There have been several Latin crossover stars that have made the jump into English language television and movie projects. In fact, some of the biggest names in Hollywood started out as stars in other countries. Look at Sofia Vergara, Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Javier Bardem and even music stars like Shakira and Ricky Martin – all of whom started in their home countries, but eventually made huge names for themselves in America, and are among some of the most celebrated stars today. Though she hasn’t crossed over yet, you really should be paying attention to Maite Perroni, a Mexican actress and singer who has been growing in popularity (both in music and on television) and just may be one of the next really big stars in the United States.
Perroni started her career in the show “Rebelde,” a Mexican telenovela/soap opera that ran for three seasons and 440 episodes from 2004 through 2006. From there, Perroni starred in several other projects including “RBD: La Familia,” “Mi Pecado,” “Mujeres Asesinas” and many more. She’s been nominated for 16 different awards, winning three TVyNovelas awards, including Most Influential in 2012.
And it isn’t just an acting career that has brought Perroni into the spotlight. She was a member of the band RBD, which actually launched from the success of the show “Rebelde.” The popular band released nine albums in three languages and sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Though RBD has disbanded, Perroni has gone on to a successful solo career. Her debut solo album, “Eclipse de Luna,” was released in August of 2013 and reached number two on the U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Charts. Clearly, she is an artist to be watching.
Of course, Perroni’s beauty has helped land her a number of spokesperson gigs as well. She’s been the model for NYX Cosmetics and has been in commercials for such major brands as Pepsi, Wal Mart, Pantene and many more. There was even a Perroni Barbie Doll based on her character from the hit show “Rebelde.” Perroni has also been one of the spokespersons for Proactiv, lending her stunning beauty and international following to the skincare line. You can watch a behind-the-scenes clip at Perroni’s Proactiv photoshoot here, and though it is entirely in Spanish, you can see quite clearly why this beauty was selected to be one of the international faces for Proactiv. The celebrities that endorse Proactiv have all dealt with the same skincare issues that many people in the world fight with today, which makes Perroni that much more relatable. Keep a look out for this up-and-coming star, she just may be one of the next big names in Hollywood.