Started by Kenneth Kwame Welsh, (C) on Thursday, June 16, 2011


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6/16/2011 at 7:43 PM

I am a lover of Sci Fi movies. In the last year, I started noticing how MANY Latinas were actresses or supporting actresses in these films of old, especially 1940-1970. Then I started noticing Latinas in other movies as well.

Please add Latinas to this project of all occupations.

6/16/2011 at 8:09 PM

I made a sub category on the Women of Hispanic Heritage overview for actresses just to make it easier.

6/17/2011 at 9:18 AM

We'll keep adding more sub-categories...

6/17/2011 at 9:55 AM

I think what makes it especially interesting is how many aren't remembered as being Latina because they Anglicized their names or tried to cover up their physical attributes, especially in the B&W era. When I added Rita Hayworth, I wondered if many people even knew she was Latina.

Cameron Diaz is another case like that. Everyone focuses on the hair and eyes and forgets that she strongly identifies with her half-Latina heritage, especially because she grew up in SoCal's Mexican culture.

6/17/2011 at 11:38 AM

Or the fact that many in the Golden Age were forced to act in secondary or supporting roles.

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