Eva Mendes Not Defined By Looks
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.
She said: "I'm very comfortable with my sexuality and my femininity and I use it, whether it's in a in a film opposite Denzel Washington in 'Training Day' or for a Calvin Klein campaign.
"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."
The star admits she agreed to play the girl-next-door role in new detective comedy 'The Other Guys' - which also stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg - to try and break away from her sexy image.
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?"