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Beautiful Latin Actresses 3
Penelope Cruz, Lorena Herrera, Adamari López, Kate del Castillo and more.
This is my third beautiful Latin women article, and like the other two, this one features famous Latin singers, actresses and models.
And as always, some of them you may recognize, and some may be new to you.
But of course, they are all beautiful...
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz seems to be everywhere these days.
She was born on April 28th, 1974 in Alcobendas, Community of Madrid, Spain.
Before acting, Penelope studied classical ballet for nine years at Spain's National Conservatory, then three more years of Spanish Ballet training with Ángela Garrido and jazz dance training with Raúl Caballero.
THEN she started acting!
Penelope first gained attention when she appeared in "La fuerza del destino", a music video by the Spanish synthpop group Mecano.
She then went on to appear in several films, the first being the 1992 Spanish drama/comedy film, Jamón, jamón.
Since then she has gone on to appear in almost forty films.
Penelope has been nominated and won a ton of awards. The 2006 Spanish film Volver netted her seventeen awards and nominations, but the 2008 film Vicky Cristina Barcelona got Penelope an amazing twenty-five awards and nominations including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress and nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role and the ALMA Award for Best Actress.
Penelope Cruz at Amazon
Ana de la Reguera
Mexican actress Anabell Gardoqui de la Reguera was born on April 8th, 1977 in Veracruz, Mexico.
Ana has been in many commercials, movies and television shows in Mexico and the US, such as Azul, Nacho Libre (as Sister Encarnación) , Paraiso Travel, Tentaciones, Todo por amor, the HBO Latin American series Gitanas.
She hosted the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America in 2006 along with Mexican alternative rock group Molotov.
Ana is currently working on the HBO Latin American series "Capadocia".
Model, actress and singer Lorena Herrera was born Lorena Herrera de la Vega on February 18th, 1967 in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico.
She started out as a fashion model and became very successful. Her fame grew internationally and soon she was posing for ads in Mexico and South America.
Lorena won the "Look of the Year" contest, awarded in Mexico.
She has appeared in over seventy movies and telenovelas!
Lorena starred in the very popular "Muchachitas" (Young Girls), followed by mega-hit, "Dos mujeres, un camino" and "El premio mayor".
Lorena has also released Mexican music CDs and toured Mexico and the United States. Her only studio album so far is the 1996 release "Soy".
Born to a to a Cuban father and Spanish mother in Havana, Cuba on November 17th, 1966, Daisy Fuentes is a model and television personality.
Not only was Daisy a MTV US and MTV Latin America VJ at the same time, she was the first MTV Latina VJ.
She was also the first Latina to be signed to a Revlon worldwide contract.
When she was small, Daisy's family moved from Cuba to Spain, and then to Newark, New Jersey.
Daisy actually learned to speak English by watching I Love Lucy reruns.
Living up to her television personality role, this five foot, ten inches tall beauty has appeared on many TV shows like her own talk show Daisy on CNBC, the ABC soap opera Loving, the Miss Universe pageant, the HBO comedy series Dream On and she was the host of America's Funniest Home Videos from 1998 to 1999.
Daisy is also very involved in charity work.
Adamari López was born Adamari López Toro on May 18th, 1971 in Humacao, Puerto Rico.
She is a Puerto Rican actress famous for appearing in several Puerto Rican and Mexican soap operas.
Comin in at only four foot ten (really?) this actress has appeared in the Telenovelas Sin Ti (1997), Camila (1998), Locura De Amor (2000), Amigas y Rivales (2001), Gata Salvaje (2002), Mujer De Madera (2004) and Alma De Hierro (2008).
Kate del Castillo
Mexican actress Kate del Castillo was born October 23, 1972 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Kate is the daughter of Mexican cinema legend Eric del Castillo.
Since her acting debut in the 1980 film El Ultimo Escape (The Last Escape), she has appeared in over twenty eight films and telenovelas including the 2007 German film Trade, the 2008 crime drama film Julia, Azul (1996 telenovela), Ramona (2000 telenovela) and La Mentira (1998 telenovela).
In August of 2009 Kate married Mexican actor, singer, and model Aarón Díaz in Las Vegas.
Mexican model Elsa Benítez was born on December 8th, 1977, in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
Elsa started modeling in Mexico, then branched out in to the US and Europe, appearing in magazines like Vogue, ELLE, Mademoiselle, Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire.
But she probably got her biggest boost here in the US when she appeared on the cover of the 2001 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Elsa just barely missed boarding TWA Flight 800, the flight that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 230 people on board.
Along with Oscar Madrazo and Jo Lance, she is one of the judges on Mexico's Next Top Model.