga is a Brazilian actress. Nominated for three Golden Globes and an Emmy Award, Braga is best known for her performances in Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Moon Over ...more

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Natalie Martinez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
End of Watch, Magic City Memoirs, Broken City Natalie Martinez is an American actress and model. Martinez is known as the spokesmodel for JLO by Jennifer Lopez, and for her supporting role in the 2008 feature film Death Race. She also ...more

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America Ferrera is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Real Women Have Curves, How to Train Your Dragon, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants America Georgine Ferrera is an American actress. She is known for her leading role as Betty Suarez on the ABC comedy-drama series Ugly Betty. Her portrayal garnered critical acclaim, and she won ...more

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Paz Vega is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Spanglish, Nobody Knows Anybody, 10 Items or Less María Paz Campos Trigo, better known as Paz Vega, is a Spanish actress.

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Paula Patton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, Idlewild, Hitch Paula Maxine Patton is an American actress. She made her film debut with supporting role in the 2005 comedy film Hitch, and the following year appeared in musical film Idlewild. Patton had her ...more

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Camilla Belle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Open Road, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, When a Stranger Calls Camilla Belle is an American actress. Her works include The Ballad of Jack and Rose, When a Stranger Calls, 10,000 BC, The Quiet, Push, and Breakaway.

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Thalía is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
FranciscodeSouza added Mambo Café, Vamos al baile Ariadna Thalia Sodi Miranda, known mononymously as Thalía, is a Mexican singer, published author, actress and entrepreneur, who has sung in various languages including Spanish, English, ...more

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Joanna García is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
American Pie 2, Man of Miracles, The Initiation of Sarah Joanna Lynne García, also known professionally as Joanna Garcia Swisher, is an American actress. She is known for her portrayal of Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery on The WB/The CW sitcom Reba. ...more

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Jessica Chastain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
The Tree of Life, The Help, Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Michelle Chastain is an American actress. Chastain began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows, before making her feature film debut in Jolene. In 2011, she ...more

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Gina Torres is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
The Matrix Revolutions, Fair Game, I Think I Love My Wife Gina Torres is an American television and movie actress. She has appeared in many television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, the short-lived Cleopatra ...more

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Rosie Perez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
White Men Can't Jump, Do the Right Thing, Pineapple Express 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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Stacey Dash is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Mo' Money, Clueless, Illegal in Blue Stacey Lauretta Dash is an American actress, known for starring in the 1995 feature film Clueless and the television spinoff of the same name. She has also appeared in films such as Moving, Mo' ...more

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Kate del Castillo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
DaveLozano added Under the Same Moon, Bordertown, The Black Pimpernel Kate del Castillo Negrete Trillo is a Mexican actress.

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Aimee Garcia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
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Katy Jurado is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
DaveLozano added High Noon, Under the Volcano, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Katy Jurado, was a Mexican actress who had a successful film career both in Mexico and in Hollywood. Jurado had already established herself as an actress in Mexico in the 1940s when she came to ...more

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Pam Grier is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Bucktown, Jackie Brown, Foxy Brown Pamela Suzette "Pam" Grier is an American actress. She became famous in the early 1970s after starring in a string of moderately successful women in prison and blaxploitation films ...more

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Génesis Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Man on a Ledge, The Last Stand, What to Expect When You're Expecting Genesis Rodríguez Pérez is an American actress. She is known for her leading roles in Telemundo telenovelas such as Prisionera, Dame Chocolate and Doña Bárbara. She ...more

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Lucía Méndez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
DaveLozano 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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Constance Marie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Puss in Boots, Tortilla Soup, Selena Constance Marie Lopez is an American actress. Known professionally as Constance Marie, she is known for her role as Angie Lopez on George Lopez and her role as Marcela Quintanilla in the 1997 ...more

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Meagan Good is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
One Missed Call, Jumping the Broom, Friday Meagan Monique Good is an American film and television actress and occasional film producer. Beginning her career at the age of four, Good has appeared in numerous commercials, television shows, ...more

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Blanca Soto is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
jsnungaray added Dinner for Schmucks, Deep in the Valley, Divina Confusion Blanca Soto is a Mexican actress, model, and former beauty queen.

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Aimee Carrero is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
bigcraig added Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, Devil's Due Aimee Carrero is an Dominican Republic-born American actress. She is best known for her role as Angie on the Cartoon Network live-action series Level Up. As of 2014, she currently stars as Sofia ...more

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María Félix is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
DaveLozano added French Cancan, The Soldiers of Pancho Villa, Fever Mounts at El Pao María de los Ángeles Félix Güereña was a Mexican film actress. She is considered one of the most important female figures of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. ...more

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Dolores del Río is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
DaveLozano added Cheyenne Autumn, Flaming Star, Flying Down to Rio Dolores del Río, was a Mexican film, theater and television actress. She was a Hollywood star in the 1920s and 1930s, and was one of the most important female figures of the Golden Age of ...more

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María Conchita Alonso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
DaveLozano added The Running Man, Predator 2, Vampire's Kiss María Conchita Alonso, better known as María Conchita, is a Cuban-born Venezuelan-raised three time Grammy Award–nominated singer/songwriter and actress.

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Jamie Lynn Sigler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Trophy Wife, Death of a Dynasty, Son of Morning Jamie-Lynn Sigler is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Meadow Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos.

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Rene Michelle Aranda is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Ren Aranda added Rene Michelle Aranda