The future star was born into a family of migrants from Cuba and did not even think about an acting career. She was going to be an interior designer and even went to university to study in that field. However, Eva failed to finish her education, having drawn the attention of Hollywood agents instead. For Mendes, the most unpleasant aspect of a celebrity life is the need to attend high-profile events. She admits that she prefers to stay at home in the company of her loved ones rather than talk to strangers. In clothing, Mendes favors the vintage style of the '60s, complementing the look with modern details. She likes unusual patterns and bright colors. But there are practically no black items in her closet - she does not like this color. The list of Eva's favorite accessories includes scarves and bags. Some years ago the actress ended up in rehab. She was diagnosed with depression, which she tried to numb with illegal substances. Eva does not eat meat, but she does have fish in her diet. She loves sushi.