Eva Mendes

by ethnic on August 22, 2008

Birth Name: Eva De La Caridad Mendez

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 5, 1974

Ethnicity: Cuban

Eva Mendes is an American actress. She is known for appearing in the films Training Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Hitch. Eva was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents, Eva Perez Suarez and Juan Carlos Mendes.

She speaks Spanish fluently. Eva has two children with her partner, Canadian-born actor, writer, director, musician, and producer Ryan Gosling.

One of Eva’s grandmothers was named Amada.

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Devotion November 6, 2015 at 7:04 pm

Has both Spanish and Native in her. But I see the Spanish side more.

cwm85 November 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Used to have a thing for her until she hooked up with Gosling…

andrew November 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Eva’s parents are Eva Perez Suarez is Juan Carlos Mendez.

One of Eva’s grandmothers was Amada.

andrew November 6, 2015 at 6:16 pm

*and Juan Carlos..

legez August 29, 2015 at 7:15 am

looks about 30% Native

cwm85 August 29, 2015 at 10:32 am

Probably less…

xoxo July 30, 2015 at 9:51 pm

Overrated as hell, even Kim K is prettier and I hate those Kartrashian whores.

cwm85 July 22, 2015 at 2:52 pm

I bet she has some but not a lot native ancestry. She’s mostly European. I’m sure she considers herself Caucasian.

abbracci June 6, 2015 at 6:05 am

She’s pretty. She looks like a mestiza. Mestizas are one of the most good looking.

M June 6, 2015 at 12:18 am

She is pretty, but her masculine jaw is throwing me off. She looks a bit manish.

Woogieboo April 28, 2015 at 1:11 pm

she looks like a younger Cindy Crawford

shobohunter April 3, 2015 at 12:25 pm

not many nude pic

abbracci April 3, 2015 at 9:48 am

She’s pretty. The best looking Latinas look mestizo.

Capricious April 1, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Looks half Spanish and whatever the indigenous background of Cuba is.

me February 27, 2015 at 8:21 pm

she looks mostly spanish with 25% native and black.Young Eva Mendes pic http://www.snakkle.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/eva-mendes-GC.jpg

alberto.r7 February 19, 2015 at 5:56 am

She has probably 3/4 of white blood (Portuguese, Spanish…) and the rest Native American.

noneofyourbusiness February 3, 2015 at 10:19 am

She looks manly and old in this picture.

Jello February 1, 2015 at 8:10 pm

She is Cuban so most likely of European and African descent.
Most people in the Caribbean are of mixed race.
Cubans of mostly European descent have really fair skin.

shobohunter February 1, 2015 at 8:25 pm

in your dreams

shobohunter November 24, 2014 at 7:01 pm
WTF August 25, 2014 at 3:06 am

Woooow wtf happened to her face??!! She used to be beautiful. Gottttttdamn she looks like she’s in her 50s! Her faces looks hella skinny and did she get a nose job!? She didn’t look like this a few years ago. SMH!! I don’t why some celebs like to fuck up their faces with plastic surgery! The bitch looked better before!!!

WTF August 25, 2014 at 3:07 am

FACE * not faces. Tell me why the fuck we can’t edit our comments??????!!!!

ashash December 28, 2014 at 12:24 am

She is in her 40s.

Check7t August 22, 2014 at 6:18 am

She looks part Native American in my opinion, around 15-20%.

Check7t August 22, 2014 at 6:17 am

Looks Levantine.

