10 Memorable Latina TV Characters-America Ferrara, Ugly Betty

America Ferrera

7. America Ferrera • Betty Suarez • Ugly Betty (2006-2010)
Betty Suarez was a groundbreaking television character in so many ways. She was an ‘ugly’ duckling making it in the fashion industry, she was the star of the show and a Latina. And maybe most groundbreaking of all, while she was undeniably a part of Latin culture, her Latinidad wasn’t a major plot point—it was just another aspect of who she was—so simple but so important.