Hollywood is generally thought to stridently lean left, but these Latino celebrities break the mold.

Ronald Reagan famously said, "Latinos are Republicans — they just don't know it yet."

And while some could still be figuring out their political ideology, these celebrities are clear on where they stand. Some are outspoken with endorsement videos and performances, while others are simply registered with the party, and some leave their options open, supporting candidates of different parties on different issues.

Take a look at how these stars support (or sometimes oppose) the GOP:

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  • Gloria and Emilio Estefan

    The Cuban-Americans are the masterminds behind Latin hits such as "Abriendo Puertas" and those of <a href="http://www.biography.com/people/emilio-estefan-188847" target="_hplink">superstars like Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, and Ricky Martin.</a> Much like other exiled Cubans who oppose their native country's communist regime, both have been reported to be <a href="http://www.newsmax.com/slideshows/Unlikely-Conservative-Celebrities/144015/slide/1" target="_hplink">registered Republicans</a> despite not considering themselves politically aligned. "I hate boxes, really, quite honestly. I'm not affiliated. People can assume things from things they hear me say, but I am not Republican," <a href="http://cnsnews.com/node/67714" target="_hplink">Gloria Estefan told CNSNews.com.</a> "I'm not a Democrat. I'm not even an Independent. I'm not affiliated just in case nobody knew." Whether or not they are "affiliated" with a party, the couple hosted a fundraiser for President Obama at their home in Miami and Gloria admitted on Howard Stern's radio show to <a href="http://nation.foxnews.com/gloria-estefan/2011/09/29/obama-fundraiser-gloria-estefan-dumps-obama-switches-cain" target="_hplink">voting for Obama in 2008.</a> The singer also clarified that she did not give money to the Obama campaign during the fundraiser and that she <a href="http://nation.foxnews.com/gloria-estefan/2011/09/29/obama-fundraiser-gloria-estefan-dumps-obama-switches-cain" target="_hplink">agrees with several of Senator McCain's ideas. </a>

  • Erik Estrada

    The New York City native of <a href="http://movies.yahoo.com/person/erik-estrada/biography.html" target="_hplink">Puerto Rican descent,</a> Estrada is best known as "Ponch" on NBC's "CHiPs" (1977-83). The actor, who not only once played a policeman but is now working as one in real life, endorsed Senator John McCain in 2008. "I want to help him with the Latino vote. I consider him one of my heroes. He's a loving father, a terrific husband ... a man's man," <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/07/ponch-aka-eric.html" target="_hplink">Estrada told the<em> Los Angeles Times.</em> </a>

  • Ricardo Montalbán

    His rich smooth voice and fantasy granting habits as Mr. Roarke in Aoron Spelling's <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077008/" target="_hplink">TV series "Fantasy Island"</a> made the Mexican-born actor a classic hollywood star in the 1970s. The actor was also <a href="http://fan.tcm.com/_The-Republicans-of-Classic-Hollywood/blog/4001537/66470.html" target="_hplink">known to be Republican.</a>

  • Andy Garcia

    At the age of 5 the Cuban actor and his family<a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000412/bio" target="_hplink"> fled to Miami after Fidel Castro came to power</a>. Like many in the Cuban exile community, Andy Garcia is <a href="http://newyork.cbslocal.com/photo-galleries/2010/08/01/conservative-celebrities/#photo-34130" target="_hplink">known to be a registered Republican.</a>

  • Raquel Welch

    The <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000079/bio" target="_hplink">daughter of a Bolivian aerospace engineer</a>, Welch <a href="http://www.billoreilly.com/show?action=viewTVShow&showID=2572#4" target="_hplink">considers herself to be a conservative,</a> influenced by her Christian upbringing. Despite being well known as a 1960s sex symbol, Welch told <a href="http://www.parentdish.com/2010/05/12/raquel-welch-reluctant-sex-symbol-talks-about-making-amends-wi/" target="_hplink">parentdish.com that "Sex symbol was not my plan.</a>"

  • Freddie Prinze Jr.

    The "24" actor is of <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005327/bio" target="_hplink">Hungarian and Puerto Rican descent </a>on his father's side, but he and his wife, Sarah Michelle Gellar, are also <a href="http://www.afterellen.com/node/42344" target="_hplink">registered Republicans</a>. Though not known to be politically outspoken they are <a href="http://www.zimbio.com/Famous+Republicans/articles/_rCokO_ny_T/Freddie+Prinze+Jr" target="_hplink">both considered to lean right. </a>

  • Jon Secada

    The Cuban singer-songwriter who was raised within the Cuban exile community in Miami supported George W. Bush in 2000, <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/COMMUNITY/transcripts/2000/8/2/secada/" target="_hplink">performing at the Republican Convention.</a> (A performance the singer told CNN was organized by his manager Emilio Estefan)

  • Jose Feliciano

    The Puerto Rican singer and guitarist is known both to English and Spanish audiences as the voice behind the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMtuVP8Mj4o" target="_hplink">Christmas classic "Feliz Navidad."</a> The artist is considered to lean right and NewsMeat.com reported an <a href="http://www.newsmeat.com/celebrity_political_donations/Jose_Feliciano.php" target="_hplink">$800 contribution to a Republican candidate</a> for congress in 1994.

  • Jaci Velasquez

    The singer and actress of Mexican descent, known for her role opposite Eduardo Verastegui in<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0323572/" target="_hplink"> "Chasing Papi" (2003), </a> has no problem hiding the fact that she is a Republican. In this video, Velasquez performs at the 2004 GOP convention.

  • Eduardo Verastegui

    The Mexican model-actor is best known for his role as casanova <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0323572/plotsummary" target="_hplink">Thomas Fuentes in "Chasing Papi" (2003)</a> and the bare chested gypsy in Jennifer Lopez's <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSLSwwkLRW0" target="_hplink">"Ain't It Funny" music video.</a> In 2008 he <a href="http://www.lifenews.com/2008/10/28/nat-4503/" target="_hplink">endorsed Senator John McCain's</a> campaign while speaking out against Obama's pro-choice stance. The actor has become widely known for his pro-life advocacy, recording an "eye-opening" anti-abortion video <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx5A029sEPc" target="_hplink">"La Dura Realidad"</a> (The Hard Truth) and founded the <a href="http://www.mantodeguadalupe.com/site/english/nosotros.php" target="_hplink">non-profit organization "Manto de Guadalupe,"</a> which aims to "defend life from conception to natural death."

  • Veronica Castro

    The Mexican singer and famed telenovela actress <a href="http://barbara.guanabee.com/2011/06/rick-perry-eduardo-verastegui-veronica-castro-unidos-por-la-vida/" target="_hplink">shares Verastegui's pro-life stance</a> and has helped the actor raise funds for his Manto de Guadalupe organization. In 2011, the actress herself introduced Governer Rick Perry as a speaker at the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2W9qzqNbHI" target="_hplink">"Unidos Por La Vida" (United For Life) fundraiser. </a>

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article identified Gloria Estefan as a registered Republican. She is in fact unaffiliated.

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