Eva Mendes Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

8th December 2015

Quote: "I know that I'm with the person I'm supposed to be with. The only quality I look for in a woman is that she's Eva Mendes. There's nothing else I'm looking for."Ryan Gosling gushed over his love for girlfriend Eva Mendes.

7th December 2015

Fact: Ryan Gosling gave a sweet shout out to his girlfriend Eva Mendes and their 14-month-old daughter Esmeralda as he wrapped up his hosting debut on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live this weekend (05Dec15). After thanking the cast and crew for making him feel welcome on the show, during which he frequently struggled to keep a straight face, the typically-private star added, "Eva and Esme, I love you." The actor has been dating his The Place Beyond The Pines co-star since 2011.

9th October 2015

Quote: "If I'm even like, 'Oh, what should I wear? Or, should I do this project?' All I have to think about is my daughter and her face and I know the answer immediately. She's my moral compass in a way." Eva Mendes credits little Esmeralda with helping her make lifestyle and career choices since becoming a mum.

22nd September 2015

Quote: "I don't think it's fair to comment on (pregnant) women. I think that's when we should be off-limits!" New mother Eva Mendes urges style critics to back off mums-to-be when they are expecting. The actress became a first-time parent last year (14) when she gave birth to daughter Esmeralda with boyfriend Ryan Gosling.

27th March 2015

Quote: "If you see me in jeans it's probably because all my skirts are at the dry cleaners or just dirty. I mean, I think jeans are really uncomfortable actually - aren't they? They're so restrictive!" Actress and fashionista Eva Mendes is not a fan of denim pants. Her comments emerge after the star recently issued an apology for jokingly insisting ladies should never wear sweatpants at home if they want to keep the romance in their marriage alive.

19th March 2015

Quote: "Sweatpants, no, no, no, no, no, no, you can't do sweatpants. Ladies, number one cause of divorce in America is sweatpants. No, you can't do that." Actress Eva Mendes urges women to keep their relationships alive by avoiding sportswear. The Hitch star is dating Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling and they share a daughter, Esmeralda, who was born in September (14).

13th March 2015

Tweet: "Taking to Instagram to keep you posted on my clothing line and cosmetics line I have coming out. I thought this picture might be a good way to start. 38 years later and still holding strong on the head wrap comeback." Actress Eva Mendes joined photo sharing app Instagram on Thursday (12Mar15) by posting a photo of herself as a tot in a park and wearing a red head wrap.

4th December 2014

Quote: "The whole bounce back thing, it's like, 'Oh gosh ease up!' I mean eventually maybe, but certainly not in a couple of weeks. I'm breastfeeding. It really does actually help shrink your uterus back to size! I know that it's a weird thing to say." New mum Eva Mendes is in no rush to get her body back in the shape it was in before having daughter Esmeralda in September (14).

3rd December 2014

Quote: "She's two months! You know we're getting the hang of it, the sleeping thing, but yeah, I'm exhausted and it's the best. Really, I'm so incredibly tired. I thought I was tired before at times, but no. Nothing like this! But I wouldn't have it any other way." New mum Eva Mendes' baby daughter Esmerelda is keeping her up at night.

3rd December 2014

Quote: "I thought my wild nights were over, but these are some of the wildest nights I've ever had." Actress Eva Mendes jokes about staying up all night with her newborn daughter, Esmeralda Amada.

20th March 2014

Quote: "I styled it after the red dress that (Julia Roberts) wears in Pretty Woman. I saw it when I was in ninth grade, and I held on to the image of her in that red dress... in the four years I didn't deviate from my love of that dress. I just made a short - and what I thought was a cooler - version of that. Looking back, I could have done a lot worse!" Eva Mendes attempted to make her own version of a gown from movie Pretty Woman.

12th February 2014

Quote: "I'm not a big Valentine's Day person. I'll probably just order a deep dish and watch The Notebook or something... Just cry and weep." Eva Mendes pokes fun at false rumours suggesting she has split from her boyfriend, The Notebook star Ryan Gosling.