Dexterous B December 26, 2013 at 5:47 am

She looks very Mediterranean/Middle-Eastern

andrew December 26, 2013 at 6:55 am

her nose in particular is Semitic

sarahle August 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm

looooool, what? xDDD

didn’t know that a nose can speak a semitic language…

follers August 23, 2014 at 2:41 pm

All that aside, she does look a lot like Andrew Garfield.

sarahle August 24, 2014 at 7:02 am


andrew August 23, 2014 at 4:03 pm

she did a nose job

scott August 24, 2014 at 5:09 pm

You must not know what middle easterners look like because she dont look it at all she looks Spanish or Italian

andrew August 24, 2014 at 6:14 pm

she’s too exotic for a native Spanish or Italian woman..

scott August 24, 2014 at 10:17 pm

No shes not she looks like a typical Spanish girl

andrew August 25, 2014 at 6:14 am

she’s not a “typical” Spanish girl lol

ashash September 12, 2014 at 8:32 pm

is she middle eastern

thought she was a tri-racial cuban

[email protected] June 5, 2013 at 2:55 am

she looks like a Cuban,but majority f the cubans are partially f african descent

fuzzybear44 June 5, 2013 at 4:36 am


Didn’t you mention,that you saw (Fast & Furious 6)?Since I want have time to see it,does Letty rejoin the crew,or gets killed?

fuzzybear44 June 5, 2013 at 5:15 am


I was going to say who the heck is andrew,but I get it.Anyhow thank you once again.

andrew June 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Garfield looks like Jim Jarmusch

andrew June 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm


Mena April 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

She looks Mediterranean too.. like most Mexican/Latinas.. very few Latinas or Latinos wouldnt pass for a mediterranean.. Vanessa Williams the actress for example definetely looks a bit more exotic than a Mediterranean European.. even though she has blue eyes..

rosey November 2, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Most Mexicans are NOT Mediterranean. Most Mexicans are of Indigenous/Mestizo ancestry. Most Latina’s are mixed-race. And Vanessa Williams is not Latina, what are you talking about?

marjanel August 24, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Mediterraneans are the real latino. Latin America is latin because Latin Europe.

Leo Lopez March 25, 2012 at 11:33 pm

My family came from Cuba. Many of the original settlers in Cuba were from all over the Iberian peninsula and that included Spain obviously, Portugal and all the Islands, particularly the Canary Islands. Many of the names that ended in ‘s’ being Portuguese were simply converted with a ‘z’. That happened not just in Cuba but all over. People at the time did not distinguish so much as Spanish or Portuguese, they went on whatever ship was available at the time they were ready to go. Sometimes it meant leaving from Spain, other times Portugal.

Christian March 23, 2012 at 2:53 pm

she looks spanish but her eyes are too exotic and to aztecic for a spanish woman

me March 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm

she looks mostly spanish with black and native american

Frank G October 3, 2011 at 1:25 am

There’s a lot of Portuguese blood in Cuba. Remember that Portugal was part of Spain for 60 years after a Portuguese king died with no heirs so it fell to Spanish rule. Many “Spanish people who migrated to Hispanic America especially Cuba were in fact Portuguese.

Amanie July 1, 2011 at 11:39 am

she so pretty.

Cuban Guy December 11, 2010 at 3:05 am

Like someone said above, a lot of the Spanish community in Cuba came from the canary islands. The population there was originally more Portuguese than Spanish, so many names there are converted to their Spanish variation. Not to mention that the north of Portugal, where her last name is from, has not always been part of Portugal. At times it was part of Galicia or Asturias; depending on what period in time it was.

To me, she looks like she might have a little Taino indian in her as well as African. But in very small amounts.

black wallstreet November 24, 2010 at 6:16 am

She took a DNA test found out she was like 80% European. I always knew it because when i looked at her she looked European spaniard, not like one of those ugly Indian/metizo looking “Hispanics” if you can really call them “Hispanics” the real ones are in Spain.

black wallstreet November 24, 2010 at 7:12 am

Again faker, if your going to steal my name at least be intelligent,I wouldn’t say the crap you wrote

Jeff October 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

I agree.

Denise November 30, 2011 at 7:46 am

Mestizos are not ugly …. She is obviously mix with something because she has tan skin, full lips and curves which white women do not have..

