Famous Hispanic Women

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do” a famous quote by Steve Jobs reminds me of women who excel in their life. They are singers, painters, actors, lawyers, authors, and athletes. Their dedication towards life and respect towards society helps them achieve great heights. When talking about Hispanic women, Jennifer Lopez, the multi-talented star is not only a pop singer but is also an actress and a dancer. Painter Frida Kahlo, known for her self-portrait paintings is admired as the feminist icon till date. Isabel Allende, the author of the best-selling novels The House of Spirits,' 'City of the Beasts,' 'Inés of My Soul' is a Hispanic woman whose books have been translated into different languages. Sonia Sotomayer, the first latina Supreme Court Justice in the US history; Nancy Lopez, a golfer and the first woman to be awarded the Frances Ouimet Award are Hispanic women.
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Evita Peron
(First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952)
Evita Peron
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Toldos, Argentina
Died: July 26, 1952

Evita Peron was an Argentine actress, activist, politician, and philanthropist. She is best remembered for her service as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952. She also served as the President of a political party called Female Peronist Party. A staunch philanthropist, Evita Peron was the president of the Eva Perón Foundation, which operated from 1948 to 1955.

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Sonia Sotomayor
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States )
Sonia Sotomayor
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 5, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Sonia Sotomayor, the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of America, entered the record books when in August 2009 she became the first Hispanic and the fourth woman to be appointed to the court. She’s a strong defendant of the rights of accused and has raised her voice against misdemeanors by the police and the prosecutors, and abuses in prisons.

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Sandra Cisneros
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago
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Dolores Huerta
(Trade unionist)
Dolores Huerta
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dawson
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Ellen Ochoa
(The First Hispanic Woman to Go to Space)
Ellen Ochoa
4
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ellen Ochoa is an American engineer and classical flautist. A former astronaut, Ochoa was the first Hispanic woman in space. In 2012, she became the first Hispanic director of Johnson Space Center. Ochoa has won several prestigious awards including NASA's Distinguished Service Medal and Space Flight Medals. In 2017, she was inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame.

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Antonietta Collins
(News Anchor)
Antonietta Collins
3
Birthdate: November 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican-American ESPN sportscaster Antonietta Collins had begun her career as a production assistant at Univision, graduating to being a news reporter and then a sports reporter, covering events related to the NBA and the MLB. Daughter of award-winning journalist Maria Antonieta Collins, she was previously a budding soccer player, too.

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Julia Alvarez
(American-Dominican poet)
Julia Alvarez
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 27, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
 8 
Linda Chavez
(Radio personality, Politician, Journalist)
Linda Chavez
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Birthdate: June 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Albuquerque
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Vanessa Bryant
(Kobe Bryant's Wife, Model)
Vanessa Bryant
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Carmen Martín Gaite
(Spanish Author Known for Her Short Novel 'The Nightmarish El Balneario' (The Spa))
Carmen Martín Gaite
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Salamanca, Spain
Died: July 22, 2000

Carmen Martín Gaite graduated with romance philology when it was rare for women to attend universities. The Premio Nadal-winning author is best remembered for her iconic works such as Entre visillos and El balneario. She was also one of only two female Spanish Royal Academy members back in her time.