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Eva Longoria's Best Red Carpet Looks

She may be only 5'2, but petite Texas-born actress Eva Longoria packs a major style punch. Whether she's playing sexy suburbanite Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives, acting as the celebrity face of L'Oréal Paris or testing out a new recipe in the kitchen (she's got her own cookbook, you know), Eva always turns up in a variety of curve-hugging, figure-flattering looks.

Whether her flair for the sartorial dramatic stems from her past jobs as a soap opera star and beauty pageant winner or from something more innate, we're certainly fans. Click through to check out 20 of Eva's most glamorous, gorgeous looks ever, and click here to enter to win all the L'Oréal makeup the actress wears on our September cover!

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Eva attended the 2011 SAG Awards in this plunging Georges Hobeika gown. While perhaps not a household name, Hobeika's star surely rose a few notches after that night.

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In structural Robert Rodriguez at the 2010 Primetime Emmys.

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It doesn't take much more than a sleek red dress to make this girl look good. Here, she's in Bob Mackie at the 2006 Golden Globes.

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Eva hit the 2008 Met Gala in this crazy-ruffled cranberry Marchesa look.

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The Desperate Housewives star glowed in this black Zac Posen at the 2011 Golden Globes. It's perfection, particularly with that upswept hair.

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Perhaps channeling her small-screen alter ego, Eva played the lady who lunches in this sweet pink Diane von Furstenberg dress at the 2008 CFDA Awards.

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Nobody does a classic LBD like Oscar de la Renta, as Eva proved at the 2005 Golden Globes.

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When Eva wed basketball star Tony Parker back in 2007, the pair first held a civil ceremony in Paris, to which the actress wore this gorgeous pink tweed Chanel dress. The marriage may not have lasted, but we hope Eva's gotten further use out of this look, because...wow.

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The actress slipped into yet another Marchesa creation at the 2010 Met Gala.

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Eva picked a cheery coral Angel Sanchez dress for the 2005 Primetime Emmys.

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Just last month, Eva wore this awesome multicolored Versus  dress to a Desperate Housewives photocall in Monaco. She paired it with towering pink Brian Atwood pumps—and we promptly swooned.

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The picture of Hollywood glamour in Reem Acra red at the 2009 Golden Globes.

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This white strapless Jason Wu dress looked lovely on Eva at the 2006 Emmys—and we're loving those jeweled silver Sergio Rossi heels, too.

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Eva's peachy Jenny Packham gown was a hit at the 2009 SAG Awards. With its embellished neckline, the actress smartly kept the rest of her jewelry minimal.

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Looking pretty in bow-tied Badgley Mischka at the 2006 SAG Awards.

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Eva wowed us in this white one-shouldered Emilio Pucci at the Cannes Film Festival's premiere of Robin Hood in 2010.

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It takes a big, big personality to pull off this stunning Marchesa Eva chose for the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Moonrise Kingdom this past May—but Eva's totally got that on lock.

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Eva stepped out in yet another Marchesa dress—this one black and laser-cut—for the L.A. premiere of For Greater Glory in early June. We dig those intricate details.

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We love it when the perfectly-tanned star wears white—and this geometric-inset Emilio Pucci Eva wore at Cannes recently is a perfect example.

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A sequined jumpsuit? No trend is too tricky, apparently, for Eva to tackle. She bravely chose this sparkling one-piece for Tom Ford's L.A. boutique opening early last year. Go, girl.

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