Eva Mendez meditates in cemeteries.

The 39-year-old actress has an odd fascination with graveyards and she often goes to visit the eerie resting places of people to escape the stresses of stardom.

In an interview with Italian magazine IO Donna, she revealed: ''I love graveyards and old churches, I find them peaceful and quiet. It all started 15 years ago when I first visited Père Lachaise in Paris. I don't pray though, I meditate.''

When Eva is not visiting graves she keeps herself busy with her career and with her boyfriend Ryan Gosling, who she has been with since September 2011.

And the 'Girl In Progress' star insists she has never been attracted to ''bad guys'' and instead she prefers a man who is a gentleman because she's an old fashioned type of girl.

Eva - who was in an eight-year relationship with filmmaker George Augusto, which ended in 2010 - explained: ''I really don't see what women find in bad guys: I've never been into the rebel kind. I feel very old fashioned. At home I listen to Cuban music, take care of the house and fix the flowers. I don't even wear make-up.''