Eva Longoria admires Angelina Jolie for her charity work.

The former Desperate Housewives' actress has nothing but respect for the 'Changeling' star for the humanitarian work she does as a UN Special Envoy and the charitable acts she and her fiance Brad Pitt carry out.

Eva insists Angelina is an inspiration to her and many others.

She said: ''I admire her (Angelina). She does the work. She's not just a spokesperson; she is a hard worker and she gets it done. She is authentically tied to the causes she cares about and she knows so much. She is so knowledgeable of the world situation, so everything I am an advocate for.''

The 37-year-old beauty has her own charity organisation, The Eva Longoria Foundation, which aims to help impoverished Latina women and kids and she insists it is important for her to give back to her own community.

Eva - whose parents, Enrique and Ella, are Mexican-Americans - told Britain's OK! magazine: ''The Eva Longoria Foundation raises funds primarily for Latina women and children. I will be having a Global Gift Gala to raise money in Marbella. And I'm going to have one in Istanbul. In the United States the demographic is changing so fast with the growing presence of Latinos. It is important for us politically to recognise that the future success of America is intricately linked to our community.''