Eva Mendes says nude real boobs are less vulgar than big fake covered up boobs


I did a little quick and likely highly inaccurate mental math, and Eva Mendes has spent approximately 78% of the last year completely naked. From baring her butt for PETA, to going topless in Italian Vogue, and making an ad for Calvin Klein that was so raunchy it was banned in the US – the woman has spent very, very little time covering her private parts.

Mendes obviously doesn’t have a problem with nudity, and she recently told AOL’s Moviefone that she thinks a bare, natural breast is much more beautiful and artsy than giant fake boobs that are covered by a bikini.

You made headlines this year for some very revealing shoots. First there was the Italian Vogue photos, then a banned Calvin Klein ad. Are you collecting proof that America is too sexually conservative?

You know what? I’m American, and I’m as proud as you get. But I think it’s easier for us to portray violence, and then to be OK with it, than it is for some reason to portray nudity. And look: I don’t like gratuitous nudity, and I believe that I’ve never been a part of gratuitous nudity, in a film or in a photo shoot. I feel like all my stuff has always been, if not artful, if not artsy, you know, tasteful. I think we’re a bit conservative when it comes to nudity and sexuality. And it’s so funny because I’d much rather see a beautiful nude of a woman than see these girls with these Triple-D fake boobs in a bikini. To me, that’s more vulgar than seeing a beautiful nude of a natural body.

So it’s a matter of taste?

Yeah. It’s like, who cares if you actually see the nipple in the nude? It’s a beautiful, natural nude. Versus, you know, women in these tiny, little, itsy bitsy bikinis with boobs that really don’t belong on their body. And I’m not against fake breasts at all; I’m not against augmentation. But I think when you get to that point of vulgarity where it’s not in proportion, that’s more vulgar to me than a beautiful nude.

Is it true that you said something along the lines of “Actresses who don’t want to do nude scenes should be nuns”?

That doesn’t sound like anything I would say. But I think that a lot of actresses look down and frown upon other actresses doing nudity. And I think in a film, baring your soul is baring your soul, and sometimes it entails nudity, and that doesn’t mean that you’re not as mysterious or you’re lesser than [others]. I think that can add to your performance, because it’s a scary thing putting yourself out there. And if I’m going to be emotionally naked, sometimes a script will call for me to be physically naked as well. I would never frown upon it. And I think in Hollywood some actresses do frown upon it. They say it like an honor: “I would never do nudity!” And it’s like, oh come on! I’m an actress, you know, I’ll do what it takes to make my part as honest as it can be. So I probably said something like that.

[From Moviefone]

Well, at least Eva practices what she preaches. Not surprisingly, she’s naked in her upcoming film “The Spirit.” She’s also gone nude in three other movies.

In the Moviefone interview Eva praises Jennifer Lopez for paving the way for Latina actresses, and said that when she was first starting out ten years ago there were no decent roles. However in a previous interview she also said she’s more of a “serious actress” than J Lo.

I get where Eva is coming from in terms of the natural nudity. And she’s careful to point out that she’s not saying there’s anything wrong with regular breast augmentation, she just thinks it’s unattractive when women get those giant, bowling ball boobs. And I have to agree – for the life of me, I will never understand what would make a woman want to look so fake and pasticy. Eva’s got an amazing body – I can’t blame her for wanting to flaunt it. And if next year proves anywhere as successful as this one, we’ll see it at least nine times.

Here’s Eva (with Scarlett Johansson) at several of “The Spirit” premieres in early December. Images thanks to Bauer-Griffin.

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  1. dude wtf says:

    She really sucked in The Women. Actually i think she is a sucky actress all together.

  2. morgs says:

    Her Calvin Klein ad was in no way raunchy. There was a little bit of nipple, but the whole advert was beautifully done.

  3. A.J. says:

    I used to kind of like her, but every time she opens her mouth I cringe at the (usually) stupid shit she says. She’s just another one who takes her own word as gospel and expects the rest of the world to do the same. I hate celebrities like that- you’re paid to act honey. Your thoughts are irrelevant.

  4. barneslr says:

    The human body is not vulgar; it’s the human being that displays it that can be vulgar, depending on how it’s done.

    The Venus de Milo is not vulgar in any way. Pamela Anderson is vulgar regardless of what she is or is not wearing.

  5. boomchakaboom says:

    She’s beautiful. I wouldn’t think her comments would be insulting to anyone’s taste or sensibilities. Well, I guess maybe if you are one of the bowling ball fake boobied she may come off as a dumbass, but she seems pretty right on to me.

  6. jaclyn says:

    I agree with her. Real boobs will always look better than fake (not to most men of course…) :/

  7. Lori says:

    Those who have no talent strip.

  8. Leah says:

    “she recently told AOL’s Moviefone that she thinks a bare, natural breast is much more beautiful and artsy than giant fake boobs that are covered by a bikini.”

    I would agree with that.

    “…I believe that I’ve never been a part of gratuitous nudity, in a film or in a photo shoot.”

    But what defines gratuitous?
    “1. given, done, bestowed, or obtained without charge or payment; free; voluntary.
    2. being without apparent reason, cause, or justification: a gratuitous insult. ”

    So… what makes her photoshoots NOT gratuitous? The Calvin Klein ad was beautifully done… but what made the nudity NOT gratuitous?

