Eva Longoria – An Impressive American Woman

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Birth Name: Eva Jacqueline Longoria

Date of Birth: March 15, 1975

Place of Birth: Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.

Nationality: American

Origin: Mexican/American

Occupation: Actress, model, restaurateur, producer, director

Height: 5 ft 2in; 1.57m

Measurements: 34-23-33 (in); 87-58.5-84 (cm)

Longoria in one sentence: Eva is well educated and well rounded woman who is dedicating to improve life of minorities in the United States besides being an actress and a business woman.


People think health only has to do with your physical being, but for me, it's so much more.

I'm an everlasting, hopeless optimist!

I walked over the fire. I love self-help, anything that's going to move you forward in life.

My mother taught us the value of volunteerism from a very, very early age and the kind of impact it has on the lives of other people.

I really think that all of those roads I went down — good or bad — really shaped who I was.

I come from a family of very strong women. They were my role models.

When I'm educated, I feel empowered.

I don’t like to live my life being censored.

I learned very young that jealousy is a waste of energy.

Interesting Facts:

  • Eva has three siblings.
  • Longoria was crowned Miss Corpus Christi in 1998.
  • She became popular with the role of Isabella Braña on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless.
  • Eva was named one of "Most Beautiful People" for 2003 by People en Español.
  • In 2004, she played Gabrielle Solis in the television show “Desperate Housewife” as, which was a huge success. For this role she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
  • She was awarded the ALMA Award and named entertainer of the 2006.
  • She was listed No. 1 in Maxim's Hottest Female Stars of 2005 and 2006.
  • She was the first face of Bebe Sport in 2007.
  • Longoria was ranked No. 14 in the FHM "Hottest Women 2008".
  • She holds contracts with L'Oréal, Hanes, New York & Co., Magnum Ice-Cream,Heineken...
  • Eva was ranked No. 14 of People's Most Beautiful 2011.
  • She was on the Forbes magazine's list of the highest-paid TV actresses in 2011.
  • This actress has a Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
  • Eva received her master's degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge.
  • She worked as a headhunter for four years.
  • Longoria wrote a book Eva's Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends.
  • Longoria founded Eva's Heroes, a charity which helps developmentally disabled children.
  • She is the national spokesperson for PADRES Contra El Cancer.
  • She started the Eva Longoria Foundation to empower Latinas through education and entrepreneurship, through which they provide Latina entrepreneurs with career training, mentorship, capital and opportunity.
  • She is very involved in different charities which lead her to be named Philanthropist of the year by The Hollywood Reporter.
  • She played in many films and television shows including : Señorita Justice, Hustler's Instinct, Harsh Times, Over Her Dead Body, Without Men, For Greater Glory, Crazy Kind of Love, Crazy Kind of Love, Frontera, General Hospital, Saturday Night Live, Childrens Hospital, Welcome to the Family, Brooklyn Nine Nine...


Teen Choice Awards - Choice TV Breakout Performance – Female 

Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (two times)

Bambi Award - TV Series International

ALMA Awards - Person of the Year;Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama.

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Always remember that true beauty comes from within.