6th September 2013

Quote: "You do six auditions a day, you're changing in your car, you're living off the coins in your change drawer and having Taco Bell for breakfast, lunch and dinner." Actress Eva Mendes survived on cheap Mexican fast food in the early days of her career.

6th September 2013

Quote: "Weight is not my issue. I'll do anything for a role. For A Place Beyond the Pines, I exercised a lot. I wanted my character to feel really depleted. But my mom didn't understand why I would want to look that way. She's constantly telling me I'm too skinny!" Eva Mendes' mother was not a fan of the actress' svelte look in the crime drama, in which she plays a struggling single mum.

6th September 2013

Quote: "You can ask about my boyfriend. I just won't answer." Sexy Eva Mendes refuses to talk publicly about her romance with Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling.

8th May 2012

Quote: "I'm known to get a little aggressive when I play and a few years ago at Christmas, my little nephew, who was 11, I made him cry. He ran out of the room crying because auntie was being aggressive. Everybody looks at me and goes, 'Evey, it's Christmas! Can't you just, you know... (be nice)?'" Actress Eva Mendes can't help but get ultra-competitive whenever she plays games.

8th February 2012

Quote: "It sounds so pretentious but he learned his commands in French." Actress Eva Mendes speaks to her pooch Hugo, a Belgian Malinois, in French.

8th February 2012

Quote: "I don't eat meat and stopped eating chicken (and) my skin has gotten a lot better." Actress Eva Mendes has discovered the benefits of cutting meat from her diet.

8th February 2012

Quote: "I have a girl crush on them. I'd kill to have half the careers they've had after 40." Hitch star Eva Mendes is in awe of her Hollywood heroines, Julianne Moore and Annette Bening.

8th February 2012

Quote: "I have taken the opportunities that have come my way and made the best of them." Actress Eva Mendes has no regrets about playing up her sexy image to land film roles.

28th May 2011

Quote: "I actually think it's really sexy to be with someone in your fifties and sixties and be like, 'That's my boyfriend.' I think husband and wife is just… very unsexy." Actress Eva Mendes doesn't see the appeal of marriage.

1st May 2011

Fact: Sexy star Eva Mendes showed off her dancing skills on late night TV in America on Friday (29Apr11) when she joined host Jimmy Fallon for a hilarious spoof Dancing with the Stars routine, dressed in national Swiss dress.

1st December 2010

Quote: "My sister started this tradition so every year we bring pyjamas and we show up in pyjamas and all day long you're in pyjamas." Actress Eva Mendes spent her Thanksgiving holiday last week (25Nov10) in comfort.

15th October 2010

Fact: Eva Mendes is making her directorial debut with a short festive film starring Christina Ricci. California Romanza will debut online at the end of October (10) as part of this year's Reel Moments programme sponsored by fashion magazine Glamour.

9th August 2010

Quote: "(She's) not bad. She doesn't look that good in person." Mark Wahlberg jokes about his stunning THE OTHER GUYS co-star Eva Mendes.

5th August 2010

Quote: "I'm on the cusp. I'm marginally cute. You should see me before 8 am." Sultry Latin star Eva Mendes doesn't wake up looking glamorous.

5th August 2010

Quote: Anchorman is like my GODFATHER. I guess I would name Will my Robert De Niro." Eva Mendes idolises her THE OTHER GUYS co-star, funnyman Will Ferrell.

3rd August 2010

Quote: "I show my funny side... singing the most ridiculous thing I've ever had to mutter from my mouth, which is a song called Pimps Don't Cry, which I had to sing to Will Ferrell, it was ridiculous and I loved every minute of it!" Hollywood beauty Eva Mendes relished her role as funnyman Ferrell's wife in new cop comedy THE OTHER GUYS.

