Latina actress Eva Longoria told her fans and followers that she was called “black”, “dark” and “ugly” growing up in a family of white and fair-skinned blonde Mexicans.
Because she had a darker complexion, they called her family “la preta fea” – the ugly black woman.
Please note that in the following clip Eva translates the term as “dark” – however the definition of the term “preta” is actually Black and in some countries including Mexico it is a projorative term – similar to the N-word.
@dearmedia You have to love your family to stay grounded #Eva Longoria #Family Storytime #mexican-american #notskinnybutnotfat #podcastclips ♬ Original sound – Dear media
For those interested, here is a picture of Eva and her “beautiful” white sisters.
Eva is an actress, producer and director. After a string of guest roles on several television series, she is best known for her portrayal of Isabella Braña on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, in which she starred from 2001-2003. She is best known for her role as Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives, which ran from 2004 to 2012, for which she received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She also appeared in The Sentinel (2006), Over Her Dead Body (2008), For Greater Glory (2012), Frontera (2014), Lowriders (2016), and Overboard (2018). From 2015-2016, she starred as Ana Sofia Calderón on the short-lived NBC sitcom Telenovela and was an executive producer on the Lifetime television series Devious Maids. She has also served as an executive producer on social issue documentaries including Food Chains and The Harvest.
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