Penélope Cruz Sánchez is a Spanish actress and model. Signed by an agent at the age of 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television, and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón Jamón. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Belle Époque, Open Your Eyes, The Hi-Lo Country, The Girl of Your Dreams, and Woman on Top. Cruz achieved international recognition for her lead roles in the 2000-2001 films Vanilla Sky, All the Pretty Horses, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, and Blow. She has since garnered numerous awards and recognitions, including an Academy Award from three nominations. Cruz has appeared in various films from a wide range of genres, including the comedy Waking Up in Reno, the thriller Gothika, the Christmas film Noel, the action-adventure films Sahara and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the romantic comedy To Rome with Love, the crime drama The Counselor, and the mystery film Murder on the Orient Express.
|Born||Penélope Cruz Sánchez, April 28, 1974, Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain|
|Relatives||Mónica Cruz (sister)|
Spanish actress who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Maria Elena in the 2008 film Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She also played leading roles in the films Volver, Vanilla Sky, Blow, Zoolander 2 and All the Pretty Horses.
She studied classical ballet for nine years, and signed with an acting agent when she was 15.
She served as a spokesmodel fro L'Oreal and also modeled for Ralph Lauren. She starred in the music video for the Mecano song "La Fuerza del Destino" when she was only 15 years old.
Best Actress Goya Award winners. Spanish voice actresses. Best Supporting Actress Goya Award winners. Spanish child actresses. Spanish philanthropists. European Film Award for Best Actress winners. Spanish female dancers. Best Supporting Actress BAFTA Award winners. Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winners. Spanish expatriates in the United States. Spanish female models. Spanish stage actresses. Actresses from Madrid. Spanish television presenters. 20th-century Spanish actresses. 21st-century Spanish actresses. Spanish television actresses. David di Donatello winners. Spanish film actresses. Spanish Roman Catholics. Chevaliers of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres