Actress Maria Conchita Alonso has landed her dream role - as Eva Longoria's mother on her favourite TV show, Desperate Housewives.

The Grammy Award-winning singer and former Venezuelan beauty queen will play the mum of Longoria's sexy character, Gabrielle Solis, in an episode tentatively scheduled for 19 February ((06).

Alonso's publicist, RONA MENASHE, says, "She's ecstatic... She watches the show and loves it."