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Eva Longoria, 48, Embraces 'Sexy' Image and Breaks Barriers in ELLE's Women in Hollywood Feature

Eva Longoria, 48, Embraces 'Sexy' Image and Breaks Barriers in ELLE's Women in Hollywood Feature
Published 8 months ago on Nov 30, 2023

In a candid revelation, Eva Longoria, 48, declares she's unbothered about being pigeonholed as the 'sexy one' from Desperate Housewives, emphasizing her embrace of the label that accompanied her rise in Hollywood. Featured on the cover of ELLE’s December/January 2023 Women in Hollywood issue, Eva shares insights into her career, challenges in directing, and defying gender norms.

Eva Longoria has admitted she 'doesn't care' she is 'pigeonholed as the 'sexy one' in Desperate Housewives

Longoria reflects on her Desperate Housewives days, stating, "I remember when I was on Housewives and I was the sexy one, people were like, 'Are you scared you’re going to be pigeonholed as sexy?' I was like, 'Oh God, no. I’m riding that wave to the beach. Go ahead and say I’m sexy.'"

In the photo spread, Eva exudes confidence, showcasing some of her boldest looks to date. A standout image features her going braless in a $3,290 leather waistcoat from Michael Kors, radiating femme fatale vibes. Another captivating shot captures Longoria in a floral shirt and black knickers from Max Mara, revealing her daring fashion choices.

The actress, 48, said she is 'riding that wave to the beach' after her role as Gabrielle Solis propelled her to Hollywood

Beyond her glamorous appearance, Eva discusses the challenges she faced while directing her first feature film, "Flamin' Hot," in an industry traditionally dominated by men. The film, based on the memoir by Richard Montañez, explores the journey from janitor to executive and the creation of Flamin' Hot Cheetos.

Speaking about navigating a male-dominated industry, Longoria shares, "You have to assume you have the job—that’s what men do all the time. They don’t assume they’re fighting for the job. Hearing that changed my approach and my tone in the room when I pitched Searchlight. I was like, This is my movie, and I, in every fiber of my being, knew I would be directing this. It’s mine, it’s mine, it’s mine."

Eva even wore a touch of Chanel with the busty leather top 

Eva sheds light on the disparities women face in Hollywood, noting, "Men can direct a $200 million movie, fail, and get another $200 million movie. And you’re like, 'What?' You have to work harder; you have to work smarter. I don’t mind doing that until we have equality. I’m going to keep pushing the line and doing all I can to pave the road."

Eva looked every inch the businesswoman in a $900 turtleneck jumper 

"Flamin' Hot" was released in March this year, garnering mixed reviews from critics. Longoria shares her motivation behind telling this particular story, stating, "Hollywood gets to decide what heroes look like, and they never look like us. I looked at Richard and I was like, 'Oh my gosh, this would be a great opportunity to create a hero who looks like my dad, who looks like my uncle, who sounds like my family.'"

ELLE has recognized Eva Longoria, alongside Jennifer Lopez and America Ferrara, as honorees in the celebration of Hollywood. The full feature with Eva Longoria can be found in the December 2023/January 2024 issue of ELLE, available both online and in stores.

The actress also looked incredible in a $1,850 Stella McCartney jumpsuit and Giavito Rossi shoes

Where is Eva Longoria from originally? Eva Longoria is from Corpus Christi, Texas.

Does Eva Longoria have biological children? Yes, Eva Longoria has one biological child. She gave birth to her son, Santiago Enrique Bastón, on July 11, 2018.

How tall is Eva Longoria? Eva Longoria is 5 feet 1 inch tall (1.55 meters).

What nationality is Eva Long? Eva Longoria is American by birth. She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on March 15, 1975.

Eva Longoria is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman born on March 15, 1975, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Height: Eva Longoria is 5 feet 1 inch tall (1.55 meters).

Net worth: Eva Longoria's net worth is estimated to be around $50 million.

Children: Eva Longoria has one biological son, Santiago Enrique Bastón, born on July 11, 2018.

Movies: Eva Longoria has appeared in over 50 films and television shows, including:

  • Desperate Housewives (2004-2012)
  • The Sentinel (2006)
  • Over the Hedge (2006)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2014-2021)
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019

Young: Eva Longoria was a model and beauty pageant queen before she became an actress. She was crowned Miss Corpus Christi USA in 1998.

Sisters: Eva Longoria has three sisters: Suzette Longoria, Esmeralda Longoria, and Emily Jean Longoria.


 

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