2nd August 2010

Fact: Screen siren Eva Mendes showed off a bizarre talent for U.S. TV audiences and AMERICA'S GOT TALENT judge Piers Morgan on Monday morning (02Aug10) - the actress can continue a conversation with her cheeks puffed with air. The British TV personality quizzed the Latina star during a guest co-hosting stint on daytime chat show LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY.

20th July 2010

Fact: Hollywood beauty Eva Mendes owns a Belgian Malinois dog named Hugo which she keeps "for protection".

14th June 2010

Quote: "I know I walk a fine line between being a respected actor and being what they call a sex symbol. It's a hard one to walk if you want to be known as a credible actor. But I've never felt objectified." Sexy star Eva Mendes has found a balance between being known for her good looks and her movie work.

4th March 2010

Fact: Benicio Del Toro is following in the footsteps of Eva Longoria PARKER and Eva Mendes - he's fronting the new British advert campaign for Magnum ice cream.

24th February 2010

Fact: Former supermodel Twiggy has been unveiled as the face of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)'s new ad campaign, 'If You Wouldn't Wear Your Dog, Please Don't Wear Any Fur'. The veteran star follows in the footsteps of Eva Mendes and Stella Mccartney, who have previously featured in PETA promos.

26th January 2010

Fact: Sexy Eva Mendes is to launch a new line of crockery inspired by her Latino roots. The enterprising actress and Calvin Klein model has already branched out with her own luxury bedding range. Mendes' new Vida For Espana tabletop collection will debut at MACy's stores across America next month (Feb10).

8th January 2010

Quote: "I was completely naked (but covered in the right areas) which made my mother cringe. But I was like, ‘mom it’s for a good cause!" Hollywood actress Eva Mendes on stripping off for PETA's new anti-fur campaign.

24th December 2009

Quote: "My big holiday secret is so great and it works. I go with a full stomach of fish or veggies (vegetables). Then when I get to the party I will probably have a little nosh (nibble) on something, but it's not going to be a disaster." Eva Mendes reveals her secret to staying slim over the holiday season.

23rd November 2009

Quote: "That is out my bedroom window. I look out and it's working for me." Jon Bon Jovi is a big fan of Eva Mendes' steamy new Calvin Klein billboards, which he can see from his New York home. The ads feature the actress semi-naked as she models the fashion label's lingerie.

12th November 2009

Quote: "I want crazier, edgier, darker, and grittier. I am still a student, I still go to acting class. The darker, more conflicted, the more flawed the better." Eva Mendes is still learning her trade.

10th November 2009

Quote: "I've never had so much fun on a set." Eva Mendes had a blast working with Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, SAMUEL L. JACKSON and Dwayne Johnson on their forthcoming action comedy THE OTHER GUYS.

10th November 2009

Quote: "Cardio, cardio, cardio. Seriously, I'm the laziest person when it comes to working out. I'm a jogger, I do a lot of increments and I hike with my dog." Actress Eva Mendes reveals the secrets to her toned physique.

29th July 2009

Quote: "I love cemeteries. They’re so beautiful and peaceful." Eva Mendes finds solace in the spookiest of places.

19th June 2009

Quote: "Not all work is difficult! But it is work!" Eva Mendes had fun during the steamy photoshoot for her latest Calvin Klein jeans advertisement, in which she cavorts around topless with a half-naked male model.

19th February 2009

Quote: "I was about nine years old, waiting in line for Mr Toad's Wild Ride and I saw him as our line rounded the corner. He looked at me and then past me and he broke my heart. It was over as soon as it began." Hollywood actress Eva Mendes fell in love with a mystery boy at Disneyland in Orlando, Florida as a child.

2nd February 2009

Quote: "I've got a strange little face. I'm not complaining but it took a while to grow into my large features. I have a really big mouth, which is fine, but it would monopolise my face if I painted it bright red - you won't see me in red lipstick." Eva Mendes struggled to come to terms with her looks.

24th December 2008

Quote: "I'm not a big bling bling, dripping in diamonds girl." Jewellery isn't on Eva Mendes' Christmas list.

