The Hot List, Part II: Must-See Native Actresses [25 Photos]
In The Hot List, Part I, we let the boys have their day, spotlighting charismatic Native actors Chaske Spencer, Tatanka Means, Moses Brings Plenty, Michael Spears, and Kiowa Gordon. We told you there would be more parts -- and here's the second. These five actresses light up the screen whenever they get a chance, and even when they're in between jobs they'll keep your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram feeds beautiful. Here they are -- five Native actresses you have to see.
Tonantzin Carmelo, Tongva and Kumeyaay, attracted a lot of attention back in 2005 as Thunder Heart Woman in Into the West, and she has been regularly employed in Hollywood ever since. How many other Native thespians can say they've been in acclaimed indie films (Shouting Secrets, The Activist), the video game Dead Space, and the animated TV series American Dad!? Carmelo grew up dancing in a troupe led by her mother, Virginia Carmelo, and has released three albums of traditional Native music in the Canyon Records label.
Connect: Tonantzin Carmelo's official site
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