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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 »

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Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky Sofia Serrano
Volver Raimunda
Blow Mirtha Jung


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 2015 Ma ma
 2013-2014 Sesame Street (TV Series)
- Number 15's Quinceañera (2014) ... Companion (voice)
- The Flower Show (2013) ... Companion (voice)
 2014 Nature Is Speaking (TV Series short)
- Water (2014) ... Water (English version, voice)
 2014 L'Agent by Agent Provocateur (Video short)
Woman in Cadillac (uncredited)
 2012 Twice Born
 2010 Sex and the City 2
Carmen Garcia Carrion (as Penelope Cruz)
 2009 Nine
 2009 G-Force
Juarez (voice, as Penelope Cruz)
 2009 The Cannibalistic Councillor (Short)
 2008 A Matador's Mistress
Lupe Sino
 2007 The Good Night
Anna / Melodia
 2006/I Volver
 2005 Sahara
Eva Rojas
 2004 Noel
Nina Vasquez (as Penelope Cruz)
 2004 Don't Move
 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
 1998 Don Juan
 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
 1996 La Celestina
Melibea (as Penelope Cruz)
 1996 Brujas
 1995 The Butterfly Effect
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1994 Alegre ma non troppo
 1993 The Rebel
 1993 The Greek Labyrinth
 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
 1992 Jamón, Jamón
 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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Music video Appeared in the "La Fuerza del Destino" from the Spanish pop band Mecano. See more »

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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


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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I'm strong and opinionated. Those qualities brought me a lot of problems since I was a little girl in school, saying 'I don't agree' and fighting with the children. It's part of my curiosity for life. See more »


Daughter of Eduardo (merchant) and Encarna (hairdresser). See more »


Long dark brown hair See more »


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