Eva Mendes is an American actress, model, and entrepreneur of Cuban Parentage. Born on March 5, 1974, she started her acting career in the late 1990s when a talent manager saw her pictures in a friend’s portfolio. Mendes very quickly won hearts with her outstanding performance and good looks. She has been a brand ambassador for Cartier, Calvin Klein, Reebok, Morgan, Pantene shampoo, and Peek & Cloppenburg. The following top movies portray her fantastic acting skills and dusky beauty in Hollywood.
Genre: Action. Thriller, Fantasy
Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Matt Long, Sam Elliott
American superhero film Ghost Rider from 2007 is based on the same-named Marvel Comics character. Stunt motorbike rider Johnny Blaze decides to sacrifice his soul in order to become Ghost Rider and fight the Black-heart, the incarnate demon and the son of Mephistopheles.
Eva Mendes plays Roxanne Simpson, Blaze’s girlfriend, in the movie. Ghost Rider has everything to win the top position on our list.
2 Fast 2 Furious
Genre: Crime, Action, Adventure
Director: John Singleton
Cast: Paul Walker, Cole Hauser, Tyrese Gibson
The film’s main character is Brian, a former police officer who hangs around with Roman Pierce, an ex-convict. To get their criminal records expunged as part of a deal with the FBI, Brian and Roman had to take down drug lord Verone.
Eva plays Monica Fuentes, an undercover U.S. Customs agent. She is also Brian’s love interest in the film.
The Place Beyond the Pines
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Craig Van Hook
The stunt rider becomes a thief to live a nice life with his child and his sweetheart, attracting the attention of a police officer. Unfortunately, they are on a collision path that will affect their families. Since Eva met her current partner Ryan Gosling when the film was made, it has special significance for her. Her role as the mother of the hero’s child is crucial.
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Director: Andy Tennant
Cast: Kevin James, Will Smith, Amber Valletta
Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, a seasoned dating expert, helps men woo the woman of their dreams. But, on the other hand, a gossip journalist named Sara Melas (Eva Mendes) starts to really challenge what he thinks he knows about love.
We Own the Night
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Director: James Gray
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Danny Hoch
Bobby Green, a nightclub manager, avoids trouble despite numerous criminal visits. However, things go south when the Russian mafia attacks his brother. Eva Mendes seems to embrace her role in the film as the evil girl or, at the very least, the bad guy’s lover.
Genre: Action, Drama, Drama
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Berenger, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn
Eva Mendes received the spotlight for the first time in Hollywood after playing Sara, Alonzo’s mistress in this movie. Jake Hoyt has only a day to learn from Detective Alonzo, an experienced drug enforcement officer. While Hoyt immediately learns that he is being held captive after learning that Alonzo’s tactics are immoral.
Out of Time
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Denzel Washington, Dean Cain
Police chief Matt Whitlock gives his mistress the money he found during a drug raid. When she was found dead, there was evidence that linked to him. He is in a race against time to prove his innocence while the FBI is hot on his trail. Eva Mendes played the part of Alex, Matt’s wife.
The Other Guys
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Derek Jeter, Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg
Two discredited officers, Terry and Allen, are responsible for looking into a case involving a shady businessman. First, however, they must put their differences aside to become the police officers they want to be. Eva Mendes, who plays Allen’s girlfriend, brings much-needed humor to this action thriller.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Willem Dafoe
Sheldon Sands, a CIA agent, recruits the gunman El Mariachi to stop a drug lord from killing Mexico’s president, but El Mariachi has other plans. In the movie, Eva plays Ajedrez, an AFN agent hired to find Mexican drug lord Armando Barillo.
Girl in Progress
Genre: Drama, Crime
Director: Patricia Riggen
Cast: Cierra Ramirez, Matthew Modine, Patricia Arquette,
Grace (Eva Mendes), a single mother, frequently neglects her daughter, Ansiedad, in favor of her career, bills, and two romantic interests. Ansiedad is motivated by the coming-of-age tales her English teacher narrates in class to decide to bypass adolescence and begin her life without her mother.
However, as the misguided plan fails, Ansiedad and Grace must realize that part of growing up is acting like a mature adult.