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Actors and Actresses

These actors and actresses, of Latin American descent, are known of their talents in films, plays and television programs.
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Anthony Quinn

He was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn in Chihuahua, Mexico, on April 21, 1916, but raised in the U.S. Before becoming an actor, Quinn had been a prizefighter and a painter.

Benicio Del Toro

Known for his dark intensity and idiosyncratic performances, Benicio Del Toro became one of Hollywood's more unique actors.


"Cantinflas was a prolific and productive Mexican comedian/producer/writer/singer. He was married to Valentina Ivanova from 1936 until her death. He appeared in more than 55 films."


A small man with big ears, a distinctive mustache, pants that never stayed up, and a jaunty little cap cocked upon his eternally mussed hair, comic actor Cantinflas is beloved throughout the Spanish-speaking world and considered the Mexican Charlie Chaplin

Carmen Miranda Glamour Gallery

"Reaching her highest prominence in the early 1940s, Carmen the "Brazilian Bombshell" epitomized the spirit, vitality and essence of Latin culture."

Casting/Actors Resources in Central & South America

Casting services plus training in drama, cinema production and related areas.

Catalina Sandino Moreno

"The first-time film actress, born in Colombia and now living in New York, talks about her powerful debut in "Maria Full of Grace."

Desi Arnaz

A musican, singer, songwriter, actor and television producer, Arnaz came to the US from Cuba when he was sixteen and became a professional bandleader of popular Latin music.

Dolores Del Rio

Born into an aristocratic Mexican family, actress Dolores Del Rio was the daughter of a prominent banker.

Dolores del Rio

Primero fue mito indiscutible del mítico Hollywood de sus mejores tiempos donde, en los años veinte fue una de las más admiradas figuras del cine mudo: su dinamismo y extravagante presencia fílmica la hicieron oscilar entra la vampiresa y la santa.

Fernando Lamas

A well-established film star in his native Buenos Aires, Lamas was brought to Hollywood in 1950 with an MGM contract.

Gael García Bernal

Gael García Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents.

Gael García Bernal

"An actor nearly all his life, the endearingly handsome Gael García Bernal began performing in stage productions with his parents in Guadalajara, Mexico, and later studied at the Central School for Speech and Drama back home in London."

Indice de Nostalgias

Listing and biographies of Latin American movie and music stars.

Norma Aleandro

Home page of the Argentine star, with bio, photos, filmography.

Norma Aleandro

"Filmography as: Actress, Writer, Herself, Notable TV Guest Appearances" in English.

Patricia Velasquez

Interview with the Cranky Critic about her role in The Mummy Returns.

Pedro Armendariz, Jr.

"The son of Mexican film legend Pedro Armendáriz, Pedro Armendáriz Jr. has become a film and television star in his own right in Mexico and abroad."

Raul Julia

Though never considered a major star, supporting and occasionally leading man, Raul Julia was well respected on-stage and in cinema. Born Raul Rafael Julia y Arcelay to an upper-class Puerto Rican family, Julia emigrated to New York in 1964 and studied drama with Wynn Handman.

Ricardo Montalban at Brian's Drive-In Theater

Dashing actor Ricardo Montalban was born Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalban y Merino in Mexico City in November 1920.

Ricardo Montalban

Born Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalban y Merino in Mexico City, Montalban spent part of his youth in the U.S.

Rodrigo De la Serna

The real life cousin of Ernesto Guevara de La Serna - the famous revolutionary stars as Alberto Granado in the Motorcycle Diaries.

Rubén Blades

Ruben Blades is a man of diverse talents. A driving force in popularizing salsa music internationally and a politician for the people of his native Panama, he is also a noted actor of stage and screen.

Sonia Braga

Born in Maringa, Brazil, Sonia Braga acted on the stage as a teenager. She quickly rose to stardom on Brazilian soap operas during the '60s, but it was not until Bruno Barreto's Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1977) that she gained international screen stardom.
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