Getting Beyond Latina Stereotypes in Hollywood

Latina actresses have a lot of responsibility to distinguish themselves from the characters they play.

By Ramona MartinezSeptember 30, 2015 8:30 am

This story originally appeared on “New Visions, New Voices.”

Maid. Immigrant. Bombshell.

Oddly, these are the most common roles that Latina actresses get to play in television and movies. These roles often reinforce stereotypes that negatively affect Latina Americans in the real world. And they’ve existed since Latinas made their entrance onto the screen.

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