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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 & 93 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 2015 Ma ma
Magda
 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)
 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 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 Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health
Diana Balaguer joven
 1996 Not Love, Just Frenzy
Laura
 1996 La Celestina
Melibea (as Penelope Cruz)
 1996 Brujas
Patricia
 1995 The Butterfly Effect
Party guest (uncredited)
 1994 Alegre ma non troppo
Salomé
 1993 The Rebel
Enza
 1993 The Greek Labyrinth
Elisa
 1992 Belle Epoque
Luz
 1992 Jamón, Jamón
Silvia
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Other Works:

TV commercial "Who Else?" for Nespresso. See more »

Publicity Listings:

16 Interviews | 33 Articles | 37 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:

[on acting] In terms of the work, it always seems like it's a first date. I mean, every time I go to the movie set and start a project, I feel the same feeling - the butterflies in the stomach, not having control over it - because acting is like that. That's the beauty of it. You can always keep learning. There's always more. 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:

Spanish accent See more »

Nickname:

Pe See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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