Early life

Eva Longoria is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas to a Mexican American family. When she was young she always was teased about being ugly. However, later on she was selected to be Miss Corpus Christi .

Her Career

Eva Longoria Fansite Her rise to fame began when she starred on the role of psychotic Isabella Brana Williams on The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003 . After leaving The young and the Restless, she appear on the now-cancelled L.A. Dragnet , and after that she landed the role of model-unhappily-married-to-money Gabrielle Solis on the mega popular drama Desperate Housewives in 2004 .

Eva was selected as one of People en Español 's "Most Beautiful People" for 2003, and was #1 in Maxim Magazine's hottest female stars of 2005 .

Longoria also caused a stir at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards when she appeared in a one-piece bathing suit to introduce Mariah Carey 's performance, and joked that she “wasn't going to let a little hurricane keep me from wearing a bathing suit.” At the 2005 Emmy Awards , wherein she had been passed over for nomination, she satirized Housewives internal drama by being interviewed by host Ellen DeGeneres from her supposedly-relegated-to worst seats in the house.

Longoria was nominated in 2005 for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, along with her Desperate Housewives costars Marcia Cross , Felicity Huffman , and Teri Hatcher . The cast won the 2005 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Television Ensemble - Comedy.

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