The 40 Most Beautiful Hispanic Actresses [2022]

Hispanic women are some of the most beautiful women in the world. Known for their feisty, assertive nature and charisma, Hispanic actresses are particularly popular in the acting industry. Many Hispanic actresses have established themselves as the highest-paid and most in-demand actresses of our time, such as Sofia Vergara and Salma Hayek.

To learn more about these talented actresses, keep on reading.

1. Sofia Vergara

Net worth: US$180 million

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You probably can’t think of anyone who doesn’t know Sofia Vergara, one of the most powerful and beautiful Hispanic actresses of our time. Born and raised in Colombia, Vergara started her career appearing in Spanish-language TV shows during the 1990s.

When Vergara began playing Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in Modern Family (2009-2020), it catapulted her fame to new heights and she became globally recognizable. She has also appeared in various films, notably Chasing Papi (2003), Madea Goes To Jail (2009), and The Smurfs (2011). Since 2020, Vergara has been a coach on America’s Got Talent.

2. Salma Hayek

Net worth: US$200 million

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Salma Hayek is a Mexican-American actress who rose to prominence with her appearances in various Hollywood films, such as Desperado (1995), From Dusk till Dawn (1996), and Dogma (1999). Although she had minor roles in these movies, she amassed a massive fan following regardless.

Soon after, Hayek became the first Mexican actress to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in Frida (2002). She also served as an executive producer for the film. Hayek is still a renowned actress and recently gave critically acclaimed performances in the films Beatriz at Dinner (2017) and House of Gucci (2021).

3. Penélope Cruz

Net worth: US$85 million

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Penelope Cruz is a Spanish actress known for her versatile film career. She is one of the most well-established Hispanic actresses with a career of nearly three decades, ten award nominations, and two awards.

Cruz began her career at 16 years of age and became well-known for her appearance in the Spanish blockbuster Belle Époque (1992) in the same year. Since then, she has had many successful roles including her most recent portrayal of Donatella Versace in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018).

4. Milena Smit

Net worth: US$4 million

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Milena Smit is a Spanish actress who rose to prominence with her appearance in Cross The Line (2020), the role that also earned her a nomination for Best New Actress at the Goya Awards. A student of Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz’s acting coach, Smit is a well-trained actress.

After her role in Cross The Line (2020), Smit caught the eye of renowned Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar and was cast in Parallel Mothers (2021). Most recently, she was cast in a lead role in the upcoming Netflix Spanish series The Girl in the Mirror.

5. Jessica Alba

Net worth: US$100 million

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Jessica Alba is an American actress and businesswoman best known for her role as Dr. Sue Storm in two installments of the Fantastic Four movie series (2005 and 2007). Alba took an interest in acting from as early as five years of age and appeared in her first film Camp Nowhere in 1994.

Alba has had a successful streak since her appearance in Dark Angel (2000-2002), a role that catapulted her fame to new heights. Most recently, Alba appeared in L.A’s Finest (2019-2020). She is also the co-founder of The Honest Company which sells a variety of products.

6. Rosario Dawson

Net worth: US$8 million

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Rosario Dawson is an American actress who rose to prominence with her role as Ruby in the controversial film Kids (1995). She has had a successful acting career with roles in various films and appeared in music videos for musicians like Prince and The Chemical Brothers.

Throughout her career, Dawson has worked with many renowned names such as Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, and Steven Spielberg. Her most well-known movies include Sin City (2005), Death Proof (2007), and Krystal (2018).

7. Eva Longoria

Net worth: US$80 million

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Eva Longoria is an American actress who gained wide recognition for her role as Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives (2004-2012). At the start of her career, she mainly played guest or supporting roles but then was cast as Isabella Braña in the CBS soap opera The Young & Restless, a role she played from 2001 to 2003.

Since then, Longoria has appeared in various movies, notably The Sentinel (2006) and Overboard (2018).

8. Zoe Saldaña

Net worth: US$35 million

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Zoe Saldaña is an American actress best known for her role as Nyota Uhura in Star Trek (2009) and Neytiri in Avatar (2009). As a child, she had a passion for ballet but soon quit. She began her acting career in various theater shows and soon landed a lead role in Center Stage (2000).

