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Although Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion in most Latin American countries, we all know by now that Latino culture is not a monolith. In fact, Latinidad comes in all shapes and forms, and it’s a total misconception that all Latinos are Catholics. Latinos follow a variety of religions, from Islam to Buddhism to Judaism. And while most people don’t think of Judaism when they think of Latin America, there is, in fact, a small but proud population of Jewish peoples living throughout Latinidad.
Although the Jewish population in Latin America is relatively small (only an estimated 300,000), Jewish Latinos keep their culture alive through tradition and a strong sense of community. The largest Jewish community resides in Argentina, which is considered to be the “center of the Jewish population in Latin America”. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of famous and influential Jewish Latinos who have made their unique mark on the world. Take a look below!
1. Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo was both proud and vocal of her Jewish ancestry at a time when Anti-Semitism was at its height in Mexico. According to Kahlo, her father, Guillermo Kahlo, was a Hungarian-Jew who immigrated to Mexico. In fact, many of Frida’s work have been displayed at Jewish art exhibits.
2. Monica Lewinsky
Monica Lewinsky’s father is El Salvadoran–born to Jewish-German immigrants who fled Germany during WWII to escape persecution from the Nazi regime.
3. Daniel Bucatinsky
Beloved “Scandal” actor Daniel Bucatinsky was born in New York City to Argentine-Jewish parents. Bucatinsky has been candid about how his “roots” are in Argentina and how he speaks Spanish fluently. You can even catch him speaking Spanish to his fans on Twitter.
4. Sammy Davis Jr.
One of the most talented and charismatic performers of the infamous “Rat Pack”, Sammy Davis Jr. was a Latino born to an Afro-Cuban mother. Citing a strong connection to the Jewish faith due to its people’s history of oppression, Davis Jr. converted to Judaism in 1961 and remained devout until his death.
5. William Levy
Cuban actor and all-around heartthrob William Levy was born in Cojimar to a single mother, Barbara Levy of Jewish descent. At the reported urging of his friends, he converted to Catholicism in 2009
6. Diego Rivera
Celebrated artist and husband to the venerable Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter Diego Rivera was descended from a Portuguese-Jewish family. Of his roots, Rivera said: “My Jewishness is the dominant element in my life. From this has come my sympathy with the downtrodden masses which motivates all my work”.
7. David Blaine
Born to a Puerto Rican father and a mother of Russian-Jewish descent, famed magician and illusionist David Blaine is of both Jewish and Latino heritage.
8. Geraldo Rivera
Journalist and television personality Geraldo Rivera was born to a Puerto Rican father and a mother of Russian-Jewish descent. He was raised “mostly Jewish” and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. Rivera affectionately describes himself as “Jew-Rican”.
9. Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars was born in Hawaii to a father of mixed Puerto Rican and Ashkenazi Jewish descent, while his mother is Filipino. Mars has referred to his ethnicity as existing in a “gray zone” of neither black nor white. Of his ethnicity, Mars has said: “I hope people of color can look at me, and they know that everything they’re going through, I went through. I promise you.”
10. Sara Paxton
Sara Paxton was born to Lucia Menchaca Zuckerman and Steve Paxton in Los Angeles. Paxton’s mother was originally from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, where she was raised in a Jewish family. Paxton’s father has since converted to Judaism.
11. Cecilia Roth
Acclaimed Argentine actress and “muse” of Pedro Almodóvar, Cecilia Roth was born to parents Abrasha Rotenberg and Dina Gutkin in Buenos Aires. Like many European Jews in the 1930s, Roth’s father fled Europe to escape the rising tide of anti-Antisemitism.
12. Vanessa Hidary
Vanessa Hidary is a Nuyorican slam-poet who has appeared on HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam” and starred in her own one-woman traveling show. Her work focuses on her status as a Puerto-Rican Jew, or as she likes to call it, a “Hebrew Mamita”. She’s been candid about how she likes to embrace and perform both sides of her identity.
