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Although she slid into Hollywood with movies like Chasing Papi and Madea Goes to Jail, Sofía Vergara jumped to fame as the loud-mouth, voluptuous brunette, Gloria, in the ABC hit series Modern Family. Her beginning credits belong to Univision's travel show Fuera de serie in 1995.
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The actor started as a model, but quickly captured audiences for soaps like Cuidado con el Ángel (Televisa) and Sortilegio (Televisa) as the star lead. The former flame of Elizabeth Gutiérrez was voted the “sexiest man of 2011” by PEOPLE en Español.
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Record executives took notice of Adele in 2006 when the recent high school graduate posted her demo on MySpace. Today she's one of the strongest voices of the music industry. Earlier this year, the English singer took home the six GRAMMYs she was nominated for, including best Album, Recoding and Song of the Year.
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Home videos broadcasted on Youtube turned the Canadian teen into an international pop icon in just a matter of years. After three studio albums at the top of the charts, a documentary film following his 2010 concert tour, Bieber takes the next step with new girlfriend Selena Gómez.
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The socialite became a television hit with the reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians (E!), but it is the other aspects of her life (sex tape, quickie marriages, a singing career) that has made her name known worldwide.
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The mascara-wearing, high pitched rocker got our attention at season eight of American Idol. Not winning didn't damper his spirit; he's got two successful post-Idol albums and even toured as the front man for the legendary band Queen.
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Carrie Underwood catapulted to stardom after winning American Idol in 2005. Shortly after, the GRAMMY winner became a household name in country music. She’s also the first woman to be named the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year for two consecutive years.
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Channing Tatum was a model and a dancer before he starred in the 2006 film Step Up. His career bloomed shortly after with G.I. Joe, Dear John and more recently Magic Mike.
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The young singer left behind a life at New York University to find stardom in every corner of the globe. In what seemed like a blink of an eye, the pop icon has gone on to win five GRAMMY awards. Her latest album, Born this Way, debuted at number one on the Billboard Album Charts.
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The title of Miss Mexico World opened many doors for the model, but it was her participation in the series Eva Luna which proved her talent worthy of a starring role in the upcoming Univisión production, Talismán.
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The Disney collaborator has starred in a handful of films since her television debut on Wizards of Waverly Place in 2007. The young actress is in a league of her own earning close to 2 million dollars on the set of the hit show and most recently was chosen to host the MTV VMAs earlier this year.
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Prince Royce made his jump to fame with his eponymous debut studio album and after just a short year, the 22-year-old singing sensation opened up for Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull and in 2001 took home the award for Tropical Album of the Year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
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The hit single “I Kissed a Girl” propelled the singer in 2008 to an eventual worldwide tour, and a GRAMMY nomination to top it off. The massive success of the album Teenage Dream earned her four GRAMMY nominations in 2010 and also tied the knot with actor Russell Brand.
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The Twilight series films elevated the English actor to the center of the stage making him the highest paid actor in Hollywood. In 2010, Pattinson was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world.
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The soulful singer took the world by surprise after a stunning performance that left the judges of Britain’s Got Talent speechless. In less than three years, she has put out three albums, two books and earned millions in sales.
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It’s fair to say that the son of veteran actors Humberto Zurita and Christian Bach was destined for fame since birth. With popular hits like Cañaveral de pasiones (Televisa) and the film Ángel caído, the 24-year-old actor walks in familiar footsteps.
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The Cuban diva’s decade-long presence on the small screen started with hit roles in many classic telenovelas, reality television programs and a variety talk show.
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Since his breakout role in the soap Al diablo con los guapos (Televisa), the doe-eyed stud continues to his career in the telenovela genre with an upcoming role in the series, Una maid en Manhattan (Telemundo) alongside actress Litzy Dominguez.
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The pop music group reached the top of the charts with the teen melodrama Rebelde (Televisa) in 2004. By 2005, the six members became an international phenomenon, winning several Billboard Latin Music awards insuring successful solo careers after their break.
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Her face first appeared on the day-time soap, the Young and the Restless (CBS), but it was her success on Desperate Housewives (ABC) that really made the actress a household name. In a short time, Longoria has appeared in many feature films and is an active supporter of the Hispanic community.
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For almost ten years at Hogwarts, the boy known as Harry Potter charmed audiences worldwide in the book adaption films, and continues to reel in crowds both on Broadway and Hollywood.
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Since his lucky break on the talent competition Operación Triunfo, the Spanish heartthrob has sold millions of albums worldwide and stood above the rest in 2003 when he was awarded the Latin GRAMMY for Artist of the Year.
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Few have reached fame quicker than this young starlet. The 2004 American Idol contestant went on to take home an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film Dreamgirls, and stands a symbol of strength following the untimely death of her brother and mother.
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The British actress literally stepped onto the scene in the 2002 film Bend it Like Beckham and subsequently alongside Orlando Bloom in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Today she is one of the most well known actresses on either side of the Atlantic.
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The success of her second album Back to Black brought international recognition to the young rock star, taking the record for the most sold album of the 21stcentury in the UK. Unfortunately, her outrageous lifestyle distracted her from the limelight before leading to her death in July 2011.
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This American indie rock band jumped to internet stardom with their quirky videos and jolty beats. Just visit their Youtube site and you'll see what their other 300,000 plus fans rave about.
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David Chocarro began flashing his perfect smile in telenovelas like Los exitosos Pérez (Televisa) and La casa del lado (Telemundo). The argentinian hunk is now a household name as he leads the new Telemundo telenovela El rostro de la venganza.
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This alumnus of American Idol (Fox) didn't clench first place, but that was no obstacle for his career. Soon after leaving the contest in fourth place, the North Carolina native was snatched by RCA Records and contests became a thing of the past. Today he flaunts three albums, numerous hits and four American Music Awards.
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Famed knocked on Kelly Clarkson's door in 2002 when she won the American Idol competition. Her career sparked after that. Two GRAMMY's and several Top 10 Billboard hits are just a few of her accolades.
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After battling it out on the Puerto Rico music scene, Sie7e jumped to stardom after his hit "Tengo tu love" (I've Got Your Love) became widespread. His fight for success was rewarded in 2011 when he won Best New Artist at the LATIN GRAMMY Awards.
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