Eva Mendes turns 38-years-old today (March 5, 2012), making her 7 years older than her beau Ryan Gosling. The pair began dating in September 2010, following Gosling's reported relationships with Rachel McAdams and Olivia Wilde.
After a relatively quiet couple of years in Hollywood, it's looking likely to be a busy 2012 for Mendes, who is working on no less than three projects. First up, she'll star alongside Matthew Modine in the romantic comedy 'Girl in Progress', before appearing in crime-drama 'The Place Beyond the Pines' alongside her boyfriend Gosling. The movie follows a motorcycle stunt rider who considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child - though it puts him on a collision course with the local cop-turned-politician. The third movie 'Holly Motors', is an action-drama that also stars Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue. A source close to the actress recently told the National Enquirer that she was most inspired by Julianne Moore and Annette Bening, saying, "She became a huge fan of theirs after seeing The Kids Are All Right. Eva thinks they're both incredibly sexy. She's give her eyeteeth to look as good as they do when she hits 50".