Eva Mendes, also known as Eva Mendez, is a famous American model, actor, singer and businessperson who has estimated net worth of $15 million. She is known to audiences because of her role of Monica Fuentes from “2 Fast 2 Furious”, Trish from “Exit Wounds”, Sara Melas from “Hitch” and Roxanne Simpson from “Ghost Rider”. Eva Mendes is one of the most famous supporters of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and one of the greatest designers. Eva’s net worth nowadays continues to rise thanks to her activity in different circles of show business. She is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the United States.
Eva Mendes Net Worth $15 Million
Eva Mendez was born on March 5, 1974, in Miami, Florida, U.S. She started her career as an actress with many small roles in movies, such as “Urban Legends: Final Cut” and “Children of the Corn: Fields of Terror”, but the first serious step which increased Eva Mendez’s net worth was in 2001, when she appeared in the popular movie “Training Day” directed by Antoine Fuqua, which also starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.
Eva’s career as a model is epitomised by her many appearances in popular music videos with millions of viewers. For example, Mendez increased her net worth even more after her appearance in a music video by the Pet Shop Boys, Will Smith and Aerosmith. But it was only the top of the iceberg: Mendez’s net worth was built up also thanks to her scandalous reputation after being a nude model for Calvin Klein – an advertisement with Eva on it was soon banned because of her nudity. But Eva was able to combine benefaction and show business together – she became the spokesperson for Revlon Cosmetics and was one of the women who helped to find amounts of money for breast cancer research.
Eva Mendez is also known as a great businesswoman. For example, together with her partner George Augusto she launched a home decor line and today these products are available in many stores all around the world. Of course, being a successful businesswoman could only increase the total amount of net worth which Eva Mendes was able to build during her years active in show business.
Eva Mendes is an owner of a Hollywood Hills home – an amazing building which comes with only two bathrooms, but there you can also find a living room, bedrooms and a dining area. Moreover, the view through the windows is considered to be simply fantastic because of the Santa Monica mountain range. Eva Mendez also is a proud owner of Lexus RX400H – this amazing vehicle can drive as fast as 100km/h after only 10 seconds thanks to 268 horse power inside. The car can run in electric-mode only, so it is considered to be an ecological decision.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 42, a daughter named Amada Lee Gosling on April 29, 2016 in Santa Monica, California at 8:03 a.m. Amada was Eva's grandmother's name. It means 'beloved' in Spanish. Child's father is her boyfriend, Ryan Gosling.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 40, a daughter named Esmeralda Amada Gosling on September 12, 2014 in Los Angeles via Caesarean section. Her daughter Esmeralda's middle name Amada is taken from a character Mendes played in the movie We Own the Night (2007). Mendes has stated that she believes this to be her best performance on screen. Amada also was Eva's grandmother's name. It means 'beloved' in Spanish. Child's father is her boyfriend, Ryan Gosling.
In a relationship with Ryan Gosling since September 2011. They have 2 daughters.
Was in a relationship with filmmaker George Augusto from 2002-2011.
Owns a Belgian Malinois dog and gives commands to it in French, because it was trained in this language. Belgian Malinois are similar to Alsatians but considered more intelligent. They are used by United States SEAL teams.
Ranked #11 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.
Is the youngest of four children; she has two sisters and one brother. Is the only member of her family to be born in the United States.
Admires the film Network (1976), which inspired her to take up the film Live! (2007).
Ranked #7 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2008 list (She was ranked #7 on the previous year's list, as well.).
On February 7, 2008, she has entered the Cinque Lodge rehab facility in Utah to battle substance abuse issues.
Was originally cast as Susan Ortega in Bruce Almighty (2003) but had to be replaced due to scheduling conflicts.
Speaks Spanish fluently. English is her second language.
Ranked #7 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2007 list.
Was the speaking voice ("Bienvenido a Miami") in Will Smith's song "Miami", and appeared in the music video with him. In 2005, when she was cast opposite Smith in Hitch (2005), she mentioned this to him during rehearsals. But Smith sheepishly admitted that he did not remember her.
Ranked #44 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
Ranked #80 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2004" supplement.
Was featured as #54 on Maxim magazine's "Hot 100 Women of 2002" supplement.
Ranked #53 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" supplement.
Has one sister, Janet Mendes, living in Los Angeles, California.
Graduated from Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale, California. John Cho, Joseph Hahn and Alex Kalognomos were also students there.
Her hobbies are music, sports (hiking, biking, skiing and mountain climbing) and interior design.
Loves interior designing and would undertake this profession if not acting.
Is writing a book titled "Crazy Leggs Beshee", inspired by her nieces and nephews, that introduces vocabulary, art, history and values through a medium kids understand.
Was a marketing major at the California State University, Northridge before she dropped out to pursue acting.
Is Cuban-American and was raised Roman Catholic.
Seductive deep voice
Curvaceous, buxom figure
Beauty mark on her left cheek
Natural brunette hair
It's fun to be a woman. It's fun to flirt and wear makeup and have boobs.
I feel I'll take on the responsibility of showing the world a whole different kind of Latin woman.
I don't believe in the institution of marriage, for me. If you love somebody and have a commitment that is strong and spiritual, then I just don't think a piece of paper makes any difference. I'm part of that whole school of thought that says when homosexuals can get married, maybe I'll start opening my mind to it.
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 real, credible actor. But I've never felt objectified. Nothing you see me do is an accident. I might act like it's an accident, but the opposite is true. I'm incredibly calculated when it comes to my career.
I'm obsessed with Keira Knightley. I think that she's just got it down. She takes chances, she's edgy, but she's always a lady. She is so unconventionally beautiful.
I have the hugest... overbite. It's so big, my older brothers and sisters used to call me "Bugs". I looked like a bottle opener. But I've never fixed my bite because it's one of the things that makes me me. I used to get teased about the mole on my left cheek. In junior high, the other kids would say, "You've got some chocolate on your face", and I fell for it every time. I said, "The minute I turn 18 I'm going to get that mole removed!". But I'm happy I didn't. My best feature is my big hips. I've got some nice childbearing hips, and I feel very proud of them. When I was younger, I thought they were too big. I wanted to be slimmer. But now I totally embrace them.
I don't go to premieres. I attend film openings I'm in, and that's about it. Fame and celebrity doesn't matter to me. The longevity of my career does.
The celebrity world can be so ugly. Everyone seems to have slept with everyone else and it's some sort of strange weird cycle. I don't want to get into that.
I wanted to be a nun when I was very little. Well, that was until my sister told me that they don't get paid. Then I went off with that idea quickly.
I wanted to go into art history. Acting fell into my lap when a neighbor took pictures of me and showed them to an agent.