Eva Mendes has been named as the new ambassador of Reebok EasyTone.

Following in the footsteps of supermodel Helena Christensen and British beauty Kelly Brook, the 36-year-old actress will become the face and body of the toning trainers.

The brunette beauty admitted the sports footwear - which tone muscles in the legs and bottom as the wearer walks - are a vital part of her wardrobe, as they allow her to get a "little extra" exercise as she goes about her life.

Eva said: "I feel better when I'm in good shape, and that's what I like about Reebok EasyTone - it gives me a little extra as I go about my daily activities.

"Between long days on the set and travel, it's not always possible to get a full workout in, so I have to make the time I have count. As an actress, being fit is important, and EasyTone is my great secret!"

Uli Becker, president of Reebok International, says the 'Other Guys' actress was chosen as the new EasyTone ambassador because she is "committed to fitness".

He said: "Eva Mendes fits perfectly with Reebok and EasyTone - she's fun, inspirational, committed to fitness and a style icon to women around the world. EasyTone is about helping women get a better body with every move, and it's clear Eva's been pretty active because she looks great."

Celebrity fans of The Fitness footwear include Israeli model Bar Refaeli and singer Nicole Scherzinger.