|Machete Kills (2013) Madame Desdemona (Sofía Vergara), KillJoy (Alexa Vega)|
A few weeks back, my brother ran a post on the hottest Asian women in sci-fi. So I thought I'd flip it and cover another underused minority: Hispanics.
Whether you use the term Hispanic or Latino, I'm referring to the representation of the Latin community in science fiction film and television. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines Hispanic or Latino as "a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race."
Hispanics are underused in Hollywood, but especially in science fiction. So as a Man of Color (and a geek) I presen some of wonderful and beautiful famous Latin women in Hollywood.
16. Alexa Vega
|Alexa Vega Spy Kids (2001)|
|Alexa Vega Machete Kills (2013)|
15. Patricia Velasquez
|Patricia Velasquez The Mummy Returns (2001)|
14. Ana Claudia Talancón
Ana Claudia Talancón (left) Dollhouse (2009)
Ana Claudia Talancón
Kimberly Estrada (left) Lost (2007)
12. Michelle Rodriguez
|Michelle Rodriguez Avatar (2009)|
|Paz Vega The Spirit (2008)|
|Paula Garcés (right) Knight Rider (2008)|
|Gina Torres Firefly (2002)|
Jessica Alba Fantastic Four (2005)
|Zoe Saldana Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)|
6. Morena Baccarin
|Morena Baccarin Firefly (2002)|
5. Jennifer Lopez
|Jennifer Lopez Anaconda (1997)|
4. Eva Mendes
|Eva Mendes The Spirit (2008)|
|Sofía Vergara Machete Kills (2013)|
2. Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek Wild Wild West (1999)
1. Rosario Dawson
|Rosario Dawson Men in Black II (2002)|
Recently, Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica) got a "Lifetime Achievement Award" and Esai Morales (Caprica) got an "Outstanding Achievement Award" for their work in Science Fiction and Media. While speaking on the panel discussion, Olmos was reminded about the Emmy he received for his work on Miami Vice.
"It really does bring attention and awareness to the individual...I was the first Latino, Mexican American, born in the U.S. to get that award as a lead actor. And I hated it! I hate being the first anything to be honest with you."Olmos said.
After this surprising statement he pointed to the audience and said,
"Do you finally maybe see how important it is to just have a representation inside of the system? So that everybody just looks equal!"
It just proves that there are beautiful women of all races and ethnicity.
Who are the most attractive Latin women in science fiction? Are there some women we missed? Would you change the order?
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