These Latinas have conquered the United States in the artistic, business, and philanthropic fields.
The United States has been conquered by the talent of many Latina women descendants of migrant families or who came to the country on their own to seek better job opportunities, improve their quality of life, and fulfill their dreams.
An example of them is the Latinas who are succeeding in the neighboring country and gaining popularity in different fields, from acting to singing, through philanthropy and business
Here we list the 10 most famous Latinas in the United States.
1. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez, although she was born in the Bronx, New York is of Puerto Rican descent with deep roots.
Since she began her artistic career, she has tried her luck as an actress, singer, songwriter, dancer, fashion designer, model, television producer, and businesswoman. In all of her jobs, she has been successful to become one of the highest-paid celebrities. According to Forbes, in 2020 he has posted earnings of up to $ 47.5 million.
2. Salma Hayek
She is one of the most successful Mexican actresses the country has produced. She reached the horns of the moon with her portrayal of Frida Kahlo and her Academy Award nomination for it.
The Coatzacoalcos born began her career in Mexican soap operas until she traveled a long way to Hollywood. He currently has an interesting experience in the cinema within productions such as Grown Ups 1 and 2, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Como Ser Un Latin Lover, From Dusk Till Dawn, and soon as another member of the Marvel Universe with The Eternals.
3. Eva Mendes
Mendes is of Cuban descent. He was born in Miami, Florida where he began her acting and modeling career.
Among her most outstanding works is her participation in the films 2 Fast 2 Furious, Once Upon in Mexico, Ghost Rider, Last Night, and Girl in Progress.
In her career as a model, she has worked with brands such as Revlon and Calvin Klein.
4. Jessica Alba
He was born in California, but her father is Mexican and her mother of Danish and French-Canadian descent. Her first acting role was in 1993 on the comedy Camp Nowhere, since then she has made a name for herself in Hollywood.
Some of the films in which he has acted are Machete Kills, The Demon Under the Skin, Valentine’s Day, Sin City 1 and 2, The Fantastic 4, and Killers Anonymous.
5. Eiza Gonzalez
Of Mexican origin, the 30-year-old González came to conquer Hollywood with her talent and determination.
Since her arrival in 2013, he has landed attractive roles in several world-class films such as Baby Driver, From Dusk Till Dawn, Alita: Battle Angel, She’s Missing, Paradise Hills, Welcome to Marwen, Bloodshot and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
He is currently preparing for the premiere of Godzilla vs. Kong, Cut Throat and I Care a Lot.
The 30-year-old actress has combined her Hollywood career as a model, singer, and image for different fashion brands.
6. Zoe Saldana
Although she was born in New Jersey, the actress has Dominican and Puerto Rican roots.
Its popularity is due to the talent printed in high-caliber productions such as Star Trek, Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2, Avengers, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
7. Eva Longoria
The actress was born in Texas, however, she is the daughter of Mexican immigrants . Her fame is due to the work she has done on the big screen and on American television shows such as Desperate Housewives, General Hospital and as a producer on John Wick and Devious Maids.
Her career in Hollywood is often combined with her philanthropic efforts in favor of Latino causes and her political work to raise funds and help the neediest communities in the United States. He also got involved in Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign by donating nearly half a million dollars.
8. Sofia Vergara
After her arrival in the United States, the Colombian tried her luck as a model and television presenter until she escalated to Hollywood acting.
Today she is the highest-paid television actress for her role in the 11-season series Modern Family.
She has alternate jobs as a businesswoman, fashion designer, model, and cast for game shows like America’s Got Talent.
Beyond her acclaimed participation in the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime, the Colombian has built a reputation in the United States as a singer and philanthropist.
Her music usually reaches the top positions of the most important popularity charts in the northern country, has been nominated for the Grammy and several other international awards.
The philanthropic efforts that have also made it popular are focused on helping communities in need and protecting children in third world countries. The UN recognized her as a goodwill ambassador in 2003.
The Mexican singer and actress are another of the Latinas who have conquered the American show business.
Her music has had sales records thanks to her Latin influence that imprints her; has her own career on the business side with her clothing and cosmetic collections. In addition, she is famous for her work as an actress in various Mexican productions that aired in the US such as the Las Marías trilogy.