There is nothing ordinary about the women on our list of 20 of the hottest Latina celebrities. From Brazil to Ecuador to Puerto Rico and beyond, the bloodlines of these famous women span South and Central America, and we are glad that they have graced our country. While some of these ladies have very apparent Latina traits, others have just a subtle hint that adds extra allure and seduction to their appearance. These women are not only beautiful, but they are talented as well, appearing in notable films, on popular television series, and even on the high-profile catwalk.
Yes, these are twenty gorgeous women who give a whole new meaning to the word caliente. Some of them came to Hollywood after spending time in their native countries, such as Brazil, Cuba, or Spain. Others have been born and raised elsewhere and have parents and other family members who are descended from Latin American countries. The great thing is that these women have surpassed racial and ethnic stereotypes to become hard-hitting power players in Hollywood. They have used their stardom to pave the way for others of Latin American descent and many of them even do humanitarian work.
Helping others and honing your craft are two very hot things, indeed. We love nothing more than seeing lovely confident women using their talents to make the world a better (and more attractive) place!
20 Salma Hayek
19 Jessica Alba
At 34 years of age, Jessica Alba is one hot Latina mama. She is not only an actress, but she models and works as a savvy businesswoman as well. Her awards resume is equally impressive, and she has starred in hits such as Honey, Sin City, and the Fantastic Four series. Plus there is always her sexiness that has made her a symbol of Latina hotness worldwide. She was born in Pomona, California, and is Mexican as well as Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French-Canadian. Her cocoa-butter skin, alluring eyes, and gorgeous figure have been the envy of women (Latina or no) for years.
18 Adriana Lima
Her full name is Adriana Francesca Lima, and she is a Brazilian beauty. She works as a model and actress and has been rocking the Victoria’s Secret runway for about 15 years. Yet she is still as sexy as ever. Besides being a model for Maybelline, she was also honored with Ford’s Supermodel of Brazil first place prize when she was just 15 years old! Now she is 34 and is a wonderful example of Brazilian allure. Besides that, she has Swiss, Japanese, and African blood. Now that is hot! She helps out with charity, particularly one that helps out orphanages.
17 Paz Vega
16 Alessandra Ambrosio
15 Penelope Cruz
Oh, Penelope Cruz, how we love you! The Spanish-born actress is over 40 years old, but she can rival even the most gorgeous 20-somethings. She is an actress and model who is not only beautiful, but intelligent and genuine as well. Some of her most famous films include Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Volver, and Sahara. She has won plenty of awards, and she will probably continue to rack up brownie points in Hollywood. She has modeled for Mango, Ralph Lauren, and L’Oreal (we are sure that you’ve seen the commercials!) Her accent is suave and smooth and her allure is undeniable.
14 Sofia Vergara
Who has not heard of the hit television series Modern Family? The star of the show is most definitely Sofia Vergara. The woman is hot! She is also a spokesmodel for Pepsi, making us want to practically bathe in the soft drink. With her undeniably humorous yet sexy Colombian accent, Sofia is a 43-year-old seductress. She was born in Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia on July 10, 1972 and has a resume that is impressive and exciting. She is an actress, model, comedienne, television host, and producer. She also did voice work on The Smurfs and Happy Feet Two. Her nominations include four Emmys and four Golden Globes.
13 Eva Mendes
12 Elsa Benitez
You may not have Heard of the name Elsa Benitez, but after just one look, you will be seduced. Her full name is Elsa Benitez Yanez, and she was born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. She is a model and television hostess and has graced the glossy pages of the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated magazine. On the runway, she has rocked the catwalk for Chanel, Valentino, Christian Lacroix, Versace, Fendi, Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, Karl Lagerfield, John Galliano, MaxMara, Salvatore Ferragamo, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, and of course, CoverGirl. She is the only model to wear Latin Couture in Paris.
Shakira, Shakira. Hips don’t lie, and neither do we: Shakira is one of the hottest Latina celebs out there. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoli is a singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. She is most famous for her awesome dance-catchy music and videos, and her talent is influenced by Latin, Arabic, and rock and roll roots. She is from Colombia and now also works as a philanthropist and entrepreneur. She is quite versatile and has made great gains among Latinas, seguing into various musical genres such as folk, pop, and rock. She fills our airwaves with lovely Latin fusion!
10 Daisy Fuentes
9 Jennifer Lopez
Oh, who just does not love J-Lo? Born Jennifer Lynn Lopez, she has captured our hearts time and time again. She is an actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She was born in Los Angeles, California and is perhaps one of the most famous Latina performers in the United States; even worldwide. She is Puerto Rican and was raised in The Bronx, New York, which she often alludes to in her work. She has gorgeous twins and is always pumping out catchy dance-worthy songs. She music videos are sexy and seductive and she has an iconic rear end, if we do say so ourselves.
8 Gisele Bundchen
7 Christina Aguilera
We all know Christina Aguilera. Kids know her, our grandmothers know her. She has been a fixture in pop culture for years. She is a singer, actress, and songwriter. She also serves as a judge on the singer-competition show The Voice. Some of her hit songs include “Genie in a Bottle,” “What a Girl Wants,” “Come on Over Baby,” and "Lady Marmalade," in which she worked with three other femme fatales. She has released multiple studio music albums and has an Ecuadorian father and a mother of European descent (German, Irish, Welsh, Dutch.) She was an army brat, and moved around a lot due to her dad’s soldier status.
6 Selena Gomez
5 Rosario Dawson
Who is Rosario Dawson? A better question would be who isn’t Rosario Dawson? Okay, we jest, but she is an actress, singer, and writer. She has Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban roots. She has appeared in loads of films such as Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Unstoppable, Sin City, Men in Black II, and Clerks II. Oh, and she is also a philanthropist. She is part of the Lower East Side Girls Club and works with charities like the ONE Campaign, Oxfam, Amnesty International, and Voto Latino. And she is also a spokeswoman for TripAdvisor.com’s philanthropy program, More Than Footprints.
4 Eva Longoria
Remember when Eva Longoria was all the rage when she was starring in the hit television show Desperate Housewives? Well, there is nothing desperate about this Latina, and she is still as hot as ever. The 40-year-old is an actress, producer, director, activist, and businesswoman. Way back in the day she was crowned as Miss Corpus Christi and then appeared as Isabella on The Young and the Restless. She has released books, worked with charities, and was named as a Philanthropist of the Year by The Hollywood Reporter. She is Mexican American (or Tejano) woman and even has a Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology!
3 Zoe Saldana
2 Odette Annable
Born in Los Angeles, California to a Cuban mother and a father who has Italian and French roots, Odette Annable is perhaps the ideal combination of sugar and spice and everything nice. She is a 30-year-old actress who has appeared in Kindergarten Cop, October Road, and Breaking In. She also appeared in Weezer’s music video for “I Want You” (hey Weezer, so do we!) She is also a voice actress whose talents appeared in the videogame Fallout 3 (she was Amata.) She has also been nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress (for her work in Cloverfield.)
1 Camilla Belle
Do you remember when Camilla Belle was starring in B-list movies such as When A Stranger Calls? Well, Camilla is 28 years old now and all grown up. She has flourished into an absolutely lovely young woman and has appeared in other films too. For instance: The Ballad of Jack and Rose, 10,000 BC, The Quiet, Push, and Breakaway. Her mother is Brazilian (and a fashion designer!) and her father works in construction. Camilla has been nominated for various awards, including the Young Artist Award (1999-2001) and the Gotham Award for Breakthrough Artist. She is trilingual and speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.