Eva Mendes: biography
Eva Mendes is an American movie actress. The audience remembered Eva by her participation in Hollywood action movies and crime dramas.
The attractive and incredibly sexual actress has taken a break in her creative career because of her child's birth, but she hasn't refused from plans to strike the world with her play and transformations on the movie set.
Eva Mendes was born in Miami in the family of immigrants of the Cuban origin. Her mother worked as a costumer at Mann's Chinese Theatre, and her father was engaged in the distribution of meat production at the markets and shops. After a while, the parents of future celebrity separated, and the girl together with her mother moved to Los Angeles.
Eva attended Catholic elementary school and dreamed to become the nun. Later the girl studied at Herbert Hoover High school in Glendale from which she graduated in 1992. The girl decided to get higher education at California State University in Northridge and she entered the Design faculty where she specialized in interior design.
However, having finished two courses, Eva Mendes left this educational institution. She decided to focus on the acting career after she had participated in the shootings of several commercials and music videos. The future American actress performed in the video of Will Smith to the "Miami" song and in the video "Hole In My Soul" of the rock band "Aerosmith".
Later, having already become the famous actress, Eva tried herself as a singer when in 2010 she in a duet with the rapper Xi Lo Green performed the song "Pimps Don't Cry" song from the repertoire of "The Other Guys". In 2011 celebrity recorded her own version of the well-known composition "The Windmills of Your Mind".
Eva Mendes debuted in the movie in 1998 when she played the supporting roles in a teenage horror picture "Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror" and in the comedy "A Night at the Roxbury". The same year the actress appeared in episodes of the popular series "ER" and "Mortal Kombat: Conquest". Also, Eva played some little roles in the action movie "Exit Wounds", a horror movie " Urban Legends: Final Cut" and a family comedy "My Brother the Pig".
Eva got her key role in the crime thriller "Training Day", this was the picture that became a starting point on the way to popularity in the movie biography of the young actress. The movie received several awards, including Academic Awards and MTV Movie Awards, and Eva Mendes herself received a great number of positive reviews from the film critics.
After such success, the actress played many central and leading roles, for example, in the action movie "The Fast and the Furious" and its sequel under the title "2 Fast 2 Furious ". Also, Mendes appeared in the thriller "Out of Time", the comedy "Stuck on You", the romantic comedy "Hitch", melodrama "Trust the Man", comic book action "Ghost Rider", the crime thriller "We Own the Night", drama " Live!", thriller "Cleaner", tragic comedy "The Women", crime drama "Bad Lieutenant", comedy action movie "The Other Guys", melodrama "Last Night", drama "Holy Motors", fantasy action movie "The Spirit" and crime drama "Once Upon a Time in Mexico".
Film critics and the audience highlight the picture "Ghost Rider", as the actress generally plays roles which can't be called leading, but in this movie, she got not the last character. In "Ghost Rider" Eva was given a leading role, and famous actor Nicholas Cage became her partner on the movie set. Having performed Roxanne Simpson, Johnny Blaze's girlfriend, Eva consolidated her progress in the movie industry.
In recent years the actress acts only in supporting roles. In 2011 Eva took part in the crime action movie "Fast Five", and in 2012 the crime drama "The Place Beyond the Pines" where Mendes played Romina's role was released.
"The Lost River" is the last movie featuring Eva Mendes. This film came out in 2014. It's a fantasy thriller, directed by Ryan Gosling, which tells about a single mother whose son had found a way to the secret underwater town of Lost River. The picture shows a town in which life was going on earlier, but during construction of the reservoir, its inhabitants left the settlement. The people who remained in Lost River, trust in the best times and hope that once they will have a chance to escape from an immersive chasm.
Since 2002 Eva Mendes had relations with the director, scriptwriter, and producer George Augusto. But in 8 years they were exhausted with their relations, and young people broke up.
Eva got acquainted with the Canadian actor Ryan Gosling during the shootings of the movie "The Place Beyond the Pines". At the end of 2013, the actress officially announced the break-up with her beloved man. Later lovers got back together and began to live in a civil marriage. In September of 2014, Eva Mendez gave birth to their daughter Esmeralda Amada Gosling. In April of 2016, their daughter Amada Lee Gosling was born.
