Eva Mendes Covers Marie Claire’s March 2012 Issue

February 8, 2012 by

Eva Mendes Covers Marie Claire's March 2012 IssueEva Mendes graces the cover of Marie Claire’s March 2012 issue wearing a bejeweled Dolce & Gabbana ensemble. Inside, she discusses her body image and her actress idols.

On body image: “It doesn’t matter what you have or what you look like. It’s something everyone has to work at. I realize I have contributed to a certain happy, healthy, empowered image, but that’s not all of me. I feel it’s important to let women know that I have similar struggles. What I tell girls is what they don’t like about themselves now, they will probably end up loving as an adult, because that’s what happened to me. When I am complimented on things that I didn’t like when I was 13, like my overbite and my mole, that’s when you realize that your imperfections are why people love you.”

On her actress idols, Julianne Moore and Annette Bening: “I have a girl crush on them. I’d kill to have half the careers they’ve had after 40.”

Also inside the March 2012 issue: a spring fashion report and budget-friendly beauty picks. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on February 14 or head to MarieClaire.com.