By Leonard Rodriguez
This column highlights inspiring stories of Latino leaders. For more than 500 years, Latino men and women have positively influenced the face of United States society. Let us celebrate these outstanding hispanics.

Catherine BachCatherine Bach 

Born Catherine Bachman to German- Mexican parents, Catherine Bach is best known as the ultra-sexy Daisy Duke on “The Dukes of Hazzard.” She studied drama at UCLA and was cast in a number of minor roles including “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” with Clint Eastwood and “Cannonball Run” with Burt Reynolds,  prior to her role call Bo and Luke Duke’s hotpants cousin.

Bach starred in the movie series “African Skies,” and “ The Dukes of Hazzard Reunion Movie”, and has been highly involved with domestic violence issues  and wildlife conservation. Years after.the final episode of “The Dukes of Hazzards,” Bach has been unable to shake her sexy image as the nation returned to the fad of wearing “ Daisy Duke” style shorts.