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American Film actress


Eva Mendes started her career in the late 1990s. She became popular for her roles in films such as 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hitch, We Own the Night and The Spirit.

Eva Mendes Info

Date of BirthMarch 5, 1974
Place of BirthMiami, Florida, U.S.
Domestic partner(s)George Gargurevich (2003-present)
Years active1998–present
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 I think Cameron Diaz is a good buddy to have, you know? She takes care of business. And she doesn’t mess around. I’ve seen her in action and she’s kind of amazing. I saw her ride an elephant in a safari once in Nepal while I cried like a baby because I was too scared. 
— Eva Mendes wants to make a movie with Cameron Diaz / September 16, 2010
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 I just directed my first short film and Christina Ricci is in it. I have an amazing cast. I can’t tell you the joy I’ve found through directing. I would love to do something… I don’t know if I’m ready for a feature but that is something that excites me, for sure. I’m into creating a world and a vision. 
— Eva Mendes / September 16, 2010
 Most women aren’t as shallow as men — not as visually shallow. Most of my girlfriends do have qualities they look for in men which are a priority though, like a job! I like a guy who is taller than me, so I can wear heels — I’m not particularly tall. I also like a man to bathe once in a while, but even that I’m not that insistent on — I do like a bad boy, I like a rock ‘n’ roller. 
— Eva Mendes about his ideal man / September 16, 2010
 He is a laugh to work with, he’s a scream. The first day of working with him was so difficult, because he’s a genius of improvisation and I’m not. And I just kept cracking all the time and I quickly had to learn not to. It’s not that I had to stop cracking up, but I quickly had to work on my recovery time. 
— Eva Mendes saying it was hard working with George Augusto initially / September 16, 2010
 I always make a point of eating before I go to a party. I go with a full stomach of fish or vegetables or whatever I have at home that is good. So when I get there I probably have a little nosh on something, but it is not going to be disastrous. 
— Eva Mendes eats before going to parties / August 19, 2010

 Music is very important to me. I constantly go and see live bands when I’m not working. For a while I hoped to manage a band but I just don’t have the time. Maybe one day I will. 
— Eva Mendes wants to manage a band someday / August 13, 2010
 I have worked very hard to love myself, and I do. I think that’s what people may respond to with me. Cause there are a ton of beautiful girls in this business with beautiful bodies, 
— Eva Mendes loves herself / July 14, 2010
 When other actresses who aren’t thought of, maybe, as being as attractive to do full-frontal, they’re called brave. Nobody has ever said, ‘Eva, you’re so brave for doing full-frontal nudity.’ Just because I’m attractive doesn’t mean it’s not scary. Why am I not brave? 
— Eva Mendes finds it nervous doing intimate scenes / July 14, 2010
 But it does become frustrating, because I don’t want ‘sexy’ to be my defining characteristic. I’d love for my ambition and will and intellect and sense of humor to define me as well. 
— Eva Mendes wants to be known more than just a sexy woman / July 14, 2010