I'm a modern woman in the sense of I take care of myself, I'm fiercely independent, and I'm really ambitious. Yet I have these old-school thoughts in my mind.

— Eva Mendes

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I make conscious decisions to stay out of the limelight.

Without my make-up I'm pretty much the girl next door.

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We shouldn't dwell on what is 'perfect.' We should celebrate our uniqueness.

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I love a loose-fitting skirt with a cinched waist.

A feminine silhouette is a no-stress zone - it's comfortable and I don't have to worry about wardrobe malfunctions!

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If you took me to Coachella for our first date, it would probably be a done deal. It would be a sure thing.

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I love having a man in my life, and being his woman at the end of the day. I know it's a dichotomy.

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I have full faith in people. I think that we have the ability to change. We're habitual creatures. Once we figure out that bad habit and identify it, whether it's behavioral or whatever it may be, we change our habits. Obviously, I'm simplifying it and making it sound very easy to do, and we all know it's very difficult, but it's doable.

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I think it's so hypocritical to be so anti-nudity in films, and be so pro-violence. I'd rather see two people making love, than somebody being done in. Or being shot and getting their head blown off.

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We seem okay with violence, but nudity we race to criticize and censor.

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There's something very romantic to me about people who persevere, and who get told "no, no, no" on a daily basis, and still do it anyway.

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I'm proud of people who have the determination and the fearlessness to actually go and face their demons and get better.

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I remember reading scripts when I started in the business, and [Latino roles] were either nonexistent or written as the maid or a drug dealer. We're no longer just that. I'll play any part that challenges me. What's important is that all races have choices.

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I'm not an exhibitionist. But, honestly, for my art I'll do anything almost. I'll go there.

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About Eva Mendes

Quotes 123 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

Knowing when someone's the real deal or not, but still with putting your guard up and self-protecting, you've got to stay open. It comes back to balance.

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I love being naked. I do everything in the nude, even the gardening! We're Cuban, and it's a hot island. Why not?

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I don't usually lose my temper, but if I get angry, it's true - I'm scary.

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I listen to [customers] and we make adjustments because we pretty much average a collection every six weeks. We're constantly taking everything in and taking notes.

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I love my curves and I embrace them.

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Personally, I think wearing a baby chinchilla says, 'I'm ignorant.'

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It's tapping into something so deep that when I reap the rewards, I do not even know I'm reaping them. It's a more overall kinda thing.

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We see everything. We see what celebrities buy at the supermarket. It's ridiculous. It's that visibility. I'm confused by this whole celebrity-obsessed culture.

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I know I walk a fine line between being a respected actor and being what they call a sex symbol.

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It's fun to be a woman. It's fun to flirt and wear makeup and have boobs.

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Even if you buy a fur glove with the little trim, and you think 'Oh, my God, it's just a little trim,' that animal got clubbed.

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I feel I'll take on the responsibility of showing the world a whole different kind of Latin woman.

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I think that, when you play a mother, whether you play a bad mother or a not so great mother or an amazing mother, being a mother is already so complicated. It's already three-dimensional, automatically, no matter what the role is, because you're playing a mother.

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Perfectionism is boring and doesn't exist-to strive for it makes you uninteresting.

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I've never had a problem with nudity, but I don't put it out there without a reason.

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When I've been open and accepting of where I am, things start opening up.

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Yet in the celebrity-obsessed culture, where everything of you is a shot on the red carpet, I don't want that to dominate my image. First and foremost, I am an actor. I want great roles.

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I don't cook. I respect food too much.

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I've learned that it's way harder to be a baby.

Everything is a struggle for her. For instance, I haven't thrown up since the '90s and she's thrown up twice since we started this interview. Motherhood is cake compared to what it's like to be a baby.

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The one thing I cannot tolerate in life is seeing people being taken advantage of, I cannot tolerate it; I can't even see it in a movie. That can borderline on abuse and so what I would say is: really know when to put that guard up, and know how to really read people because that will help you along the way.

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When I reap the rewards, I don't even know I'm reaping them.

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When I first went to Europe, I thought I was going to move there.

I was making plans to move to the south of Spain. It's such a cute, innocent thought. I think we all go through it.

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You can't do sweatpants... ladies, number one cause of divorce in America, sweatpants, no!

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I want my mother to think - she's a tough fashion critic.

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I hope to never stop growing. I hope that with every role I play, I keep adding layers to my craft. I love acting and I study religiously with my coach.

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'Anchorman' is my favorite movie of all time and Ron Burgundy is one of my favorite characters of all time. It's my 'Gone With the Wind.'

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It's important for me to work with a strong director because I know I can go to some really deep places, I just need direction on how to get there.

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When the bread basket comes to the table and I have a bite, people are like, "Oh, you eat bread?" I say, "Oh, my God, of course I eat bread. I'm human."

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I’m actually taking advantage of my time off.

You know, I had a film that was pushed, so I’m home spending time with my family, going to the gym and actually enjoying taking care of myself…This year has been great for me because I’ve learned how to relax. The last three years have been amazing but kind of crazy. So I don’t know, I feel grounded. I feel really good.

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Once we got the scene down, we were told to improv.

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I used to love fast food because I had no money, and I was a struggling actor.

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I really like nice forearms - nice strong hands and forearms.

I love that because then they can wear a watch really well.

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The biographies are very enlightening because you realise, "Oh my God, all these people I’ve admired - and tried to emulate even - when I was younger died tragically from substance abuse.

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I like the idea of playing a historical detective.

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I do like to belong to a man.

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That's the beauty of being an actress, is that you hopefully get to have different roles and really stretch yourself. This is really what I've been working for a while. I've been in the business for a minute, and it's an opportunity like this that I've been really working towards.

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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.

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