The Obstacle of Latina actresses in Hollywood

By Kalent Zaiz

Hollywood is a world-renowned city full of glamour, glitz, lights, its blockbuster movies, and of course its well-known celebrities, including actresses, but specifically Latin actresses who are globally influential women, achieving success is not an easy task and they have demonstrated that it is not impossible, and they have arrived thanks to their talent and dedication and beauty, at the moment their long races remain high since its beginning.

The highest paid wages

They are talented, and even some are entrepreneurs and launch products based on their image, these actresses have transcended with their international success generating a very high salary, each year they get millions of dollars thanks to their performances in film and television. Colombian actress Sofia Vergara tops the list of actresses as the best paid in Hollywood.

Prejudices is an obstacle

Hollywood is full of anti-Hispanic prejudices, in the case of  Jennifer Lopez who ignored them, seeing herself as an actress, not just as a simple Latin actress.  Actress and singer Rita Moreno stated that she was a victim of these prejudices. Being discriminated against for being Latin. Hollywood can be a city full of glitz and glamour, but it has its dark side, however they have successfully overcome all obstacles.


Beauty vs. Dexterity and Talent   
Notably these acts are recognized starting with their admirable beauty projected in their photos, in the cinema, the television or on the red carpet.  The beauty besides the talent is one of its pillars to reach the top. But success has become more than getting an actress contract; Actresses and other Latino talents are focusing on the industry in its broad sense. Success is no longer a contract. Now they are more involved in the industry, the producers, directors, entrepreneurs of their own brands, investors or associate producers. Such is the case of Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria, Kalent Zaiz, Jessica Alba, Sisters Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez  and many others. What do all these artists have in common? They are all independent entrepreneurs with their own brand of clothing, perfumes, films, book publishing. They launch products and services that are useful and generate profits. And at the same time they prepare to fight the battle of their next film; whether it is “Heroes or Villains”. This is striving that needs no complacency. But respect and admiration in a market full of discrimination, sexual manipulation and economic power.

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Eva Longoria

Michelle Rodriguez

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Latinas Hollywood Prototypes

The Latin actresses in Hollywood are continuing to gain the admiration from the younger generation, now it is no longer enough to simply have the sculptured body, brown or blonde hair with talents in the arts like singing, dancing or acting, now the Latin prototype is supposed to have sexual will and more sensuality. However the actresses continue to work hard to keep their physique attractive and while portraying a spectacular image.

Representing Latina in Hollywood

The Latin representation in Hollywood is scarce, only a few actresses are able to make their way in the industry and to reach their goals; this also becomes a greater obstacle for the success of future actresses. It is true that the industry demands an image of beauty, fiery bodies with style, but another detail of being Latin is that some of the currently recognized actresses have fought their way through and overcame the obstacles in their way, You have to be insistent, and never give up. It is important to hold on to and follow your dream.



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