The beginnings of Saldaña’s acting career mainly consisted of minor roles. Since 2009, she has starred in various blockbuster films, such as Star Trek (2009), Avatar (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

9. Aubrey Plaza

Net worth: US$6 million

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Aubrey Plaza is an American actress, comedian, and producer who rose to prominence for starring as April Ludgate in the sitcom Parks and Recreation (2009–2015). She studied film at the New York University Tisch School of Arts and expressed her love for watching movies from a young age.

Plaza began her career with improv and stand-up gigs. Her first film role came with Funny People (2009) and she later appeared in Mystery Team (2009) and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) in minor roles. Most recently, she starred in Emily The Criminal (2022).

10. Mía Maestro

Net worth: US$2 million

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Mía Maestro is an Argentine actress and music artist best known for playing Nadia Santos in the television drama Alias (2001-2006) and Christina Kahlo in Frida (2002). Maestro debuted in 1998 in the Carlos Saura film Tango. Since then, she has appeared in The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Secuestro Express (2005), and The Strain (2014-2017).

Aside from acting, Maestro has collaborated with various musicians, such as Emiliana Torrini and the English band Faithless. She released her debut album Si Agua in 2014.

11. Paz Vega

Net worth: US$10 million

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Paz Vega is a Spanish actress who rose to prominence after appearing in the Spanish sitcom 7 Vidas (1999-2006). Born in a traditional, Catholic family in Seville, Spain, she developed an interest in acting during her teenage years.

Although Vega became a household name after appearing in 7 Vidas, she received wider recognition when she appeared in Sex and Lucia (2001). She has also appeared in various Hollywood films, including Spanglish (2004), 10 Items or Less (2006), The Spirit (2008), and Rambo: Last Blood (2019).

12. Roselyn Sanchez

Net worth: US$5 million

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Roselyn Sanchez is a Puerto Rican model, actress, dancer, music artist, producer, and writer. She had a passion for acting and dancing from a young age, often the entertainer of the family.

The winner of the 1993 Miss Puerto Rico Petite and the 1994 Miss American Petite Title, Sanchez began her career as a reality TV star. Since then, she has appeared in Rush Hour 2 (2001), Chasing Papi (2003), Edison (2005), and Devious Maids (2013-2016).

13. Jennifer Lopez

Net worth: US$400 million

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Jennifer Lopez is an American music artist, dancer, and actress. She rose to prominence for her portrayal of Selena Quintanilla in Selena (1997) which established her as the highest-paid Hispanic actress of her time. She also appeared in Anaconda (1997) and Out of Sight (1998) before pursuing a career in music.

With various successful singles and films grossing US$3.1 billion worldwide, Lopez is often considered the most successful Hispanic entertainer of her generation. She has also starred in Shall We Dance? (2004), Monster-in-Law (2005), and Hustlers (2019).

14. Morena Baccarin

Net worth: US$8 million

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Morena Baccarin is a Brazilian actress who rose to prominence with her role as Inara Serra in the science fiction series Firefly (2002). Born in Brazil, Baccarin studied theater at the renowned Julliard School before formally starting her acting career.

She has appeared in guest roles on many popular shows, such as How I Met Your Mother and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Baccarin has also had lead roles in various popular movies and shows, including Spy (2015), Deadpool (2016), Deadpool 2 (2018), and Gotham (2014-2019).

15. Verónica Echegui

Net worth: US$1.5 million

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Verónica Echegui is a Spanish actress who rose to prominence with her role in Bunny and the Bull (2009). Although she had an interest in acting since eight years of age, her parents wanted her to pursue a more traditional career. In 2015, Echegui moved to London to study acting at the Royal Academy fo Dramatic Arts despite her parents’ wishes.

Lauded by critics for her ability to take on versatile roles, she has been part of movies of varying genres. Some of her notable performances include roles in Kathmandu Lullaby (2012), Unknown Origins (2020), and My Heart Goes Boom! (2020).

16. Ana de Armas

Net worth: US$6 million

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Ana de Armas is a Cuban-Spanish actress who began her career starring in the Spanish-language romantic drama Una rosa de Francia (2006). Born and raised in a small city, Armas developed an interest in acting when only 12 years of age. She then moved to Madrid, Spain when she turned 18 to pursue an acting career.

