# Dolores del Rio (1899 - 1983), was the first Mexican film start to succeed in Hollywood in 1925. A great beauty, she becan a second career in Mexican films in 1943.
# Ramon Novarro (1899 - 1968), made history be being the first Mexican film superstar in Hollywood beginning in 1923. Versatile in comedy and drama, he was also a director, opera singer and stage actor.
# Lupe Velez (1908 - 1944), the Mexican-born singer and dancer became the second Mexican film star beginning in 1927. She excelled in comedy.
# Gilbert Roland (1905 - 1994), he debuted in Hollywood in 1927, played romantic leads in the twenties and thirties, the Cisco Kid in the forties and a variety of roles thereafter.
# Antonio Moreno (1997 - 1967), he was the first Spanish-born film star in Hollywood beginning in 1912. He played romantic leads in the teens and twenties and character roles thereafter.
# Rita Hayworth (1918 - 1987), alias Margarita Cansino, born in Tijuana of Spanish parents, she was a dancer and singer, before debuting in films in 1935, and rose to become a legendary sex symbol.
# Katy Jurado (Born in 1927), the Mexican beauty became a star in Mexican films before scoring in High Noon in 1951.
# Cesar Romero (1907 - 1994), of Cuban parentage, he specialized in playing suave romantic leads and villains. He was the second actor to play the Cisco Kid.
# Anthony Quinn (Born 1915), the durable Mexican-born actor was the first Mexican to win an Academy Award (in Viva Zapata in 1953 and Lust for Life in 1956).
# Duncan Renaldo (1904 - 1980), the Spanish-born actor is best remembered as the third film Cisco Kid, which he also played on television in the 1950's.
# Maria Montez (1920 - 1951), the Dominican-born beauty became famous playing exotic leads in teh 1940's in a series of lavished adventure films.
# Pedro Armendariz (1912 - 1963), the virile Mexican-born actor became an international film star in the later 1940's after scoring in Mexican cinema.
# Lupita Tovar (Born in 1911), the Mexican-born start worked in Hollywood films in the twenties, thirties and forties.
# Miroslava (1926 - 1955),born in Czechoslovakia, raised in Mexico, where she became an important star and made two Hollywood films.
# Tito Guizar (born in 1908), the popular Mexican-born singer starred in Hollywood films in the thirties and forties and thereafter in Mexico.
# Jose Ferrer (1912 - 1992), the gifter Puerto Rican actor and director of film, stage and television was the first Latino to win an Academy Award (for Cyrano de Bergerac in 1950).
# Carmen Miranda (1909 - 1955), born in Portugal and raised in Brazil, her vogue came in colorful Hollywood musicals in the forties.
# Arturo de Cordova (1908 - 1973), a Mexican-born romantic leading man was brought to Hollywood fo ten films beginning in 1942.
# Cantinflas (1911 - 1993), the legendary Mexican comedian starred in two Hollywood films, Around the World in Eighty Days (1959) and Pepe (1960).
# Ricardo Montalban (Born in 1920), was already a Mexican film star when he was brought to a romantic lead in Hollywood films in 1947.
# Leo Carrillo (1880 - 1961), the Mexican-American actor specialized in sidekick comic roles and cheerful villains.
# Jose Mojica (1896 - 1974), the Mexican-born tenor starred in both Mexican and Hollywood films in the twenties and thirties.
# Margo (1917 - 1985) the Mexican-born singer and dancer broke into Hollywood films in 1934. She would later become the cofounder of Plaza de la Raza.
# Danny De La Paz,Chicano actor of sstage, film and television especially memorable in Boulevard Nights (1979).
# Cheech Marin (born in 1946), Chicano comendian/actor/director, began as a stand up comedian with Tommy Chong and later made a series of films.
# Barbara Carrera (born in 1945), the Nicaraguan beauty began as a model and later branched out in films and television.
# Sarita Montiel (born in 1928), the popular Spanish- born singer and actress starred in four U.S. films, Vera Curz (1954) among them.
# Mike Gomez, versatile Chicano actor of stage, film, and television.
# Raquel Welch (born in 1940), alias Raquel Tejada, born of Bolivian parents. Typcast in the sixties as a sex symbol, she branced out as a series actress in films and Broadway.
