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15 Sexy Hispanic and Latino Actors Guaranteed to Make You Swoon

National Hispanic Heritage Month began on Saturday, September 15th. For the next month, Americans will observe and celebrate the culture. contributions and histories of Hispanics and Latinos across the country. Specifically, National Hispanic Heritage Month pays tribute to those from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Hispanics and Latinos contribute enormously to our entertainment. Telenovelas, foreign films, American television, and major studio films increasingly feature the talents of actors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. As a result, we get incredible acting, diverse storytelling, and (let’s be real), incredibly gorgeous people to swoon over.

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At the Silver Petticoat Review, we celebrate romantic and Romantic stories. So many favorites come from the work of Hispanic and Latino artists. Thus, to begin our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we compiled a list of 15 incredible actors currently burning up our screens. Some are well-known, starring in a variety of films and television shows. Some are relative newcomers, still making their mark. From various countries, these men are talented, inspiring, and just downright swoon-worthy! Grab your fans, my friends, and sit back and enjoy!

For National Hispanic Heritage Month

15 Sexy Hispanic & Latino Actors Guaranteed to Make You Swoon

(In Alphabetical Order by Last Name)

#1 Diego Boneta

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Photo Credit: Fox Broadcasting Company

Nationality: Mexican-American

Known For: If you follow entertainment in Mexico, you know Diego Boneta most recently starred in the original Netflix series Luis Miguel. This series chronicled the life of renowned singer Luis Miguel. He also had roles in the American films Before I Fall and Rock of Ages. You might also recognize him from Scream Queens (2015). He is currently filming the untitled Terminator reboot

#2 Santiago Cabrera

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Photo Credit: CBS

Nationality: Chilean

Known For: This Venezuelan-born Chilean broke hearts in BBC’s The Three Musketeers. As Aramis, he gave viewers many a swoon-worthy moment. He also starred in Big Little Lies and made an appearance on The Mindy Project. Currently, Santiago Cabrera stars in the romantic CBS series, Salvation.

#3 Adan Canto

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Photo Credit: ABC

Nationality: Mexican

Known For: Adan Canto most recently starred as Aaron Shore in Designated Survivor. Fans of the XMen will also recognize him as Sunspot from XMen Days ofFuture Past. He also appeared in the TV series The Following and Blood and Oil.

#4 Danilo Carrera

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Photo Credit: Televisa

Nationality: Ecuadorian

Known For: This television host quickly became a household name after his breakthrough performance in the telenovela Relaciones Peligrosas. He most recently starred in Hijas de la luna. His current project, Los Bolichicos, is in pre-production.

#5 Jencarlos Canela

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Photo Credit: ABC

Nationality: Cuban-American

Known For: If you watched The Passion on Fox, then you recognize Jencarlos Canela in the role of Jesus Christ. He also starred in the sitcom, Telenovela, opposite Eva Longoria. Next, he’ll star in Grand Hotel, a drama about the last family owned hotel in Miami Beach (a remake of a Spanish period drama). Set to premiere midseason on ABC. It’s a new, fresh take on Upstairs/Downstairs.

#6 Aarón Díaz

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Photo Credit: ABC

Nationality: Mexican-American

Known For: Fans of the show Quantico will recognize Aaron Diaz Spencer who starred in Season 1 of the series. In addition, he starred in a number of telenovelas including Tierra de Reyes, Los Miserables, and Santa Diabla.

#7 Álex González

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Photo Credit: Telecinco

Nationality: Spanish

Known For: Alex Gonzalez is best known for his role as Riptide in X-Men: First Class. This past year, he starred in the Spanish television series Vivir sin permiso. He also starred in the Spanish horror, mystery-thriller Noctem. Next up is Shill, a crime story based on true events. Not to mention Season 2 of Vivir sin permiso.

#8 Yon González

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Photo Credit: Antenna 3

Nationality: Spanish

Known For: A staple to Spanish period drama, you likely recognize this adorable man from the Spanish show GranHotel. He also stars in the Netflix original series Las Chicas del Cable (The Cable Girls).

#9 Oscar Isaac

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Photo Credit: A24

Nationality: Guatemalan and Cuban-American

Known For: Of course, you know Oscar Isaac from the Star Wars franchise. However, arguably, his breakout role was as Llewyn Davis in the film Inside Llewyn Davis. For this, he received a Golden Globe nomination. He has a long list of credits to his name, including In Secret, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Promise, and Ex Machina. Currently, you can see him on the big screen in Life Itself.

#10 William Levy

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Photo Credit: Focus World

Nationality: Cuban

Known For: William Levy is best known for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and The Single Moms Club. Although, many of you will recognize him from Dancing with the Stars. A well-established telenovela star, he also appeared in The Veil, Girls Trip, and even a Jennifer Lopez music video.

#11 Juan Pablo Di Pace

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Photo Credit: Netflix

Nationality: Argentinian

Known For: You may recognize him from Mamma Mia and more recently, as Fernando in Fuller House. He also starred in the short-lived Dallas reboot and the Australian TV show Camp. He landed the titular role in Carlos Gardel the King of Tango. Bonus – he is dancing with Cheryl Burke in the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars!

#12 Adam Rodriguez

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Photo Credit: Fox Broadcasting Company

Nationality: Puerto Rican, Cuban-American

Known For: Adam Rodriguez is best known as Eric Delko in the CBS series, CSI: Miami. He currently stars in the CBS crime drama, Criminal MindsHe also starred in both Magic Mike movies and appeared in several episodes of Jane the Virgin. You may also recognize his handsome profile from the hit TV show, Ugly Betty. More recently, he starred as Cookie’s love interest in Empire. But, don’t ever forget him as Jesse Ramirez in Roswell!

#13 Rodrigo Santoro

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Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

Nationality: Brazilian

Known For: It’s Karl. Yep. Karl from Love Actually, the object of Sarah’s affection. Swoon! Of course, he has many other credits to his name. He also starred in Focus opposite Margot Robbie and Will Smith. In addition, his resume includes 300 and The 33. He currently stars as Hector Escaton in Westworld.

#14 Miguel Ángel Silvestre

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Photo Credit: Netflix

Nationality: Spanish

Known For: He is best known for his role as Lito Rodriguez in the Netflix original series Sense8. You may also recognize him from Narcos. However, fans of period dramas will recognize him from the original Spanish series, Velvet

#15 Michael Trevino

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Photo Credit: The CW

Nationality: Mexican-American

Known For: Fans of The Vampire Diaries certainly recognize this cutie. Up next is another CW show, Roswell, New Mexico. A “reboot” of the irreplaceable original, Michael Trevino will star as Kyle Valenti.

And there you have it….15 gorgeous Hispanic and Latino actors bringing swoon-worthy performances to television and movie screens around the world. By no means is this an all-inclusive list! There are so many talented, diverse actors stealing hearts left and right!

Who else would you add to this list? What are you doing to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month? Drop me a line below!


Content Note: It should be noted that some of the shows mentioned above are explicit. In particular, Sense8, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Westworld, and Noctem.

To learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month, visit the official site here.

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By on September 17th, 2018

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Catherine is an avid reader and a self-declared professional binge watcher. It's not uncommon to find her re-watching a series or movie for the umpteenth time and still be crying into a box of tissues. When she's not hiding in her closet to read or watch a show or movie, Catherine is a wife, mother, and, in her spare time, a lawyer.

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