    Why was nudity necessary (therefore, NOT gratuitous) in any of the things mentioned (CK ad, Vogue photoshoots, nudity in “The Spirit”, etc.)?


  9. Leah says:

    re: first definition

    Oh… haha, I guess the reason nothing she’s done has been gratuitous is because she’s always been paid for it!

  10. Rarely do my boobs and I find ourselves agreeing with Eva Mendes. In this particular instance, however, we all concur.

  11. i agree. i’d rather suckle on fleshy wrinkled prunes, than plastic, anytime. and flat chested ain’t no problem. as long as what you got down there, ain’t the same what is that i got down there.

    its a matter of taste, and i love the taste of woman.

  12. california angel says:

    (regurgitates lunch after above comment)
    Eva Mendes is beautiful and if I had her body I, too, would run around naked all the time.

  13. kimberly says:

    not a fan of hers, but it is kinda true about the fake/real boob thing. Not that fake boobs are OH SO vulgar. I personally think fake boobs look hilarious when presented. Even with a good doctor and tasteful size, they’re just too obviously fake and it’s funny to see. At least they’re good for a my self esteem! :)

  14. Jeane says:

    A.J.: “I hate celebrities like that- you’re paid to act honey. Your thoughts are irrelevant.”

    Um… actually she’s paid to do these interviews and be a personality as well. It’s what the public wants, obviously, or you wouldn’t be reading and commenting an article about Eva Mendes’ “irrelevant thoughts”.

  15. gg says:

    I have no idea who this chick is, but she’s pretty and I agree with her.

  16. Zoe says:

    @Cali Angel:
    “(regurgitates lunch after above comment)” HA! That comment totally made me snarf.

  17. Aspen says:

    I agree about fake vs. real…and the reason I feel that way is because I have trouble looking at the obviously-fake boobs as anything but sexual. A woman who has huge, hard, round, fake knockers put onto her body releases her femininity and becomes a billboard for sex. Whether or not that was her INTENT…that’s what she has done.

    Breasts are supposed to be soft and feminine and beautiful…no matter their size or shape. I happen to have monstrous natural boobs that I spend a lot of effort on keeping tastefully under control. As a boulder-owner, I admire the itty bitties, and I find willowy women with smaller chests to be very beautiful. Men of every boob-loving description can be found, and most men admire every size and shape when it is presented in a feminine and soft way.

    HUGE ROUND BONGOS I BOUGHT FOR A BARGAIN do not look soft, feminine, or anything other than sexual. Women with boobs like that have no power to turn off the sexuality when they want to because they’ve made their bodies into such an obvious plea for sexual attention…that no one can separate the boobs from the girl anymore, no matter what she wears over them.

    I find women who get huge fake boobs and then complain about men staring at them to to be nauseous. Because, let’s face it, the reason they GOT the tits from thunderdoom…is because they wanted men to look. I suppose they also wanted the right to punish men for looking since men DIDN’T sexualize these women BEFORE they walked around advertising their sexuality 24-7.


    I am ALL ABOUT women getting augmentations for so many of the good, real-life reasons women do that. It is amazing how much good can come from an augmentation done the right way for the right reasons. I am not, however, a sympathizer with any woman who purchases bowling balls to put in her bra.

  18. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    You know, I have to completely agree with her statement. Huge fake boobs ARE pretty vulgar looking, covered up or nude. Real boobs rarely, if ever, look vulgar.

  19. Christina X says:

    Well, you know, that’s just f-king grand because Eva Mendez is one of the “beautiful” people whose tits don’t get made fun of. For the record, men have made hurtful comments about my breasts several of times, and I’m considering plastic surgery. How nice for her that she’s naturally attractive. How nice for her to judge people who might have less than she does and want to feel better.

    Ask this twat to deal with insecurity, and then what her views on plastic surgery are. Self-righteous bimbo.

  20. CB Rawks says:

    Plus, she looks like a dude. Big teeth and nose.

  21. MB says:

    “That doesn’t sound like anything I would say……….. So I probably said something like that.”

    Huh? That doesnt sound like something I would say…oh wait…now I remember saying that…how can I turn this around without looking like a hyprocrite? Oh yeah, fake boobs are gross, but getting your tits out every second is the only way that I can get gigs and stay relevant so its totally tasteful and artistic and stuff. YEAH…that sounds about right!


  22. Ter says:

    Even if the fake boobs are small they still look gross. Victoria Beckham is a prime example of tupperware tits.

  23. Ter says:

    Maybe if more people pointed and exclaimed mockingly “Oh look, giant fake boobs brazenly displayed”, women would stop doing that to themselves.

  24. annex says:

    *sigh* Eva takes her clothes off and she’s ‘nude’ I take my clothes off and I’m naked.

    Perhaps with a team, good lighting, a little paint, a bit of practise, some good advice, an audience of 10 or so, smoke and mirrors, and a bloody good reason, I’d be a confident nude too!

    Though I’d not be looking like Eva

  25. frewt says:

    wrong Lori, European actresses have a lot less hang ups about getting their kit off, and they’re plenty talented. Regarding what she said about vulgarity, I totally agree.

  26. kate says:

    big, fake boobs are always vulgar, whether they are clothed or nude.