5 Latinas Who Defy Gender Roles in Hollywood

The New York Film Academy recently put together an extremely interesting infographic titled “Gender Inequality in Film.” According to the infographic, only 30.8 percent of speaking characters in films are women and roughly a third of these are shown in sexually revealing attire or partially naked. Another interesting statistic the NYFA listed was the percentage of women employed behind the scenes. Only 9 percent of women held jobs as directors and a little over 40 percent held jobs as producers in 2012. Fortunately, there are women in Hollywood working hard to breach this gender bias. Here are five Latinas who are defying these numbers:

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Priscilla Rodriguez, Associate Editor

Priscilla Rodriguez is Latina.com’s Associate Editor. She provides coverage on nearly every topic with a focus on celebrity entertainment. Before hitting the pavement at Latina, Priscilla worked for various outlets including Teen.com, InStyle and Us Weekly. You can follow her on Twitter @priscilrodrig.

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