Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria wants to be like George Clooney, who has made a name for himself as a Hollywood powerhouse (Reuters)

American actress and businesswoman Eva Longoria has revealed that her inspiration is Academy Award winning actor George Clooney.

In an interview with InStyle magazine, the 40-year-old Desperate Housewives star revealed she wants to be like the 54-year-old Ocean's Eleven star, who has made a name for himself as a director, actor, producer, philanthropist and businessman.

"I want to be the female George Clooney: He directs, produces and stars. I want to be in charge of the final product," Longoria told the publication.

Last month, Longoria told People that she would be in business, if she were not in Hollywood.

"I would definitely be in corporate America," Longoria said. "I love business."

"I love quotas and budgets, and I like barometers of success. I like measurements of success," she said. "Tell me what to do, and I will exceed it."

Meanwhile, the brunette beauty also talked about her boyfriend José Antonio Bastón to the magazine.

"I'm in a happy place right now, so it's easy to be open and in love," she said.

Longoria was first married to American actor Tyler Christopher from 2002-2004. Later, she tied the knot with French basketball player Tony Parker in 2007. The marriage ended with their divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences in January 2011.