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Zoe Saldana Covers 'Siempre Mujer' April/May 2010

Zoe Saldana Covers 'Siempre Mujer' April/May 2010

Zoe Saldana is radiant in red on the cover of Siempre Mujer magazine’s April/May 2010 issue!

Here’s what the 31-year-old Avatar actress had to share…

About her roots: “I’m just Zoe. Not a little bit Dominican, not a little bit Puerto Rican, none of that silliness…I am what you want me to be if that’s what it takes for you to overcome your insecurities. As a Latina, I think we should be very proud of our heritage. We tend to look for European roots and reject the indigenous and the African, and that is disgusting. Being Latin is a mix of everything. I want my people to not be as insecure, and to adore what we are because it’s beautiful.”

On her masculine side: “I have too much of one! People have sometimes told my grandmother, ‘Your niece has a bit of lesbianism in her.’ It’s that my sisters and I spent all our time amongst men. We were very popular with them. Our way of thinking is very masculine.”

But what about her feminine side?: “If you want to punish me, send me to get a manicure or pedicure, or dress me in a skirt or shorts, and I would die. But if you dress me in jeans and a button down blouse I feel very sexy, feminine and powerful. It has to do with my personality. That’s why I think I’m very attracted to men who or masculine but in tune with their feminine side. I’ve been with my partner for 10 years!”

For more from Zoe, check out SiempreMujer.com!

Bigger cover pic inside…

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  • Josie

    yay go Zoe!! shut those insecure people who are depserat to grab on and claim any famous person that resembles them, UP!

  • How do I put this?…

    She looks a little bit like Jada Pinkett-Smith on that cover.

  • Paloma

    She’s beautiful and talented. Zoe is a good representation for us Latinas in Hollywood, unlike Jennifer Lopez. She is beautiful, strong, hardworking and fierce! That is what Latin women are, we’re one of a kind. I’m a Dominican with some Puerto Rican family and I’m very proud to have her represent us. I am so happy to say that a Domincan/Puerto Rican is one of the stars of the highest grossing film ever!

    Que viva Zoe! Latin American loves you :)

  • janelle

    I have always loved Zoe and followed her career. I am glad she is earning respect and gaining many roles. She is beautiful and proud.

  • Jasmine

    I’m really glad she said we’re a mixture, I’m so sick of people telling me that because I’m Puerto Rican, I’m white. I am Zoe’s complexion, they don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.

    Btw, she does look like Jada there.

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  • LuckyL

    God, I love this girl.

  • edna

    I can’t boycott Life & Style I wait desperately every Friday to get it in my hands (I say this because In touch owns L&S).
    Things are going great for Zoe, I’m so glad for her! I remember her in the Britney Spears movie, I never thought Zoe was Latina before since there wasn’t much info about her.

  • Paloma

    @Jasmine:

    You tell them! Most Latinos, and i’m talking somewhere between 95 to 98%, have Indigenous, African and European ancestry, even if it’s a big or small portion, it’s there.

    About an estimate of 98 to 99% of Puerto Ricans, Dominicans and Cubans all Indigenous, African and European heritage in them. Caribbean Latinos are very exotic :)

  • bre

    Well I love her for just saying that. Those countries were part of the slave trade, so of course there is African roots there. Love her for not only saying it but being proud of it. Take the African out of latin america you have no salsa, or samba (Nigerian), so many things that give the culture flavor.

  • shaar

    @Paloma:

    Couldn’t agree more Paloma. By definition, latino means mixture and that is of black (from the slave trade), white (from European conquerors), indigenous (from the natives who they found on the islands. That is also valid for all caribbean countries by the way. MAny of the other caribbean people look black, but in truth are mixed (same mix as mentioned above in different proportions) too, which is why they have so many blacks with exotic/not-typically-black-features from the caribbean. I’m from the Caribbean and I’m sick and tired of people asking me if my hair is real ,ugh!

    George Lopez mentioned this on his show once and was explaining to people how “latino” isn’t a race, it’s a mixture of races. latino is an ethnicity, very different.

  • tizzful

    Im confused… People told her grandmother “your niece”… Shouldnt that be “your grand-daughter”?

  • Paloma

    @shaar:

    A boy in my school actually had the nerve to ask my if I wore a weave! I told him, this is my real hair and it comes from my beautiful multicultural background!

  • busted

    Thank God you are not 3 years old and dressing in jeans and sneakers.

    they write full op eds on that, and people loose their collective sh*t if you don’t want to wear a dress (pink) and play with barbies..Rags and adult women call you names and say you have a bad mother.

    I guess it is acceptable when you turn 31 years old.

    Well hold on Shiloh Jolie-Pitt.. in 27+ years.. you can be an individual..
    *********************************************

    I like Zoe.. good head on her shoulders.

  • KB

    I agree with her 110% on the race side of it-people tend to want to hold onto the Eurocentric ideal of beauty and forget about the rest. I’m African American and like most AAmerican in this country I am a descendant of Indigenous people-we tend to want to neglect anything that makes us look “ethnic”. (Look at most of the professional ball players)

  • shaar

    @Paloma:

    rolling my eyes at that boy! Yep, I’ve had people pull it so many times, I just turn around and say: “do you want to check it? I’ll let you look.” Try it, always works.

  • nenss

    ARE YOU LISTENING JESSICA ALBAAAAAAAAAAAAA????

  • nkatt

    ARE YOU LISTENING JESSICA ALBAAAAAAAAAAAAA????

