Jordana Brewster combines beauty and brains.

Jordana Brewster combines beauty and brains.

Jordana Brewster has built a franchise as the hot babe in four “Fast and Furious” movies. She adds south of the border spice to the hugely popular flicks with her luscious dark hair and her tantalizing curves. No wonder GQ magazine is all fired up about her.

Brewster, 33, is featured in the magazine’s Mexican edition, although her background is as varied as her Latin roots.

She was born in Panama City, Panama, but her mother, Maria Jaio, is a former swimsuit model from Brazil who appeared on the 1978 cover of Sports Illustrated, and her father, Alden Brewster, is an American investment banker. But her pedigree doesn’t end there.

She’s the granddaughter of the late Kingman Brewster, Jr., an educator, diplomat and president of Yale University, during the tumultuous Vietnam War years. Jordana was raised in London, Rio de Janeiro and Manhattan and graduated from Yale in 2004 with an English degree. She also speaks Portuguese fluently.

Acting, however, has always been her passion. She made her first appearance on television at 15 in the daytime soap “All My Children” and later won a recurring role (1995-2001) in “As the World Turns.”

Her big-screen breakthrough came when she landed a part in the 2001 film “The Fast and the Furious.” She later appeared in the 2006 slasher film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,” but the Fast and Furious films have been her ticket to ride.

And, she gets better with age. She’s gone from No. 59 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list in 2006 to No. 9 on the 2009 list. She ranked No. 11 in 2011. Check out her photos and you can see why.

Jordana Brewster Strips Down for GQ Mexico