Although Armas began her career with Spanish-language shows, she soon appeared in Hollywood films like Knock Knock (2015) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017). Her subsequent performances in Knives Out (2019), No Time To Die (2021), and Deep Water (2022) received praise. She is set to portray Marilyn Monroe in the upcoming biopic film Blonde.

7. Patricia De León

Net worth: US$1.5 million

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Patricia De Leon is a Latin actress, model, TV host, and winner of the 1995 Miss Panama title. She started her career appearing in and hosting various Spanish-language shows but has also worked in Hollywood. Patricia became a household name in her hometown, appearing in several Spanish reality court shows.

In Hollywood, she is best known for her appearances in the crime shows Cold Case (2003-2010) and Crossing Jordan (2001-2007). Aside from acting, she is a passionate animal activist and the founder of cruelty-free vegan cosmetics brand PDL Cosmetics.

18. Kate del Castillo

Net worth: US$10 million

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Kate del Castillo is a Mexican-American actress who first gained recognition at the age of 19 for her appearance in Muchachitas (1991). Since then, she appeared in various telenovelas like La Mentira (1998) and Bajo la misma piel (2003–2004).

Castillo’s fame skyrocketed with her lead role in the telenovela La Reina del Sur (2011-2019). She is known for her work with the American Spanish-language TC network Telemundo, appearing in their most popular telenovelas. Aside from Spanish projects, she has also starred in Hollywood films, such as All About Nina (2018) and Bad Boys for Life (2020).

19. Michelle Rodriguez

Net worth: US$25 million

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Michelle Rodriguez is an American actress and screenwriter of Dominican-Puerto Rican descent. The award-winning actress first appeared in the film Girlfight (2000), a film that follows a troubled teenage boxer. Her other notable roles include Letty Ortiz in various Fast & Furious movies and Rain Ocampo in Resident Evil movies (2002 and 2012).

You might know Rodriguez from her other immensely successful roles in films like Avatar (2009), Machete (2010), Battle: Los Angeles (2011), and Alita: Battle Angel (2019).

20. Victoria Justice

Net worth: US$12 million

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Nearly everyone you know has heard of Victoria Justice, whether it be for her time as Lola Martinez in Zoey 101 (2005–2008) or Tori Vega in Victorious (2010–2013). She began her career in 2003 at only ten years of age with minor roles in shows like Gilmore Girls and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Possibly one of her best-known roles was in the Nickelodeon musical film Spectacular! (2009).

Aside from acting, Justice has also released music over the years. She sang several songs during the runtime of Victorious and released three independent singles from late 2020 to early 2021.

21. Raquel Welch

Net worth: US$40 million

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Raquel Welch is an American actress who rose to prominence with her role in Fantastic Voyage (1966) and One Million Years B.C. (1966). Her appearance in the movie, notably in a fur bikini, made her one of the biggest sex symbols of the 60s and a pop culture icon.

During the late 1960s and 1970s, Welch broke many stereotypes which helped her break free of the sex symbol status. With a career spanning five decades, Welch is one of the most established Spanish actresses in the world.

22. Selena Gomez

Net worth: US$85 million

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You might have first heard of Selena Gomez when she began playing Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012), but things have changed immensely since then. Now an award-winning actress and music artist, and the founder of her own line of beauty products, Gomez is one of the most successful young women in the world.

She currently appears on the cooking show Selena + Chef (2020–Present) and the mystery-comedy series Only Murders in the Building (2021–Present). Aside from acting, she is also involved in various charitable causes.

23. Alexis Bledel

Net worth: US$6 million

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Alexis Bledel is a Latina actress and model best known for playing Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Girls (2000–2007) and Emily Malek in The Handmaid’s Tale (2017-2021). Simply the versatility of these roles can help you get an idea of Bledel’s range as an actress.

After Gilmore Girls, Bledel appeared in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Sin City (both 2005). These roles garnered more fame and recognition and landed her roles alongside stars like James McAvoy and Robin Wright. Aside from acting, she has appeared in various magazines and commonly appears on “World’s Most Beautiful Women” lists.

24. Maite Perroni

Net worth: US$6 million

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Maite Perroni is a successful and established Latin actress and music artist. She first gained fame for being part of the musical group RBD, one of the most popular bands in Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and Ecuador.

