Palm Beach International Film Fest 2014 Spotlight: Latin Vixen Patricia De Leon

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There’s nothing we love better than to be awe of the foxiest Latinas in modern entertainment and Patricia De Leon affirms her sizzle factor is limitless. Patricia has enchanted the world as an actress, TV host, model as well as a former Miss Panama beauty queen and Univision reporter. I love how she’s partial to take on smart, sophisticated roles as opposed to those sexy Latina ones which so often comes her way. Sophia Vergara may have hit pay dirt when she played the sultry Hispanic card on “Modern Family” but the dedicated Patricia desires something with substance. She is however 100% desirable and is one of the stars of the new dramedy “Confessions of a Womanizer” that tells of a compulsive lothario who becomes best buds with a transgendered prostitute. He certainly has his pick of some of the hottest women on the planet with Patricia sharing sexy screen time with the Bella Twins from WWE, Jillian Rose Reed and Nosheen Phoenix. She must now surely be a must see at this year’s edition of the Palm Beach International Film Fest!

Her versatility shone through when she appeared in a recurring role on “Magic City” as Pastorita Nunez, a feisty Cuban woman with ties to Fidel Castro. In the upcoming thriller “Light from the Darkroom”, she’s in the lead role of Dr Carmen Hill, a strong-willed Panamanian surgeon who returns to Panama City in the wake of a religious pilgrimage turned massacre. Patricia can be said to be the epitome of lusciousness seeing how she’s been the gorgeous image of many advertising campaigns, this is one beauty who bewitches even when she’s not performing. It is true that Latin women do have glowing skin! As she once said in an interview: ‘Glamor is sensual by nature, they go hand in hand and I don’t exclude either one’. What she has achieved so wonderfully is to embrace all the facets of femininity and going against typecasting that’s afforded to someone as heavenly as her. It has to be said our crush for Patricia now extends beyond just admiring her voluptuous features to it’s about acknowledging her depth as a rapidly rising talent.

Phoenix Film Fest 2014 Spotlight: Rising Starlet Annika Peterson

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Annika Peterson is elegance personified and has been called an actress with a cool quotient. Watch her in “Mutual Friends” (which screens at this year’s Phoenix Film Fest) with its multiple engaging storylines that has its share of funny moments. This is truly one gorgeous ensemble of actresses with the ravishing Annika joining Caitlin FitzGerald (of Masters Of Sex fame), British Vixen Christina Cole and indie darling Jennifer Lafleur. Annika plays Adele who is being stalked by her suspicious husband Sammy (Ross Partridge) who is adamant that she may be having an affair. Sammy is the brother of Liv (Caitlin FitzGerald) the central figure who brings together her close-knit group of friends for a surprise party. Things of course don’t go as planned and emotions start running high among even the best of pals.

While her next feature is the thriller “Blackline: The Beirut Contract” directed by Sundance winner Christian Johnston, she’s also finished filming Scott Frank’s “A Walk Among The Tombstones” opposite none other than action star Liam Neeson. This year, she’s just appeared on the hit show “Elementary” and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that she was in “Tanner Hall” alongside Brie Larson, one of my idols. She played a fashionable mum Olga and seeing Annika strutting her stuff on the red carpet we already see she’s quite the stylish lady. 2014 could be the very year we see her rise as an actress viewers will adore!