13. Eduardo Saverin
Facebook co-founder, tech entrepreneur and multi-billionaire Eduardo Luiz Saverin was born in São Paulo, Brazil to a wealthy Jewish family. In 1993, the Saverin family immigrated to Miami. Interestingly enough, he was portrayed by the British actor Andrew Garfield in the acclaimed movie “The Social Network”.
14. Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Known for her role as the spoiled daughter Meadow on “The Sopranos”, Jamie-Lynn Sigler was born to a Cuban mother and a Jewish father. Sigler’s mother converted to Judaism upon marrying Sigler’s father. Sigler has revealed that being raised Jewish, she both attended Hebrew school and had a bat mitzvah.
15. Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix was born in Puerto Rico to a Jewish mother and a (lapsed) Catholic father. At the time, his parents were acting as missionaries for the cult “Children of God”. Phoenix’s father currently lives in Costa Rica. Of his Latino roots, Phoenix says, “I do like Spanish culture…I like to practice my Spanish when I am working with any actor who speaks Spanish or with members of the crew”.
16. Don Francisco
Cultural stalwart and host of Univision’s “Sábado Gigante”, Don Francisco was born in Chile to German-Jewish immigrants who fled their home country to escape the Nazi regime.
17. Gabe Saporta
Cobra Starship lead singer Gabe Saporta was born in Uruguay to a Jewish family. Like many of the entries on this list, Saporta’s grandparents fled Europe during the WWII era to escape anti-antisemitism. His Instagram bio currently reads “I was a terror since the hebrew school era” and he frequently interacts with fans on the account in Spanish.
18. Joanna Hausmann
Joanna Hausmann is Venezuelan-American comedian, Youtuber, and TV personality. Hausmann is the daughter of Venezuelan intellectual and Harvard professor Ricardo Hausmann and CNN en Español host, Ana Julia Jatar. Hausmann has a series of videos called “Joanna Rants” on Flama where she covers a variety of issues affecting Latindad–from differences in accents to cultural stereotyping.
19. Kayla Maisonet
Known for playing the sporty sister in Disney Channel’s “Stuck in the Middle”, Kayla Masionet is a biracial actress of Puerto Rican and Russian-Jewish descent. On dealing with criticism in the industry, Maisonet has revealed that she chooses to embrace what makes her different as opposed to “conform[ing] to what people say I should do”.
If there’s one thing that turns a woman into the personification of the heart eyes emoji, it’s seeing a hot man doting on his children. Seriously, every time a man walks by wearing a baby in a sling it’s over. It’s just so heartwarming! And, if we’re being honest here, makes us feel the thirst.
Here are 25 of the hottest Latino dads out there setting our hearts aflame with their fatherly love!
1. William Levy and his son Christopher are bringing the cuteness in their matching tuxes.
This photo is from a few years back but it still gives me all the feels. Look at that little man with his fine dad owning that red carpet.
2. Alex Rodriguez knows how to be a dapper dad, and clearly loves his baby girl very much.
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How cute are they?? She is a very lucky daughter to have such a strong and attentive father in her life. Not to mention J.Lo is now in her life.
3. Jamie Camil brings the bundled up babeliness with his son, Little Jaime.
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Those adorable smiles say it all! I’m not sure I can handle it. Who wants to go with me to hit the slopes this weekend?
4. Ricky Martin feeling ignored by his sons is not only adorable and funny but very relatable.
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Who could ignore Ricky?? Well, I guess his boys can since to them he’s probably just boring old dad. However, I just can’t stop stairing into those eyes.
5. James Rodriguez is all teeth and sweetness with his little girl, but we see you setting that thirst trap.
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No shirt?? I know what you’re doing and it’s working. Not only is he an amazing soccer player, but he is also clearly a doting and loving father.
6. Juanes and his boy Dante bring the fashion.
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Poll: Who has the cooler hair? I’m leaning Dante. And, let’s just say it, Dante is also the one elevating the fashion game in this family.
