2011 didn’t offer much in terms of showy Hollywood performances for Latinos, but if you knew where to look, there were some very solid performances in a wide range of genres, with some actors even managing to snag award nominations. From blockbuster comedies to low-budget indies to foreign films to animated movies, here are our most buzzed-about, favorite performances of the year!
Born April 28, 1974
Penélope Cruz is a Spanish actress known for her work with director Pedro Almodovar. She made her first Hollywood film debut in the 1997 film Open Your Eyes. She has worked in various American films, including The Hi-Lo Country (1999), Vanilla Sky (2001), Blow (2001), Gothika (2003), Sahara (2005) and the musical Nine (2009). Cruz earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for her role in 2006’s Volver, and won a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her work in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). She is the first Spanish actress to receive an Academy Award in history. She has modeled for Ralph Lauren and L’Oréal, and Cruz and her sister, Monica, have designed items for clothing brand Mango. She is married to Spanish actor Javier Bardem, with whom she has a son, Leo.
We can't honestly say that we're so surprised. Come on, who's going to create a list of The Hottest Women Of All Time” without including Latinas? As predicted a sizable chunk of our favorite Hollywood Latinas made the cut in a list created by Men’s Health Magazine.
The late legendary dancer Rita Hayworth ranked 58th on the list. Hayworth, who was part-Spanish, was one of the most popular pin-up girls of the World War II era. Part-...
Monica Cruz looks so similar to her famous sister, Penelope, that we often have trouble telling the two apart. In fact, today we played a little game here at the Latina offices, showing images of each sister and quizzing our co-workers on whether it was Pé or Monica. More often than not, they guessed incorrectly. Think you can do better? Click through to see both stunning sisters side-by-side!
The latest issue of Details Magazine features a scantily-clad Sofia Vergara as this year's "sexiest—and funniest—woman on television.” The Emmy-nominated star of ABC's hit comedy Modern Family, credits her ...
Getting back in shape after giving birth is as challenging as managing a full night’s sleep during those early days, but it can be done, as evidenced by some of our favorite celebrity mamas. In fact, Mariah Carey gave birth to healthy twins just six short months ago and has managed to lose 70(!) pounds since then!
Here’s how they shed those post-baby pounds:
Now that her twins Moroccan and Monroe are six-months old, Mimi has been enjoying a little me-time in the water. The singer, who has always kept in shape through...
Our very own October cover girl Shakira received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today—and we must say, it's about time! The Colombian singer has not only worked her way towards international stardom, but has also dedicated her life to philanthropic causes. If anyone deserves to have her name cemented in the legendary walkway, it’s Shakira.
—37-year-old Cuban actor Laz Alonso has just been cast in the music and dance-themed drama Planet B Boy. According to TheHollywoodReporter.com, the film, based on the award-winning 2007 documentary of the same name, will shoot in Los Angeles and France.
This week for What to Watch, we're highlighting the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series: On Stranger Tides.
In the film, the beloved Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is on the hunt for the fabled Fountain of Youth. He also crosses paths with a former lover named Angelica (played by the gorgeous Penélope Cruz) who forces him aboard the ship of the fearful pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).
Cruz, who was our cover girl...
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