Today in 1975 Mexican-American actress, philanthropist and entrepreneur Eva Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. Longoria started her road to stardom as a soap star actress first seen in 1987 on The Bold and the Beautiful. But it was in 2004 playing the role of wicked Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives when Longoria became a household name.
The passionate Pisces has used her success and fame for the good of many others through her Eva Longoria Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to the advancement of Latinas in the U.S. through education and entrepreneurship. She is also a spokesperson for Padres Contra El Cancer (Parents Against Cancer).
The pint-size Latina has expanded beyond acting to serve as executive producer of the Lifetime series Devious Maids and is brand spokesman for Hanes, L’Oreal , Heineken, among others.
Like many other Pisces Longoria is not happy unless she is busy with many projects. So she has opened up restaurants, published a cook book and this year launched her own clothing line.
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