# Rosaura Revueltas (1919 - 1997), an established Mexican film star before playing the lead in the classic Salt of the Earth (1954).
# Jerry G. Velasco, Chicano film agend and leader in Nosotros, an organization dedicated to improving the images and opportunities of Latinos in the media.
# Isela Vega, she was typecast as a sex symbol in Mexican films in the sixties and seventies, later starred in four U.S. films.
# Desi Arnaz (1917 - 1986), Cuban born musician and later actor in the 1940's. Best remembered for I Love Lucy, opposite Lucille Ball.
# Rita Moreno (born in 1931), versatile Puerto Rican actress, winner of an Oscar for West Side Story (1960), an Emmy and a Tony.
# Hector Elizondo, versatile Puerto Rican actor of film, stage and television.
# Robert Beltran, Chicano leading man of film, stage and television.
# Lynda Carter (born in 1952), born of a Mexican mother and an Anglo father, best remembered for television's Wonder Woman.
# Elpidia Carrillo (born in 1961), Mexican-born actress, star of the Border (1982) and Mi Familia (1966).
# Ruben Blades (born in 1948), Panamanian-born salsa musician and actor, in films since 1985.
# Martin Sheen (born in 1940), alias Ramon Estevez, born of Spanish parents, has done extensive film, television and theatre.
# Rene Enriquez (1933 - 1990), Nicaraguan-born actor, best remembered as L Ray Calletano in Television's Hill Street Blues.
# Paul Rodriguez (born in 1955), the Mexican-born comedian has a growing list of film and television credits.
# Elizabeth Peña (born in 1961), of Cuban ancestry, she has been active in theatre, film and television.
# Esai Moralez (born in 1963), of Cuban parentage, he has been in films since 1982, more recently in Mi Familia.
# Lou Diamond Phillips, an actor of Filipino, Cherokee and Hispanic decent, best remembered for La Bamba (1987).
# Rosana de Soto, Chicana leading lady of film, theatre and television.
# Emilio Estevez (born in 1962), son of Martin Sheen and brother of Charlie Sheen, of Spanish Parentage. He is an actor, director and writer.
# Pepe Serna, versatile Chicano actor of comedy and drama on television, film and theatre.
# David Villalpando, Mexican-born actor of theatre and film still remembered for El Norte.
# Arturo Xuncax,, Mexican-born Mayan actor of film and television, best remembered for El Norte.
# Raul Julia (1940 - 1994),gifted Puerto Rican actor of film, theatre and television. Best remembered for Kiss of the Spiderwoman (1985).
# Jimmy Smits (born in 1955), leading man of Puerto Rican ancestry, prominent in film, theatre and television's NYPD Blue.
# Constance Marlo, rising Chicana actress of film, television and stage.
# Elpidia Carrillo,( See Number 39).
# Lupe Ontiveros,versatile Chicana actress in both comedy and drama.
# Enrique Castillo, talented Chicano Actor of theatre, television and film.
# Eduardo Lopez Rojas, Mexican-born veteran actor of telenovelas, theatre and film.
# Jenny Gago (born 1951), Peruvian-born flim start of telenovelas and film.
# Sonia Braga (born in 1951), Brazilian-born film star of telenovelas and film.
# Maria Conchita Alonso (Born in 1957), Cuban-born actress of television, film and Broadway.
# Andy Garcia (born in 1956), Cuban-born leading man of theatre, film and television. More recently a director.
# Salma Hayek, Mexican-born leading lady of Mexican film and telenovelas and more recently Hollywood films.
# Antonio Banderas, Spanish-born leading man of Spanish and Hollywood films.
# Jennifer Lopez, Puerto Rican leading lady of film and television, best known for the film Selena.
# Edward James Olmos (born in 1947), Chicano leading man of theatre, television and film, more recently a director.
# Pina Pellicer (1935 - 1964),gifted Mexican-born actress, star of the Mexican film classic Macarlo (1961) and One-Eyed Jacks (1961).
# Charlie Sheen (born in 1965), Carlos Estevez and son of Martin Sheen, popular leading man of film and television.
# Lorenzo Lamas (born in 1958), son of Argentinean heart throb Fernando Lamas and Arlene Dahl, popular leading man of television and film.