Out of all the trendy Latina celebrities in Hollywood right now, Zoe Saldana is one of my favorites! Whether on the red carpet or out running errands, the Dominican and Puerto Rican actress always manages to look effortlessly stylish. So what's her secret? On the new cover of Gotham Magazine, Saldana FINALLY revealed that her fashion inspiration is...her abuela!

 

In the September issue for the magazine, Saldana opened up about her personal fashion muse, saying:

My grandmother and great-grandmother were seamstresses their whole lives, so when my grandmother moved to New York in the '60s, she worked for design houses throughout the city. She really loved fabrics and textiles, so it was natural to my family. Fashion wasn't like a religion to us, but it is in my ancestry. It was never about luxury; it was about art."


Aww, how sweet! See? Even celebrities aren't immune to an abuela's wisdom. Obviously, the love Saldana's grandmother has for fashion and clothes rubbed off on her. After all, few celebs--even those with stylists--can pull together a look as easily as Saldana can! Below, check out 10 of Saldanas best red carpet styles and tell us which one is your favorite:  

Paris Fashion Week 1

Paris Fashion Week

Zoe Saldana looks feminine and fresh while attending the Fall/Winter 2012 Armani Prive show during Paris Fashion Week earlier this summer.

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2012 CDFA Fashion Awards 2

2012 CDFA Fashion Awards

Saldana stunned in this black flowy, long-sleeved gown that showed off her toned arms and legs.

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Polo Classic 3

Polo Classic

Proving that leather can be worn even in the summer, Saldana gives off an easy but trendy vibe with her black leather shorts, black t-shirt, and stylsish aviators.

 

Rock & Republic for Kohl's Fashion Show 4

Rock & Republic for Kohl's Fashion Show

Saldana looked effortlessly stylish while attending the Kohl's fashion show earlier this summer in tight black jeans, a cropped cream-colored blazer, and classic black pumps. I love that she added a pop of color with her red clutch!

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Screen Actors Guild Awards 5

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Saldana is the epitome of elegance and glamour in this white, sparkly gown that features embroidered beading at the waist and neckline.

Audi for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards Celebration 6

Audi for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards Celebration

At a party for the Golden Globes, Saldana looked flawless from head to toe rocking a black ankle-length dress, a simple updo, and pretty makeup.

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The Trevor Project 7

The Trevor Project

Saldana proves fashion can be fun with this colorful, patterned mini-dress, which she pairs with neutral accessories.

Michael Kors event 8

Michael Kors event

This look is one of my absolute favorites! Saldana looks so chic in this mustard-colored, sheath dress and sporting wavy hair and red lips.

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Latin Grammy Awards 9

Latin Grammy Awards

Saldana was glowing in the long, bright green, sparkly cap-sleeved dress she wore at the Latin Grammy Awards in November of last year.

2011 Polo Classic 10

2011 Polo Classic

The actress looked feminine and flirty in a Jason Wu dress and nude pumps at last year's 2nd Annual Polo Classics in California.