Eva Mendes- A Biography of Talented Actress

Eva Mendes- A Biography of Talented Actress

Life Swift
Published on September 27, 2023
Eva Mendes- A Biography of Talented Actress

Eva Mendes is an American actress who is famous for her roles in the famous films such as ‘Stuck on you’, ‘Hitch’, and ‘Training Day’.

Who is Eva Mendes?

Eva Mendes is of Cuban descent. She was born in Miami, Florida, on March 5, 1974. She is one of the famous actresses. In the film Training Day (2001), she played a great role as the wife of Denzel Washington. Other hit films of hers include ‘Hitch’ (2005) and ‘Stuck on you’ (2003). 

Moreover, Eva Mendes was accepted by AskMen.com and People magazine because of her beauty. She had also got a chance to play a role in the ads of Revlon and Calvin Klein. 

Early Life

Very famous actress Eva Mendes is of Cuban descent. She was born in Miami, Florida, on March 5, 1974. When she was 10 years old, she and her older sisters and brothers had to move to Los Angeles with her mother, after the divorce of her parents.

Mendes said to the Sydney Morning Herald, “I was from a poor family. My family range was lower-middle-class, so I can remember all the things of that time. When I was small, I always used to think that I was going to be an astronaut and an opera singer. When I grew up, I dreamed of being a movie star when I saw Annie for the first time. I was just 7 at that time.”

As a child, Eva Mendes always wanted to be a nun. But according to the flow of time, her way changed towards Hollywood when her photos were seen by the casting agent in the portfolio of the friend. 

In 1997, she dropped out her marketing major at California State University in Northridge and changed her way towards the acting career. 

Career success

Sexy looks made her very famous in music videos such as Will Smith’s ‘Miami’ and Aerosmith’s ‘Hole in My Soul’. In 1998, she played her first acting role in the film ‘Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror’. She also played a role in many other movies such as Mortal Kombat: Konquest (1998), A Night at the Roxbury (1998), My Brother the pig (1999), and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000). 

Mendes did the nude scene while playing in the film Training Day as the wife of Denzel Washington. Public was also attracted towards this movie because of the scene. 

“People were not identifying me after ‘Training Day’ came out and they were acknowledging my character”, the newly minted sex symbol said the Daily News. 

Eva Mendes’ profile was rising and Revlon noticed that and signed her as a spokesmodel in 2002. She was also seen in ‘All About the Benjamins’ before co-starting with Washington again. But this time she appeared in the film “Out of Time” in 2003. 

In the same year, she appeared in several films which met with commercial success, including “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” with Johnny Deep, “Fast and Furious” with Paul Walker, and “Stuck on you” with Matt Damon.

Big hit with ‘Hitch’

Eva Mendes played a role in a comedy film ‘Hitch’ with Will Smith in 2005. The film became a hit. The first minority actor to play a lead role in a hit romantic comedy was the duo.

Her other films include The Wendell Baker Story (2005), Ghost Rider (2007), Trust the Man (2006) and We Own the Night (2007). Next year, she was approved by Calvin Klein as its new body and face for its provocative and sexy ads. 

Eva Mendes didn’t stop getting roles in films. Over the next few years, she played a role in many films, including The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call-New Orleans (2009), The Other Guys (2010), Fast Five (2011), the spirit (2008), and Girl in Progress (2012). 

Personal Life

Eva has got fame but the way up to this was very challenging for her. She checked into the Cirque Lodge rehab center of Utah for the issues. 

She had a long-term relationship with filmmaker George Augusto but it ended in the late 2000s. After the breakup, she started dating an actor Ryan Gosling in September 2011. In summer of 2014, reporters notified them that they were expecting their first child. In that September, they welcomed their daughter, Esmeralda Amada Gosling. The couple had a second daughter, Amada Lee in April 2016.

Her beauty is acknowledged even now by the public. She was included in the Hot 100 issues of Maxim and she was voted as the “Top 99 most desirable women” into AskMen.com in 2008 (No.4) AND 2009 (No.1). In 2012, she was also listed on the “Most Beautiful at Every Age” list on the People magazine.