Our Favorite Latino Child Stars

Oh, the precariousness of being a former child star. On one hand, you have tragic, hot-mess stories like that of Lindsay Lohan, who went to jail on Tuesday, and Gary Coleman, who died broke last month. On another, you have success stories like that of the squeaky-clean Selena Gomez, who opens a new movie tomorrow (Ramona and Beezus) and who seems poised to become America's next sweetheart.

So where do other Latino former child actors fall? We tracked the careers of the best known and while we found no scintillating abundance of sex, drugs and debauchery, hey, at least we don’t have to be ashamed of them.

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Damarys Ocaña Perez,

Damarys Ocaña Perez is Director of Editorial Content at Latina Media Ventures. She leads its magazine, Latina, the pre-eminent beauty, fashion, culture and lifestyle magazine for acculturated U.S. Hispanic women and is responsible for maintaining Latina’s voice, vision and mission across all LMV platforms. Born in Havana and raised in Miami, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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