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Penélope Cruz Sánchez [edit]

(Spanish pronunciation: [peˈnelope kɾuθ ˈsantʃeθ]; born 28 April 1974) is a Spanish actress and model. Signed by an agent at age 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón, jamón (1992) to critical acclaim. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Open Your Eyes (1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1999), The Girl of Your Dreams (2000) and Woman on Top (2000). Cruz achieved recognition for her lead roles in the 2001 films Vanilla Sky, All the Pretty Horses, Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Blow.

She has since [edit]

appeared in films in a range of genres, including the comedy Waking Up in Reno (2002), the thriller Gothika (2003), the Christmas film Noel (2004), and the action adventure Sahara (2005). She was critically acclaimed for her roles in Volver (2006) and Nine (2009), receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for each. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008 for playing volatile painter María Elena in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She was the first Spanish actress in history to receive an Academy Award and the first Spanish actress to receive a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Cruz has modeled [edit]

for Mango, Ralph Lauren and L'Oréal. Penélope and her younger sister Mónica Cruz have designed clothing for Mango. Cruz has volunteered in Uganda and India, where she spent one week working with Mother Teresa; she donated her salary from The Hi-Lo Country to help fund the late nun's mission.

First Name
Last Name
Full Name at Birth
Penélope Cruz Sánchez
Other Names
Madonna of Madrid
Pe
Penelope Cruz
Age
44
Date of Birth
Birthplace
Height
Weight
Build
Eye Color
Hair Color
Distinctive Features
Curves
Star Sign
Sexuality
Religion
Ethnicity
Nationality
University
Conservatorio Nacional (9 years classic ballet)
Spanish ballet (3 years)
Jazz Dance Course
Occupation
Actress
Occupation Category
Claim to Fame
Abre los ojos, Volver, Vicky Christina Barcelona
Year(s) Active
1989–present
Talent Agency
Artmédia
Untitled Entertainment
Entertainment Booking Agency
Brand Endorsements
Lancôme (Trésor fragrance) [2010]
(2001-02) TV commercial: Ralph Lauren Glamourous
(2002) TV commercials (Japan) Lux Super Rich
(2003) TV commercial: Coca-Cola
(2005) TV commercial (PSA): The ONE Campaign [www.one.org]
Print ad: "Sean by Sean Combs" clothing line (by Sean Combs)
(1994) TV commercial: Freixenet cava
(2001) TV commercial: "Freixenet" cava
(2006-07) Print ads: L'Oreal Paris' Natural Match Color-Calibrated Creme hair color
(2006) Print ad: L'Oréal Elvital
(2007) Print ads: L'Oreal Paris' Endless 8-Hour Lipcolour
(2007-08) Print ads: L'Oreal Paris' Telescopic Mascara
(2007-08) Print ads: L'Oreal Paris' Bare Naturale gentle mineral makeup collection
(2007) Print ads: L'Oreal Paris' Dermo Expertise line of skin care products
(2008) Print ad: "L'Oreal Elnett Satin" hairspray
(2008-09) Prints ad: L'Oreal Paris' Vive Pro hydra gloss shampoo & conditioner
(2009) TV commercial: "Loreal" hairspray
(2010,2012) Print ad: Tresor perfume by Lancome
(2012) TV commercial for Nespresso
(2012) TV commercial: New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012) (VG)
(November 2013) TV commercial "Who Else?" for Nespresso
Measurements (inches)
35D-27-35
Dress Size
4
Shoe Size
40
Official Website
Father
Eduardo Cruz (auto mechanic)
Mother
Encarna Sánchez (hairdresser)
Brother(s)
Eduardo Cruz (musician)
Sister(s)
Monica Cruz (dancer)
Friends
Favorite People
Favorite Colors
Green, Blue, Orange, Pink, Red
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