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Penélope Cruz


Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to focus her energies on dance. After studying ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 50 wins & 99 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Volver
Volver Raimunda
(2006)
Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky Sofia Serrano
(2001)
Blow
Blow Mirtha Jung
(2001)

Filmography

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 2018 Love Child (pre-production)
Immaculada
 2017 ¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz? Buena racha (TV Movie)
Penélope Cruz
 2015 Ma ma
Magda
 2013-2014 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Companion
- Number 15's Quinceañera (2014) ... Companion (voice)
- The Flower Show (2013) ... Companion (voice)
 2014 Nature Is Speaking (TV Series short)
Water
- Water (2014) ... Water (English version, voice)
 2014 L'Agent by Agent Provocateur (Video short)
Woman Driving Cadillac (uncredited)
 2012 Twice Born
Gemma
 2010 Sex and the City 2
Carmen Garcia Carrion (as Penelope Cruz)
 2009 Nine
Carla
 2009 G-Force
Juarez (voice, as Penelope Cruz)
 2009 La concejala antropófaga (Short)
Pina
 2008 A Matador's Mistress
Lupe Sino
 2007 The Good Night
Anna / Melodia
 2006/I Volver
Raimunda
 2005 Sahara
Eva Rojas
 2004 Noel
Nina Vasquez (as Penelope Cruz)
 2004 Don't Move
Italia
 2002 Waking Up in Reno
Brenda - Spanish Woman
 2001 Don't Tempt Me
Carmen Ramos (as Penelope Cruz)
 2001 Blow
Mirtha Jung (as Penelope Cruz)
 2000 All the Pretty Horses
Alejandra Villarreal
 2000 Woman on Top
Isabella Oliveira (as Penelope Cruz)
 1999 Volavérunt
Pepita Tudó
 1998 Talk of Angels
Pilar (as Penelope Cruz)
 1998 Twice Upon a Yesterday
Louise
 1998 Don Juan
Mathurine
 1997 Live Flesh
Isabel Plaza Caballero (as Penelope Cruz)
 1997 A Corner of Paradise
Doña Helena (as Penelope Cruz)
 1996 El amor perjudica seriamente la salud
Diana Balaguer joven
 1996 La Celestina
Melibea (as Penelope Cruz)
 1996 Brujas
Patricia
 1995 El efecto mariposa
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1994 Alegre ma non troppo
Salomé
 1993 La ribelle
Enza
 1993 El laberinto griego
Elisa
 1992 Framed (TV Mini-Series)
Lola Del Moreno
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Lola Del Moreno (as Penelope Cruz Sánchez)
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Lola Del Moreno (as Penelope Cruz Sánchez)
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Lola Del Moreno (as Penelope Cruz Sánchez)
 1992 Belle Epoque
Luz
 1992 Jamón, Jamón
Silvia
 1992 Mecano - Los vídeos (Video)
video - 'La fuerza del destino' (uncredited)
 1991 Série rose (TV Series)
Daphné / Javotte / Juliette
- Elle et lui (1991) ... Daphné / Javotte / Juliette
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(2007-08) Print ads: L'Oreal Paris' Bare Naturale gentle mineral makeup collection See more »

Publicity Listings:

16 Interviews | 33 Articles | 38 Pictorials | 72 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Penelope Cruz | Penelope Cruz Sanchez | Penelope Cruz Sánchez | Penélope Cruz Sánchez

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

My first audition was for the woman who became my manager and still works with me. She was testing around 300 actors. I was 14 years old, and she had me read a scene from Casablanca (1942), which is impossible to do when you are that age. But my manager asked me if I wanted to work with her, and she sent me on some castings. When I was 16, I got Jamón, Jamón (1992). Of course, I had... See more »

Trivia:

Has been in a relationship with Javier Bardem since they began filming Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) together in July 2007. See more »

Trademark:

Long dark brown hair See more »

Nickname:

Pe See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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