Close friends designer Victoria Beckham and actress Eva Longoria were among the celebrities on the red carpet for the sixth annual Global Gift Gala in London on Monday night. The charity gala auction raises money to help the lives of women, children and families in need.

Longoria wore a midnight blue gown from her friend's collection and spoke about how she spent a little time behind the till in the flagship Victoria Beckham store in London over the weekend.

Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham Actress Eva Longoria and designer Victoria Beckham attend the annual charity auction the Global Gift Gala in London. Photo: Reuters

"I was. I was a sales assistant for the day," she said. "I am quite good, I actually worked at a fast-food restaurant so I have worked behind a till before."

The "Desperate Housewives" star plays the lead in a new NBC comedy series, "Telenovela," and revealed a little about her character, Ana Sofia.

"I play the star of this Spanish soap opera who doesn't speak Spanish so it's so funny. If you liked 'Housewives' this is 10 times funnier and people are really going to love it."

Charities set to benefit from this year's gala include her own Eva Longoria Foundation.