Eva Mendes is a vegetarian. The actress made this choice not only for the ethical reasons but also because she considers the refusal of meat production one of the principles of a healthy way of life. Besides, the movie star practices transcendental meditation.
Mendes is the face of the cosmetic company "Revlon" and she also succeeded in business, having released her own lines of bed linen and tableware which are at a sale at the oldest American retail chain stores of "Macy's".
Eva Mendes appeared on the cover of "Maxim" magazine twice - in 2006 and 2007. In the survey conducted by this magazine the actress was called among the most beautiful women of 2012. Also, she got in Top-99 of the sexiest women of any age. It's not surprising that users of social networks, including the service "Instagram", look for nude photos of Eva.
Еva Mendes at present
In February 2017 admirers were worried about the news that Eva hadn't attended the Academic Awards ceremony which took place in Los Angeles. Such behavior of the actress interested many people, as Ryan Gosling had visited the major event of the movie industry with his sister, but not with his wife. Representatives of media made forecasts too soon, claiming that this star couple broke-up.
Soon Mendes explained her absence at this great event. According to the celebrity, motherhood has influenced her life so much that she not only decided to take a break in her movie career, but she also tries not to attend public events.
"What people don't know about me, it’s that I like to stay at home. Therefore instead of conquering the red carpet, I have preferred to stay with our girls", – Eva Mendes commented on her absence to American journalists.
In a short time, Eva and Ryan appeared in public together, denying the rumors about their separation. This time lovers didn't take their children with them and left them at home. Actors visited Disneyland. Paparazzi considered a great luck to capture this loving couple who avoid publicity.
From the moment of the birth of the second daughter there has passed a year, and during this time Mendes had to shape herself up. The actress claims that it wasn't so simple, but efforts brought her a result. The representative of Hollywood considerably improved her physical parameters (Eva is 168 cm high and weighs 61 kilos).
"I don't have time to sit down during the day and I also don’t have any junk food at home. It will become a good example for my girls", – the movie actress said.
The diet of the American actress is various, but there is no meat in the menu of her family. The Hollywood actress begins her day with the dishes containing eggs, for example, fried eggs and toasts, and for lunch and dinner, Eva eats quinoa or salmon with rice and salad. By the words of the Hollywood celebrity, food should be perceived only as "fuel for the organism functioning".
The actress also trains 3 times a week, combining various power exercises and physical activities. Before each swimming season and important cinematography events, the girl increases the number of training up to 5 times a week. Mendes spends an hour at the gym, devoting this time only to herself.
In March 2017 Eva showed spring trends of spring in the new photoshoot. After a long break, the actress returned to public life and announced the outcome of women's clothing collection in cooperation with the New York & Company brand.
The Hollywood celebrity posed in the outfits from the new collection at the advertising photos, having presented the main trends of spring clothes – feminine silhouettes and tropical prints. The admirers appreciated the expressive bright style of Eva.
Today Eva Mendes still completely devotes herself to her children. In August of 2017, the star was captured together with Esmeralda, her elder daughter when they were leaving Italian restaurant "Little Dom's". She brings up daughters, trying to save them from special attention of the representatives of the American media.
Having left her career at the second place, Eva disappeared from the radar of the society news, but anyway representatives of the press try to make new photos of the celebrity and also want to learn about her creative plans.
- 1998 –– "ER"
- 2001 –– "Exit Wounds"
- 2001 –– "Training Day"
- 2003 –– "Once Upon a Time in Mexico"
- 2003 –– "The Fast and the Furious"
- 2005 –– "Hitch"
- 2003 –– "Out of Time"
- 2007 –– "Ghost Rider"
- 2007 –– "We Own the Night"
- 2008 –– "The Spirit"
- 2010 –– "Last Night"
- 2012 –– "Holy Motors"
- 2012 –– "Girl in Progress"
- 2012 –– "The Place Beyond the Pines"
- 2014 –– "Lost River"