Eva Longoria is dwarfed by jolly giant as she dines in sunny Spain

The odd couple! Eva Longoria is dwarfed by jolly giant as she dines in sunny Spain

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01:59 GMT, 19 August 2012

She is hardly the most statuesque of beauties.

And that fact was brought sharply into focus as Eva Longoria was dwarfed by a fellow diner as she went for a meal with friends in Spain today.

But they seemed to get on so well the Desperate Housewives star ended up posing for a photograph with the jolly giant.

Desperately short: Eva Longoria was dwarfed by a fellow diner in Marbella, Spain today

Desperately short: Eva Longoria was dwarfed by a fellow diner in Marbella, Spain today

The scene will surely bring back memories of when Gandalf the Grey visited hobbit Bilbo Baggins for fans of the hit Lord of the Rings films.

Eva, who claims to be 5'2″ but is believed at least a few inches shorter, looked tickled pink as she stood next to the lanky chap, even giving him a kiss afterwards.

And she still managed to make temperatures rise in Marbella as she put her perfect pins on show in a tiny emerald jumpsuit.

The petite star looked gorgeous in a low-cut design paired with high heeled tan sandals and a metallic clutch bag.

Little and Large: Eva was struggling to reach even when the man bent over for a kiss from the beauty

Little and Large: Eva was struggling to reach even when the man bent over for a kiss from the beauty

Muy caliente: Eva Longoria made temperatures rise today in Marbella, Spain by showing lots of skin

Muy caliente: Eva Longoria made temperatures rise today in Marbella, Spain by showing lots of skin

Letting her hair down: The former Desperate Housewives star arrived with her tresses in an updo but later let them down

Letting her hair down: The former Desperate Housewives star arrived with her tresses in an updo but later let them down

Letting her hair down: The former Desperate Housewives star arrived with her tresses in an updo but later let them down

The brunette beauty arrived at Nikki
Beach restaurant with her hair piled into an elegant chignon, but as the
night wore on, she let her long locks down.

Earlier in the day, staunch Democrat Eva ditched her usual designer looks for white jeans and a matching T-shirt at a cancer fund raiser in Marbella.

However the actress, who is co-chair for the Barack Obama re-election campaign, was spotted wearing the same killer heels.

The actress took pictures with some of the children in cancer treatment.

A night out with friends: The actress was joined by Prison Break actor Amaury Nolasco and Hustle & Flow star Terrence Howard

A night out with friends: The actress was joined by Prison Break actor Amaury Nolasco and Hustle & Flow star Terrence Howard

Bon Apptit: The group dined on an elaborate seafood spread

Bon Apptit: The group dined on an elaborate seafood spread

Using her star power for good: Eva Longoria hosted a walk-a-thon on Saturday in Marbella, Spain for children with cancer

Using her star power for good: Eva Longoria hosted a walk-a-thon on Saturday in Marbella, Spain for children with cancer

She was also seen smiling and offering several of them warm embraces.

The 37-year-old beauty hosted the star-studded charity event which included a walk-a-thon as part of the weekend of the Global Gift Gala in Marbella.

The events are meant to help the actress' foundation called Eva's Heroes, which helps developmentally disabled children, as well as other charities.

Dressed down: The star ditched her usual red carpet attire for a casual ensemble of jeans and a T-shirt

Dressed down: The star ditched her usual red carpet attire for a casual ensemble of jeans and a T-shirt

Dressed down: The star ditched her usual red carpet attire for a casual ensemble of jeans and a T-shirt

Also in attendance was Spanish football team manager Vicente Del Bosque, singer Pastora Solera and Simplemente Tu star Chenoa.

Over the years, Longoria has also supported a host of charities including the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Stroke Association, Project HOME and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

She was named Philanthropist of the year 2009 by the Hollywood Reporter for 'her commitment to Latino causes and giving back to the community.'

Glamour girl: Even though she was dressed down, Eva still looked stylish

Glamour girl: Even though she was dressed down, Eva still looked stylish

Affectionate: The star offered one of the cancer patients a tender embrace

Affectionate: The star offered one of the cancer patients a tender embrace

Since the cancellation of her hit ABC series, Eva has been busy filming her new dating show, which she claims will be much more authentic than other similar programmes like The Bachelor.

Speaking to iVillage, she said: 'The Bachelor is kind of weird because people go on that show not even knowing who the bachelor is until you show up in the limo.

'Our show is a little more authentic.'

Taking the stage: Eva addresses the assembled crowd at the end of a 9k walk

Taking the stage: Eva addresses the assembled crowd

Eva, who recently split with Eduardo Cruz, is the executive producer of Ready For Love and is focused on finding partners for her contestants.

The star also claimed that she would never ever appear on a dating show as a contestant herself.

She said: 'I don't think it's a good forum for celebrities. I think then it just becomes a reality show, as opposed to these guys that we found really don't want to be celebrities.

'They didn't want to be on TV for the sake of being on TV. They really want to find love.'