In April 2011, Penélope Cruz became the 2,436th star on the 'Hollywood Walk of Fame'. Accompanied by her husband, Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp (her "Pirates of the Caribbean" co-star), the Spanish actress thanked directors Almodóvar and Woody Allen for supporting her career as well as "my parents, my precious brothers for all the love and support that they give me. And of course to my wonderful husband and son, for making me happy every day."
One of the best voices in popular music, the Spanish artist became the newest star on the 'Hollywood Walk of Fame' on November 6, 1985. From then on, Iglesias would receive many more awards and recognition on the international level.
In November 2011, Shakira received her star on the 'Hollywood Walk Of Fame.' In an emotive ceremony accompanied by her proud parents, the Colombian singer-songwriter accepted star number 2,454, which is located in front of the W Hollywood hotel.
The first Hispanic actress, to date, to have been awarded an Emmy, an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Tony, was honored with a star on July 20, 1995. Moreno is known for her roles in "Dancing In The Rain" (1952), "The King And I" (1956), "West Side Story" (1961), and "Carnal Knowledge" (1971).
Still fresh from celebrating the 100th episode of the 'The George Lopez Show,' G. Lo got his own star on Hollywood Boulevard on March 29, 2006. His was the 2,306th star given out.
Diaz was honored with her star on June 22, 2009. The actress, of Cuban descent, was place among directors like Steven Spielberg and actors such as Harrison Ford and Antonio Banderas.
Christina Aguilera received her star on the 'Walk of Fame' in November 2010, becoming the 2,423rd celeb to be placed on the famed sidewalk. In front of hundreds of fans, friends, and family, the singer--who has won five Grammy awards--accepted her star next to Greta Garbo. "We all have big dreams when we grow up. As a little girl in Pittsburgh, I use to imagine what it would be like to come to Hollywood and become a singer."
On October 16, 2007, the artist behind "Living La Vida Loca" joined more than 60 hispanic figures that already attained the coveted star in Hollywood. His professional achievements, as well as his exemplary career and his contribution to the latino community, are some of the reasons Ricky earned a spot on the famous 'Walk of Fame.'
The handsome Spanish actor became the 2,294th star to be given a spot on the famous 'Hollywood Walk of Fame.' Banderas, accompanied by his wife Melanie Griffith and his daughters, accepted the honor on October 18, 2005.
The renowned sidewalk welcomed Cuban-American Andy García when he received his star on September 19, 1995. Surrounded by family and friends, the actor accepted the honor with a smile.
The Cuban host, often regarded as the "Spanish Oprah," was the first Spanish-language TV figure to receive a star on the 'Hollywood Walk of Fame.' Saralegui received star number 2,147 on November 4, 1999 thanks to her 30 year in the business.
In addition to the multiple awards that have been credited to him due to his role as music producer for many of the industry's brightest stars, Emilio Estefan received his own prize in June 2005. His names was immortalized on the 'Walk of Fame' next to his wife, Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan.
The Puerto-Rican Latin jazz and Salsa musician and composer received his star on August 14, 1990. Accompanied by his loyal friend, Cuban singer Celia Cruz, who gave the event a little ¡azúcar!
The 'Sun of Mexico' received his star on September 26, 1996, joining singing legends like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Madonna.
Following his father's footsteps, first on stage and later on the 'Hollywood Walk of Fame,' the Mexican singer was honored with a star on December 2, 2005. The artist, known as 'El Potrillo,' was accompanied by his children and his father, Mexican singer Vicente Fernández.
The 'Charro de Huentitán,' received his star on the 'Hollywood Walk of Fame' on November 11, 1998. His charisma, talent, and popularity as a Mexican music legend, have given him more success than he expected at the beginning of his career.
In July 2012, the Mexican singer revealed his star on the 'Walk of Fame' to the sound of a mariachi and Sinaloa band. Aguilar, known for his rancheras, was placed next to his father, the late Mexican actor and singer Antonio Aguilar, with whom he performed for the first time at the age of three during a concert in New York's Madison Square Garden.
"The Prince of Song," as the Mexican singer is known, received his star on February 10, 2004. In the company of his family and other stars, José José gave a wide smile as he accepted the coveted spot on the 'Walk of Fame.'
On May 10, 2002, 'The Divo of Juarez' unveiled star number 2,196 on the 'Hollywood Walk of Fame.' Surrounded by thousands of fans, the Mexican singer dedicated his star to his mother and sang "Amor Eterno" ("Eternal Love") to the public.
The host of Univision's Saturday night variety show "Sabádo Gigante" received his star on June 8, 2001. Mario Kreutzberger, better known as Don Francisco, was awarded star number 2,179 on the 'Walk of Fame.'
MARCO ANTONIO SOLÍS
On August 5, 2010, the Mexican singer-songwriter received his 'Hollywood Walk of Fame' star. During the ceremony, Solis showed his excitement as he was honored in front of his wife and daughters.
It’s a pretty good time to be a Hispanic star in Hollywood.
Last week’s ALMA Awards honored artists across the entertainment industry for their work promoting “fair, accurate, and representative portrayals of Latinos.”
Christina Aguilera won big with the special achievement award “The Voice of a Generation” and the title as the “Favorite TV Reality Act” for her work on NBC’s “The Voice.” Young Latino artists like “Glee’s” Naya Rivera and “Modern Family’s” Rico Rodriguez were also recognized for their characters.
Sunday night’s Emmys, while lacking individual wins for Latinos, were dominated by Showtime’s thriller series “Homeland,” which stars Brazilian-born Morena Baccarin as a series regular, and ABC’s “Modern Family,” in which Rodriguez plays “Manny” and Sofia Vergara his Colombian mother “Gloria.”
But the awards don’t stop there. This Wednesday, the 13th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will announce the nominees for this year’s show, and with that kick off a six-week-long series of cultural events -- including Acoustic Sessions and Street Parties across the nation -- that lead up to the November 15 live broadcast from Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center.
During a time when so many Latino stars are being recognized, we thought we’d take a look at some of those who have made a permanent mark in Hollywood -- Hollywood Boulevard that is. Check out the slideshow above to see which Hispanic celebs have been immortalized on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame.’
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