These famous and talented Latino crossover stars were on our radar way before mainstream audiences got the memo! The estrellas who made this list are as addictive as the telenovela shows they got their start in. Who do you think made the cut?
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The Mexican actress is gorgeous and has the talent to back up her flawless features. She plays Angela Flores, the love interest of a weapons technology smuggler, in Burn Notice. The Arizona native is known for starring in high-rated telenovelas including, Ladron De Corazones, Gabriel, and Alguien Te Mira.
Who can forget Genesis' endearing role as Rosita in the hit telenovela Dame Chocolate? Since then, the 25-year-old has starred in blockbusters including, Man on the Ledge and Casa de Mi Padre, also featuring Diego Luna and Will Ferrell.
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The 39-year-old Mexican actress has been starring in telenovelas since the 80s, and recently played the badass drug trafficker in the hit Telemundo production, La Reina del Sur. She has also guest starred on CSI: Miami and Showtime’s Weeds.
The Cuban telenovela hunk began his crossover while flashing his abs and strapping on his dancing shoes for the ABC hit competition, Dancing With the Stars. He starred in telenovelas including, Triunfo del Amor and Cuidado con el Angel before guest starring as J.Lo’s lover in her music video, “I’m Into You.”
William may star in the upcoming adaptation of the much-talked-about, Fifty Shades of Grey. There's no doubt that we all need more William Levy's in our lives, right?!
Before Salma was walking the red carpet as an A-lister in Hollywood, she got her start playing the lead in the hit Mexican telenovela, Teresa. The 45-year-old star recently starred in Quentin Tarantino’s Savages. There’s just nothing Salma can’t do.
The Brazilian-Mexican actor, who simply goes by Khotan nowadays, guest stars as underwear model named Rafa in USA’s Royal Pains. The sexy star currently stars in Sexo Debil, and is known for his gigs on hit telenovelas like, Perro Amor and Dame Chocolate.