15th December 2008

Quote: "He's funnier in person because his jokes get a little more daring. To this day, he doesn't call me Eva. He calls me Reva Melendez. He has this character he does named Redondo, an interviewer who never gets anyone's names right." Eva Mendes loves her HITCH co-star Will Smith's sense of humour.

13th December 2008

Fact: Gwyneth Paltrow, THE Beastie Boys, Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, Mike Myers, Liv Tyler and Ellen Page are among a host of celebrities auctioning custom-designed lunchboxes to raise money for the hungry. The online auction runs Friday (12Dec08) through Thursday (18Dec08) on cmarket.com to benefit the Food Bank for New York City and The Lunchbox Fund, which provides lunches to impoverished schoolchildren in South Africa.

1st December 2008

Quote: "I admire any woman who has made it in this business and hasn't lost her marbles." Actress Eva Mendes finds it hard to stay sane in Hollywood.

5th October 2008

Quote: "I love it, but it's not important to me to always be thought of as sexy. I like it when it doesn't limit my career. It's a part of my life, but on a secondary plane." Actress Eva Mendes doesn't want to be typecast as a sexy star.

3rd October 2008

Quote: "I don't usually lose my temper, but if I get angry, it's true - I'm scary. I scare my boyfriend!" Actress Eva Mendes on her fiery Latina temperament.

17th September 2008

Quote: "There's a very good reason for that: they don't get out enough." British comedian Ricky Gervais reasons why Hollywood actresses Kate Hudson and Eva Mendes and singer Lily Allen have all confessed to having "secret crushes" on him.

16th September 2008

Quote: "EVA is one of the sexiest girls around. Her lips were very soft and yummy. I also got to grab her booty while we were making out." Actress Natasha Alam on her lesbian scene with Eva Mendes in new movie The Women.

15th September 2008

Quote: "Looking at yourself magnified 40 times on-screen is frightening. Sounds ridiculous, but you actually must train yourself not to get crazy when you see what you think looks bad on you... I'm in my undies a lot so we'll all find lots of flaws." Actress Eva Mendes is apprehensive about her flesh-baring role in new movie The Women.

10th September 2008

Quote: "You know, I play a lesbian in the movie... Eva and I had a scene (together), but (director) Diane (English) took it out. Eva and I, we wanted to share a little dance and a kiss." Actress Jada Pinkett Smith was disappointed when she didn't get an onscreen love scene with sexy actress Eva Mendes in the pair's forthcoming film The Women.

9th September 2008

Quote: "I think sweats (sweatpants) are the number one cause for divorce in this country. I think there's nothing that would ruin a sex life quicker than a couple wearing sweats together. Sweats is a killer." Eva Mendes urges couples to dress up.

8th September 2008

Fact: Eva Mendes new bedding line, Vida, is a joint venture between her and designer boyfriend GEORGE AUGUSTO.

8th September 2008

Quote: "There is not one man in this movie... There's no (male) extras, there's not a photo of a man." Eva Mendes insists her new movie The Women is an all-girl venture.

3rd September 2008

Quote: "Normally on a movie, if we do get time to rehearse, I am surrounded by men and tend to wear jogging pants or jeans and no make-up. But every morning on The Women I would really worry about what I should wear. I really cared what those girls thought of me." Actress Eva Mendes wanted to win the approval of her THE WOMEN co-stars Annette Bening, Debra Messing, Meg Ryan and Jada Pinkett Smith with her wardrobe.

3rd September 2008

Quote: "Normally on a movie, if we do get time to rehearse, I am surrounded by men and tend to wear jogging pants or jeans and no make-up. But every morning on The Women I would really worry about what I should wear. I really cared what those girls thought of me." Actress Eva Mendes wanted to win the approval of her THE WOMEN co-stars Annette Bening, Debra Messing, Meg Ryan and Jada Pinkett Smith with her wardrobe.

28th August 2008

Quote: "Kissing - it's legal cheating." Eva Mendes likes the lock lips with her leading men.

