Latinos Who Changed Media

There's no denying that the way Latinos are portrayed in the media has made a lot of progress since the days of Carmen Miranda's fruit-bowl hats and Ricky Ricardo's broken English. But before Jennifer Lopez's exotic good looks started bringing in millions, or Daddy Yankee and Ricky Martin could capitalize on the worldwide Latin music explosion, many others had to work hard and endure rejection to open the doors that we all walk through now.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (a concept we celebrate year-round here at Latina), we've compiled a list of the Latinos who have changed media. These men and women have broken through barriers, shattered glass ceilings, and paved roads for the rest of us.

See who made our list of Latinos Who Changed Media, and tell us who you think we left off.