In the land of Hollywood, actors and actresses come and go. However, every once in a while audiences are blessed with a star that is too bright to simply burn out. Defying age like it is nobodies business, these actresses stand frozen in their ability to take our breath away with their beauty. In no particular order, here are the top Latina actresses who have been laughing in the face of time.
Signed by an agent at the age of 15, Penelope Cruz has been making people swoon over her for over 20 years. The Spanish actress and model has been the bane of many movie protagonists, forcing them to make difficult decisions between her love and the plot. And can you really blame them? Thankfully very few were stupid enough not to choose Ms. Cruz.
Born to Cuban parents Eva Pérez Suárez and Juan Carlos Méndez, Eva Mendez has been treating us to her presence since the late 90’s. She has since rightfully become an icon of beauty. Who could forget her hilarious cameo in the comedy “The Other Guys” in which she is married to middling detective Will Ferrell. His partner Mark Walhberg is constantly baffled by how a beauty like her was married to someone as average as him.
Born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, Salma Hayek has been a symbol of Latina beauty since the 90’s. While being able to play very serious roles with Oscar-level quality like in the movie “Frida”, she most well known for being the beautiful stunner in movies such as “Bandidas”, “Desperado”, and the “Wild Wild West.” And don’t even get me started on her introduction scene for “From Dusk Till Dawn.”
The grandchild of Mexican immigrants, Jessica Alba began her TV and film career at the age of 13. She has since then been captivating audiences with her breathtaking beauty and acting chops. Using his good sense, Robert Rodriquez has frequently collaborated with her in movies such as “Sin City” and “Machete.” Did I mention how she pulled off blonde hair without a sweat in “Fantastic Four”?
The youngest of four daughters born to Mexican-American parents, Eva Longoria is famous for making pre-pubscent boys feel all funny inside for her role in “Desperate Housewives.” Her role on the show earned her nominations at both the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Award. A show she certainly carried with her fiery looks and charisma, she is still without a doubt one of the most gorgeous women in Hollywood.
Spotted for her hosting skills during her Univisión days, the Colombian actress and model has been coveted since the 90’s. A bombshell in every definition of the word, who could blame Method Man for hitting on her in the comedy “Soul Plane.” A testament to her talent and beauty, she has been one of the highest paid actresses for the last 5 years.
Famous for making female humanoid aliens to appear gorgeous, Zoe Saldana has been making science fiction nerds contemplate leaving the house for years. Born to Puerto Rican and Dominican parents, she has made appearances in some of the highest grossing films of all time. Thankfully for all of us, her upcoming roles in Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 indicate she is not going anywhere for a long time.
Born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, J-Lo has been an international superstar since the early 90’s. Putting her historic music career on the sideline, she has grossed over 3.1 billion dollars in the films she has starred in. While we rarely have seen her amazing singing and dancing in her films, she continued to stun audiences all around with her flawless beauty and charismatic acting. With Forbes at one point ranking her as the most powerful celebrity and the 38th most powerful person in the world, she has rightfully taken her status as our Queen.