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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 51 wins & 101 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
(2008)
Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky Sofia Serrano
(2001)
Volver
Volver Raimunda
(2006)

Filmography

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  Love Child (announced)
Immaculada
 2018 Todos lo saben
Laura
 2018 American Crime Story (TV Series)
Donatella Versace
- Alone (2018) ... Donatella Versace
- Ascent (2018) ... Donatella Versace (as Penelope Cruz)
- Don't Ask, Don't Tell (2018) ... Donatella Versace
- Manhunt (2018) ... Donatella Versace
- The Man Who Would Be Vogue (2018) ... Donatella Versace
 2017 Murder on the Orient Express
Pilar Estravados
 2017 Loving Pablo
Virginia Vallejo
 2017 ¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz? Buena racha (TV Movie)
Penélope Cruz
 2016 La reina de España
Macarena Granada
 2016 The Brothers Grimsby
Rhonda George
 2016 Zoolander 2
Valentina Valencia
 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)
 2013 The Counselor
Laura
 2013 I'm So Excited!
Jessica
 2012 Twice Born
Gemma
 2012 To Rome with Love
Anna
 2010 Sex and the City 2
Carmen Garcia Carrion (as Penelope Cruz)
 2009 Nine
Carla
 2009 G-Force
Juarez (voice, as Penelope Cruz)
 2009 Broken Embraces
Lena
 2009 La concejala antropófaga (Short)
Pina
 2008 A Matador's Mistress
Lupe Sino
 2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Maria Elena
 2008/I Elegy
Consuela Castillo
 2007 The Good Night
Anna / Melodia
 2006/I Volver
Raimunda
 2006 Bandidas
Maria Alvarez
 2005 Chromophobia
Gloria
 2005 Sahara
Eva Rojas (as Penelope Cruz)
 2004 Head in the Clouds
Mia
 2004 Noel
Nina Vasquez (as Penelope Cruz)
 2004 Don't Move
Italia
 2003 Gothika
Chloe Sava
 2003 Fanfan
Adeline La Franchise
 2003 Masked and Anonymous
Pagan Lace
 2002 Waking Up in Reno
Brenda - Spanish Woman
 2001 Vanilla Sky
Sofia Serrano
 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
 1999 All About My Mother
Hermana Rosa
 1998 The Hi-Lo Country
Josepha O'Neil
 1998 La niña de tus ojos
Macarena Granada
 1998 Talk of Angels
Pilar (as Penelope Cruz)
 1998 Twice Upon a Yesterday
Louise
 1998 Don Juan
Mathurine
 1997 Open Your Eyes
Sofía
 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)
 1995 Entre rojas
Lucía
 1994 Todo es mentira
Lucía
 1994 Alegre ma non troppo
Salomé
 1993 La ribelle
Enza
 1993 El laberinto griego
Elisa
 1992 Mecano - Los vídeos (Video)
video - 'La fuerza del destino' (uncredited)
 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
 1991 Softly from Paris (TV Series)
Daphné / Javotte / Juliette
- Elle et lui (1991) ... Daphné / Javotte / Juliette
 1990 Los mundos de Yupi (TV Series)
La Bella Durmiente
- Las manzanas (1990) ... La Bella Durmiente (uncredited)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012) 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:

[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:

Is one of 27 actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination for their performance in a musical; hers being Nine (2009). The others, in chronological order, are: Bessie Love for The Broadway Melody (1929), Grace Moore for One Night of Love (1934), Jean Hagen for Singin' in the Rain (1952), Marjorie Rambeau for Torch Song (1953), Dorothy Dandridge for Carmen Jones (1954), Deborah Kerr for ... See more »

Trademark:

Spanish accent See more »

Nickname:

Madonna of Madrid See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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