3 Beloved Latina Beauty Icons Who Aren’t Selena or Frida

It’s Latinx Heritage Month (technically Hispanic Heritage Month, but IMO, we’re due for a rebrand), and while Selena Quintanilla and Frida Kahlo are two of the biggest names that come to mind when talking about the beautiful, iconic Latina women who have helped propel the culture into the mainstream, there are so many more out there who also made tremendous strides. 

I tip my hat to all the stunning Latinas currently turning heads in the Hollywood fashion and beauty landscapes (looking at you, queen J.Lo), but I think it’s time we get a little historical and throw it back to the classic beauties who walked so the following generations could run. A little cultura, if you will. Perhaps I’m a bit more tuned in as a Latina myself, but I firmly believe these groundbreaking women should be on everyone’s radar. They’re true legends.

Here, three iconic Latina beauties who deeply inspire folks around the globe, and the signature looks that solidified them as beauty icons.