Eva Maria LaRue (born Eva Maria LaRuy on December 27, 1966) is an American model and actress.
She is best known as Doctor Maria Santos on All My Children, and was a cast regular on CSI: Miami, portraying Detective Natalia Boa Vista of the Miami-Dade Police Department.
LaRue was born in Long Beach, California to Marcie and Luis LaRuy. She has three siblings, sisters Nika and Lara and a brother, Luis Jr. She is of French, Puerto Rican, Dutch, and Scottish ancestries.
LaRue began acting at the age of six and was later a teenage beauty queen. She won Danfranc Productions Miss California Empire 1984 title at the state pageant held in Irvine, California.
In 1985, she graduated from Norco High School and soon after, she started modeling. She was signed by the Judith Fontaine Agency as a model eventually becoming a Frederick’s of Hollywood model.