Throwback Thursday: Teenage Eva Mendes Fangirls Over Alyssa Milano

Before Eva Mendes was well....Eva Mendes, she was just a young teenage girl who obsessed over Who’s The Boss star Alyssa Milano

In an epic Throwback Thursday post, a 17-year-old Milano is seen signing an autograph for Mendes, who was 15 at the time. Mendes had waited in line for hours for a shot at a picture with her idol. 

It appears Mendes, now 39, hasn’t outgrown her love for Milano, 41. In a feature with, she admitted that Milano was the first actress she admired.

“I just thought she was living my ideal life on [Who’s The Boss],” she said. “It was a rags-to-riches story, and I felt like maybe it could happen to me. I just loved her little attitude and her name, I loved her actual name and her character’s name, Samantha Micelli. She also had this workout video called Teen Steam. I know it word for word.” 

The Place Between The Pines actress also spoke of her first experience with her idol. “When I was 15, I even went to the Glendale Gallery Mall and waited in line for hours to get my picture taken with her,” she said. “I still have that picture.”

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Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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