Emeraude Toubia is the next Salma Hayek, at least we think so. The Lebanese/Mexican beauty shares more than just an identical heritage with Ms. Hayek, she’s also a stunning and kick-ass actress.
The beauty is originally from Brownsville, Texas and got her start acting on telenovelas for a range of Latin-American Networks including Univision. Salma Hayek also began her career in Mexican telenovela, Teresa. Just saying.
Toubia is now a star on Netflix and Freeform series Shadowhunters, based on the Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare.
She plays the character Isabelle Lightwood, who along with her brother Alec (played by Matthew Daddario) are tattooed, part-angel warriors in an underground supernatural force that protects the human race from demons.
Her strong character often fights in skin-tight outfits and six-inch heels. She’s becoming wildly popular with fans of the show, boasting 1 million followers on her Instagram so far.
She’s also heavily involved in many a charity, volunteering regularly for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Toys for Tots and fronts the ‘Queen For a Day,’ initiative at the children’s hospital in her hometown.
The former dancer is trained in a range of mediums, including flamenco and belly dancing – we’re sure this comes in handy on the combat-heavy Shadowhunters.
The second series of Shadowhunters is available now on Netflix. Can’t wait to see what Salma-the-sequel has up her sleeve next. Perhaps a movie with her doppelgänger?
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.