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Celebrity Ancestry: What Is Actress Eva Longoria’s Heritage? Is She Latina, Mexican, Spanish, Other? 80,000 Google Her Ethnicity, Nationality, Parents Race & Family Ethnic Background
THE NUMBER OF GOOGLE SEARCHES about Hollywood actress Eva Longoria’s age and height, ethnicity, nationality and parents ethnic background reveal that identity, as much as aesthetics, still matter to people. By Ben Arogundade. Mar.20.2021.
IDENTITY ONLINE: Hollywood actress Eva Longoria, star of 'Desperate Housewives' is the subject of much Internet search activity about her ethnic background and Hispanic roots, as well as her age, height and other statistics.
ACTRESS, BUSINESSWOMAN AND ENTREPRENEUR Eva Longoria is the subject of much Internet search activity from fans around the world, particularly within the Hispanic community. Many of them are looking for simple answers to questions about her ethnicity, nationality or her religious beliefs, while others harbour celebrity trivia questions about Longoria's age, height or weight.
Each month Google records the total number of Internet queries that people type into their browsers, and the searches for Eva Longoria make interesting reading. For example, 5,000 fans per month Google a range of questions about the Hollywood actress's ethnicity and nationality, and that of her parents, while 6,000 search, “Eva Longoria age”, and 8,100 search “Eva Longoria height”. Some of these searches can also get sexual. 10,000 people per month (120,000 per year) Google the phrase, “Eva Longoria naked”. The total number of queries about the actress's nationality, ethnic background and her age and height add up to over 80,000 per year.
EVA LONGORIA'S ETHNICITY, NATIONALITY, AGE, HEIGHT: THE FACTS
So, what are the answers to the questions her fans are asking? Firstly, Eva Longoria is 46 years old, and is 1.57m (5 ft. 1 inch) tall. The youngest of four daughters, she was born in Corpus Christie, Texas, on March 15, 1975. Her father, Enrique Longoria Jr. and mother Ella Eva (Mireles) are both of Mexican heritage.
Longoria was a studious child, eventually securing a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology, and later a masters in Chicano studies from California State University. Her show business career began when she won local talent contest Miss Corpus Christie USA, in 1988, at the age of 13. Her rise to fame kick-started in 2004 with her part in the hit TV series Desperate Housewives.
LONGORIA'S ANCESTRY DNA TEST
For many years Longoria has taken a keen interest in her ethnicity and heritage. She self-identifies as a ‘Texican’ or Mexican-American. In 2010 she participated in Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s ethnicity and ancestry TV show, Faces Of America. “I want to know where I’m from,” she told Gates, “because It helps me navigate where I’m going.” Before her dna ancestry test took place, Longoria thought she would be predominantly of Native American and European heritage — but her test results surprised her, revealing that she is in fact 70 per cent European, 27 per cent East Asian and 3 per cent African. Gates was able to trace her heritage back to her ninth great-grandfather, who arrived in the New World in 1603. In another twist, a computerised test also revealed that on her Asian side she is related to the cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who is of Chinese ancestry.
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THE TEXICANS: 'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria with her parents - father Enrique Longoria Jr., and mother Ella Eva. Both of them are of Mexican heritage.
*EVA LONGORIA’S ETHNICITY, NATIONALITY, PARENTS - ACCORDING TO GOOGLE SEARCH
The number of people worldwide who Google the questions, “Is Eva Longoria, Hispanic, Mexican?”, each month.
The number of people worldwide who Google the terms, “Eva Longoria’s parents ethnic background, heritage, nationality”, each month.
*All figures for “Eva Longoria’s Ethnicity, Nationality, Parents - According to Google Search”, supplied by Google. Stats include global totals for laptop and desktop computers and mobile devices.
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