The actress Eva Longoria, famous for her role in the series “Desperate Housewives”, received Monday a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, believing that every time a Latino gets a reward it’s a victory for the whole community “.

 “(Minority) representation is important, so every time a Latino has a star on the Walk of Fame, it’s a new victory for the community,” he said. AFP the star of 43 years, born in Texas (southern United States) in a modest family.

The actress, director, producer and scriptwriter received her star accompanied by her husband Mexican millionaire José Baston – former president of Televisa – and other celebrities such as Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin or Felicity Huffman, who played with her in “Desperate Housewives”. “It’s very important for me to be here, that people come to see the star and say that you can do it if you work hard,” said the actress who received this distinction as part of the promotion of ” Overboard ”, his latest film. In this crazy comedy, she shares the poster with Anna Faris, also present Monday.

During an address at the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard, Eva Longoria, whose tight black dress showed the plump form of a pregnant woman (she is expecting her first child), said she feels “still a little girl from Corpus Christi, Texas, who had big dreams and big hair, as a woman and a Hispanic, I represent a lot of communities and I want to tell them that this is not my star, it’s our star”. The one who is considered a figurehead of actresses “Latinas” in Hollywood has distant Mexican origins, dating back nine generations.

Eva Longoria became famous in the early 2000s with her character of Gabrielle Solis, a sexy and capricious Latina wife in “Desperate Housewives”, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She was Executive Producer of the short-lived series on NBC “Telenovela” – about a Spanish TV series actress who does not speak Spanish – and also directed episodes of “Black-ish” and “Jane the Virgin” series. (Belga / Belga)