Eva Mendes shines on the big screen. With her radiant skin and husky voice, the Cuban-American actress is one of the most magnetic leading ladies working today. She's firmly at home in the action genre, sizzling in hits like Training Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
Her star shines just as bright as she celebrates her 44th birthday. No, we can’t believe it either.
Mendes was born in Miami in 1974 but later moved to Los Angeles after her parents separated. She studied at California State University, Northridge but soon ditched academia for Tinseltown. Naturally, she quickly became one of the most sought-after stars in the biz.
As if you needed another reason to envy (or hate) Mendes's partner Ryan Gosling, check out our favorite shots of the birthday babe above.