Gloria Estefan is a famous singer, songwriter, and actress from Havana, Cuba. She is known for her popular song, “Conga”. Estefan has won 7 Grammys and sold over 100 million records!
Joan Baez is a contemporary folk singer and musician, who wrote many songs about social justice. She sang at the 1963 March on Washington for Civil Rights.
Linda Alvarado is the first Latinx female co-owner of a major league baseball team. She co-owns the Colorado Rockies!
Nancy Lopez is one of the all-time greatest female golfers. She was the best player in the game from the late 1970s to the late 1980s.
Ellen Ochoa is the first Latina astronaut to go to space. She served on the nine-day mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery.
Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latinx U.S. Supreme Court Justice and the third woman to serve as an Associate Justice in the high court. She was nominated by President Obama in 2009.
Eva Perón was the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She fought for women’s suffrage and founded Argentina’s first large-scale female political party.
Frida Kahlo was a famous Mexican painter known for her groundbreaking self-portraits.
Carolina Herrera is a Venezuelan fashion designer whose dresses have been worn by many First Ladies including Jacqueline Onassis, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama.
Jennifer Lopez is a famous actress and singer who goes by the nickname J.Lo. She recently performed at the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime show with Shakira.
Shakira is a Grammy-winning singer from Colombia. She made her recording-debut when she was only 13 years old.
Silvia Olivas was the first Latina ever to win an Emmy for scripted writing. She won the award for writing Elena of Avalor, Disney’s first Latina princess show.
Soledad O’Brien is an American broadcast journalist and host of the weekly talk show, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien. She’s one of the most influential Latinx voices in media.
Zoë Saldaña is a famous actress. She starred in Guardians of the Galaxy and the ballet film Center Stage featuring many ABT dancers!
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman to serve in the U.S. Congress—she’s the U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district. She is known by her initials, AOC. She is outspoken about the climate crisis, and fights for workers, women, and immigrants.