Actress Eva Longoria feels "lucky" to have inherited olive skin and a flawless complexion which has kept her looking youthful.

The former “Desperate Housewives” actress has revealed she feels privileged to get genes of her Mexican American parents, Ella and Enrique.

"I’m lucky to have good genetics and great olive skin, so the (ageing) process is not taking its toll on me – yet! That’s not to say I won’t have thoughts on it when it happens, but it’s not on the forefront right now,” femalefirst.co.uk quoted Longoria as saying.

The 40-year-old added she is happy to embrace ageing.

"I am welcoming it. I associate ageing with wisdom, so the more wisdom I gain, the better,” she said.