By Lucia Hawley| 11 months ago

Eva Longoria has revealed the affordable price she paid for the dress she donned at her first-ever Cannes Film Festival. Sentryglas Plus Interlayer

Eva Longoria sported a $40 dress for her first Cannes Film Festival red carpet - 9Style

In an interview with People , the 47-year-old actress said that she sported one of her own dresses for the prestigious event – and it only cost her $US40 ($57).

The Desperate Housewives alum is back in Cannes for this year's film festival and looked back on her first time at the event saying she "had no idea what Cannes was."

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Longoria reflected on the iconic red carpet moment, where she sported her own gold knit dress.

"I was like, I'll just wear this one, this knit gold, that feels right," she recalled. "Nobody would've known it was a $40 dress."

"It's not the dress, it's the woman who wears the dress," Longoria said of her bold choice.

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The actress revealed that the dress was purchased from a store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.

Longoria said she was asked by onlookers where she got the dress and left many of them confused by her response.

"I was like, What do you mean? It's mine," she said. "Everybody just loved the dress, and I was like, it's just from Melrose!"

However, Longoria proved her days of discount red-carpet dressing were over as she graced the Cannes red carpet on Tuesday in a glamourous Alberta Ferretti gown.

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The actress made another show-stopping appearance when she attended the Top Gun: Maverick premiere in Cannes the next day in a shimmering silver dress by Cristina Ottaviano.

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Eva Longoria sported a $40 dress for her first Cannes Film Festival red carpet - 9Style

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