7. Aaron Diaz’s baby girl Regina may be skeptical about something, but it can’t be her dad’s face.
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That’s just a good face. Not even a side-eye throwing baby can deny that. He is definitely one of the hottest Latino DILFS around.
8. If Mario Lopez passes his dimples onto his son Dominic, game over.
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Those Lopez dimples are powerful. It is amazing just how easily a smile from Lopez can stop you in your tracks.
9. Ezequiel Lavezzi and his son Tomás lounging poolside are only missing one thing…
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Me, eating buffalo wings and wearing SPF 50 and a big hat to cover my face from the sun. That’s kind of a dream of mine.
10. Hulk Paraiba and his boys Tiago and Ian hanging by the beach is family goals.
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I’d be offering to run sunblock on Hulk’s hulking biceps like every five minutes. By offering, I am more saying I would be demanding.
11. Oscar de la Hoya enjoying a day at the ball park with his son Little Oscar is not only cute, but also, that family has good genes.
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Take me out to THAT ball game. Especially if you can guarantee me that I will be in eye shot of de la Hoya.
12. Leo Messi reading to his little look-alike is just the sweetest thing ever.
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Plus he‘s loaded… Like way to melt my heart, Leo!? I don’t think I have ever felt love like this before and you don’t even know.
13. Canelo not only brings the knockouts in the ring, but he also does with his daughter Emily.
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She’s so precious, and her poppa is no ugly duckling himself. Not only is he a handsome man to look at, he can defend your honor, if you are into that kind of thing.
14. Carmelo Anthony and his son Kiyan are chips off the same handsome block.
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That‘s probably because all that Puerto Rican blood running through their veins! And if you think being Latino has nothing to do with it here‘s a list of other hot Latino athletes… just to prove a point.
15. Gerard Pique loves a daddy date with his little one Sasha.
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And that is no doubt the most adorable date that’s ever happened in history. Try to prove me wrong. I’ll wait but you’ll lose.
16. Danny and Gilbert Trejo bring the badassery to the father-son dynamic.
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That’s a lot of coolness in one photo. Of course, Danny Trejo would have a cool son. I mean, do you even know who this man is?
17. Luis Fonsi and his kids Mika and Rocco are too cute, even from behind.
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And now I‘m not sure what I crave more… a slice of cake or a piece of Luis… Maybe if I ace the Despacito quiz I could get one as a prize!?
18. Marc Anthony getting treated to a little manicure from his daughter Emme is the sweetest.
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Even while he throws up west side. Anthony is one of the most talked about men in the music industry and it isn’t just because he was J.Lo’s husband.
19. Alejandro Fernandez’s daughters Camilla and America show appreciation for their potrillo papa.
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I don’t know when it happened but Alejandro graduated to zaddy status and I’m here for it. Sup, grey hairs. We see you doing your thing.
20. Andy Garcia serves up mega zaddy vibes too with his model daughter Alessandra.
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That beard and hat gives me Sean Connery vibes or the old dude from “Jurassic Park” and I’m not mad. Way to age, Garcia.
21. Mark Consuelos is picture perfect with his daughter Lola Grace.
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How did I forget hot Mark Consuelos is?? I’m gonna Google a lot later. He is one of the hottest men in the world and Kelly Ripa is one lukcy woman.
22. Freddie Prinze Jr. is handsome AF even with his son farting on his head.
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Dad life for real. These ’90s heartthrobs are still giving us all of the feels decades later and we are still eating them up.
23. Sure Vicente Fernandez is in his 70s but he’s still got the sauce.
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What’s the grandpa version of zaddy? Gaddy? Paddy? Either way, his demeanor earns him a lot of points in the looks category.
24. Benjamin Bratt knows how to catch some rays while also teaching his son Mateo a thing or two.
I mean, these beach day photos are too much. Everybody knows that a literate DILF is a DILF definitely worth keeping around.
25. Yandel throwing up dukes with his sons is tough and all, but really it’s kind of sweet.
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Nice try, fellas. Those fists are fooling anyone. We all know that you are still just an adorbale dad and son gang and it is everything.
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