7th August 2008

Quote: "We're best friends. He's my life in every way. I joke to my friends that if GEORGE and I ever break up, they can find me in India, sitting in a tree, trying to find myself." Actress Eva Mendes is madly in love with boyfriend GEORGE GARGUREVICH, a music producer.

7th August 2008

Quote: "We didn't use whole pieces of paper towel. We shared, or used rags." Eva Mendes on her poverty-stricken upbringing.

6th August 2008

Quote: "Once I erroneously read I was naked and drunk in Miami hitting on some girl. To my mum this was a nightmare. I didn't care. I thought it was hilarious." Actress Eva Mendes isn't bothered by allegations of same-sex hook-ups.

4th August 2008

Quote: "I don't like lacy and I don't like contraptions. My favourite is my boyfriend's Calvin Kleins. I wear them around the house all the time." New Calvin Klein spokesmodel Eva Mendes isn't a fan of lingerie.

8th June 2008

Fact: Marketing bosses at Calvin Klein have been told to revise their new ad for Eva Mendes' scent Secret Obsession - because it's too racy for America. Bosses at America's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have demanded the ads be remade for TV - because they're too revealing.

29th May 2008

Quote: "I just have a healthy attitude about it. You gain a little weight, it's not all bad. It goes to the fun areas as well. So you have to embrace that." Actress Eva Mendes isn't afraid to pile on the pounds.

7th May 2008

Quote: "I've been married 15 times and I've killed every one of my husbands." Actress Eva Mendes on her new role in THE SPIRIT.

20th March 2008

Fact: Hollywood star Eva Mendes has been signed up to star in an international campaign for Calvin Klein underwear. The Hitch beauty is already associated with the brand - she is the face of its new fragrance.

5th March 2008

Fact: British pop star Leona Lewis is to strip off for charity - she'll reportedly join the likes of Alicia Silverstone and Eva Mendes to campaign against the fur trade in a new advert for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)'s 'I'd rather go naked than wear fur' cause.

24th January 2008

Quote: "I bite my toenails. I used to be addicted. I'd sit in front of the TV and chew away. I don't do it in front of people because it's private." Hollywood star Eva Mendes has some rather unglamorous habits.

24th January 2008

Quote: "I bite my toenails. I used to be addicted. I'd sit in front of the TV and chew away. I don't do it in front of people because it's private." Hollywood star Eva Mendes has some rather unglamorous habits.

10th January 2008

Quote: "Scarlett Johansson is insanely sexy, Jessica Biel is insanely sexy, Eva Mendes is insanely sexy, Angelina Jolie is insanely sexy. I mean, why me? It doesn't even make sense." Hollywood beauty Jessica Alba can't understand why she is considered one of the sexiest actresses in Hollywood.

20th December 2007

Fact: Eva Mendes' first major acting role was as the babysitter of a teenage Scarlett Johansson, in the 1999 family film MY BROTHER THE PIG.

17th December 2007

Quote: "I thought I was going to be an astronaut and an opera singer for a while when I was a little girl. Then I decided to be a Hollywood star when I saw the movie Annie." Eva Mendes chose her career path young.

11th December 2007

Quote: "I remember the day they sent a limo for me and my mum to go to the premiere of 2 Fast 2 Furious, I got into the car and my mum's crying. I'm like, 'Don't do this to me. I'm wearing fake eyelashes. It's not going to be cute.'" Eva Mendes' success proved too much for her mum.

16th November 2007

Fact: Sexy Eva Mendes is the face of the 2008 Campari calendar.

5th November 2007

Quote: "I could eat a whole pizza easily. I love Cup O' Noodles... That really rocks my world! It's 18 cents and it's really yummy." Sexy Eva Mendes on her love for cheap treats.

15th October 2007

Quote: "I was really pretty sure I wanted to be a nun and then my sister told me one day... 'Evie, nuns don't get paid.' I was like, `What?'" Sexy actress Eva Mendes gave up her childhood dreams to become a nun once she realised her chosen profession wouldn't pay her enough to buy a house for her mum.