Perroni began her career as an actress in 2004 and soon became known as “The New Queen of Telenovelas.” The winner of numerous best actress awards, Maite Perroni is a household name in many Spanish-speaking countries. She has appeared in various popular telenovelas and shows, such as El juego de las llaves (2019-Present) and Dark Desire (2020-2022).

5. Marisa Tomei

Net worth: US$25 million

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Marisa Tomei is an Americana actress best known for her role as May Parker in various Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. She developed a passion for acting from an early age due to her theater-loving parents.

Tomei first rose to prominence in 1987 and established herself as a leading actress with her role in My Cousin Vinny (1992), for which she won an Oscar Award for Best Supporting Actress. Most recently, Tomei appeared in the blockbuster MCU film Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).

26. Melissa Fumero

Net worth: US$4 million

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Melissa Fumero is a Cuban-American actress best known for starring as Amy Santiago in the series Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013-2021). With an interest in acting from the age of ten, Fumero studied Drama at the renowned New York University (NYU).

At the start of her career, she mainly had minor roles on various TV shows of the time. She first earned praise and international recognition after being cast in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Most recently, she voiced Melissa Tarleton in the animated series M.O.D.O.K (2021) and will appear in the upcoming Netflix series Blockbuster.

27. Natalie Martinez

Net worth: US$4 million

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Natalie Martinez is a Cuban-American actress who first gained recognition for her role in Death Race (2008). She began her career as a teenage model and soon became the face of JLO by Jennifer Lopez.

After appearing in several music videos, Martinez was finally cast in the telenovela Fashion House (2006). Like Fashion House, she appeared in many other single-season shows, such as Detroit 1-8-7 (2010) and The Crossing (2018). Most recently, she appeared in the Netflix miniseries The I-Land (2019) which received mixed reviews.

28. Gina Rodriguez

Net worth: US$5 million

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Gina Rodriguez is a Puerto Rican-American actress best known for her role as Jane Villanueva in the American telenovela Jane The Virgin (2014-2019). As a teenager, her main interest was salsa dancing but she soon moved on to acting.

Rodriguez made her screen debut with Law & Order in 2004 and later appeared in small roles in various shows. She first gained recognition for her role in The Bold & Beautiful in 2011. Most recently, she starred in Miss Bala (2019), Awake (2021), and Diary of a Future President (2020-2021).

29. Jordana Brewster

Net worth: US$25 million

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Jordana Brewster is an American model and actress best known for playing Mia Toretto in various installments of the Fast & Furious film franchise. She began her career appearing in television soap operas and gained international recognition starring in the commercially successful The Fast and the Furious (2001).

Aside from Fast & Furious, Brewster has worked with many notable names like Cameron Diaz, Tyrese Gibson, and Matt Bomer. Her best roles include Denise Brown in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016) and Dr. Maureen Cahill in Lethal Weapon (2016-2019).

30. Anya Taylor Joy

Net worth: US$7 million

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Anya Taylor-Joy is an Anglo-Argentine actress best know for her portrayal of Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit (2020). She pursued acting at the age of 16, appearing in various minor TV roles until she was cast in The Witch (2015).

The winner of the 2017 Trophée Chopard title and several other awards, Taylor-Joy proves with every project that she can take on any role with ease. Her best-known roles include Emma Woodhouse in Emma (2020) and Sandie in Last Night in Soho (2021).

31. Constance Marie

Net worth: US$5 million

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Constance Marie is an American actress who rose to prominence for her portrayal of Marcela Quintanilla in Selena (1997). She began acting while still in her teenage years and appeared in various sitcoms during the late 1990s.

In 2001, she was chosen to play Angie Lopez in the American sitcom George Lopez (2002-2007), one of her most well-known roles to date. Aside from acting, Marie also launched her own clothing line called The Constance Marie Collection in 2007. Most recently, she appeared in the comedy series With Love (2021-Present).

32. America Ferrera

Net worth: US$16 million

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America Ferrera is a Latin actress, producer, and director best known for her role as Betty Suarez in Ugly Betty (2006-2010). An award-winning actress, she developed a passion for acting in the early years of her life. She frequently appeared in school plays and studied theater at Northwestern University.

Since 2007, America Ferrera has been an established Latin actress, winning a Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for her work on Ugly Betty.

