See Eva Longoria In A Sparkling Cut-Out Dress

Eva Longoria wore a daring, elegant dress for the debut of Flamin' Hot.

By Kevin C. Neece | Published

Eva Longoria recently shared a photo of herself on Instagram wearing a beautiful cut-out gown on a balcony in France. The image comes from her time at the Cannes Film Festival, which ends today and is renowned not just for its variety of films but as a spectacle of fashion. The Cheetos movie director has not been the only one sparkling in the French city in recent days, but her post certainly caught the attention of her followers, who commented on her elegance and beauty.

Longoria has previously rocked some stunning looks at this year’s fest, but this one provides a glamorous conclusion to her time there. Shimmering with beadwork, this dress features a large keyhole opening in the front that provides a focal point for its peek-a-boo theme, with its side windows and low-cut back also encircled by a belt-like strap around the waist. With her straight, shoulder-length hair and twinkling rings, the star looks quietly poised in the midday sun.

Wait—did we say “Cheetos movie?” Yes, Eva Longoria is the director of a new movie called Flamin’ Hot, based on the eponymous variety of the beloved crunchy snack, which also originally hails from her home state of Texas. The film tells the story of Richard Montañez, who began as a janitor at Frito-Lay, but invented the super spicy flavor, inspired by Mexican seasoning sensibilities, that became one of the world’s most popular snacks.

As her IMDb page shows, Eva Longoria is well known for her comedic sensibilities, featuring in such films and series as The Boss Baby 2, BoJack Horseman, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. But while a movie about Cheetos sounds like the cheesiest thing she has ever done, the lighthearted film is also an inspirational story about going after your dreams despite the odds. That’s a story the film’s director knows well as she has carved out a varied career as an actor, producer, and director.

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But none of that stops Eva Longoria from being a fashion star on the red carpet and elsewhere, showing herself to be more than at home amid the classy, flashy, glitzy looks—and megayachts—at the Cannes Film Festival. Of course, the actor is probably best known for playing Gabrielle on the hugely popular series Desperate Housewives alongside Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, and Marcia Cross. That series was awash in both comedy and glamor, not to mention a lot of devious goings-on.

But Eva Longoria isn’t all beauty, silliness, and madcap shenanigans, as her new CNN docuseries, Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico, demonstrates. In it, the Mexican-American actor and director explores her cultural roots through the food of Mexico, which is of course, tied deeply to the country’s culture, land, and people. Serving as the series’ executive producer and its central figure, Longoria explores the many traditions, sacred sites, and customs embedded in Mexico’s cuisine and in the lives of the people who create and share it, appealing to cooking enthusiasts and world travelers alike.

As Eva Longoria continues to set herself apart from other directors in Hollywood, she’s clearly doing so with style.