13 Empowering quotes by Zoe Saldana

The gorgeous Zoe Saldana has gone from blue (in “Avatar”) to green with her new and first-time ever role as a superhero in the upcoming Marvel Comics…
13 Empowering quotes by Zoe Saldana

In this file photo Zoe Saldana poses at the Star Trek – Into Darkness Photo Call on April 28, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Thursday, June 19th Zaldana celebrated her 36th brithday. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The gorgeous Zoe Saldana has gone from blue (in “Avatar”) to green with her new and first-time ever role as a superhero in the upcoming Marvel Comics film, “Guardians of the Galaxy.” She also has a lot on her plate this year. Not to mention Thursday marks her 36th birthday.

The half Dominican and half Puerto Rican actress has embarked a busy year in 2014, with portraying superheroes, portraying Nina Simone in the biopic “Nina,” portraying a calavera in an animated film with Diego Luna and forming part of the TV show “Rosemary’s Baby.”

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There’s a lot to celebrate for the Hollywood starlet, and that’s why we admire her talents, wisdom and beauty on her birthday with 13 empowering quotes from the Latina star.

The 13 best Zoe Saldana quotes

1. “Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin.”

Zoe Saldana is beautiful.

Zoe Saldana flaunts lingerie. (Photo: Giphy.com)

2. “People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength. I’m very proud to have Latin blood.”

Zoe Saldana is a Latina actress.

Zoe Saldana looks flawless. (Photo: Giphy.com)

3. “To be seen and to be respected for my work and acknowledged as a true American Latina… means a lot to me.”

Zoe Saldana stars in many movies.

She has major girl power. (Photo: Giphy.com)

4. “I’m Latin – we start young, honey!”

Zoe Saldana is half-Dominican and half-Puerto Rican.

Zoe Saldana is all about her Latina roots. (Photo: Giphy.com)

5. “I love aging. Why would I want to be 21 for the rest of my life?”

Zoe Saldan's 36 years old in June.

Zoe Saldana is 36-year-old. (Photo: Giphy.com)

6. “I’m more of a guy’s girl. I like having a beer in a bar, and I don’t bicker or sit down and do my nails.”

Zoe Saldana is a tomboy.

Zoe likes to hang with the boys. (Photo: Giphy.com)

7. “I want to be in the small percentage of women who don’t settle for conventional roles.”

Zoe Saldana disapproves.

Zoe Saldana at MTV Movies Awards. (Photo: Giphy.com)

8. “I just want to be part of great stories that are told and for them to be relevant.”

Zoe Saldana on late night TV.

Zoe Saldana and Chelsea Handler (Photo: Giphy.com)

9. “I’m a sci-fi girl. If I can have anything in life, I’d want tons of great science-fiction movies and stories. It’s so progressive, beautiful, and imaginative.”

Zoe Saldana is a great actress.

Zoe Saldana in “Avatar” (Photo: Giphy.com)

10. “The biggest battle that I have is being a woman in the world. That takes center stage for me.”

Zoe Saldana is a Sci-fi/thriller film lover.

Zoe Saldana in “Star Trek” (Photo: Giphy.com)

11. “I had to quit ballet because it felt like a part of me was dying inside.”

Zoe Saldana use to dance ballet.

Saldana is a former ballet dancer. (Photo: Giphy.com)

12. “I’m learning the power of going away for the weekend and keeping myself company.”

Zoe Saldana's birthday is on June 19.

Zoe Saldana is a reserved person (Photo: Giphy.com)

13. “I want to be the best daughter, sister, friend and wife I can possibly be – because when I die, I am not going to be buried with my Oscar.”

Zoe Saldana's career began early.

Saldana, left, was in “Crossroads” with Britney Spears, right. (Photo: Giphy.com)

She’s quite awesome! Happy birthday Zoe Saldana, have a good one!

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Zoe Saldana laughs in tv show.

Zoe Saldana knows how to have a good time. VOXXI wishes her a happy birthday. (Photo: Giphy.com)