Eva Mendes young
March 5, 1974
5 ft 6 in | 168 cm
35-25-36 in | 89-63.5-91.5 cm
56 kg | 123.5 pounds
8 US | 38 EU
Eva de la Caridad Méndez was born in Miami, Florida, U.S., on March 5, 1974, is an American actress and model. Young Eva Mendes started her career in commercials and in several music videos.
She made her big screen debut in horror movie Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) in role as Kir.
She got her television debut in NBC medical drama series ER (1998) in episode "Exodus" in role as Donna.
Her breakthrough performance came as Sara in crime thriller movie Training Day (2001) opposite Denzel Washington.
Hitch (2005) romantic comedy with Will Smith and Amber Valletta
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) contemporary western action directed by Robert Rodriguez
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) crime drama with Nicolas Cage and Val Kilmer
Ghost Rider (2007) superhero with Nicolas Cage and Wes Bentley
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) action opposite Paul Walker and Vin Diesel
Cleaner (2007) crime thriller with Samuel L. Jackson and Ed Harris
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) crime drama with Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper
Out of Time (2003) thriller drama with Denzel Washington and Sanaa Lathan
The Other Guys (2010) action comedy opposite Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell and Dwayne Johnson
We Own the Night (2007) crime drama with Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg
Last Night (2010) drama romance with Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington
Attended Hoover High School in Glendale.
Studied marketing at California State University, Northridge.
Has an older sister, Janet and a younger paternal half-brother, Carlos Alberto "Carlo" Méndez.
Her hobbies are biking, skiing, mountain climbing, interior design and listening to music.
Featured in music videos:
The Strokes "The End Has No End" (2004)
Pet Shop Boys "Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is)" (1996)
Aerosmith "Hole in My Soul" (1997)
Will Smith "Miami" (1998)
Speaks Spanish fluently.
Good friends with Cameron Diaz and Will Smith.
She is a vegetarian.
Close friends with Liv Tyler.
Practices Transcendental Meditation.
Featured in advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Thierry Mugler perfume, Magnum, Revlon Cosmetics, Cartier, Reebok, Campari and Pantene.
She is creative director of the makeup brand CIRCA Beauty.
She dated filmmaker George Augusto (2002-2010).
Eva is in a relationship with Ryan Gosling since 2011, they have two daughters.
It's fun to be a woman. It's fun to flirt and wear makeup and have boobs.
I feel I'll take on the responsibility of showing the world a whole different kind of Latin woman.
I know I walk a fine line between being a respected actor and being what they call a beauty symbol. It's a hard one to walk if you want to be known as a real, credible actor. But I've never felt objectified. Nothing you see me do is an accident. I might act like it's an accident, but the opposite is true. I'm incredibly calculated when it comes to my career.
I don't usually lose my temper, but if I get angry, it's true - I'm scary.
I'm a modern woman in the sense of I take care of myself, I'm fiercely independent, and I'm really ambitious. Yet I have these old-school thoughts in my mind.
I make conscious decisions to stay out of the limelight. Without my make-up I'm pretty much the girl next door.
I'm not an exhibitionist. But, honestly, for my art I'll do anything almost. I'll go there.
Actors used to carry films because people would have to actually go to the movies to see them. It was the only place. But now there's none of that mystique, and so there's less of a reason to buy a ticket.