LATINA's Cover Girl Eva Mendes on Having Kids and Being a Rebel

Eva Mendes graces the December/January cover of Latina magazine and the Cuban actress let us in on the childhood inspiration behind the home decor collection she launched with longtime boyfriend George Augusto, (called Vida and sold exclusively at Macy's), and why she has no desire to build an empire.

"I don't have an attraction to world domination," Mendes concedes. "No Martha Stewart aspirations for me."

This strive for balance has lead Mendes to pass up many lucrative offers for fragrances and fashion lines, but as Eva sees it, it's all good. "I have absolutely no pressures about anything in my life."

Not even marriage and a family? Mendes, 36, has been dating Augusto since 2002, but insists marriage and babies are not anywhere in her immediate future. "There's a bit of a rebel in me that says just because society wants me to doesn't mean I have to." Well, Mendes has always been a woman who marches to her own tune and after 12 successful years in Hollywood, it appears to be working.

To read the whole interview and learn more about Ms. Mendes, be sure to pick up the December/January issue of Latina magazine!