THR's 35 Hottest Young Latinos in Entertainment
With her movies’ box office totaling more than $3 billion worldwide, Saldana, 34, ranks as the highest-grossing actress on this list because of her savvy choice of global action franchises. New Jersey-born to a Puerto Rican mother and a Dominican father, she moved to the Dominican Republic when she was 10 and back to Queens at 17. Since then, Saldana has starred in Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Star Trek. The actress has several films in the works, including Nina, in which she plays the late jazz vocalist Nina Simone, and sequels to Avatar and Star Trek, with the latter set to be released in 2013.