American actress, model and businesswoman Eva Mendes turns a year older on March 5. The ace actress has been a part of the film industry since the late 1990s. She has done some stellar roles in her acting career till now, especially in films like 2 Fast 2 Furious and Ghost Rider. In terms of personal life, she has been in a relationship with actor Ryan Gosling since 2011. They have two daughters together. As the actress turns 47 years old today, here is a look at some of her best works.
Ghost Rider:In the 2007 film, she played the role of Roxanne Simpson, who in the movie is the lead character's girlfriend. Her role in the American superhero film is of a journalist.
The Place Beyond the Pines:The 2012 American neo-noir crime drama film directed by Derek Cianfrancesaw her play Romina Gutierrez. The movie is also extra special for her as she met her current partner Ryan Gosling during the shoot of the film. Her role is crucial in the movie as she plays the mother of the hero's child.
Hitch:In the film directed by Andy Tennant,Eva is seen playing the role of female lead, Sara Melas. In the movie, her character is a gossip columnist and a cynical workaholic. In the 2005 American romantic comedy film, she is also the main lead’s love interest.
2 Fast 2 Furious:In the sequel of The Fast and the Furious, Eva turned as a U.S. Customs agent working undercover. The name of her character is Monica Fuentes. Apart from this, she is also the love interest of Brian O'Conner, a former Los Angeles Cop played by Paul Walker.
Out of time:In the movie, she playedthe role of a homicide detective. Her character named Alex Diaz Whitlock goes through a divorce in the film. The 2003 film directed by Carl Franklin stars Denzel Washington opposite her.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico:American neo-Western action film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez saw Eva nail Ajedrez’s character. In the movie,her character is of an AFN operative who has been hired to tail the Mexican drug lord, Armando Barillo.
Last Night:Eva Mendes plays Laura Nunez who happens to be a co-worker of the male lead, Michael Reed.
She is the person with whom Michael cheats on his wife in the movie.