WOW! Check stunning Eva Mendes pics as she graces the cover of the July issue of Marie Claire.With Ryan Gosling on her arm and a new indie film in the can, Eva Mendes is the reluctant sex bomb who overcame her fears to follow her desires. Marie Claire caught up with the actress to talk love, superstitions and landing Ryan Gosling… Eva met current beau Ryan Gosling on the set of The Place Beyond The Pines, due out later this year.

‘He’s your dream co-star,’ she gushes. ‘I have never felt so creatively satisfied on a film.’

On her Ryan Gosling romance she says smiling: ‘He’s amazing’.Eva’s views on marriage and motherhood? ‘Those are such boring topics to me. I am not that girl.’

Instead she concedes: ‘I am superstitious. I don’t like talking about things that I want in the future because I feel by verbalising them they won’t come true. In the past, Mendes has struggled with body issues. ‘It doesn’t matter what you have or what you look like,’ she explains.

‘It’s something everyone has to work at.

I realise I have contributed to a certain happy, heathy, empowered image, but that’s not all of me.

I felt it’s important to let women know I have similar struggles.’

Mendes went on to share her get-gorgeous secrets with Marie Claire, revealing:

‘I run four to five times a week, I don’t eat meat – and my skin looks a lot better for it.’

Read the FULL interview and see more gorgeous pics from Eva’s shoot in Marie Claire’s July issue, on newsstands this Thursday 31st May!