Eva La Rue (images | Web site | Twitter)
Hometown: Eva was born in Long Beach, Calif., according to her Wikipedia entry -- which spells her last name as "LaRue" and notes she was born with the name "La Ruy." Since her official Web site spells the last name as two words, that's what we'll go with.
She's biracial, of Puerto Rican, Dutch, French and Scottish ancestry. She's a third cousin to Jane and Peter Fonda.
Best Known For: Eva was a regular on the daytime soap opera All My Children before joining the cast of C.S.I.: Miami in 2004, becoming a regular as of 2005.
|Ye Olde Podcaster isn't entirely sure, |
but he thinks Mike Grell designed this
outfit for a member of the Legion of
Super-Heroes. (But man, does
she wear it well.)
(The Bahá'î Faith isn't quite there, institutionally, on LGBT issues, but one hopes that in time, they'll get there. Certainly some members of the faith are probably as progressive as people from other backgrounds, and I don't mention this to suggest her views on the matter one way or another.)
In 2006, it came to light that Eva's sister Nikka had been photographed by convicted serial killer William Richard Bradford, who met women in bars and took their photos, saying he would help them get modeling jobs. Some of the women, he killed; Nikka was one of the lucky ones. An episode of C.S.I. Miami was based on the case, with Nikka playing a TV reporter and Eva delivering a public service announcement at the hour's end to help find other women in Bradford's photo collection who had not been identified.
Eva also hosted a short-lived revival of Candid Camera in the early 1990s with Dom DeLuise. (Truth be told, I'm pretty sure I watched it at the time.)
The Courteney Cox Factor, but More Spiritual: Eva and her daughter appeared in a music video for a Bahá'í musician named Devon Gundry.
Not the Courtney Cox Factor: She's also released a solo album, listed below.
Why Ye Olde Podcaster Likes Her: Not only is she beautiful, she's a civilly engaged actress, not only using her fame to advance the Bradford investigation but also, more quietly, helping raise money for ovarian cancer research. She's a (the?) national spokeswoman for the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation.
Film and TV-movie credits: Grace in Sara (2010 short) (Amazon | iTunes) * Lakeview Terrace (Amazon | iTunes) * Cries in the Dark (2006 TV-movie) (Amazon | iTunes) * Little Pieces (Amazon | iTunes) * Ice (1998 TV-movie) (Amazon | iTunes) * One Hell of a Guy (Amazon | iTunes) * Out of Nowhere (1997 TV-movie) (Amazon | iTunes) * Danielle Steele's Remembrance (Amazon | iTunes) * A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story (Amazon | iTunes) * Mirror Images II (1993) (Amazon | iTunes) * RoboCop 3 (Amazon | iTunes) * Indecent Advances (1993) (Amazon | iTunes) * Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College (Amazon | iTunes) * Legal Tender (1991) (Amazon | iTunes) * Crash and Burn (1990) (Amazon | iTunes) * Heart Condition (1990) (Amazon | iTunes) * Dangerous Curves (1988) (Amazon | iTunes) * The Barbarians (1987) (Amazon | iTunes)
Music video: "Armed" by Devon Gundry (iTunes)
Musical work: Only You (2003 album) (Amazon | iTunes)
|With sister Nikka La Rue, whose |
brief encounter with a serial
killer led to a CSI: Miami story.