The Colombian singer is well known due to her unique voice and ability to mix Latin and Arabic styles into her songs. She entered the Latin market with her album Pies Descalzos and the English market with her fifth album, Laundry Service.
Her hits include songs such as ‘Hips Don’t Lie’, ‘Whenever Wherever’, and her 2010 Fifa world cup song ‘Waka Waka’. According to Forbes, by 2018, Shakira was the best-selling Female Latin artist of all time, and her fame has allowed other artists to rise in popularity.
Salma Hayek is a Mexican American actress and producer with one of Hollywood's most successful career runs. She received her first starring role in a telenovela called 'Teresa', which aired for a total of four years.
Hayek would later move on to Hollywood, appearing in movies such as 'Desperado' and 'Spy Kids 3D'. Her presence in acting and media has allowed her to receive four Emmy nominations and be labeled one of the most influential and beautiful Latin women. Her more recent roles include Ajak in the MCU movie, 'Eternals'.
Selena Quintanilla, or as she went by, Selena, is a singer and fashion designer and also one of the most influential Latin celebrities in the world. Known for being the Queen of Tejano music, she was ranked third in the world's list of the greatest Latin artists.
In 1997, Warner Bros. released a film named 'Selena', based on the singer's life with the leading role going to Jennifer Lopez. It is often said that she is why Tejano music was able to rise in popularity as one of the most famous Latin genres.
Sofía Vergara is best known for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on 'Modern Family', where she played her role for a decade. She is of Colombian descent, and besides being an actress, the Latin star has also worked as a model and businesswoman.
She has had roles in the movies 'The Smurfs' and 'Machete Kills', and in 2020 she was marked as the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Vergara is a judge on 'America's Got Talent' and her role in 'Modern Family' has gotten her nominated for four Golden Globes and Emmys.
Born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, Sotomayor is an associate justice of the supreme court and the first Hispanic and Latin to serve on the supreme court. In 2009 she was nominated by former President Barak Obama and has been serving ever since.
Sonia has also served as a professor teaching law at New York University and Columbia Law School. Besides her interest in rules and regulations, she is also the author of five books.