They’re Not Actresses Or Celebrities But These Latinas Made A Big Impression On Last Night’s Golden Globes

Many of Hollywood’s A-listers ditched their partners at Sunday night’s Golden Globes, standing hand-in-hand instead with leading activists as a demonstration of solidarity with gender and racial justice movements. From the red carpet to the award show, fierce change-makers, including Latinas Rosa Clemente and Mónica Ramírez, had the opportunity to speak to the biggest celebrities and media networks about the social justice issues that are most dire to them.

While several of the evening’s stars dressed in black as a form of protest against sexual harassment, eight actresses — Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Amy Poehler and Emma Stone — brought an advocate as their date.

“Our goal in attending the Golden Globes is to shift the focus back to survivors and on systemic, lasting solutions,” reads a joint statement from the activists, who are also supporting Time’s Up, a new coalition of actresses, agents, lawyers and others standing up against sexual violence in the workplace. “This moment in time calls for us to use the power of our collective voices to find solutions that leave no woman behind.”

Sarandon, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in “Feud: Bette and Joan,” shared the night with Rosa Clemente, an Afro-Latina community organizer.

Clemente is also known for her work as a political commentator and as 2008’s vice presidential candidate for the Green Party ticket who in 2017 started PR on The Map to provide independent coverage of the struggle in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria. On the red carpet, the New York-based activist spoke out about the several crises occurring right now on the island.

“We just want to let people know that till this day half of the people on the island are still without power, 90 percent don’t have access to clean water, and … women have stopped lactating because they don’t have proper nutrition,” Clemente told Access’ Kit Hoover and Scott Evans. “This is 3.5 American citizens that this government has neglected and this is almost 110 days after Hurricane Maria has hit.”

Dern, who won the award for best supporting actress in a limited series for her role as Renata Klein in HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” brought Monica Ramírez, a civil rights attorney and co-founder of the women’s farmworkers advocacy group Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, as her plus-one.

“Farmworker women pick, pack and plant the food that we eat and have a long history of combating workplace sexual violence,” the Arizona-based Latina, who in November wrote a letter of solidarity with the women in Hollywood on behalf of hundreds of thousands of female farmworkers, told Ryan Seacrest on “E!’s Live From the Red Carpet.” “When we learned about what was happening in Hollywood, our members felt very strongly that they wanted to send a message to the women in this industry and all women who are experiencing sexual violence in the workplace that they are not alone. We stand with them, and we lend them our power and our strength as they move through this difficult time.”

Ramírez, who herself is the daughter and granddaughter of migrant farmworkers, dedicated her walk down the red carpet to her ancestors moving many to tears.

She added that her organization fights for gender equality for farmworkers on all levels, from ending sexual harassment, to leadership promotion to equal pay.

Dern, whose powerful acceptance speech called on the entertainment industry to support survivors as well as restorative justice efforts, added that she encourages “all the powers that be and all the industries and all the networks and E!” to help women close the gender pay gap in their respective fields.

“50/50 by 2020,” she shouted.

READ: 2018 Kicks Off On The Right Foot With Hollywood’s Time’s Up Movement Led By Celebs and Leaders of Hollywood

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The 21 Most Iconic Dresses Worn By Latinas At The Golden Globes


The 21 Most Iconic Dresses Worn By Latinas At The Golden Globes

The Golden Globes 2019 are just around the corner. While we sit here and prepare to root for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma and see if Lin-Manuel Miranda will win for his turn in Mary Poppins Returns, let’s face it: What we’re really here for are the gorgeous gowns won on the red carpet. In honor of the Golden Globes of years past, we have put together a list of the 21 most beautiful dresses worn by Latinas at past Golden Globe awards shows.

From Jennifer Lopez’s incredible 2016 mustard yellow dress to Penelope Cruz’s 2007 not-even-remotely-simple black gown to Zoe Saldana’s 2010 stunner, here are the Latinas that made our Best Dressed list. In fact, let’s not call them “best dressed.” These Latinas are absolutely ICONIC.

1. Sofia Vergara, 2014

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Sometimes, a black dress can be the biggest thing you’ll see on the red carpet — especially when it’s one as stunning as this one worn by Sofia Vergara in 2014. The strapless gown with a voluminous skirt is by Zac Posen and accessorized by a gorgeous turquoise statement necklace. Her simple cat eye and hot pink lip perfectly pull together the whole ensemble to make her a stand-out on the red carpet that year.

2. Jennifer Lopez, 2016

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Leave it to Jenny from the Block to look like a million bucks on the red carpet pretty much 24/7. This elegant, caped bright yellow gown from Giambattista Valli is a complete stunner. But what might especially surprise you to learn (and what definitely set her apart this year) is that she also wore 200 carats of Harry Winston diamonds. Talk about the rocks that she’s got!

3. Eva Mendes, 2009

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Who says that you can’t wear white after Labor Day? Eva Mendes shined in the color at the 2009 Golden Globe Awards. The actress wore a white silk Dior dress with a taffeta bustier that made her look like she was floating on a cloud all night. Though, to be honest, that bold necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels and silver patent Ferragamo clutch with geometrical pattern helped with the whole look, too.

