Leticia “Letty” Ortiz is the main tritagonist in The Fast and FuriousFranchise and the secondary protagonist only to her husband, Dominic Toretto. She is portrayed by Michelle Rodriguez
Letty Ortiz Early Life
Letty was presumably born and raised in the same neighborhood as the Toretto family. She lived down the street from them. Letty took an interest in cars when she was ten years old. Dominic, a fellow car enthusiastic like his father, “always had her attention”. However, when she became sixteen, Dominic became romantically interested in her.
Letty became involved in street racing in her teens. When she was at the age of fifteen years, she participated in a street race against Dominic which resulted in both of their cars crashing. She managed to pull Dominic from the wreck of his car, almost losing her arm in the process.
When Letty was a teenager, she and Mia were caught up in an escape attempt somewhere in Boyle Heights. When they got trapped in a corner, Letty drove her car, a Ford Torino Cobra, through a retailing wall.
Letty Ortiz The Fast and the Furious
Letty is introduced as Dom’s girlfriend and they have been friends since childhood. Although, Letty shows some concern about Dominic’s carjacking scheme she participates in every robbery. She is seen at Race Wars where she races and beats a fellow racer. In the end, during a botched highway robbery, she rolls her car and is injured but is saved by Dom and survives.
Letty Ortiz Dead
Letty, Dominic, and his new crew hijack a truck in the Dominican Republic narrowly escaping. After Dom leaves her she goes to FBI agent Brian O-Connor to clear Dom’s name in order for him to return home. Brian consequently puts Letty undercover with Arturo Braga as a driver running drugs over the US-Mexico border.
However, after the job is complete she realizes that the leader of the team, Fenix Calderon, intends to murder the drivers: she escapes in her car. However, she is chased by Calderon who manages to flip her car leaving her injured in the wreckage.
As Calderon approaches intending to shoot her the car explodes throwing her into the underbrush and Calderon leaves her for dead. Brian was left to assume that she had died as did Dominic and Mia.
Letty Ortiz Amnesia
However, Letty is not killed by the explosion caused by Fenix and is instead hospitalized with amnesia. She was found two days later in the hospital, by Owen Shaw who had gone there to kill her. However, when he determined that she had no memory of her previous life, he decided she would be a good member of his team.
Letty Ortiz Fast Five
When Dominic discovers Vince has associated himself with Hernan Reyes after attempting to steal the device in the GT40. Dominic accuses Vince of betrayal, but Vince defends his character and makes a point to say that Dominic’s failure to listen to him about Brian O’Conner resulted in the loss of their home, family and the death of Letty.
Luke Hobbs is sitting at his desk at the DSS offices when U.S. Customs agent, Monica Fuentes, presents him with a file on a heist committed in Berlin. Attached to the file is a photograph of Letty suggesting that not only is she alive but she involved in large-scale criminal activity.
Letty Ortiz Fast & Furious 6
Hobbs approaches Dominic with the news that Letty is alive and asks him for his and his team’s help in bringing down the international criminal Letty is working for Owen Shaw. Dom agrees, only after Brian secures them full pardons for their assistance.
Though Dom had little interest in Shaw, which is shown during a chase scene in which he allows Shaw to escape in order to chase down Letty. After finally chasing her down Dom gets out of his car to speak to Letty. However, Letty shoots Dom before getting back in her car and taking off appearing to not recognize who he is.
When she arrives back to Shaw’s lair, he questions her to see if she remembers Dom at all, to which she says she doesn’t. Later, she meets up with Dom’s team again, when going to investigate a phone call made by the man who made special vehicles for them.
A shoot out ensues, in which her teammate, Ivory, is killed by Gisele. Letty tries to escape through the subways but is followed by Riley. The two fight each other, and Letty tackles Riley down the stairs and finally escapes on a subway train.
She heads back to Shaw and tells him that Ivory was killed, but his lack of caring frustrates her. Shaw then comes to her and tells her that he has a soft spot for her because she is a blank page who remembers nothing.
Letty tells him she needs some air and goes out. She is found by Dom and a race. The two race, and Letty, intrigued by Dominic, tells him to follow her. They meet up, and Dom tells her that he knows “everything” about her.
He begins explaining the scars she has on her and how she got them. He also gives her a famous cross necklace. She grows emotional and leaves. Later, Shaw asks her if she could kill Dom when the time comes, and she insists she can and even tells Shaw to keep the necklace.
They continue with their plan and attempt to hit up a convoy holding a chip that is worth billions. They steal a tank, and Shaw begins to run over innocent drivers. Letty is outraged at this and tells him that it was not part of the plan. Brian and Roman secure a car to the tank and use it as an anchor, hitting the car repeatedly to knock it off the bridge.
Shaw, angry, tells Letty to get on top of the tank and remove the cable before the car anchors them. She obeys and is seen by Dominic who begins to drive faster, knowing that Letty will be killed once the car flips off the bridge.
This is also known by Shaw who was using Letty to get to Dom. When the car flips and hits the bridge support, the tank flips and sends Letty soaring through the air. Dom speeds up and crashes his car into the railing of the bridge and catches Letty midair, they both crash into a car windshield, Dom looking at Letty, relieved she is uninjured.
Shaw is captured, and they all go back to the military base. When the guy in charge attempts to arrest Letty too for working with Shaw, Dom steps forward and says, “she’s always been one of us”. Brian then goes up to her to apologize, feeling that everything is his fault, to which she tells him that no one makes her do something she doesn’t want to do.
