Actress Eva Longoria was born March 15, 1975 in Corpus Christi, Texas. A beauty pageant contestant in her youth, she got her first break in show business with a regular role on The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003. Her breakthrough role came in 2004 as Gabrielle Solis on the hit television seriesDesperate Housewives.


Recently, actress Eva Longoria shared in Glamour Magazine the 10 women who changed her life..Take a moment and see if the women she selected has had any impact on your life. Be sure to leave the names of your favorite women in the comments below!

Marcia Cross
Marcia Cross is best known for her role in Desperate Housewives as Bree Van De Kamp, opposite Terri Hatcher and Eva Longoria.

Dolores Huerta
Dolores Huerta is an activist and labor leader who co- founded what would become the United Farm Workers.

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou is a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her numerous poetry and essay collection

Maria Felix
(Died April 8, 2002) Mexican actress who  used her extraordinary looks and fiery personality to propel herself from unknown to overnight star to icon of beauty in Spanish-speaking countries. 

Lucille (LUCY) Ball
Lucille Ball moved to Hollywood and met Cuban-born entertainer Desi Arnaz while working on the film “Dance, Girl, Dance.” The pair formed Desilu Productions and soon began their own pioneering television sitcom on CBS, “I Love Lucy.”

Antonia Hernandez
Nationally recognized for her commitment toward the betterment of underserved
communities in Los Angeles and beyond, Antonia Hernandez joined the California
Community Foundation as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2004.

Holly Robinson Peete
Actress, author, talk show host, activist and philanthropist, Holly Robinson Peete has been touched by the entertainment industry almost of her life Her career as an actress dates back more than four decades and has led her to becoming a voice for her father, her son and her community.

Sonia Sotomayor
Born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university’s highest academic honor. In 1979, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She thereafter served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office from 1979–1984. She then litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt, where she was an associate and then partner from 1984–1992. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and she served in that role from 1992–1998. She then served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998–2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009.

Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony was raised in New York as a Quaker. She taught for a few years at a Quaker seminary and from there became a headmistress at a women’s division of a school.

Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman has starred on stage, film and television. She is perhaps best known for the role of Lynette Scavo on the popular TV show ‘Desperate Housewives.’

Be sure to leave the names of your favorite WOMEN in the comments below!

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