Natalie Morales’ deliciously vicious trader in Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps inspired us to recall the cattiest, most vengeful movie characters played by Latinas. Check them out and tell us your faves in the comments below. Meow!
Penelope Cruz as Maria Elena (Vicky Cristina Barcelona): Spaniards are blunt (just watch any Almodovar flick where people trade insults like compliments), but Penelope takes it to stratospheric levels in this Woody Allen flick as Marielena, a firebrand artist with a talent for withering humiliation.
Signature line/scene: This exchange between her and her ex-husband’s (Javier Bardem, of course) new lover (Scarlett Johansson):
Marielena: “You speak no Spanish? Why?”
Cristina: “I studied Chinese.”
Cristina: “I thought it sounded pretty.”
Marielena: “Say something in Chinese.”
Cristina: “Ni hao ma.”
Marielena: “You think that sounds pretty?”