Eva Mendes thinks it's important to "play up the positives" when it comes to appearances.

The Hollywood star believes her fellow actresses should just appreciate how they look rather than boast about not having worked on their image because there are plenty of people who "struggle" with the way they look.

She said: "I'm not one of those actresses who says they don't work at the way they look.

"Even if it's true, you shouldn't say it, as there are so many people who struggle with their appearance. It's important to appreciate what you've got.

"We all have strengths and weaknesses, but it's about playing up the positives."

The 37-year-old beauty bases her style partly on her favourite icons, such as 1950s actress Sophie Loren and 1960s actress Romy Scheider, as well as her preferred eras.

She added to Britain's InStyle magazine: "I love to embrace my favourite eras and icons, like Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider and Capucine.

Eva recently admitted she was "flattered" to become the new face of Thierry Mulger and follow in the footsteps of Jerry Hall and Naomi Watts.

She explained: "I admire Thierry Mugler. He knows how to make a woman feel beautiful.

"It was flattering to be asked to be the new face of Thierry Mulger's Angel - I'm following in the footsteps of Jerry Hall and Naomi Watts! My current favourite is the limited-edition Angel taste of Fragrance - the bitter-chocolate kick is mouthwatering."