Anya December 13, 2011 at 3:33 am

Angelina Jolie? Don’t be daft, many white women have those features. You’re American, how do you know what white women look like? You don’t know Europeans, the white people you’re used to are only part of the equation. TRAVEL. Before you make stupid comments.

Memphis February 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Although Denise mispoke about white women with curves. I think she meant to say some white women don’t have the “thickness” of curves that most ppl of African descent have. Angelina Jolie has pouty French lips but no butt, yet a lot of “white” women have great curves. Eva Mendes is definitely a great mix of Euro, African and Native. Many Tainos were wiped out or greatly mixed during colonization. Ppl often forget the huge mix of Afro Chinese and Chinese population that is part of their DNA.

rosey November 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Most are Americans are white of European descent…. LOL

rosey November 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Most Americans*

Samira January 1, 2012 at 6:17 am

how can you be that stupid and racist ? seriously ?

rosey November 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm

You’re a racist dumbass. You say she is “80% European”, ok then, what’s the other 20% huh numb nuts? Who said she was Mestizo anyway? I’m pretty sure most Cubans do not have much, if none at all, Native ancestry. I could be wrong, but from what i’ve heard, most were wiped out by the Spaniards. Mexico on the other hand, has a lot of pure Indigenous and Mestizo people. How can you say they’re all ugly? Look at Eva Longoria, Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez! Eva Mendes may be 80% European, but the other 20% is most likely Black, and African genes are dominant. So she doesn’t look European Spaniard, she looks mixed!

myspace celebrity July 20, 2010 at 5:27 am

No, she changed the spelling of her last name for SAG purposes…I think.
Anyway, she’s definitely Cuban. She has African blood in her (like many other Cubans), but it is a small degree.

Jeff October 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

No not like most cubans. There are blacks, mulattos and whites and they stay white until they become mulattos.

sandy July 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm

she might b white

Jane July 5, 2010 at 4:29 pm

she also has african blood to. She had a mulatto grandparent but she is mostly spainish with a little african blood.

Rio March 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm

you are all fuckin stupid!!..just because she spells her name with an s does not mean shit!..she knows where her family originated from. Thats the ONLY fact..if you were related to her then you can speak other than that who gives a shit..

Evafan February 3, 2010 at 1:23 am

Her last name isnt the spanish spelling (in most cases)…its the Portuguese spelling simple as that…one reason could be that she has a Portuguese ancestor straight from portugal as they did immigrate to cuba but in much smaller numbers or the portuguese ancesotor came through spain, such as the Canary Islands which had many porutugese move there in colonization…either that or the name was just spelt differently…but seems unlikely.
see these statisitcs 111 years ago with the foreign born population came from in cuba….PAGE 220. http://digital.tcl.sc.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/CCC&CISOPTR=1683&CISOSHOW=824

Anonymous February 2, 2010 at 4:19 am

supernerdy is not smart

Jason January 28, 2010 at 11:57 am

Rockiin that hate w/e ur name is ur a moron he basically explained how her name is mendes Spanish people spell with s also it’s not always spelled with z easy as that

bigmo72 November 27, 2009 at 5:53 am


supernerdy June 19, 2009 at 4:58 pm


ethnic March 28, 2009 at 12:13 pm

well that website i linked too explains that some Spanish people spell their name with an ‘s’ too.

R0CKiN D0N'T H4T3 March 28, 2009 at 11:40 am

Yeah… I know that, but why isn’t it spelled like Mendez (the Spanish way) instead she got Mendes (the Portuguese way) she prolly got some Portuguese in her Cuban heritage. (My theory/philosophy)

ethnic March 2, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Mendes is also a Spanish name. it is also spelled Mendez among other variations. Check this link.


R0CKiN D0N'T H4T3 March 2, 2009 at 4:45 am

Why do she got a Portuguese last name instead of a Spanish last name?

sandy July 5, 2010 at 4:39 pm

cus she felt like it

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