- Birthday15th Mar, 74
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusSingle
- 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've never had a problem with nudity, but I don't put it out there without a reason.
- I make conscious decisions to stay out of the limelight. Without my make-up I'm pretty much the girl next door.
- I don't like my men to be too ornate. I like them to stand back and let their women shine, and they should really wear the pants in the relationship.
Did you know?
- She was named #44 in FHM magazines "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement in 2006.
- Maxim magazine ranked her #7 in their on the Hot 100 list in 2007.
- She was ranked #53 in FHMs "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
- She practices Transcendental Meditation.
- Maxim ranked her #11 in its 2010 Hot 100 issue while People named her one of 2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age.
Family & relationships
- Carlo Mendez Brother
- Ryan Gosling
Hollywood Hills home
Eva Mendes acquired a lavish Spanish styled mansion in April 2008 for $3 million. Eva lived in the house for about two years with her then boyfriend, filmmaker George Augusto. After her breakup with Augusto in 2010 the actress has occasionally shared the villa with her current flame, Canadian actor Ryan Gosling. Mendes spent close to a year renovating the house to reflect her tastes.
Location: The villa is situated in the luxurious Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, California.
Accommodation: The two-storied villa offers a total living space of 1750 square feet and comes equipped with two bedrooms, living room, dining area, two bathrooms and a two car garage. The house offers fantastic views of Los Angeles and the Santa Monica mountain range.
Features: The interiors have been tastefully decorated using a mix of antique and modern furniture. The centralized climate control system offers relief form the harsh Californian heat. The modern kitchen has been equipped with state of the art electronic appliances and the master bathroom has been equipped with a Jacuzzi. There is also a state of the art home theater system.
Neighborhood: Famous Hollywood personalities like Jennifer Aniston and Nicholas Cage reside in Mendes’s neighborhood.
Actress Eva Mendes utilizes her Lexus LX400H to complete simple errands like shopping for groceries in Los Angeles, California. On several occasions the Latino bombshell has been accompanied by her boyfriend, Canadian actor Ryan Gosling. The paparazzi had once clicked a photo of the couple sharing an intimate kiss inside Mendes’s car. The hybrid SUV is capable of being powered by both an 88 volt nickel-metal hydride battery which packs along with a conventional diesel engine. The 3.3 liter V6 diesel engine generates 268HP of power and the SUV’s speedometer can clock a speed of 100 km/hour after start in just 7.3 seconds. The LX400H can run in three different modes like an electric-only, gas-only and a hybrid gas-electric mode. The spacious interiors can accommodate five people simultaneously and features leather upholstered seats, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, multi-informational touchscreen display and trendy aluminum trim levels. The LX400H has been equipped with plenty of luxury features like 10-way power reclining front seats, dual-zone climate control, moon roof, navigation system with a back-up camera, a super-premium Mark Levinson audio system, DVD player and an eight-speaker audio system with an in-dash six-CD changer. The SUV is priced at around $50,000 in the US market.
Eva Mendes utilized a week long break in the last week of November 2011 to tour some of the most exotic tourist spots in Italy. The actress was provided perfect company for the entire duration of her trip by her Canadian actor beau Ryan Gosling. The couple utilized their time off to visit some historical sites and spend quality time with each other.
Location: Italy is located in southern Europe and shares borders with Austria, Switzerland and France.
Accommodation: Rome offers five star rated hotels of the likes of “Gran Melia Rome”, “Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto” and “Hassler Roma” that charge around $2,000 to rent out a suite for a day during the peak holiday season. Luxury hotels in Venice like the "Bauer Il Palazzo", "The Westin Europa and Regina" and "Hilton Molino Stucky Venice" can charge up to $1,900 on a per night basis lo let out a suite during the prime tourist season.
Main Attractions: Italy offers a rich choice of prime holiday spots to choose from. A visit to the capital Rome is incomplete without a visit to the 2000 year old Colosseum, the most famous surviving amphitheater of the Roman Empire.
The legendary canals of Venice offer the chance to enjoy a romantic boat ride. The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands among the wonders of the modern world and is visited by millions of visitors from around the world.
The city of Florence consists some of the finest specimens of paintings, murals and sculptures composed by the Renaissance masters. The historical site of San Gimignano located in Tuscany dates back to the 14th Century and houses several medieval towers.
The historical city of Pompeii, destroyed by a volcanic eruption almost two millennia back has been frozen by time and contains ancient buildings and artifacts preserved in excellent condition.
Heading towards there flight
Vacation in Italy
On the streets of Italy
Eva Mendes has actively supported PETA’s anti-fur campaign, and is one of the 126 renowned celebrity supporters. Founded in 1980 it has more than 3 million supporters world-wide. It defends the right of all animals suffering from medical experimentation or those abused for entertainment purposes by their intensive campaigns and educate people against the inhumane treatment meted out to all animals.
Besides being one of the 19 celebrity supporters, Eva Mendes is the official games spokesperson for the games held in Shanghai, China. Established in 1968 the NGO supports annual sports training and athletic competition to millions of people suffering from intellectual disabilities in more than 100 countries around the world.
The Art of Elysium
Eva has heavily campaigned to support this charity. Since its inception in 1997 the non-profit foundation inspires actors, musicians and artists to voluntarily dedicate their time and effort to help children battling from grave medical problems. It therefore provides artistic workshops in fields like acting, creative writing, art, music and comedy.
The designer has raised a lot of money for this NGO which is dedicated to creating the path in order to help the homeless and economically disadvantaged individuals become self-sufficient through employment opportunities. It helps in creating the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.
Brian Atwood Nico Pumps
The actor attended the “Holy Motors” movie premiere wearing the stylish Brian Atwood Nico pumps during the AFI feast on November 2012. The Italian black woven patented leather almond-toe pumps feature wooden stiletto and sky high heels measuring 5 inches. The $695 accessory has an asymmetric front cutout.
Miu Miu Spring 2012 Flap Clutch
Mendes flaunted this clutch at a high profile event. The accessory has a gold polished bauble on the front panel and logo detailing on the back portion. The tonal leather lining with satin lined interiors along with front and back wall slit pockets provide a sophisticated look.
Thakoon Addition Gathered Waist Dress
Eva was snapped wearing a bright colored Thakoon printed shirt dress at Beverly Hills, California. The retro outfit features a fun ikat print, crew buttons with hidden placket and three quarter sleeves. The gathering at the waist and the shoulders create a vintage styled look.
Marc Jacobs Antonia Bag
The artist carried her over-sized bag as she made her way to an acting class in West Wood, California. The Italian calf-skin leather satchel has twin handles with an adjustable shoulder strap and zip closure front pouch pocket. The $2,295 accessory features silver hardware internal zip fastening and pouch pockets with protective metal feet.
Oakley Frogskin Sunglasses
The model wore the stylish shades during her Los Angeles shopping trip on August 2012. The retro styled glares boasts of hydrophobic technology on their lenses that prevents water and sweat formation. It has high-definition optics for improving visibility and offers total UV protection.
Rachel Zoe Madison Colorblock Shift Dress
Mendes was photographed donning the fashionable striped dress on the streets of LA. The garment features cotton mixed polyester with a cute scoop neck. The sleeveless dress has twin patch pockets at the front panel and a hidden zip at the back portion.