The 10 Best Latina Leading Ladies in Hollywood

It’s no secret that Latinos are dramatically underrepresented in Hollywood movies. But did you know women are, in general, absurdly absent from leading roles in Hollywood? In a study of the top movies from 2007 through 2009, the USC Annenberg School of Communications found that just 32% of roles in movies go to female actresses. 

Hey, Hollywood, we've got news for you: these 10 Latinas have starred in movies before, and they can do it again. Let's see these leading ladies on the screen more in 2014: 

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. . You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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