Eva Longoria insists her Desperate Housewives' character Gabrielle is a positive role for Latinos, despite her character's adulterous behaviour.

The Texan actress maintains that while Gabrielle's morals are questionable, the character and her husband CARLOS have been embraced by the Latino community.

Longoria enthuses, ""It's the most recognisable Latino role in television. They are very happy about it.

"We are the most affluent couple on the block. We're educated, sophisticated and we have a white gardener. It's a very non-stereotypical Latino role."