The superstar of the film "Training Day', Stuck on You' and 'Hitch,' Eva Mendes, is one of the most recognized actress and models at present. She has been featured in some of the most famous brand ads, like Calvin Klein and Revlon.
The superstar was born among the four children born to Cuban Parents Eva Perez and Juan Carlos Mendez. Her father ran a meat distribution business, and mother worked at Mann's Chinese Theatre.
Mendes was born on the 5th of March, 1974, in Miami, Florida. Mendes, along with her other three siblings, was born and raised until ten at the very place. But when Eva was ten years old, her parents divorced, and she, along with her older brother and sisters, moved to Los Angeles.
Eva completed her high school from Hoover High School in Glendale, California. She joined California State University, Northridge as a marketing student. But soon, she dropped out of college to pursue her career in Acting.
Eva made her debut in the Hollywood industry through a horror film 'Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror.' Eva was not satisfied with her performance in the movie. So, she hired an acting coach. Soon, the following year, 1998, she was offered the role of a bridesmaid in the comedy film ' A night at the Roxbury' with other famous actors like Will Ferrell.
In the years following that, Eva did several movies. After that, she has never had to look back and regret whatever she has achieved to date. Ever since, she has been climbing the ladders of success.
Mendes' ultimate breakthrough came in the year 2001 with her performance in the crime thriller film,'Training Day,' which was produced by Antoine Fuqua's. In 2002, Eva had her first solo film released, which was a crime comedy named 'All About the Benjamin.' By this time, she had already made her presence in the Hollywood industry as a successful Actress.
In the year, 2003, she got the chance to act with the famous hero Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson's Franchise film, 2 Fast 2 Furious. The film made more than $230 Million, marking the presence of the actress more in the industry.
Back in the year 2002, Rising to the fame, Eva was noticed by Revlon and was signed as its spoke model in 2002. After that, In the year 2005, Mendes teamed up with Will Smith comedy Film Hitch. This film became the first minority actors film to open at No. 1.
Mendes kept adding more hit films to her list. The Wendell Baker(2005), Trust the Man (2006), Ghost Rider(2007) are among the few of her top Films. In the year 2011, she appeared in an uncredited cameo in Fast Five.
In the year, 2007, Cosmopolitan named Mendes it's Fun Fearless Female of the Year. The same year, she was tapped by Calvin Klein as its new Face and body in its sexy and provocative ads. She appeared nude in a 2008 print advertisement for Calvin Klein's Secret Obsession Perfume. In 2011, Mendes appeared in a Peek & Cloppenburg clothing catalog.
She was featured in the PBS documentary, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women WorldWide, which aired in October 2012. This documentary was cast in Sierra Leone. She is the spokesperson for chocolate milk brand Cocio. She helped in promoting, Thierry Mugler's Fragrance, Reebok Shoes, and Pantene Shampoo.
Singing and Fashion Design
Eva's first appearance for the song videos came back in 1998 in the single "Miami" sung by Will Smith. In the year, 2010 Mendes recorded 'Pimps Don't Cry.' This song was featured in the film ' The Others Guys' and was performed in a duet with CeeLo Green. The following year, she recorded a version of ' The Windmills of Your Mind.'
Eva is the creative director of the makeup brand CIRCA Beauty, which was launched at Walgreens in the year, 2015. She has a series of Bed Linens and Dinnerware, which are sold at Macy's. She is also the founder of her partnered fashion line, Eva by Eva Mendes. Eva Launched her fashion line partnered with New York & Co in February of 2013.
Mendes came to limelight once again in 2008 after she was found to have checked into Utah's Cirque Lodge Rehab Center. Although the main reason has not been disclosed to the public.
The Actress was in relation to the filmmaker, George Augusto, until late 2000. After Eva went on for the medication, their relationship started to fell down and eventually separated in 2010. After since, the famous actress has been in relation to actor Ryan Gosling.
Is Eva Married?
Eva is rumored to have secretively married to Ryan in the year 2016. But, due to their secretive lifestyle, there is no evidence for the couple to have been married. Eva has been living together with Actor, Ryan Gosling, for the last few years. The couple has two children.
Eva had her first daughter, Esmeralda Amada Gosling, in September 2014. The couple was blessed with another daughter in the year, 2016. She was named as Amada Lee. Eva currently lives with her two daughters and husband, Ryan at Los Angeles.
Eva, with nearly two decades of career, holds a net worth of $15 million. She has been earning a huge sum of money through her business, contract and her films. Another similar Actress, Kristin has a net worth of $35 Million.
|Films||Box Office Collection|
|2 Fast 2 Furious||$236.3 million|
|Once Upon a time in Mexico||$98.2 Million|
|Ghost Rider||$228 Million|
Eva is an active social media user, As of 2nd December, 2019, Eva has a total number of 194,877 Followers in the Instagram, 152,550 Followers in Twitter and 3,681,794 in her official Facebook Account.
Eva has appeared several times on the cover for Maxim Magazine. She was ranked 54th, 12th, 7th, 7th, 11th in the issue of 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, respectively. Mendes was chosen at 80th, 23rd and 44th in FHM Magazine's 100 sexiest Women in the World' in the year, 2004, 2005 and 2006 respectively. She was named number one of 2011's Most Beautiful at Every Age by People.
Awards & Nominations
Eva has been nominated 15 times for National and International Awards. Out of which she has won 2 of them. Mendes had her first nomination in the year, 2002 with the film, Training Day by ALMA Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in the Motion Picture.
Eva won her first Award in the year, 2005, Capri Hollywood Awards in the category, Capri Global Award. Her next Awards was Giffoni Award in 2009 at Giffoni film Festival.
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