Jessica Alba is LATINA's April 2013 Cover Girl!

Actress, entrepreneur and fashion icon Jessica Alba, graces the cover of Latina magazine's April 2013 issue, which hits newsstands and Nook Newsstand on March 12.

The stunning Mexican-American actress opened up to Latina about how motherhood has changed her, her successful eco-friendly company The Honest Company and her highly anticipated new parenting book, The Honest Life.

Plus, the A-list star tells us why there's never been a better time to be Latina in Hollywood!

On her search for non-toxic baby products when her daughter was born: "It’s really hard to find baby products that use nontoxic chemicals that moms can trust. Major corporate brands that label their products ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘nontoxic’ are usually referring to the way they make their packaging, not their product.”

On her Spanish-speaking family of Mexican, American, French and Danish ancestry: “[They are] very conservative—a traditional, Catholic, Latin American clan.”  

On the influence of director Robert Rodriguez of Spy Kids 4 and Machete: “He created a pathway for Latinos in pop culture because his movies aren’t made for a specific demographic—they are just cool."

The Honest Company’s cofounder, Christopher Gavigan, on Jessica’s life as a mom: “I think most people think of celebrities as normal people living extraordinary lives, but Jessica is an extraordinary person living a normal life.”

On choosing the right roles in Hollywood: “Honest Company has weirdly allowed me to be more creative in my roles. And really work with people I love and appreciate and want to learn from. This is where my work is now. For me, acting was a lot about making the right choices and trusting my instincts. I didn’t always listen to my gut and make the right choice."

 

On her search for non-toxic baby products when her daughter was born: “It’s really hard to find baby products that use nontoxic chemicals that moms can trust. Major corporate brands that label their products ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘nontoxic’ are usually referring to the way they make their packaging, not their product.”
On how her Hollywood career was perfect training for running a business: “I’ve always been very business-oriented when it comes to acting. . . .  I wanted to make money acting, not just act for the sake of it.”
On her Spanish-speaking family of Mexican, American, French and Danish ancestry: “[They are] very conservative—a traditional, Catholic, Latin American clan.”  
On the influence of director Robert Rodriguez of Spy Kids 4 and Machete: “He created a pathway for Latinos in pop culture because his movies aren’t made for a specific demographic—they are just cool.” 
The Honest Company’s cofounder, Christopher Gavigan, on Jessica’s life as a mom: “I think most people think of celebrities as normal people living extraordinary lives, but Jessica is an extraordinary person living a normal life.” On her search for non-toxic baby products when her daughter was born: “It’s really hard to find baby products that use nontoxic chemicals that moms can trust. Major corporate brands that label their products ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘nontoxic’ are usually referring to the way they make their packaging, not their product.” On how her Hollywood career was perfect training for running a business: “I’ve always been very business-oriented when it comes to acting. . . . I wanted to make money acting, not just act for the sake of it.” On her Spanish-speaking family of Mexican, American, French and Danish ancestry: “[They are] very conservative—a traditional, Catholic, Latin American clan.” On the influence of director Robert Rodriguez of Spy Kids 4 and Machete: “He created a pathway for Latinos in pop culture because his movies aren’t made for a specific demographic—they are just cool.” The Honest Company’s cofounder, Christopher Gavigan, on Jessica’s life as a mom: “I think most people think of celebrities as normal people living extraordinary lives, but Jessica is an extraordinary person living a normal life.”

 

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