  • Paloma

    @nenss:

    I couldn’t agree more. I hate it when Hispanics and Latinos don’t recognize their BEAUTIFul heritage. They should be proud of their multicultural roots.

    That’s something Jessica Alba desperately needs to work on.

  • She-whom-shall-not-be-named

    To me Zoe’s African ancestry is more full blown in her physical traits. Her birth origin from Dominican republic’ s lingusitic heritage, she is technically a Latina. However all the power to her for crossing over in Hollywood and gaining respect from her peers , to cast among all-white actors in high grossing movies. I wonder if she is honest about her indifference to eurocentric lineage, bcoz i’ve never seen Zoe acting in an all- black drama. She’s those nobbish ‘black’ types like Thandie Newton who never acts in a movie unless she has a white boyfriend/husband or acting in a white environment being just the black girl –the arm candy. google her filmography and go figure

  • http://allwomenstalk.com All Women Stalker

    I love her. She is a great actress, wonderful dresser, and an altogether smart person.

  • shaar

    @She-who-shall-not-be-named and nationalist

    YOu guys are crazy. “she’s disgracing black american women”? No, she’s a great representation of black women, especially to those who think all blacks act/have to be ghetto. She has CLASS. I’m sick n tired of seeing blacks being portrayed in ghetto characters.

    FYI, she has acted in black dramas: GUESS WO, HAVEN (a caribbean drama) and has an upcoming black film coming up: DEATH AT A FUNERAL (which included so many of all the major black actors). And these are the ones that I know of.

    So if u need a ghetto representation in Hollywood, no, Saldana is not the one for you. But for those of us who aren’t ghetto, she’s just right. PLUS with so many black women complaining that they can’t get a good black guy or that too many black guys go for non-black girls (I’m guessing u r 2 of them), u should b happy that her man is white, more for u. That comment on your part is pure racism.

  • rachelsun

    Co-Sign Shaar!

  • KB

    @nationalist: Speak for yourself honey….why should she deny her Latin roots when it’s a part of who she is? But like I was saying earlier-alot of the professional African American atheletes end up marrying the girl that look the least bit “ethinic” There is nothing wrong with that and I think people should love who they want, but when success is put into the equation all of your “blackness” goes out the window.

  • Simply M

    She is annoying

  • really

    pretty girl!

  • anika

    Avatar went to her head. Very arrogant, in her expression. She called silly to call yourself with ethnicity name. Well iam portorricans and Iam proud of it.

  • dkalsd

    she is SPOT ON about latinos and looking for european roots. embrace everything about your heritage and yourself! european and white does not equal perfection, it’s not the end all be all of life. there’s such a superior attitude among latinos with that and it’s a big problem. indigenous and african is beautiful and should be shown off with pride. she has a great outlook with that!

  • Blessed

    I’m happy for Zoe Saldana and wish her the very best. I just hope that while she’s starting to get more recognition from the hispanic community now that she’s been in Avatar that she doesn’t forget that it was her portrayal as black women in many of her roles that placed a paycheck in her pocket many times over. Now the hispanic community wants to claim her-well you should have been claiming her and embracing her dark skin a long time ago like my culture did. I think it’s sad that you could peruse through latin magazines and not find any females who looked like Zoe. I hope Zoe never turns her back on the African-American community who always loved her and her dark skin and provided her with a means to showcase her talent when the hispanic community didn’t. She does look more of african descent than spanish descent, but it’s obvious she’s a mixture of both. I think she great!

  • Blessed

    I’m happy for Zoe Saldana and wish her the very best. I just hope that while she’s starting to get more recognition from the hispanic community now that she’s been in Avatar that she doesn’t forget that it was her portrayal as black women in many of her roles that placed a paycheck in her pocket many times over. Now the hispanic community wants to claim her-well you should have been claiming her and embracing her dark skin a long time ago like my culture did. I think it’s sad that you could peruse through latin magazines and not find any females who looked like Zoe. I hope Zoe never turns her back on the African-American community who always loved her and her dark skin and provided her with a means to showcase her talent when the hispanic community didn’t. She does look more of african descent than spanish descent, but it’s obvious she’s a mixture of both. I think she great!

  • Blessed

    I’m happy for Zoe Saldana and wish her the very best. I just hope that while she’s starting to get more recognition from the hispanic community now that she’s been in Avatar that she doesn’t forget that it was her portrayal as black women in many of her roles that placed a paycheck in her pocket many times over. Now the hispanic community wants to claim her-well you should have been claiming her and embracing her dark skin a long time ago like my culture did. I think it’s sad that you could peruse through latin magazines and not find any females who looked like Zoe. I hope Zoe never turns her back on the African-American community who always loved her and her dark skin and provided her with a means to showcase her talent when the hispanic community didn’t. She does look more of african descent than spanish descent, but it’s obvious she’s a mixture of both. I think she great!

  • Name

    @Blessed: I do agree with you in that the Latino community should embrace more girls like Zoe. Latina’s come in every shape,color,ect. However, I don’t think you have to worry about her forgetting the African American community. To the contrary, she’s saying she is a Latina and Latina’s are mixed with different things including African. Sadly,many people in the Latino community do not embrace their African and Indigenous roots. Zoe is saying she embraces and LOVES being mixed and loves her African and Indigenous heritage :). She has a good head on her shoulders. Love you Zoe. I look forward to seeing you blossom. You’re a bright,beautiful,talented woman.

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