Mexican American Actress Yvette Yates Joins Eva Longoria Parker in New Comedy, ‘Without Men’

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Actress Yvette Yates

The MEXICO Report
By Susie Albin-Najera

Actress Yvette Yates Joins Eva Longoria Parker, Maria Conchita Alonso and Kate del Castillo in All Star Ensemble for Upcoming Comedy ‘Without Men’

HOLLYWOOD, CA — Award-winning actress Yvette Yates is making her mark in Hollywood in a new comedy ‘Without Men’, a battle of the sexes film based on the international bestseller “Tales From the Town of Widows” by James Canon.

The impressive cast for this independent film also stars Eva Longoria Parker, Maria Conchita Alonso, Judy Reyes, Kate Del Castillo, Monica Huarte, Oscar Nunez and Christian Slater among others.  Written by Gabriela Tagliavini, the film is set in a remote Latin American jungle (filmed in Santa Barbara) where Longoria Parker’s character leads a group of women to fend for themselves after their men leave to fight in a civil war. A battle of the sexes ensues when the men return to reclaim their power.

Kate del Castillo, Monica Huarte, Writer/Director Gabriela Tagliavini, Eva Longoria Parker, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yvette Yates

“Everything about being part of this film, including the opportunity to work with such a talented writer, director and gifted cast, was an incredible experience, both personally and as a professional actor,” said Yates.  “Even though there was non-stop laughter on the set, the film’s message is empowering and sends a positive message about women and societal roles.”

Yvette Yates with Oscar Nuñez

Yates stars as one of the leads, Virgelina, who plays the virginal daughter of Maria Conchita Alonso’s character, who pretends to be heartbroken when her fiancé, Jacinto, is led away by the guerillas. Even though she didn’t like him, she begins to miss her fiancé. Despite her longing for a man in this now female-dominated town, Virgelina begins to understand herself as an equal among equals, so that when Jacinto does return, she rejects his arrogant, chauvinistic manner.

Yvette with Christian Slater on set

With a notable set of film credits including lead roles in, ‘I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell’ (based on the best-selling book), ‘Flights of Fancy’, ‘Ambush’, ‘Respiracion‘, ‘Tijuaneros‘ and ‘Nina Quebrada‘, for which she was nominated for an Imagen Award for Best Actress and won Special Mention at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, Yates continues to make her mark in Hollywood. Additionally, Yates’ portrays one of the characters in Rockstar Games’ wildly popular video game, Red Dead Redemption.

Kate del Castillo, Monica Huarte, Eva Longoria Parker and Yvette Yates on the set of 'Without Men'

For more information on Without Men, visit  For more in formation on Yvette Yates visit or contact Spring Management at (310) 823-3729.

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

1 comment for “Mexican American Actress Yvette Yates Joins Eva Longoria Parker in New Comedy, ‘Without Men’

  1. 2010-07-17 at 11:07 pm

    Fun to see the information about this movie! Also, you have some good informative links on your site! Thanks! Karen

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