13th October 2007

Quote: "I sometimes prefer to be nude. It makes more sense than having racy lingerie. I found it more beautiful to be nude and natural and less cheesy and less vulgar." Sexy Latina Eva Mendes on her revealing sex scene with Joaquin Phoenix in new movie WE OWN THE NIGHT.

12th October 2007

Quote: "I have this funny thing about me. When I end up on the worst-dressed list, I like it. It means I took a risk." Eva Mendes talks fashion.

12th October 2007

Quote: "I'm not as tough as I look. I even surprise myself sometimes, like in a photo or in a movie. I see myself and I'm like, 'Whoa, I look like a tough broad.' I'm actually really super-sensitive. I'm not a fighter in that way." Latina actress Eva Mendes understands why people think she's so tough when she sees herself on the big screen.

26th July 2007

Quote: "They're very strict about how you dip the dogs... Apparently, my technique wasn't good enough. I got fired after one month... and I had a little attitude problem." Actress Eva Mendes on getting fired as a waitress at fast food chain Hot Dog On A Stick.

12th July 2007

Quote: "I was cringing the entire time we were shooting it." Eva Mendes on filming love scenes with Joaquin Phoenix in new movie WE OWN THE NIGHT.

7th June 2007

Quote: "It's kind of like working with a puppy dog or a two-year-old. When you have its attention, it's really cute, but otherwise..." Eva Mendes describes working with Joaquin Phoenix on new movie We Own The Night.

8th March 2007

Quote: "I just can't see myself as an old woman. I'm one of those people, I always thought I would die young. I don't know why." Eva Mendes isn't planning to grow old gracefully.

1st March 2007

Quote: "If God exists, he looks like Clive Owen!" Hollywood star Eva Mendes is a big fan if the British actor.

6th February 2007

Quote: "If I were a guy I'd ask CAMERON to marry me... She has the cutest, tightest butt... and she's also a world-class belcher." Eva Mendes admits to a crush on pal Cameron Diaz.

6th February 2007

Quote: "I did my share of bad jobs and bad performances. I'm no Meryl Streep now, but I was awful when I started... I was awful in CHILDREN (OF THE CORN V)." Actress Eva Mendes is far from proud about her first movie.

31st January 2007

Quote: "When I put weight on, it doesn't go to my ass or thighs. It goes straight to my boobs." Actress Eva Mendes makes women everywhere green with envy.

17th January 2007

Fact: Pop star Nick Lachey and actress Eva Mendes have been named the Fun Fearless Male and Female of the Year by Cosmopolitan magazine.

24th October 2006

Quote: "I can go 14 to 15 hours straight with no breaks " Actress Eva Mendes admits she loves her beauty sleep

4th September 2006

Fact: Eva Mendes insisted her character in new movie WE OWN THE NIGHT was called AMADA - a tribute to her grandmother.

29th August 2006

Quote: "I would give my left boob to work with him." Eva Mendes dreams of working with director SPIKE LEE.

6th June 2006

Quote: "These lips can kiss. I'm not a cocky girl but I'm a great kisser." Eva Mendes knows how to drive the men wild.

20th January 2006

Fact: <p>Eva Mendes has the best celebrity body, according to readers of German newspaper Bild. The actress polled more than a quarter of all votes, beating Jennifer Lopez and Rachel Hunter. Mariah Carey came fourth and Kate Winslet fifth. Victoria Beckham, Nicole Richie and Renee Zellweger were also in the top ten. </p>

11th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I have the hugest overbite... (My siblings) used to call me 'Bugs'. But I've never fixed my bite. (It) makes me me." HITCH beauty Eva Mendes has learned to accept her teeth. </p>

30th August 2005

Quote: <p>"Give me a baguette and butter and I'm ecstatic." Actress Eva Mendes is a huge fan of bread. </p>

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