Eva Longoria Says, “My Family Referred to Me as the Ugly Black One” … Pics Of Her ‘Pretty’ Sisters!

Lyndon Abioye |

Latina actress Eva Longoria told her fans and followers that she was referred to as “Black,” “dark,” and “ugly” when she was growing up in a family of White and light skin blonde Mexicans.

Since she had a darker complexion, her family referred to her as, “la preta fea” — the ugly black one.

Please note that in the below clip Eva translates the the term to “dark” – but the definition of the term “preta” is actually Black and in some countries, including Mexico, it is a projoritve term – similar to the N word.


@dearmedia Gotta love your family to keep you grounded #evalongoria #familystorytime #mexicanamerican #notskinnybutnotfat #podcastclips ♬ original sound – Dear Media

For those interested, here’s a pic of Eva and her “beautiful” White sisters.

Eva is an actress, producer, and director. After a number of guest roles on several television series, she was recognized for her portrayal of Isabella Braña on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, on which she starred from 2001 to 2003. She is most known for her role as Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives, which ran from 2004 to 2012, and for which she received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She has also appeared in The Sentinel (2006), Over Her Dead Body (2008), For Greater Glory (2012), Frontera (2014), Lowriders (2016), and Overboard (2018). From 2015 to 2016, she starred as Ana Sofia Calderón on the short-lived NBC sitcom Telenovela, and was an executive producer for the Lifetime television series Devious Maids. She has also been an executive producer of social issue documentaries, including Food Chains and The Harvest.

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