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Rita Moreno & Gloria Estefan Join Eva Longoria & Zoe Saldana to Discuss the Women That Shaped Their Lives

Rita Moreno & Gloria Estefan Join Eva Longoria & Zoe Saldana to Discuss the Women That Shaped Their Lives

Eva Longoria, Rita Moreno, Zoe Saldana and Gloria Estefan are on the cover of HOLA! USA‘s Latina Powerhouse April 2019 issue, out on newsstands on March 29.

Here’s what the stars had to say….

Rita, on her upbringing: “My mom had me when she was 17. Later, she divorced my dad, which at that time, in Puerto Rico, a Catholic [island], you just didn’t do. After the divorce, she took a ship to America. She didn’t speak one word of English, but that didn’t stop her.”

Zoe, on pulling her strength from example: “We were taught to be our own person. Hearing great stories of people who looked like me—and people who looked like others— would strengthen my belief that I can do and achieve anything I set my heart on.”

Gloria, on the women she admires: “I give a lot of credit to my mother and my grandmother. Unfortunately, because of my grandfather’s and my father’s health…they had to be in control; they were the ones who brought the money home. And it wasn’t easy. My mother was a teacher in Cuba, and when she left the country they tore up her title. But they can’t take away your education. She didn’t cry, and I never heard her complain.”

Eva, on role models in her life: “I grew up surrounded by strong, intelligent, educated women. My sisters and aunts all went to college, so it was instilled in me by their example. I couldn’t afford to go to a movie until I was in college, so I found my role models in the women in my life.”

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Credit: Bernardo Doral; Photos: HOLA! USA
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