8 Actresses Who Have Gone Behind the Camera!

Some stars are truly Hollywood's jack of all trades! From Sofia Vergara to Zoe Saldana, here are 8 actresses who have also taken a stab at producing and directing.

1. Latinas Behind the Camera: Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

The Modern Family actress has jumped on board to produce a comedy called Speak American. She was also tapped to produce Killer Women, the U.S. adaptation of a popular Argentinian TV series.

2. Latinas Behind the Camera: Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

The 38-year-old starlet, who owns a production company called UnbeliEVAble, has a very long list of behind-the-scenes credits. Longoria is the executive producer for Devious Maids and Mother Up! The actress also directed the 2010 documentary, Latinos Living the American Dream.

3. Latinas Behind the Camera: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

The mami of two is the executive producer of ABC Family’s successful new series, The Fosters.  Lopez was also a producer for El Cantante and truTV’s South Beach Tow.

4. Latinas Behind the Camera: America Ferrera

America Ferrera

Ferrera took a chance at being a producer for the first time in 2007, for a short called Muertas. That same year, the former Ugly Betty star was the executive producer of Hacia la Oscuridad. In 2010, she was slated as executive producer for her movie The Dry Land. Now the actress is busy working on a film, she is both producing and starring in, called X/Y.

5. Latinas Behind the Camera: Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

The 39-year-old starred and produced 2007’s Live! – a drama following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette.

6. Latinas Behind the Camera: Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

Hayek’s producer credentials include Frida, In the Time of the Butterflies and Ugly Betty. The Grown Ups 2 star also directed The Maldonado Miracle – a TV movie about a small town whose residents' faith is tested when they see a statue of Jesus shedding real tears of blood.

7. Latinas Behind the Camera: Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz

In August, the 39-year-old actress made her directorial debut with a six-minute lingerie ad for Agent Provocateur.

8. Latinas Behind the Camera: Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

The Star Trek star launched her own Latino production company, alongside sister Cisely, called Saldana Productions. The actress has been tapped by Pantelion Films to work on producing content that will be of interest to the Hispanic community.