Eva Mendes

© Nicolas Genin

© Nicolas Genin


Eva Mendes, a model, actress, singer, and fashion and homeware designer, was born on March 5, 1974 in Miami, Florida. She acted in several B movies during the 1990s and her major breakthrough came when she played the role of Denzel Washington’s wife in the movie ‘Training Day’ (2001). Her other films like ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’, ‘Once Upon a Time in Mexico’, ‘Desperado’ and ‘Stuck On You’, that released in the same year were commercially successful. Her other well-known films are ‘Hitch’ and ‘Ghost Rider’. In a career spanning 15 years, Mendes has acted in more than thirty films. She was ranked 7th on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 list in the year 2007 and 2008. She has been the spokesmodel for Revlon, Calvin Klein, Cocio and Magnum ice cream. Mendes launched a home decor line called Vida and in 2010o launched a dinnerware line. She dated George Augusto between 2002 and 2010 and in 2013 was dating Ryan Gosling. Eva Mendes is known for wearing the perfume Chanel No 5.