Pages in category "Hispanic and Latino American actresses". The following pages are in this category, out of total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more). 3 Jan Hispanic refers to a person who's heritage is from a Spanish-speaking country. This includes Spain, but excludes Brazil. Latino refers to a person who's origins or family is from Central/South America. This excludes Spain, but includes Brazil. This is in case anyone tires themselves out trying to understand. As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Variety spotlights 20 of the most successful Latino actors and actresses today. As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Variety spotlights 20 of the most successful Latino actors and actresses today. Actress | Deepwater Horizon. Named the "next big thing" and one of the "top 35 Latinos under 35," by The Hollywood Reporter, Gina Rodriguez's profile has been rising steadily since her breakout performance as the titular character in FILLY BROWN during the Sundance Film Festival in Gina Rodriguez was born in. Actress | Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Known outside her native country as the " Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement.