Eva Mendes wishes people would realise there is more to her than her appearance and sexuality, though she isn't afraid to use her femininity to get ahead.
Eva Mendes doesn't want to be defined by her appearance.
The 36-year-old beauty - who has been in a relationship with filmmaker George Augusto since 2002 - admits she isn't afraid to use her sexuality to get ahead, but wishes people would realise she has hidden depths.
"I'm very proud of those things. I'm very comfortable with myself and my sexuality, but it doesn't define me. I also read books believe it or not."
She told US TV show 'Access Hollywood': "I just want to be known for things other than my sexuality."
The beautiful actress recently admitted she never gets praised for doing nude scenes - because people assume that because she is attractive it's easy to do.
She said: "Nobody has ever said, 'Eva, you're so brave for doing full-frontal nudity.' Just because I'm attractive doesn't mean it's not scary. Why am I not brave?"