Jessica Alba is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, but at the start of her career, she had trouble finding roles. "They couldn't figure out my ethnicity. I would always go out for 'exotic,'" said Jessica, whose father is Mexican-American. "They were like, 'You're not Latin enough to play a Latina, and you're not Caucasian enough to play the leading lady, so you're going to be the 'exotic' one.' Whatever that was."
The entrepreneur and mother of two wasn't sure how to tackle being categorized in that manner. "That was kind of a weird thing to wrestle with, because I never had to look at myself that way or stick myself in a bucket. So I was more determined to be a leading lady to show that girls can look like me, and we can be leading ladies," Jessica said.
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