Hollywood Actress EVA MENDES
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Eva Mendes (born March 5, 1974) is an American actress and Supermodel. Mendes was born in Miami, Florida to Cuban parents and was raised in Los Angeles by her mother after her parents' divorce.
Interesting Facts About Eva Mendes:
- Mendes has said that her mother "suffered so much to make my life OK" during her early years. Her father was a car salesman and her mother, also named Eva, is now an elementary school principal. She is one of the youngest of four children (she has two sisters and a brother). Eva Mendes was raised Roman Catholic and aspired to be a nun. As a child, Mendes was teased about her "buck teeth".
- Mendes never saw herself as an actress while she was young and decided to pursue other interests. She attended Hoover High School in Glendale and later attended California State University, Northridge to study marketing, but dropped out after wanting to begin an acting career. She studied with Ivana Chubbuck.
- One day Mendes caught the eye of an agent who convinced her to pursue acting more steadily. She worked her way up through commercials to music videos, including an appearance in Will Smith's video "Miami" and the Pet Shop Boys music video for "Se a vida é (That’s the way life is)" in 1996 and Aerosmith's video "Hole in My Soul" in 1997, to guest roles in soap operas and supporting film roles.
- Her first film appearance was in the direct-to-video Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror.
- Mendes received her first big-screen break when she appeared in Training Day.
- Along with acting, Mendes is employed by Revlon Cosmetics as an international spokeswoman. She joins such actresses and models as Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and Cindy Crawford, who appear in Revlon's television and print ads. She is also a supporter and active participant in Revlon's campaign to raise funds for breast cancer research.
- Mendes was voted as No. 4 in the 2008 and No. 1 in the 2009 edition of AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women.
- Mendes posed topless for "Vogue Italy" in May 2008.
- In early 2008, Mendes was reported to have been in a rehab facility in Utah for several weeks. In a statement, her representative said that she had been "working hard for the past year and made a positive decision to take some much-needed time off to proactively attend to some personal issues that, while not critical, she felt deserved some outside professional support."
- In 2008, Mendes was reportedly outspoken in her support for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. Mendes and long-time boyfriend, George Gargurevich have been together for six years.
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