Eva Mendes is like that girl you just love to hate. Except in her case, you just can't because she's too funny and nice. Born in Miami to Cuban parents, Mendes began her career with a series of minor roles in smaller-budget films and made-for-TV movies, but she's now officially one of Hollywood's reigning queens after starring in successful hit films such as Training Day, Hitch and We Own the Night. Not only that, but she's topped almost everybody's "who's hottest" lists at least once and was named AskMen.com's most desirable woman in 2009. She's also got one of the best bodies in Hollywood, and she's now dating her fellow Hollywood hottie Ryan Gosling. Plus, she's a PETA spokesperson, and she's the new face of Pantene. Is there anything she doesn't do?
We found the above picture of her in 2001, and while we might have to question her choice of outfit, we think not much else has changed! She was still just as gorgeous in 2001 as she was when she appeared on SHAPE's cover in March of 2007.
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