Eva Longoria, an actress of Mexican-American descent, was born the youngest of four sisters on a ranch in Texas. In 1998, she was Miss Corpus Christi in her hometown. She aspired to be a model, but was rejected because of her short stature, so she instead began to act. In 2000, she had small roles in well-known series such as General Hospital and joined soap opera The Young and the Restless soon after.
Eva Longoria's impressive net worth
In 2004, Longoria signed the contract that would lead her to fame with Desperate Housewives. On the show, she starred as "Gabrielle Solís" alongside Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, and Marcia Cross for eight seasons, until the finale in 2012.
All this success made Longoria one of the wealthiest celebrities, with a fortune of around $80 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. With a long career in film and TV, Longoria has managed to win fans worldwide. But she's also held in especially high regard in Mexico, where she has family roots.
Recently, Longoria even placed one of her many residences on the market. The Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, mansion reportedly has an asking price of $3.8 million.
Eva Longoria: Star TV actress and businesswoman
We'd be remiss to not also mention Longoria's off-screen talents: in the world of real estate and business. She owns several other Los Angeles properties, including a renovated Beverly Crest mansion, which she acquired in 2017 for an eye-popping $13.5 million. She also launched a fashion line and owns the media company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment.