Less than 5% of actors in top films are Hispanic, new study finds - The Washington Post: A new study shows that less than 5 percent of actors in top Hollywood films are Hispanic and that Latinas are more likely than women of any other ethnicity to appear partially or totally naked on screen.
The study of the top 100 grossing films in 2013, by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg school, found that the make-believe world of movies generally does not reflect what America looks like in real life.
About 74 percent of the actors in the study were white, compared with a U.S. population that’s 63 percent non-Hispanic white.
Hispanics, who make up 17 percent of the nation’s population but had 4.9 percent of film roles, were the most underrepresented group on screen. That’s despite the fact that Hispanics bought about 25 percent of all movie tickets and are more likely than any other group to go to the movies, according to the Motion Picture Association of America.