J.Lo at 40: How a Diva Was Made!

In 40 photos, see how the birthday girl (on July 24) went from Jenny from the Block to superstar


Native New Yorkers Lopez and Anthony – both of Puerto Rican descent – lead Manhattan's annual Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11, 2006. "I've never tried to hide the fact that I'm Latina. I think that's why Hispanics are like, 'She's ours; she's out there, but she belongs to us' – and that's true," Lopez tells People en Español. "With the Latino community, I am theirs. I do belong to them – that's who I am."