Eva Longoria is an American actor, director, producer, businesswoman, and activist. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States, she finished her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and subsequently took part in a talent contest, which helped her enter the world of entertainment. She debuted in ‘The Bold and the Beautiful,' and followed it up with the memorable role of ‘Isabella' in the popular TV show ‘The Young and the Restless.' She was nominated for the prestigious ‘Golden Globe Award' for her performance as ‘Gabrielle Solis' in the popular television show ‘Desperate Housewives.' Brought up on a ranch in Texas, Longoria has been named among the most beautiful people by several reputed magazines like ‘People.' She has also endorsed renowned brands, such as ‘L'Oreal' and ‘Hanes.' She supports a number of humanitarian causes and takes part in many philanthropic activities as well. She has also written a cookbook titled ‘Eva's Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends.' Though this attractive actor's career was not successful initially, she became one of the most successful and hottest stars in Hollywood.