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Desperate Housewives alum, Eva Longoria had to work to pay for her Quinceañera and that hard work has continued to drive her throughout her career in Hollywood, which makes us even bigger fans of her.

The 41-year-old actress revealed in Redbook’s newest issue that she got her drive and hard work from her mother and it has continued to guide her in her life choices, beginning at the young age of 15.

That strength from her mother, and her success at getting the perfect dress for her big event when she was younger, is part of the reason she has been able to make it through all the ups and downs that have been thrown her way throughout her acting career.

Calling all girl bosses, Longoria should be added to your list of role models ASAP! We love how hard work and a continual positive attitude has been one of the biggest things in the Telenovela actress’s life. She is so inspiring!

Check out more from Longoria when the Redbook December issue hits stands on November 15.