Eva Mendes first experienced love at Disneyland.
The 34-year-old actress has revealed her heart was stolen by a handsome stranger while she was at the famous theme park.
Eva is quoted as saying: "I was about nine years old, waiting in line for Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and I saw him as our line rounded the corner."
But the "Spirit" star - who was named the Most Desirable Woman of 2009 by website AskMen.com - confessed her first romance was a brief affair.
She said: "He looked at me and then past me and he broke my heart. It was over as soon as it began. I was exhilarated and devastated at the same time. That was my introduction to love."
Eva - who first appeared on screen in 1998 film "Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror" - says while she had experienced love before hitting double figures, she is glad she was a fully fledged adult before her acting career took off.
She said: "There are a lot of lost little souls in Hollywood - a lot of young women who have so much, who come into fame and fortune when they are young, and it's very difficult to handle that."
"I just thank my lucky stars for being an adult before being an actress."