4. Cameron Diaz, 2009

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Mendes wasn’t the only Latina rocking the red carpet in 2009. Cameron Diaz looked oh-so-pretty in pink on the Golden Globes red carpet, donning a pink taffeta Chanel dress and a one-of-a-kind diamond Camelia dome ring and mini diamond hoop earrings. Really, her whole look was from Chanel since her jewelry was from Chanel Finale Jewelry and her clutch was Chanel. It seems that Diaz has a favorite brand this year. 

5. Penelope Cruz, 2007

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In yet another demonstration that a black dress doesn’t have to be boring, Penelope Cruz simply wowed at the 2007 Golden Globes red carpet in this frothy number from Chanel. All attention was on her gorgeous gown since the actress kept her hair, accessories, and makeup simple, but with such a stunner dress that’s definitely okay. She still makes our list of the most iconic dresses at the Golden Globes for this number.

6. America Ferrera, 2016

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It seems that mustard yellow is definitely a color that works on us Latinas, since America Ferrera makes our list as the second celebrity to wear this color and look absolutely stunning (see JLo, above, in the same year). She looked like an absolute ray of sunshine in this elegant dress by Jenny Packham. That cleverly-placed keyhole, plus the accents made with glimmering Simon G jewels, make her stand out.

7. Gina Rodriguez, 2017

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Talk about some sparkle! Gina Rodriguez looked like her most gorgeous self at the 2017 Golden Globes. Wearing a standout sparkly Naeem Khan halter gown (and Chopard jewels) landed her on many Best Dressed lists that year but, honestly, this dress deserves a place in history as one of the best worn at the Golden Globes, by anyone, ever. The actress herself even admitted that she should have stolen the dress because of how truly beautiful it was. We wouldn’t mind that…

8. Rosario Dawson, 2013

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Powder blue is not a dress that you often see on red carpets but leave it to Rosario Dawson to pull off this daring, intricate and yet delicate look at the 2013 Golden Globes. The peplum shape of the gown accents her shape and looks absolutely amazing against her skin tone. The look was completed by her wearing sparkling Lorraine Schwarts jewels and, well, looking simply incredible while doing so. 

9. Salma Hayek, 2012

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Although Salma Hayek has a reputation for keeping it simple on the red carpet, she absolutely stunned the world in this gorgeous, sparkling and incredibly bold Gucci gown on the Golden Globes red carpet in 2012. Everything about her look, from her long waves to her chandelier earrings and simple clutch, helped pull it together to really put your focus on the dress. She kept her makeup simple.

10. Zoe Saldana, 2017

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Zoe Saldana has made a name for herself lately for being a tough chick in movies, but that hasn’t stopped her from wowing us on the red carpet with her presence. At the 2017 Golden Globes, she wowed the world in this two-tone Gucci gown. From the ruffles to the bow, everything about this dress screams girly in the best way. The light pink and darker pink colors really make her stand out, while her simple hair and makeup put all of our eyes on that pretty dress.

11. Jessica Alba, 2013

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If you’ve ever doubted your ability to wear orange or peach, then you just need to look at Jessica Alba’s 2013 Golden Globes dress to see how wrong you were. She simply stuns in this strapless Oscar de la Renta gown. The creamy texture of the fabric makes her look simply divine, though we are betting that her being decked out in a $5.8 million Harry Winston diamond necklace probably didn’t hurt, either. 

12. Camila Alves, 2015

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Camila Alves is someone who always looks gorgeous on the red carpet, though she’s technically only there to accompany her husband Matthew McConaughey and isn’t an actress herself. Still, her stunning 2015 Monique Lhuillier strapless column gown is so gorgeous that she definitely deserves a place on this list. The baby pink color definitely compliments her skin tone perfectly and we’re all here for it. 

13. Eva Longoria, 2009

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Red is always a good look on her and she knows it. At the 2009 Golden Globes, Eva Longoria looked pretty much perfect in a strapless Reem Acra gown. She really impressed everyone and it probably also had something to do with her accessories, the Verdura earrings and an H.Stern bracelet. Still, we’re mostly wondering why she doesn’t wear red basically 24/7. 

14. Jennifer Lopez, 2004

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You didn’t actually think that Jennifer Lopez would appear on our list only once, did you? Well, her 2004 stunner of a dress is well-deserving of a second spot. Her Golden Globes appearance was one that made her stand out thanks to the Grecian-style Michael Kors dress in a soft orange with gold accents. Although she doesn’t often wear bangs, they perfectly complemented this look.

15. Jessica Alba, 2012

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Lavender might not seem like a typical color for the Golden Globes but Jessica Alba changed all of that in 2012. Donning a sparkly, detailed Gucci gown, Alba turned heads in her strapless ensemble. Knowing that the dress would be really what captured people, she kept her hair and makeup simple and even matched her purse to the dress. It’s definitely a look worth copying.

