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Eva Mendes (05.03.74) is an American actress, of Cuban origin.

Childhood: Eva Mendes was born in Miami, Florida. Her parents are Cuban. Mendes was then raised in the LA suburb of Glendale by her mother, after her parents divorced. Mendes' mother stayed home to look after her until Eva went to school, at which point she became an accountant.

Mendes attended Hoover High School and then later, California State University in Northridge, where she studied marketing. However, she dropped out when she decided that she wanted to start an acting career, and studied acting with Ivana Chubbuck. In the past, Chubbuck has also been enlisted to coach Brad Pitt, Jared Leto and Jessica Alba.

Acting Career: Mendes started a career in front of the camera by appearing in music videos, such as Will Smith's 'Miami' and Pet Shop Boys' 'Se a vida é (That's the way life is)' as well as Aerosmith's 'Hole in My Soul'.

Eva Mendes' first film appearance was in the straight-to-video Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror. Her first proper break came when she was cast to appear in Training Day, alongside Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. Her appearance in the film led to her landing roles in Stuck on You with Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear as well as Robert Rodriguez's Once Upon a Time In Mexico, with Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Johnny Depp.

Mendes went on to work with Nicolas Cage in Ghost Rider and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Following that, she shared screen time with a strong ensemble cast, including Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg and Robert Duvall in We Own the Night. Then, in Frank Miller's 2008 film The Spirit, she worked with Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson.

Eva Mendes also joined the ranks of Halle Berry, Cindy Crawford and Julianne Moore when she was asked to act as a spokeswoman for Revlon Cosmetics and supports their campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer. She has also been employed by Thierry Mugler to promote their Angel fragrance. She has also modelled for Calvin Klein - appearing nude for their Secret Obsession ad campaign, which was banned from being aired in the States. She also appeared nude for PETA, in their anti-fur campaign, with the tag-line 'Fur? I'd rather go naked.'

Personal Life: Eva Mendes was in a long-term relationship with the music producer George Augusto between 2002 and 2011. In September 2011, she started dating the actor Ryan Gosling.



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Eva Mendes Reveals Why She Gave Daughters The Same Name


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Actress Eva Mendes is known for keeping her relationship with Ryan Gosling intensely private, so much so that no one knew the couple were expecting their second child until weeks before the baby’s birth. But speaking to Latina magazine, Mendes opened up on the birth of Amada Lee, who shares the name name as her sister Esmeralda Amada.

Eva MendesEva Mendes welcomed second daughter Amada Lee in April

When asked by the magazine why she chose to name both her daughters Amada, Mendes explained: “My grandmother’s name is Amada, and Esmeralda Amada is the name of our oldest. We had a few names picked out for our new baby, and when she was born, we didn’t feel like those names were her."

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Eva Mendes - Eva Mendes is seen arriving for an interview with Mario Lopez for the entertainment show Extra. at Universal Studios - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Wednesday 25th September 2013

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Eva Mendes - Eva Mendes Celebrates the Launch of her Clothing Line with New York & Company - Manhattan, NY, United States - Thursday 19th September 2013

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Eva Mendes - New York premiere of 'The Place Beyond the Pines' at Landmark Sunshine Cinema - New York City, United Kingdom - Thursday 28th March 2013

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Eva Mendes - Eva Mendes arrives for an appearance on 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' - New York City, United States - Wednesday 27th March 2013

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Eva Mendes - Celebrities at the Ed Sullivan Theater for 'The Late Show With David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater, The Late Show - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 19th March 2013

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Eva Mendes And Ryan Gosling Expecting Another Baby


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Eva Mendes is expecting her second baby with her long-term partner Ryan Gosling, new reports suggest. A source told E! News on Thursday evening (April 14th) that the actress is already in her second trimester, but the couple has not yet officially commented on the reports.

42 year old Mendes and 35 year old Gosling are already parents to a 17 month old daughter, Esmeralda Amada. They’ve always kept their private lives off limits to the media, and have not yet shared any pictures of their daughter with their fans.

Eva Mendes Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling and Eva Mendes are reportedly expecting their second baby

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Ryan Gosling Talks Eva Mendes: 'I'm With The Person I'm Supposed To Be With'


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Ryan Gosling is looking forward to spending Christmas this year with girlfriend Eva Mendes and their 14-month-old daughter Esmeralda. Speaking to Hello! Canada, the intensely private actor made a rare comment about his relationship with Mendes, describing her as ‘the person I’m supposed to be with.’

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling is looking for to spending Christmas with Eva Mendes and their daughter Esmeralda.

When asked about spending Christmas with his family this year, Gosling said he was excited as his daughter is a little bit older this time around. “This will be our first Christmas where (Esmeralda is) sort of taking it all in, so that’s exciting,” Gosling said.

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Kendall Jenner Poses Topless For Calvin Klein Ad, Khloe Kardashian Goes On A Date With James Harden


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Kendall Jenner has been photographed topless for a new series of Calvin Klein adverts. The images, published on Thursday, are certainly provocative. One shows Kendall looking over her shoulder, wearing nothing but a black Calvin Klein thong, and flashing a bit of side boob. Another shows 19-year-old Jenner in a lacy bra looking at the camera from under her mane of hair.

Kendall JennerKendall Jenner posed topless for Calvin Klein.

Read More: The Kardashians Celebrate Penelope Disick’s 3rd Birthday.

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Lost River Review


Weak

With his writing-directing debut, Ryan Gosling shows audacious skill as a visual artist but never quite manages to recount a story that grabs hold of the audience. It's a stunningly gorgeous film packed with strong, earthy performances from a starry cast playing against type. But there's no momentum at all to the narrative, which is packed with random symbolism that never quite resolves into anything either meaningful or emotionally engaging.

Lost River is a decaying, abandoned city on the edge of a lake created by damming up a river and flooding another town. In what's left of their neighbourhood, Billy (Christina Hendricks) lives in her family home with her sons: a toddler and a teen named Bones (Iain De Caestecker), who helps support the household by scavenging for copper in the vacant buildings nearby. But he's encroaching on the turf of self-proclaimed gangster Bully (Matt Smith), who is intent on exacting vicious revenge. Meanwhile, next-door neighbour Rat (Ronan) is caring for her delusional granny (Barbara Steele) and trying to help Bones. And when the new bank manager Dave (Ben Mendelsohn) turns down Billy's cry for help, she takes a job at his seedy underworld nightclub alongside Cat (Eva Mendes).

Aside from some blood-soaked cabaret, what goes on in this nightclub remains rather mysterious, as Billy finds higher-paying work in the purple-hued basement fetish rooms. But then everything in this film is enigmatic, as Gosling deliberately refuses to connect the dots. This gives the film an intriguing David Lynch-style tone, although it lacks Lynch's eerie resonance. There's also a touch of John Waters-style trashiness and Terrence Malick-style natural beauty, plus the clear influence of Gosling's heavily stylised past directors Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive and Only God Forgives) and Derek Cianfrance (Blue Monday and The Place Beyond the Pines). In other words, almost everything in this film feels like a reference to another movie, but it's expertly assembled to look fabulous from start to finish, with some seriously striking sequences along the way.

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It's Ok Everyone, Ryan Gosling Loves Sweatpants And Eva Mendes Was Obviously Joking


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Ryan Gosling has come to the defence of girlfriend Eva Mendes, after she called sweatpants the "No. 1 cause of divorce in America!” during an interview with Extras. In the interview, Mendes had been dishing about her new found motherhood when she ended up making the comments which have since caused quite a stir on social media.

Eva Mendes and Ryan GoslingRyan has defended his girlfriend's comments on Twitter

“Obviously sweatpants thing was a joke,” Ryan tweeted. “Wearing them now. That's right, tweeting in sweatpants. Rats! Said too much! You win again Twitter.”

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Sweatpants Are 'The Number One Cause Of Divorce In America', According To Eva Mendes


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Eva Mendes has given her first interview since welcoming daughter Esmeralda six months ago in which the ‘Hitch’ actress describes her new life as a mother. Alongside talk of sleeping patterns, Mendes, who is dating Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling, also dished to Extras about why she thinks sweatpants are the “number one cause of divorce in America.”

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Mendes told Extras that since daughter Esmeralda arrived last September she now has a new appreciation for her own mother. “Now I understand so much, my mother’s never gotten more 'I love you so much mommy' texts, I mean, randomly… ya, I get it now,” the actress said.

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Ryan Gosling Talks 'Hey Girl', 'Lost River' And Detroit At SXSW


Ryan Gosling Eva Mendes Christina Hendricks Iain De Caestecker Matt Smith Saoirse Ronan South by Southwest Guillermo Del Toro

'Hey Girl' has become synonymous with Ryan Gosling but the 34-year-old actor isn't sure where it came from. Gosling was the guest speaker at the South by Southwest Film Festival and discussed his latest film, Lost River, and 'Hey Girl' with director Guillermo Del Toro.

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Ryan Gosling at the premiere of Lost River in Cannes in 2014.

Read More: Ryan Gosling Looks Nearly Unrecognizable As He And Russell Crowe Return To The Set Of Nice Guys.

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Eva Mendes Feels She Hasn't "Earned The Right" To Advise Other Mothers


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It has nearly been six months since Hollywood's hottest couple, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling, welcomed their baby daughter Esmeralda into the world, but the 41-year-old actress still doesn't think she is qualified to give out advice on motherhood.

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Mendes and Gosling welcomed their baby daughter last September

"I don't feel like I've really earned that right. I want to respect all the moms out there," the proud mother said in the April issue of Women's Health. "They're going to be like, 'You know what? You're a few months in. Just shut up.'"

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Lost River Trailer


Dark times have engulfed the world. With the steady rise of economic depression across the globe, a small town has found itself under the thumb of a feared bully (Matt Smith). Single mother, Billy ('Firefly' and 'Mad Men''s Christina Hendricks) has to engage in a dark lifestyle to provide enough for her family to survive, and provide the best life possible for her children. Her eldest son is desperate to help take some of the load off her shoulders, and ends up stealing from the Bully, earning his hatred. All the while, they town lurks on the banks of a flooded town, known to everyone as the Lost River.

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Eva Mendes

Date of birth

5th March, 1974

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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Eva Mendes Movies

Lost River Movie Review

Lost River Movie Review

With his writing-directing debut, Ryan Gosling shows audacious skill as a visual artist but never...

Lost River Trailer

Lost River Trailer

Dark times have engulfed the world. With the steady rise of economic depression across the...

The Place Beyond the Pines Movie Review

The Place Beyond the Pines Movie Review

Mainstream audiences may be disappointed that this isn't a gritty thriller pitting the acting talents...

The Place Beyond The Pines Trailer

The Place Beyond The Pines Trailer

Luke Glanton is a stunt motorcyclist who currently works with a carnival where he performs...

Holy Motors Movie Review

Holy Motors Movie Review

Indescribably insane, this outrageously inventive French drama is so bracingly strange that we can't help...

Girl In Progress Trailer

Girl In Progress Trailer

Single mom Grace struggles to be there for her adolescent daughter Ansiedad while she manages...

Last Night Trailer

Last Night Trailer

Writer Joanna and real estate agent Michael have been married for four years and live...

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Last Night Movie Review

Last Night Movie Review

Writer-turned-director Tadjedin takes a slightly stagey approach to the theme of marital trust with this...

Fast Five Movie Review

Fast Five Movie Review

Director Lin and writer Morgan throw literally everything at the screen in this loud, meaty,...

The Other Guys Movie Review

The Other Guys Movie Review

A sharp script sets this fast and furious action comedy apart from other brainless summer...

The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans Movie Review

The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans Movie Review

A loose remake of Abel Ferrara's 1992 immorality tale, this film becomes bizarrely comical as...

The Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans Trailer

The Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans Trailer

Terrence McDonagh is a cop who's not really known for his courageous acts but when...

The Spirit Movie Review

The Spirit Movie Review

It's been too long since we've had a proper comic book superhero on the screen....

The Women (2008) Movie Review

The Women (2008) Movie Review

Longtime Murphy Brown scribe Diane English dips her toes into bigger waters as she attempts...

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