Eva Longoria pays tribute to Desperate Housewives character Gabrielle with red bikini photo

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Eva Longoria played the character Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives from 2004 to 2012. (Getty Images)
Eva Longoria played the character Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives from 2004 to 2012. (Getty Images)

It's been almost a decade since Desperate Housewives ended, but Eva Longoria has shown that her connection to her much-loved character Gabrielle Solis remains strong.

In a stunning bikini photo shared on Instagram, the actress, 45, paid tribute to her role in the hit series, which ran from 2004 to 2012.

Referencing the bright shade of her two-piece, she penned the tongue-in-cheek caption: "Even #20YearsLater, she still knew red was her color #DesperateHousewives".

Fans of the show will know that she was referring to a line of speech famously used to describe her character in the comedy-drama.

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Her post about the iconic description went down well with social media users who left more than 342,000 'likes'.

Swimwear designer Melissa Odabash, who created her bikini, commented: "You are just perfection."

Beauty entrepreneur Huda Kattan wrote: "I can’t believe this is 20 years apart, how is it possible that you look even more beautiful now?"

Actresses Kerry Washington and Gabrielle Union also shared fire and heart emojis.

Read more: Eva Longoria says David Beckham is a 'great cook', reveals his secret Shepherd's pie ingredient

Longoria – who has a two-year-old son Santiago with husband Jose Baston – starred alongside Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman in the hit series, set on fictional Wisteria Lane.

It comes shortly after she appeared on the Table Manners podcast when she discussed how handy her friend David Beckham is at cooking.

The former pro footballer shared with her his top tip for whipping up a perfect shepherd’s pie, and it involves a surprise ingredient.

She said: "David’s a great cook... he told me the trick is ketchup.”

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