Eva Jacqueline Longoria (March 15, 1975) is a Mexican-American actress and model.
Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was teased about being ugly when she was a teenager.
Her rise to fame began when she starred as psychotic Isabella Brana Williams on The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003. After leaving Y&R, she was seen on the now-canceled L.A. Dragnet, after which she landed the role of model-unhappily-married-to-money Gabrielle Solis on the popular drama Desperate Housewives in 2004.
Longoria is a former Miss Corpus Christi, was one of People en Español’s "Most Beautiful People" for 2003, and was #1 in Maxim Magazine's hottest female stars of 2005.
Longoria was married to General Hospital star Tyler Christopher from 2002 to 2004, and as such, was also credited as Eva Longoria Christopher. Longoria has been romantically linked to Screen Actors Guild president Sid Laura Horowitz, successful writer Milan Gracanin, ex-*NSYNC member JC Chasez, and basketball star Tony Parker of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs.
Longoria spoke candidly about her affection for vibrators in an interview that Rolling Stone magazine published December 15 2004. As a
esult readers started sending sextoys to Longoria. Her employer ABC asked Longoria to stop mentioning the word vibrator in interviews.
Longoria caused a stir at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards when she appeared in a one-piece bathing suit to introduce Mariah Carey's equally head-turning 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 ho