Eva Longoria Admits: 'I Wear Braces'

06/14/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

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It’s true: Desperate Housewives’ gorgeous star Eva Longoria has a fashion flaw. Well, temporarily. “I wear braces,” she confesses in the July issue of InStyle. Pulling out a photo from her upcoming film Cristiada, she says, “Look how crooked my bottom teeth were, and I never even knew.” Despite her imperfect teeth, Longoria always manages to turn heads when out with famous friends like Jessica Alba and Victoria Beckham. But she wasn’t always called a stunner; in fact, she was once considered the homely one in her family because her three older sisters were blonde. “I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup when I was young,” she adds. “I would melt crayons and try to put them on my lips, and I would use watercolor for eye shadow.” Now a pro at glamming up — “I can even put them on in the car,” she boasts of her false-lash application skills — she enjoys using bronzing powder and a few key basics. “Mascara is very important. If I were on a desert island, I would have to have mascara and lip balm,” she shares. Also important to the petite star? “High heels,” she states. “I love designer shoes. There’s this pair in my closet by Versace, and they must be 8 inches — crazy tall!” She even keeps some for decoration. “They’re not to wear; they’re just to look really pretty in the closet,” she says. “They are art!” For more with Longoria, pick up the latest issue of InStyle, on newsstands Friday.


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Steph on

Her crooked teeth is one thing I always loved about her.

Dana on

Tony is such an idiot shes gorgeous. Is she still with Penelope Cruz’s little brother?

Jen on

Yes, I am glad she has braces, they definitely do wonders for the people that can use the cosmetic adjustments. One less mouse head to look at in Hollywood, maybe a few Jennifers should look up her orthodonist, got any carrots wascally wabbit?

ellen on

Wow I can finally live my life Eva wears braces.Now that I know that I can live happily ever after. Slow news day folks?

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E on

Eva is gorgeous! If you’re going to complain about an article, here’s an idea… DONT CLICK ON THE LINK TO READ IT! Also – last time i checked, People was an entertainment website not every day news from across the world… Just saying….

Samantha on

This is news…SMFH

Shannon on

I love EVA…..she is soooo beautiful, whether she is all glammed up or just out for lunch, in a pony and shade’s, with very little make-up. She is and alway’s will be one of my very favorite actress’s. Yes, Tony was a fool, an idiot for messing up the best thing to ever happen in his life. Oh, well, his loss and someone else’s gain.

Katy on

Confesses she wears braces?? LMAO!! What a waste of space she is.

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Bright Eyes on

@ E, love it! HA!!!!

Eva is gorgeous! If you’re going to complain about an article, here’s an idea… DONT CLICK ON THE LINK TO READ IT! Also – last time i checked, People was an entertainment website not every day news from across the world… Just saying….

– E on June 14th, 2011

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Emily on

Well Ellen, this is people.com. You know, the celebrity magazine. Perhaps you are looking for news in the wrong place. Sorry it’s confusing for you dear.

Yolie Mac on

Of course she HAS to wear high heels, she is as short as a midget!!! The woman is just lucky. I have seen pictures of her without make up and she is very ordinary looking.

Tara on

She totally needs more make up in that pic … ewww.

Kat on

She is not one of my favorites but crooked teeth or not I think she has the most beautiful eyes in Hollywood.

Stella on

Her teeth were crooked and she didn’t know it. What? Doesn’t she look at herself in the mirror while she’s brushing her teeth? Well, either way, the woman is gorgeous and appears to be really nice.

Miami on

So where is the pic of her with the new braces?? This reminds me of yesterday’s “Style News” that People Mag talking about Lily Allen’s wedding shoes but not actually putting up a pic of the shoes or a link to it.

Dylan on

I would never wear 8 inch heels or any real high heels, but I agree—I also look at beautiful leather shoes and bags as art. I always have said that, I got a kick out of her saying it, but she can actually afford to buy them and look at them. I would hope even if I had the money I wouldn’t do that. I saw Chloe K. walking in 6 in heels on the beach, acting like she never went to the beach before and never took the stipid shoes off.

me2 on

Since when are braces a fashion-flaw?
She’s probably wearing Invisalign, which are clear plastic-like braces that snap on your teeth or the new braces that go in behind your teeth instead of in front.

Monica on

Having worn braces myself when I was a teenager, I notice teeth a lot. I’m a faithful viewer of Desperate Housewives and actually did notice that her bottom teeth were not straight. But I don’t think that’s a problem unless you see someone’s bottom teeth when they smile. At any rate for those people that want to see a pix of her wearing the braces, you probably won’t see one because they are only on her bottom teeth like she said in the article. If you’ve ever seen a pix of her before, you’ll know that her top teeth are fine. Plus she’s probably got Invisalign.

Kelly on

she is gorgeous; but I wish her beauty was more natural. She wears fake eyelashes and I’m pretty sure she adds “cutlets” to her bra. She does other stuff and she gets so done up. She doesnt need to do all that stuff. Less is more.

Corrie on

OHMYGOD, she wears braces!!! Now that’s a headline!

AA on

Maybe if she stopped chasing and dating these young boys- she wouldn’t get cheated on… she’s vain n full of herself!

gigi on

wow…i can now sleep! who cares? how is this news?

Splum on


Susan on

I wear braces, and honestly, I think braces are cute. I’ve never had a problem with how they look. (I’ve had one with how they can feel sometimes – like having barbed wire in your mouth! But never with how they look.) They’re nothing to be ashamed of. Oh, and I’m not a teenager. I’m a grown woman. It’s no big deal now for adults to wear them.

farrah55 on

I always think of a gerbil when I see her.

ae on

homely b/c she wasn’t blonde? talk about identity issues in that family. yikes. she’s a very beautiful woman.

asha on

there i no such thing as “temporary” braces. she just wants attention and to be told how beautiful she is all of the time just like the rest oft hose starlets. its sick.

Jazz on

Bisch probably doesnt wear the braces with wires and all, you know the real ones, she probably just wears sometimes those clear invisalign oned that you can take them off whenever you want.

Gabell73 on

It is crazy that she thought anything need improving. She is absolutly gorgeous, but it just goes to prove that even the most beautiful of women can find a flaw in themselves. Even if the world can’t. That is a message that I wish teenage girls could understand. It is still hard to believe that her husband cheated on her. She is sooo beautiful.

Kate on

The article doesn’t specify what *else* she is doing when she can put on eyelashes in her car, but I hope she’s sitting in the passenger or back seat, being driven, because if she isn’t, there isn’t enough more important than PAYING ATTENTION TO THE DAMN ROAD. THE MAKEUP CAN WAIT.

trsquare on

It’s nice to know that someone as gorgeous as she is, is flawed.

rg on

She is very pretty, but really is this newsworthy?

bep on

so, she wasn’t considered pretty because she wasn’t blonde? I’m very confused by this. Eva is definitely having some identity issues. I have heard her say before that she was never beautiful because she is the only one of her sisters with dark hair and skin. It’s a sad sad world if someone as attractive as Longoria falls prey to the dated standard of beauty. She should really get some help for those issues.

laura on

screw her crooked teeth. what about her bucked teeth. she looks like a darn rabbit

Cannelle on

Eva who??????

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