She lives in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. Mendes was born in Miami, Florida to Cuban parents, and was raised in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale by her mother after her parents’ divorce; Mendes has said that her mother (who was a stay-at-home mom until she became an accountant when Eva went to school) “suffered so much to make my life OK” during her early years. Mendes was raised a Roman Catholic and aspired to be a nun. and Cleaner. in 2012 Eva Mendes was featured in the documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide premiering on PBS October 1 and 2. The series introduces women and girls living under very difficult circumstances and bravely fighting to challenge them. Mendes was employed by Revlon Cosmetics as an international spokeswoman and was also a supporter and active participant in Revlon’s campaign to raise funds for breast cancer research. Mendes appeared nude in an ad for Calvin Klein’s Secret Obsession perfume. Since there was exposure of her nipples in the ad, it was banned from airing in the United States.
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