Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

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She began acting in the late 1990s, and after a series of roles in B movies such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), she broke into the Hollywood mainstream with an appearance in Training Day (2001). Mendes was raised a Roman Catholic and aspired to be a nun. While Mendes “always had high hopes” for herself, she didn’t consider an acting career until a talent manager saw her photo in a friend’s portfolio. She found it to be a fulfilling experience: “I thought, ‘This is what people meant about acting.” That performance led to roles in All About the Benjamins, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Once Upon a Time in Mexico (which earned her a nomination at the Teen Choice Awards), Out of Time and Stuck on You. She was the female lead in the 2005 comedy Hitch opposite Will Smith. They were the first minority actors to play leads in a hit romantic comedy. She also starred in Live. I’d rather go naked.” She modelled in a Morgan campaign in 2007.
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes


She has since starred in many films including All About The Benjamins (2002); 2 Fast 2 Furious, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Stuck on You (2003); Hitch (2005); Ghost Rider and We Own the Night (both 2007); The Spirit (2008); Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009); The Other Guys and Last Night (both 2010). Mendes was raised a Roman Catholic and aspired to be a nun. While Mendes “always had high hopes” for herself, she didn’t consider an acting career until a talent manager saw her photo in a friend’s portfolio. I’d rather go naked.” She modelled in a Morgan campaign in 2007.