33. Patricia Velasquez

Net worth: US$3 million

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Remember Anck-Su-Namun from The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001)? That was Venezuelan actress and model Patricia Velasquez. Although she only appeared briefly in the cult classic, her role made her world-famous.

Aside from The Mummy and its sequel, Velasquez only had a few roles in certain shows such as Rescue Me (In 2004) and Ugly Betty. Most recently, she appeared in The Curse of La Llorona (2019) as Patricia Alvarez. Aside from acting, Velasquez is known for her charity work, notably with the indigenous Wayuu people.

34. Judy Reyes

Net worth: US$6 million

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Judy Reyes is a Dominican-American actress best known for playing Carla Espinosa on Scrubs (2001-2009). Her character on the show was widely loved and admired for her compassionate and feisty nature. Reyes began her acting career in the early 1990s, appearing in various TV shows.

Aside from Scrubs, she has appeared in the films Washington Heights (2002), Dirty (2005), and Gun Hill Road (2011). She also had a notable lead role in Devious Maids (2012-2016) as Zoila Diaz.

35. Gina Torres

Net worth: US$15 million

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Gina Torres is a Cuban-American actress known for her portrayal of Zoe Washburne in Firefly (2002-2003) and Jessica Pearson in Suits (2011–2018). The award-winning actress is not only a skilled performer but was trained in opera and jazz at an early age.

Although Firefly became well-known, it wasn’t Torres’ only science fiction project. She also starred in the sequels of the cult classic film The Matrix (1999): The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). Most recently, she appeared as Tommy Vega in the procedural drama series 9-1-1: Lone Star (2020-Present).

36. Camilla Belle

Net worth: US$3 million

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Camilla Belle is a Brazilian-American actress, producer, and director. She began her career appearing in various commercials and with minor roles in films and television series. She appeared in A Little Princess (1995), The Patriot (1998), and Practical Magic (1998) in minor or supporting roles.

Since then, Belle has taken on many lead roles, notably her praise-worthy performances in The Quiet (2005), 10,000 BC (2008), and The Mad Whale (2017). Aside from acting, she is widely famous for her fashion sense despite never working with a stylist. She credits her mother for her style and is inspired by Old Hollywood.

37. Alexa PenaVega

Net worth: US$8 million

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Alexa PenaVega is a Colombian-American actress and music artist. She is best known for starring as Carmen Cortez in Spy Kids film series and Julie Corky in Sleepover (2004). PenaVega made her debut with a small role in Twister (1996) and had little success starring in guest roles.

It wasn’t until she appeared in Spy Kids (2001) that she gained immense recognition. The film was widely popular and PenaVega appeared in all the sequels (2002, 2003, and 2011).

38. Stephanie Beatriz

Net worth: US$2 million

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Stephanie Beatriz is an American actress and singer best known for playing Rosa Diaz in Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013-2021). Known for her fierce and vindictive nature, her character became a crowd favorite on B99. She also directed one of the show’s well-known episodes “He Said, She Said” in 2019.

She is also known for playing Sonia, Gloria’s younger sister on Modern Family. Aside from TV and film roles, Beatriz has voiced many characters for Lin-Manuel Miranda, notably Mirabel Madrigal in Encanto (2021) and Carla in In The Heights (2021).

39. Aimee Carrero

Net worth: US$5 million

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Aimee Carrero is a Dominican-American actress best known as the voice for Adora/She-Ra in She-Ra and The Princesses of Power (2018-2020). She made her debut in 2009 with Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and went on to star in minor roles in The Mentalist, Men of A Certain Age, and Zeke and Luther.

In 2021, Carrero starred in Maid (2021-Present) as Danielle, a domestic abuse survivor who befriends the protagonist at a women’s shelter. Her performance received praise from viewers and critics alike.

40. Daniella Alonso

Net worth: US$3 million

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Daniella Alonso is an American actress and fashion model. She began her career as a model, appearing in teen magazines and commercials. After working as a model for a few years, she moved on to acting and appeared in Law & Order.

Since then, Alonso began to gain recognition for her role as Anna Taggaro on One Tree Hill (2004-2005). Her film roles include The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007), The Collector (2009), and Re-Kill (2015). Most recently, she appeared in the role of Cristal Jennings in Dynasty (2017-2022).