08/14/2011 06:09 pm ET | Updated Oct 14, 2011

10 Latinas Who Have Played 'The Help'

In The Help, a new movie which opened in theaters yesterday, actors Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer star as African American maids in Mississipi during the early 1960's. While the movie, which is based on Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name, doesn't feature any Latina actresses in the roles of maids, Latinas have a long history of playing 'the help' in movies and on television. Here are 10 of our favorite Latina 'help' roles of all-time!

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