Rita Moreno is the GOAT for the Latinx community.
The Puerto Rican actress is legendary, and being one of 12 EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards) recipients is the only receipt you need for proof.
While Moreno has accomplished what some could only dream of doing, it's hard to believe that the incredible performer is 85 years old; she's just as flawless, phenomenal, and badass as she was back in the day. To celebrate such an inspirational woman, we're sharing 17 throwback photos of Moreno that deserve as much recognition as Miss Marilyn Monroe.
Her photos from the '50s are absolutely breathtaking.
This picture in particular was shot by Loomis Dean for her 1954 LIFE magazine cover story "Rita Moreno: An Actress’ Catalog of Sex and Innocence," and the photoshoot captured her magic exquisitely.
She is the definition of Hollywood glamour.
There's no denying how beautiful she was, and continues to be.
What. A. Queen.
Even her candids will leave you speechless.
We need a moment of silence for this literal perfection.
Her face should have been plastered EVERYWHERE.
We can't handle it.
Our jaws hit the floor.
Does a bad photo of her even exist?
They're all just so striking.
The whole world was her stage.
And she looked damn good whether the spotlight was or wasn't on her.