Our 6 Favorite Bad*ss Latinas (on Screen)

We recently spoke to Fernanda Romero, the star of mun2s bilingual series, RPM Miami. Romera plays badass chica Luisa, a struggling single mom who races cars at night (a la The Fast & The Furious). The edgy Mexican actress shared with us her Latina inspiration: “I do love Michelle [Rodriquez]. I think she’s badass, of course.” Which made us think of some of our favorite tough ladies. Here are our 6 favorites and why we love them!

 

1. RPM MIAMI: Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

Sin City (2005)

In the adaptation of the graphic novel Sin City, Dawson plays Gail, a prostitute-dominatrix and Dwight’s (Clive Owen) on-again, off-again lover. “I think it’s a very even keel sort of strength between the men and the women. The guys get their balls ripped off. The girls threaten to do it—and will. And I think it’s a pretty tough town on both sides,” Rosario says about her role. 

 

2. RPM MIAMI: Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin

V (2009-2011)

Baccarin plays Anna in ABC’s 2009 remake of the sci-fi series V. Anna is the beautiful, cold leader and high commander of the “Visitors.” She controls her subjects by using a telepathic pacification process known as “Bliss.”

 

3. RPM Miami: Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Machete (2010)

The former Dark Angel star plays Sartana Rivera, an aggressive U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who is sent to find and capture Machete Cortez, (Danny Trejo) but who ends up in his bed instead. 

 

 

4. RPM MIAMI: Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Colombiana (2011)

The Avatar star, known for her serious roles and edgy attitude (on and off camera), continues her career as an action star in the upcoming film, Colombiana. Saldana plays Cataleya Restrepo, a young Colombian woman who becomes a cold-hearted assassin after witnessing her parents' murder in Bogota as a child. 

5. RPM MIAMI: Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodgriquez

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

Hard to pick which of Michelle's tough girls we like best, but in Battle: Los Angeles she plays an Air Force Tech Sergeant fighting a group of aliens invading the City of Angels.

6. RPM MIami; Dania Ramirez

Dania Ramirez 

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

The sexy Dominicana plays Callisto, the leader of New York City’s subterranean mutant group the Morlocks in the Marvel Comics adaptation of X-Men: The Last Stand. Callisto, who has enhanced senses including night vision, eventually loses a fight against Storm and becomes and uneasy ally.