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Sofia Vergara Joins 'Machete Kills' And Nine Other Latino Badasses In Pulp Fiction Movies

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 05/09/2012 11:22 am Updated: 05/09/2012 11:29 am

Latinos have always played a major role in the pulp fiction movie genre.

What would "Sin City" have been without hot Latino stars like Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Alexis Bledel and Benicio Del Toro? Would "Machete" have been as badass without Danny Trejo? And what about the Coen Brothers' "No Country for Old Men." Would the film have been as haunting without Javier Bardem's Oscar-winning performance? We think not.

And with the recent news that Sofia Vergara is joining the cast of Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills," we thought we'd take a look back at the Latinos who have helped earn the pulp fiction genre its rightful place in Hollywood.


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  • Jessica Alba, "Sin City"

    When the Mexican-American actress starred as exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in Robert Rodriguez's crime thriller, "Sin City" (2005), she<a href="" target="_hplink"> became the envy of strippers around the world,</a>. Hubba hubba!

  • Javier Bardem, "No Country For Old Men"

    Javier Bardem's character Anton Chigurh in "No Country For Old Men" (2007) was a hitman and a psychopathic killer, but what scared us the most about the character was his pageboy haircut. Heck, it even scared Bardem. After getting the haircut for the film, Bardem reportedly said</a>, "Man, I'm not going to be laid for three months."

  • Rosario Dawson, "Death Proof"

    In this old school slasher film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, half-Cuban, half-Puerto Rican actress Rosario Dawson played Abernathy Ross, a hair and makeup artist (and a badass!) with a Bettie Page haircut.

  • Rosario Dawson, "Sin City'

    "Death Proof" wasn't Rosario's only pulp fiction film. The talented actress also gave a fearless performance as Gail, the prostitutes' leader and Dwight's (Clive Owen) on-and-off again lover in the film "Sin City" (2005).

  • Sara Paxton, "Shark Night 3D"

    In the thriller released last year, the half-Mexican actress played a badass who confronts a lake full of sharks head on.

  • Michelle Rodriguez, "Machete"

    The half-Puerto Rican, half-Dominican actress played Luz, a taco-truck lady and the leader of an illegal immigrant aid movement known as the Network in "Machete" (2010).

  • Danny Trejo, "Machete"

    Mexican-American actor Danny Trejo played the title role of Machete Cortez in Robert Rodriguez's film, "Machete" (2010). The story centered around Machete (Trejo), a man who's on a mission to rescue a kidnapped girl.

  • Freddy Rodriguez, "Grindhouse"

    The Puerto Rican actor played "El Wray," a military special agent trained in the art of killing.

  • Carlos Gallardo, "El Mariachi"

    Half-Mexican actor Carlos Gallardo won critical raves for his role as a young mariachi in Robert Rodriguez's movie, "El Mariachi" (1992),

  • Sofia Vergara, "El Mariachi"

    The Colombian actress is set to play a sexy madame in the sequel "Machete Kills."