18 Latinos in Musical Movies!

The widely popular English-Irish pop boy band, One Direction, is releasing their music-filled documentary This Is Us on August 30. With the premiere of their new movie, we got to thinking about Latinos in Hollywood who have starred in musical films. Here are 18 stars who have been in songful masterpieces:

1. musicals 01_Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

The Modern Family star did the voice of Carmen in the super cute animated pelicula, Happy Feet Two.

2. musicals 02 Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Who can forget the film about the beautiful Selena Quintanilla? In 1997’s Selena, it was the first time Lopez starred in a music-related movie. Years later she went on to play Puchi in El Cantante – another classic film about a music star.

3. musicals 03 Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

When she was still a Disney star, the 21-year-old “Made in the USA” singer came out in Disney Channel’s Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.

4. musicals 04 Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony

The salsa sensation starred as Hector Lavoe in 2006’s El Cantante, and he surely did each and every single Lavoe song justice.

5. musicals 05 Adrienne Bailon

Adrienne Bailon

The 29-year-old belleza had a cheetahlicious musical movie time in Disney’s The Cheetah Girls franchise. She also appeared as Noelle in Lovestruck: The Musical earlier this year.

6. musicals 06 Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno

West Side Story may have been the first time we saw Moreno in a musical flick, but she also appeared in The King and I; Latin Lovers; The Toast of New Orleans; and Singin’ in the Rain.

7. musicals 07 Esai Morales

Esai Morales

The 50-year-old Nuyorican was part of the legendary La Bamba cast.

8. musicals 08 Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

It wasn’t until Dawson appeared in the 2005 movie Rent that we knew she had musical talents.

9. musicals 09 Diego Boneta

Diego Boneta

The 22-year-old Mexican American used his vocal chops while starring in Rock of Ages last year.

10. musicals 10 Chrissie Fit

Chrissie Fit

The Cuban American actress played Cheechee in the new Disney musical, Teen Beach Movie.

11. musicals 11 Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

Our favorite 21-year-old can be seen in the musically-enhanced movie Another Cinderella Story where she starred as the Cinderella-like character, Mary Santiago.

12. musicals 12 Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz

The mami of two played Carla in 2009’s Nine – a movie about a famous film director in search of harmony.

13. musicals 13 Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

The 46-year-old actress played a singing nurse in the 2007 film Across the Universe.

14. musicals 14 Fergie


Her name was Saraghina in the movie Nine where she starred alongside Penelope Cruz.

15. musicals 15 Juan Pablo Di Pace

Juan Pablo Di Pace

The 34-year-old Argentine actor played Petros in the 2008 movie Mamma Mia!

16. musicals 16 Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera

Rivera went from the small screen to the silver screen when Glee decided to hit fans with Glee: The 3D Concert Movie.

17. musicals 17 Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

The 32-year-old played a small town girl named Ali in 2010’s music-filled movie Burlesque.

18. musicals 18 Bruno Campos

Bruno Campos

The Brasilero voiced Prince Naveen in Disney’s animated film, The Princess and the Frog.