HOLLYWOOD glamour has finally returned to the Costa del Sol.

Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria was seen mixing business with pleasure, kicking back on the beach and taking a leading role in a charity gala.

The 39-year-old was named the Honorary Chair for the Global Gift Gala, hosted by Marbella’s Don Pepe Hotel.

Longoria’s NGO – the Eva Longoria Foundation, which supports women and children in the US Latino community – is one of the main beneficiaries of the Gala, whose tickets had a 500 euro price tag.

According to founder Maria Bravo, the Global Gift foundation plans to distribute its share of the funds among five organisations in Marbella.