She then goes to speak to Dom, and asks how he knew the car would break their fall to which he replies, “I didn’t.” They are interrupted after Hobbs brings Shaw in, who confesses to kidnapping Mia and demands to be released. Hobbs tells Dom that if they do that, they lose their full pardons, to which Dom agrees and Hobbs releases Shaw.
He looks back and asks if “Babe” is coming, everyone looks at Letty for an answer, but is shocked when Riley steps forward saying, “Of course”.
The team then prepares to save Mia, and Letty tells them that she is going with them. They all ride out, and Brian, Dom, and Letty all get on the plane that Shaw is attempting to escape in. Letty then has another physical altercation with Riley, she is on the losing end until Hobbs tosses her a weapon, which she then uses to kill Riley and shoot her out of the plane. She and Hobbs escape, but Dom stays behind to secure the chip.
The plane eventually crashes, however they see Dom drive out of the plane. The team is relieved until the car flips. Letty searches the horizon for any sign of Dom and smiles when she sees him walking out of the wreckage. She walks up to him and the two embrace.
Holding hands, they walk back to Hobbs who asks what he would like as payment for getting the chip. Dom responds with, “1327”, which is revealed to be his old address in the next scene. The team is getting a BBQ together, and Hobbs arrives with Elena stating that they all are free. Letty thanks Elena for everything, saying she is an amazing woman.
Elena tells Letty that Dom is an amazing man, and tells Letty to keep him out of trouble to which Letty laughs and tells her that that will never happen. Dom approaches Letty after they leave and asks if anything feels familiar. Letty tells him, no but that it feels like home. The two are last seen with Letty sitting on his lap as Roman says grace at the lunch table.
Letty Ortiz Fast & Furious Seven
In the seventh film, Letty temporarily leaves Dom to sort through her amnesia and find out who she is on her own. However, after Deckard Shaw kills Han and blows up Dom’s house, Letty rejoins the team.
During the course of the mission, Letty’s memories come back after hitting her head in a fight with Kara, including that she and Dom have married some point before Fast & Furious. Letty is last seen with her husband and friends on the beach, commenting on how different things will be now that Brian O’Conner is retiring.
Letty Ortiz The Fate of the Furious
In The Fate of the Furious, Letty and Dom are enjoying their honeymoon in Havana. Everyone is taken by surprise when Dom seemingly betrays them in Berlin. While the others are convinced of his betrayal.
Only Letty knew something was wrong and suspected someone was blackmailing him. Her suspicion proved true when Cipher and Dom attacked Mr. Nobody’s secret base. She is last seen meeting Dom’s son with Elena, Brian. Letty is portrayed by Michelle Rodriguez.
Letty Ortiz Husband
Leticia “Letty” Ortiz is the wife of Dominic Toretto, sister-in-law to Mia Toretto, and the stepmother of Brian Marcos. A protagonist in The Fast and the Furious franchise, Letty Ortiz is the childhood sweetheart of Dominic Toretto, turned street racer, mechanic and thief.
Letty Ortiz And Dominic Toretto
the relationship between Dominic Toretto and his now-wife Letty Ortiz. If you’ve at least seen one of these movies or watched all seven in the franchise, you can tell that their love story is epic and more real than the cliched mock-ups we watch on TV. If you don’t believe me, let me tell you right here.
Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez portray these characters to a T. They made these characters into the Jay Z and Beyonce of action movies. They have the best on-screen chemistry together. After fifteen years of friendship, they still manage to capture the magic that is Dotty.Plus, they haven’t aged a day since starring in the first movie back in 2001
They been through hell and back together. They’ve survived car crashes, drug lords, and amnesia. One of the pivotal moments in their relationship was when Letty had remembered their life together, including the night they eloped in the Dominican Republic, and she thought Dom was gone forever when he crashed is Charger.
Letty’s vows are the definition of “Ride or Die”.“You will never be alone again. I vow wherever you go, I go. You ride, I ride. You fight, I fight. And if you ever die on me Dominic Toretto, I’m gonna die with you.
Pass the tissues guys. It’s even more emotional when he wakes up to hear her say it and answer her question as to why he didn’t tell her they were married.“Because you can’t tell someone they love you.”
If that isn’t real love then I don’t know what you guys are watching. So I know with Fate of The Furious coming out that a lot of fans are worried about Dom and Letty making it. After jumping through all of the hurdles and crazy obstacles that life’s thrown at them, they made their way back to each other and they will in this new chapter of their story.
Letty Ortiz Characteristics
Like her husband Dominic, Letty is an extremely skilled race car driver. She was able to outrace a contestant at a race with relative ease and was recruited to be a part of Braga’s drug cartel, which required driving prowess to cross the border at high speed.
She was even a match for Dominic, narrowly losing to him in their one on one race in London, despite having held the lead for the majority of the race. Letty was also a capable fighter. She easily punched a security guard to the floor when they tried to stop Dominic from attacking Tran and also overwhelmed several security guards at a party.
She also held her own against trained fighter Kara; they were so evenly matched that their fight ended in a draw when they crashed over a balcony and smashed through a table, both too dazed to keep fighting. She did struggle against Riley during their fight in the subway.
Letty being overwhelmed, barely preventing the women from handcuffing her to a pole and narrowly escaped an arm lock imposed on her. She did manage to tackle her down a flight of steps though, recovering fast enough to escape as Riley was disorientated.
Michelle Rodriguez did not know Letty was actually alive until the end of Fast Five when she saw the movie in theaters.