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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
Salma Hayek Fools Rush In, Desperado, Grown Ups

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2
264 79
Penélope Cruz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Penélope Cruz Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Vanilla Sky, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

3
268 86
Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Jessica Alba Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, Little Fockers, Sin City

4
229 90
Eva Mendes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Eva Mendes The Women, Hitch, We Own the Night

5
220 101
Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Sofía Vergara The Three Stooges, Soul Plane, Lords of Dogtown

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154 94
Zoe Saldana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Zoe Saldana Avatar, The Words, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

7
168 107
Eva Longoria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Eva Longoria The Sentinel, Morning Glory, Harsh Times

8
183 111
Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Jennifer Lopez U Turn, The Wedding Planner, Selena

9
143 86
Raquel Welch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Raquel Welch The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, Lady in Cement, Mother

10
154 101
Michelle Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Michelle Rodriguez The Fast and the Furious 6, Girlfight, S.W.A.T.

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133 88
Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Rosario Dawson 25th Hour, Grindhouse, Rent

12
114 72
Victoria Justice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Victoria Justice Zoey 101: Spring Break-Up, Unknown, Fun Size

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110 91
Roselyn Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Roselyn Sánchez Captain Ron, Rush Hour 2, The Perfect Sleep

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95 67
Madeleine Stowe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Madeleine Stowe 12 Monkeys, The General's Daughter, Another Stakeout

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105 72
Rita Hayworth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Rita Hayworth Tonight and Every Night, Cover Girl, The Money Trap

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89 74
Cote de Pablo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Cote de Pablo The Last Rites of Ransom Pride, The 33

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62 57
Naya Rivera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Jade Isabella Morton added Naya Rivera The Master of Disguise, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, Glee Encore

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87 61
Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Rita Moreno Slums of Beverly Hills, The King and I, West Side Story

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73 58
Sônia Braga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
DaveLozano added Sônia Braga Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rookie, From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter

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106 94
Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Cameron Diaz Very Bad Things, Shrek, There's Something About Mary

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61 64
Alexis Bledel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Alexis Bledel Sin City, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Post Grad

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69 54
Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Aubrey Plaza Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, Funny People, Safety Not Guaranteed

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61 58
Natalie Martinez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Natalie Martinez End of Watch, Magic City Memoirs, Broken City

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63 64
Paz Vega is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Paz Vega Spanglish, Nobody Knows Anybody, 10 Items or Less

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79 70
Gina Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Gina Rodriguez Our Family Wedding, Filly Brown, Go For It!

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79 55
Gina Torres is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Gina Torres The Matrix Revolutions, Fair Game, I Think I Love My Wife

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59 53
Katy Jurado is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
DaveLozano added Katy Jurado High Noon, Under the Volcano, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

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83 82
Stacey Dash is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Stacey Dash Mo' Money, Clueless, Illegal in Blue

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46 52
Camilla Belle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Camilla Belle Open Road, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, When a Stranger Calls

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58 56
Jessica Chastain is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Jessica Chastain The Tree of Life, The Help, Zero Dark Thirty

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43 51
Joanna García is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Joanna García American Pie 2, Man of Miracles, The Initiation of Sarah

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62 64
Rosie Perez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Rosie Perez White Men Can't Jump, Do the Right Thing, Pineapple Express

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57 59
Paula Patton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Paula Patton Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, Idlewild, Hitch

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72 59
Pam Grier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Pam Grier Bucktown, Jackie Brown, Foxy Brown

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47 48
Melissa Fumero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Melissa Fumero Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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53 58
America Ferrera is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
America Ferrera Real Women Have Curves, How to Train Your Dragon, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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80 72
Meagan Good is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Meagan Good One Missed Call, Jumping the Broom, Friday

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32 47
Thalía is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
FranciscodeSouza added Thalía Mambo Café, Vamos al baile

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14 24
Aimee Garcia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
VeryCloseTalking added Aimee Garcia Lucifer

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26 47
Lucía Méndez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
DaveLozano added Lucía Méndez Darker Than Night, The Children Of Sanchez, El maleficio 2: Los enviados del infierno

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12 17
Érica Rivas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Tenya added Érica Rivas Tetro, Wild Tales, The Salt in the Wound

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32 52
Génesis Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Génesis Rodríguez Man on a Ledge, The Last Stand, What to Expect When You're Expecting

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11 18
Julieta Zylberberg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Tenya added Julieta Zylberberg Wild Tales, The Holy Girl, The Invisible Eye

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17 40
Barbara Carrera is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
FranciscodeSouza added Barbara Carrera Condorman, Loverboy, Never Say Never Again

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23 49
Catalina Sandino Moreno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Catalina Sandino Moreno Fast Food Nation, Love in the Time of Cholera, Maria Full of Grace

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28 45
Kate del Castillo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
DaveLozano added Kate del Castillo Under the Same Moon, Bordertown, The Black Pimpernel

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24 40
Dolores del Río is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
DaveLozano added Dolores del Río Cheyenne Autumn, Flaming Star, Flying Down to Rio

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26 45
Jamie Lynn Sigler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
Jamie Lynn Sigler Trophy Wife, Death of a Dynasty, Son of Morning

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10 20
Aimee Carrero is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
bigcraig added Aimee Carrero Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, Devil's Due

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10 21
Lindsey Morgan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses
VeryCloseTalking added Lindsey Morgan The 100, Detention, Chastity Bites