16. Sofia Vergara, 2017

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Leave it to Sofia Vergara to really make us feel like the Golden Globes are about… gold. Her 2017 gown made by Zuhair Murad is definitely one for the record books. The long-sleeved, embroidered gown made her sparkle on the red carpet and everywhere else. And, of course, she’s never one to not be a little sexy, which is why the cut-out shoulders and cleavage look so good on her, too.

17. Gina Rodriguez, 2016

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Although she’s a relative newcomer to the red carpet, Gina Rodriguez sure knows how to rock it. Her 2016 Golden Globes appearance definitely deserves a spot on the most iconic Latinas list thanks to her incredible navy gown that made her (and all of us) feel like a princess. The dress, made by Zac Posen, is absolutely lovely and well-deserving of all of the praise that it received on Best Dressed lists.

18. Zoe Saldana, 2010

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You might have noticed Zoe Saldana’s cute Ferragamo clutch but what you’re probably really staring at is her stunning wine-colored Luis Vuitton gown at the 2010 Golden Globes. The actress complemented the look with a beautiful cat eye and simple pink lips and cheeks. Her cascading waved hair also looked great with the ruffles at the bottom of her own and made us all wish we could pull this off, too.

19. Eva Longoria, 2013

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Wowza! We don’t often see legs on the red carpet at the Golden Globes but all of that changed with Eva Longoria’s 2013 dress. The Pucci gown once again reminded us why she was the sexiest Desperate Housewives star by far. Although the dress itself is a simple black, nothing about this dress is actually simple. From the leg-baring slit to the cleavage-loving cutout, Longoria is simply mesmerizing.

20. Jennifer Lopez, 2013

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Jennifer Lopez is simply too beautiful to not include on this list one more time… And she clearly has an incredible taste since her dresses often land her on “Best Dressed” lists. This iconic number by Zuhair Murad, which she wore to the 2013 Golden Globes, definitely tops our list. It’s sheet and white and all kinds of sparkly. Her side-swept hair also needs to be noticed and, um, duplicated ASAP.

21. Mariah Carey, 2018

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Leave it to our favorite diva Mariah Carey to look like a glam goddess on the red carpet at the Golden Globes 2018. Although most women wore black in support of the #TimesUp movement, Carey chose her own black dress with care. The Dolce & Gabbana mermaid-style number perfectly compliments her shape and her, ahem, best assets. The Chopard jewelry really helped to bring this whole outfit together.

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More Mexican Actresses Are Opening Up About Sexual Harassment In The Entertainment Industry

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More Mexican Actresses Are Opening Up About Sexual Harassment In The Entertainment Industry

This week, How To Get Away With Murder actress Karla Souza revealed that she was raped by a director at the start of her career. The news brought the #MeToo movement to Mexico, where more women in the entertainment industry are now opening up about sexual harassment.

Actresses Paola Núñez and Stephanie Sigman have each talked with CNN about the intimidation they’ve experienced by male leaders in their field.

Núñez, most popularly known for her role in the novela Amor en Custodia, said her experience started from psychological to sexual harassment with a former director.

She landed a gig and the male director, who she did not name, told her repeatedly that the production team did not want her for the role, saying she lacked talent and beauty, and that he fought for her to get the part.

“That’s when the psychological terrorism and psychological harassment that I had to go through began,” she said.

After breaking her down mentally for two months, Núñez said he then started making sexual advances. First, he asked her to take photos topless, saying that he needed the images since the film they were working on had nude scenes. Then he had her watch a semi-pornographic film alone with him, noting that he wanted her to recreate the scene for the movie. While Núñez felt uncomfortable, she did not realize it was sexual harassment because he did not physically touch her. But one day, when the director was scolding the actress for a bad performance, he demanded that she show him, physically, that she deserved the role. Núñez told her manager and resigned from the project.

“Women are taught we are guilty for being women, for being objects desired by men, for being sexually objectified, we have assumed it so much, that we think we have to go through those things,” she said, noting that she has turned down several career opportunities due to sexual harassment.

This was the experience of Stephanie Sigman, seen in Netflix’s Narcos as well as the James Bond film “Spectre,” as well.

The Mexican-American actress was assaulted by a director and his wife when she was 22 years old. Waiting to use the restroom at a party, the man pulled her hair and took her into a dark room, where he and his wife began to touch her body without her consent. Sigman turned on the light and ran out the room. When telling others about what had happened to her, they belittled the encounter, saying that they are just an “eccentric” couple.

“Those answers are the ones that impact and hurt me, because you do not feel the support, and because I know that has happened many times,” she said.

Two years later, at a film festival, the director and his wife attempted to do the same thing to Sigman, even though she told the couple that she was uncomfortable.

Since spreading viral in 2017, the Me Too hashtag and movement has revealed the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the entertainment industry and inspired women in all levels of their careers to take action.

Read: Mexican Actress Karla Souza Reveals She Was Raped By A Director Early In Her Career

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