Influential Latinas in Hollywood

Square

Discover the top Latinas who are making an impact in Hollywood.

Now more than ever, Latinas are making a splash in the television and movie industry of the United States.

Acting, directing, producing? Latinas are doing it all!

Let’s take a look at the most influential Latinas working in Hollywood.

latinas in Hollywood

1. Salma Hayek

Salma began her career in Mexico acting in telenovelas such as “Teresa”.

In the beginning of the 90s Salma moved to Hollywood and worked in films such as Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn and Wild Wild West.

Around the year 2000, Salma founded film production company Ventanarosa, through which she produces film and television projects.

Salma has also devoted her time to charitable work to help raise awareness on violence against women and discrimination against immigrants.

latinas in Hollywood

2. Jennifer Lopez

Singer, actress, dancer, producer, fashion designer and business woman.

Jenny from the block can do it all!

Since her iconic performance as Tex-Mex legend Selena Quintanilla, Jennifer’s career has been on the rise.

Jennifer has found success and recognition in the film, music and television industry, while always remaining true to her Puerto Rican roots.

Currently, Jennifer is regarded as the most influential Hispanic performer in the United States, credited with breaking racial barriers in the entertainment industry.

latinas in Hollywood

3. Sofía Vergara

The Colombian model and actress has become a household name and one of the highest-paid actresses in television for her work in the popular comedy Modern Family.

Sofía started her career co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s.

In 2014, she was ranked as the 32nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

latinas in Hollywood

4. Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez has gained critical acclaim for her work in the television series Jane the Virgin, role for which she has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy.

Gina was born in Chicago to a Puerto Rican family. She attended New York University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2006.

In 2015 Gina became a member of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Board of Directors. This non-profit organization supports Hispanic American higher education.

latinas in Hollywood

5. Eva Longoria

Eva was born in Corpus Christi to Mexican-American parents.

She rose to fame for her work in the television series Desperate Housewives for which she received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

Complementing her acting career, Eva has also worked as a producer and in 2008 opened a restaurant, Beso, in Hollywood.

Eva has also been very involved with immigration issues and political activism. In 2013 she received a master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge.

Latinas are definitely making a name for themselves in Hollywood and, at the same time, they are using their fame and popularity to speak up and raise awareness on important issues such as immigration and equality.

We hope that we will hear from even more Latinas in the future!

Comment

8 Replies to “Influential Latinas in Hollywood”

  1. An fascinating discussion is value comment. I think that it is best to write extra on this matter, it won’t be a taboo topic however generally people are not enough to talk on such topics.

  2. The website is looking bit flashy and it catches the visitors eyes. Design is pretty simple and a good user friendly interface.

  3. You make so many great points here that I read your article a couple of times. Your views are in accordance with my own for the most part. This is great content for your readers.

  4. This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! keep up the good work.

  5. Great Post, I’m a large believer within posting comments upon sites in to allow blog site writers recognize that additional some thing valuable in to the internet!

  6. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Leave a Reply to Jenson Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *