Michelle Rodriguez shows off her sexy Latino looks in plunging red dress at Hispanic Media Coalition"s Impact Awards


Muy guapa! Michelle Rodriguez shows off her sexy Latina looks in plunging red dress at Hispanic Impact Awards

She's known for her tough girl roles in action movies including Resident Evil and Machete.

But Michelle Rodriguez certainly knows how to vamp herself up when she wants to.

The actress clearly wanted to show off her stunning Hispanic looks as she turned up for the Impact Awards on Friday night in a jaw-dropping red gown.

Showing off her Latino looks: Michelle Rodriguez stunned as she stepped out in a plunging red gown for the Hispanic Media Coalition's Impact Awards on Friday

Showing off her Latino looks: Michelle Rodriguez stunned as she stepped out in a plunging red gown for the Hispanic Media Coalition's Impact Awards on Friday

Michelle was being hailed at the event for her Latino roots for The National Hispanic Media Coalition's annual event.

And all eyes were firmly on her as she stepped in to the room in the floorlength scarlet number.

Showing off her pristine figure, Michelle's neckline dropped to her belly button, while the cinched in waist showed off her curves.

Bringing Sexy Back: The actress looked chic but showed off her racy side with a slinky back cut out of the red dress

Bringing Sexy Back: The actress looked chic but showed off her racy side with a slinky back cut out of the red dress

But she managed to remain classy despite giving hints of more flesh with a cut-out pattern on the back, too, thanks to the long sleeves.

And it was the perfect contrast to her dark flowing hair and Latino skin.

It's a far cry from how we've seen her before, dressed in casual numbers as she sustains her action image on screen.

Subtle but sexy: Michelle showed off her enviable figure

Subtle but sexy: Michelle showed off her enviable figure from another angle

And while we've seen her on fire on red carpets before, this ensemble was a step up from her usual attempts at dressing up.

Casual: Michelle normally dresses down for action movies

Casual: Michelle normally dresses down for action movies

Only last week she was spotted attending the 2012 Nomad Way's Gala in New York City.

Pictured alongside Sigourney Weaver, she barely had any make-up on as she wore a pretty but more understated black dress.

During the Impact Awards on Friday, Michelle, whose mother is from the Dominican Republic and has lived in Puerto Rico and Texas, was joined by Black Eyed Peas star Taboo.

The musician was handed the Outstanding Advocate for the Latino Community Impact Award on the night.

He said: 'For many years people thought I was Asian, others thought I was the Filipino of the Black Eyed Peas.

'And now it’s like I’ve taken a step forward and have my own community embracing me and telling me, hey! we’re happy about all the hits you’ve had with the group but now we want to see you do the same for yourself – and we’re here to support you, to embrace you, you’re one of us.'

Other stars spotted during the night included actor Benjamin Bratt and 'The Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan.

Winner: Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas picked up the Outstanding Advocate for the Latino Community Impact Award on the night

Winner: Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas picked up the Outstanding Advocate for the Latino Community Impact Award on the night