...'cause you're playing with fire.
full name eva da costa comicverse fire date of birth & age april 4, 1981 & 34 birthplace Rio de Janeiro, Brazil main residence boston, massachusetts occupation model & businesswoman relationship status no thanks

Eva da Costa was born in Rio De Janerio, Brazil to Pedro and Beatriz on April 4, 1981. Eva's parents were socialites and perhaps they were into the wrong things in the 80s - but at that point everyone was. But due to their social standing and the fact that they were rich, little Eva never wanted for anything. She was given the chance to do whatever she wanted - and Eva wanted to be a businesswoman. While she admired her mother for being a model, she didn't want to be someone who only got by on her looks. She wanted to prove that she was beauty and brains, and she would do anything to prove that. Of course, a young girl's dreams don't always come true, and at the the young age of 15, Eva was shoved into the modeling world after being discovered on a beach with her parents. (She'd find out later that she wasn't discovered, but her mother had sent a modeling agency to talk to Eva on the beach. It would be one of many little white lies Eva was told as a kid.)

After being discovered in 1996, Eva's life changed forever. She continued her schooling, getting the best education that money could buy, all while her mother got frustrated that Eva would want to waste her beauty and her modeling by getting a good education. Eva told her mother the only way that she would continue to model and live out her mother's own dream was that she be allowed to pursue her own, and finally her mother agreed. After a while, modeling in Brazil was only giving so much of a paycheck and an excitement, and Eva was actually starting to enjoy things. Soon, her modeling agency mentioned jobs available in America, and without a second thought, Eva took it.

She managed to get into America in 2001, and started to look around for colleges to give her a business degree, so that she could still keep her own dream alive of owning a business. The more she modeled, the more she understood the ins and outs of the modeling and entertainment business, so it seemed natural for her to want to get into that business as well. She already had a recognizable face, and in America she was viewed as exotic and mysterious (despite the fact that she though she was the biggest dork that lived on Earth), and she was getting new contracts left and right. In 2002, she applied for and surprisingly got into Harvard, and soon found herself moving to Boston to try to attend as many classes as she could in person while keeping her modeling job.

By the time she had gotten her business degree, the idea of opening a modeling agency of her own was becoming more and more of the ideal dream. It combined the new love of modeling that she finally could admit to having, and the old dream of wanting to own a business. After meeting with another model who seemed to be in a similar career path, the two became fast friends and decided to go into business together. Once her business partner graduated, Eva found herself with a shiny new modeling agency based right in Boston, deciding that it was time that Boston was made an international city -- New York couldn't have all the fun.

While Eva still makes trips to Brazil to see family, and still travels around the world due to her modeling and the business that she now runs, Eva is finding herself happy to be settling down in Boston. It's not at all the place she expected, and she always wants to run the first sign of snow, but she's getting used to it. All in all, it doesn't seem like such a bad place to be after all.

Beatriz Bonilla da Costa, alias Fire followed an unusual career path, starting as an amateur model on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil then becoming a showgirl and stage performer before finding herself serving as an undercover secret agent for the Brazilian government. In the course of one of her missions, she was exposed to the accident which granted her super-human powers, prompting her to assume the identity of the Green Fury and join the international superhero team the Global Guardians.

Shortly after changing her name to the Green Flame, the Guardians' UN funding was withdrawn in the wake of the formation the Justice League International. Miss da Costa talked her teammate and friend Icemaiden into joining her in approaching the Justice League Embassy and asking for a job and remarkably, in the wake of Black Canary's resignation and the abduction of several members, the short-handed JLI took them on. Eventually, she once again changed her heroic name, this time to "Fire" in affinity with Icemaiden's shortening of her name to simply Ice. (source)

  • Her mother Beatriz da Costa is an old model who wanted to live through her daughter's new found looks and fame. Her father, Pedro da Costa is a 'business man' who tries to lead a respectable lifestyle, while trying to instill a bit of fear into his enemies. Eva does her best to visit at home, but doesn't do it as often as she likes. She prefers her father to her mother, for various reasons.

  • Is viewed as a flirt, but it's just her personality. She's outgoing, loud, in your face, and will literally talk to anyone who wants (and sometimes doesn't) want to talk back.

  • Has had a series of boyfriends and flings, but only because she doesn't usually stay in one place for long thanks to her career. Now that she's settled down in Boston, she's a little more picky on who she dates.