Produced on March 5, 1974, in Miami, Florida, celebrity Eva Mendes is of Cuban ancestry. Her big breakthrough came playing Denzel Washington’s wife in the movie Training Day (2001). Her other successes include Stuck on You (2003) and Hitch (2005). Maxim, AskMen.com and People magazine have recognized Mendes for her attractiveness, and she’s become the face for Revlon and Calvin Klein advertisements. Eva Mendes was born on March 5, 1974, in Miami, Florida, and is of Cuban ancestry.
“Seven was lousy. Seven came from a lower middle class family, so I’d imagine all sorts of matters. Seven really thought I would be an astronaut and an opera singer once i was extremely little. Afterward seven thought about truly being a movie star once I saw Annie. I was seven then,” Mendes told the Sydney Morning Herald.
As a kid, Mendes aspired to be a nun. As the child grew older, her course changed when a Hollywood casting agent saw her pictures in a buddy ‘s portfolio.
Mendes’s hot looks got her in music videos like Will Smith’s Miami and Aerosmith’s Hole in My Soul. Mendes’ first major acting role came in 1998, in the direct-to-video movie Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror.
Mendes captured the people’s attention for a nude scene she did while playing Denzel Washington’s wife in the movie Training Day (2001). The recently minted sex symbol told the Daily News, “After Training Day came out, folks weren’t only understanding me, they were reacting to my character.”
With her profile climbing, Revlon took notice and signed her on as its spokesmodel in 2002. Mendes subsequently appeared in All About the Benjamins before again costarring with Washington, this time in the 2003 movie Out of Time.
The movie started at No. 1, and the pair became the first minority performers to play leads in a success romantic comedy. Another year, Calvin Klein exploited Mendes as its new face and body in its alluring and provocative advertisements.
The performer continued take on movie characters during the the next couple of years, including The Spirit (2008), The Awful Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans (2009), The Other Men (2010), Fast Five (2011) and Girl in Progress (2012).
In addition to recognition came private challenges. In 2008 Mendes checked into Utah’s Cirque Lodge rehab center for undisclosed problems. Her long term relationship with filmmaker George Augusto finished in the late 2000s, but since September 2011 she’s found new love in dating celebrity Ryan Gosling. In the summer of 2014, reports surfaced the couple was expecting their first child together. They welcomed a daughter, Esmeralda Amada Gosling, that September.
The public continues to recognize the celebrity’ attractiveness. Actress Eva additionally made People magazine’s 2012 “Most Beautiful at each Age” list.