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Penélope Cruz, Award Winner

cruz-image Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Penélope Cruz: Best
Supporting Actress, 2008:

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Drama • Romance – PG-13)

Penélope Cruz won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Maria Elena, a tempestuous artist and divorcée.

About Penélope Cruz (1974– )
Penélope Cruz was born on April 28, 1974 in Madrid, Spain.

Cruz's birth name is Penélope Cruz Sánchez. The Madonna of Madrid or the Spanish enchantress Pen are nicknames for Penélope Cruz. Her love and gift for performing appeared early as a toddler, as she would sing and dance to the TV commercials, entertaining her family.

At 15, Penélope Cruz found her true calling when she bested more than 300 other girls at a talent agency audition. The resulting contract landed her several roles in Spanish TV shows and music videos.

penelope-cruz-photoIn 1993, Penélope Cruz made her movie debut in Laberinto Griego, El (The Greek Labyrinth). Penélope Cruz's third film was the Oscar-winning Belle Epoque (1992). This film also garnered several Goyas, the Spanish equivalent of an Academy Award. Cruz speaks four languages: Spanish, Italian, French, and English. In 2004 Penélope Cruz learned Italian because she wanted her part in the movie Non Ti Muovere badly. It paid off and she went on to win the Italian equivalent of the Oscars for Best Actress.

Penélope chose to donate her entire salary from The Hi-lo Country (1998) to the Mother Teresa's children's sanctuary in Calcutta, after Penélope spent a week there volunteering.

After filming All The Pretty Horses in 2000, Penélope Cruz became a vegetarian.

Penélope was ranked #23 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).

Penélope Cruz married Javier Bardem in July 2010, and they have one child together.

penelope-cruz-imagesThe NGO is a non-government organization called Sabera Foundation, that Penélope Cruz, Nacho Cano and other Spanish entertainers, had set up a home, a school and a clinic for homeless girls and people suffering from tuberculosis in Calcutta. Differences of opinion caused a collapse in the project, and Sabera Foundation tragically no longer exists.

In 2002 Penélope Cruz was voted the 7th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September.

Penélope Cruz's notable movie credits include...

The Queen of Spain (2016)
The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Zoolander 2 (2016)
Ma ma (2015)
I'm So Excited! (2013)
The Counselor (2013)
Twice Born (2012)
Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Nine (2009)
Broken Embraces (2009)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Elegy (2008)
The Good Night (2007)
Manolete (2007)
Volver (2006)
Bandidas (2006)
Chromophobia (2005)
Sahara (2005)
Gothika (2003)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Blow (2001)
Woman On Top (2000)
All The Pretty Horses (2000)
All About My Mother (1999)
Talk Of Angels (1998)
The Girl Of Your Dreams (1998)
Don Juan (1998)
Open Your Eyes (1997)
The Green Labyrinth (1993)


Penélope Cruz in Blow (2001).


Penélope Cruz in Vanilla Sky.



Cruz in Belle Epoque (1992).



Cruz in Open Your Eyes (1997).




Penélope Cruz in Sahara (2005).



Penélope Cruz in Gothika (2003).




Penélope Cruz in Volver (2006).





Cruz in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Stranger Tides (2011).

Penélope Cruz Quotes...

"Johnny (Depp) is so special that he is like a Martian. In fact, that's what I call him, 'Martian'."

"The most important lesson I've learned in this business is how to say no. I have said no to a lot of temptations, and I am glad I did."

"I spend so much time living by myself – mostly in hotels – and I pick up cats when I'm feeling particularly lonely."

"When I start a movie, the first day, I feel like a duck."


Penélope Cruz Interviews...

The lovely Penélope Cruz talks with Buzzine about working with director Woody Allen and co-star Javier Bardem - PenÉlope Cruz Interview

Penélope Cruz Talks About "Don't Move," " Sahara ," and "Bandidas" Cruz Interview

Penélope Cruz - Cover Story - Interview PenÉlope Interview

Tiscali brings you an exclusive interview with Penélope Cruz - PenÉlope Cruz

Penélope Cruz Interview BROKEN EMBRACES. by Sara Wayland Cruz Interview

Penélope Cruz interview | USA WEEKEND Magazine PenÉlope Cruz Interview

Penélope Cruz Talks About "Gothika" Cruz Interview

Oprah interviews Penélope Cruz about the movie musical NINE. PenÉlope's Interview

Chuck the Movieguy interviews Penélope Cruz and her dog Vino for the movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona. The Cruz Interview

Penélope Cruz on Letterman Show...
Cruz Interview - 1 * Cruz Interview - 2

Oscar buzz has begun for Penélope Cruz. She joins Harry Smith to talk about her standout performance in "Volver," which is her third collaboration with director Pedro Almodovar. PenÉlope Cruz

Penélope Cruz answers questions about the "be a better planet" campaign. PenÉlope's Interview

Oprah interviews Penélope Cruz about her role in the musical Nine. Cruz Video Interview

Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz interview for their roles in Bandidas. Video Interview

Penélope Cruz for Mango Interview PenÉlope Video Interview

Inside Reel Interviews Penélope Cruz for Broken Embraces Cruz Video Interview

Penélope Cruz's Interview on Ellen's Show PenÉlope Cruz Video * PenÉlope Cruz Video - 2

Penélope Cruz on The Late Show Nov 17, 2009 - PenÉlope Cruz * PenÉlope Cruz - 2

Penélope Cruz Acting Review