28/05/2012 02:24 BST | Updated 28/05/2012 06:20 BST

Eva Mendes On Ryan Gosling: Actress Tells Marie Claire 'He's Amazing'

American actress Eva Mendes has let down her guard down in an interview with Marie Claire, describing Ryan Gosling as "amazing" and revealing her superstitious side.

Mendes is famously tight-lipped when it comes to her private life, however she told Marie Claire this is because "I don't like talking about things that I want in the future because I feel by verbalising such things, they won't come true"

Refusing to shed light on her feelings about motherhood and marriage, she nonetheless revealed all in a series of sexy shots for the magazine.

Stunning photos of the 37-year-old wearing a jewelled swimming costume and a rhinestone-clad leather jacket show why the the Cuban-American actress was still considered one the country's sexiest women.

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Eva dazzles in the magazine shoot

However she told the magazine how her latest flick was a different step for her, as in the soon-to-be-released Girl In Progress Mendes is a much edgier, uglier character.

However, on the run up to its release, we are at least treated to pictures of Mendes smokin' in a swimsuit, and luscious in leather.

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To read the feature in full, see the May issue of Marie Claire July out Thursday