How much is Eva Mendes worth?
|Net Worth:||$20 Million
|Date of Birth:||March 5, 1974|
|Country:||United States of America|
This Cuban beauty goes from drama to romance to comedy in films like Training Day, Hitch and The Other Guys.
Who Is Eva Mendes
A pop culture hybrid, Eva Mendes made a name for herself as a blockbuster actress and sex symbol. Seeming to lack a shy side, Eva keeps thrilling audiences with the sex appeal she brings to all of her work, whether it be modeling or movies.
Eva Mendes has a net worth ballparking $20 million dollars, as of 2021.
Star In Training
Mendes was born in Miami, Florida to Cuban parents but was raised by her mother in Los Angeles after her parents divorced. While studying marketing at California State Northridge University, Mendes decided to switch her focus towards acting. She began studying under the respected acting coach Ivana Chubbuck, who also taught Hollywood greats such as Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron.
Starting small, Mendes took guest roles in television shows like E.R. and the occasional soap opera and even appeared in a few music videos including Will Smith’s ‘Miami.’ Meanwhile, she started taking small roles in B-level horror movie sequels, appearing in her first movie the direct-to-video Childen of the Corn V: Fields of Terror as well as Urban Legends: The Final Cut. In 2001, her luck changed when she made a huge leap as Denzel Washington’s girlfriend in the gritty police drama Training Day. Although she was mostly remembered for a brief nude scene, Mendes got the attention she needed from the Oscar-winning movie to rocket her up to pace with her A-list contemporaries.
Looking to dangle some eye-candy in front of their male viewers, action movies like 2 Fast 2 Furious and Once Upon a Time in Mexico used the rising starlet’s presence to soften their testosterone-heavy cast. Adding some versatility to her repertoire, Mendes worked alongside Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear in Stuck On You and took the female lead in the romantic comedy Hitch. Returning to action blockbusters, Mendes played the love interest to Nicolas Cage as he starred as motorcyclist-gone-flaming skeleton demon hunter in Ghost Rider. In 2009, the two reunited in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, a surprising triumph that won enough critical acclaim to make up for their previous superhero flop.
Mendes joined the elite list of celebrities like Halle Barry and Nicole Kidman in working as a model for Revlon Cosmetics and became their international spokesperson. Always rated high on hottest celebrity lists, Mendes proved just how marketable her body could be as she began to frequent Calvin Klein ads. Contributing to CK’s reputation for scantily dressed models, Mendes showed a little too much in an infamous perfume commercial that was pulled from the U.S. market in 2008.
There was some buzz surrounding Mendes’ personal life when she faced a substance-abuse problem and checked into rehab. The trip also marked a short break in her relationship with her longtime boyfriend, George Gargurevich, a Peruvian filmmaker.
In 2011 Eva Mendes was working onset with Canadian heartthrob, Ryan Gosling, for movie The Place Beyond the Pines. Romance was sparked and the couple have been partners ever since.
Eva Mendes may be remembered for her roles in star-studded films, but she’s unforgettable for her pervading sultry side. Mendes has become one of the most desirable women in show business and, having found great success in her career, she has cemented her place on Hollywood’s short list of top Latin American actresses.
Defining Quote “I’m very free with my sexuality, but not everywhere all the time. I pick and choose when I do nudity, and who I do it for when I’m working, and when I’m doing it.”