NEW YORK Jan 4 (Reuters Life) - She's an actor, singer,
clothes designer with her own fragrance, and now Jennifer Lopez
can add another title to her list -- the most influential
Hispanic entertainer in America.
New York-born Lopez tops the entertainment section of
People en Espanol's list of "100 Most Influential Hispanics" in
its February issue which pays tribute to Hispanics who have had
an impact on their communities.
"Being an example to others is a big part of my work,"
Lopez told the magazine.
"It excites me to think that I could be capable of changing
opinions, or of making people laugh or cry. It's a beautiful
facet of the work that we do."
Lopez, 37, who was born and raised in the Bronx, hinted she
may be ready to start a family of her own.
"I come from a strong family, so of course I want to have
one. But I also have my own family: my immediate family, my
husband (singer Marc Anthony), and his children. I am a part of
all this. In this sense, I am very fortunate."
Anthony, who did not make the list, and Lopez, who has been
listed as the richest Latin American in Hollywood by Forbes
magazine, have been married since 2004.
The list of influential Hispanics also includes fellow
singers Shakira, Carlos Santana, Julio Iglesias, Gloria and
Emilio Estefan, Ricky Martin, and actors Antonio Banderas, Eva
Longoria and Salma Hayek.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, the director of possible Oscar
contender "Babel" headed the list for leading Hispanics in
culture and the arts while U.S. Attorney General Alberto
Gonzales headed the politics and public affairs list.
Also on the politics list was Venezuelan president Hugo
Chavez and ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro.