Sexy actress Eva Mendes is grateful to Salma Hayek and Jennifer Lopez for creating openings for other Latina actresses.

The HITCH star, 30, is taking Hollywood by storm, but admits Lopez and Hayek did all the barrier-breaking for her.

She says, "After FRIDA, I thought 'Good for you, Salma.' That film took us as a group of Latin actresses to another level.

"It's only a small group, but everyone has their individuality and is making their own mark."

08/03/2005 09:32