Penélope Cruz


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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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(2008)
Vanilla Sky Sofia Serrano
(2001)
Volver Raimunda
(2006)

Filmography

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  Ferrari (post-production)
Laura Ferrari
 2022 On the Fringe
Azucena
 2022 L'immensità
Clara
 2022 The 355
Graciela Rivera
 2021 Pandemica (TV Mini Series) (voice)
 2021 Official Competition
Lola Cuevas
 2021 Parallel Mothers
Janis
 2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride (TV Mini Series short)
Prince Humperdinck / Princess Buttercup
- Chapter Nine: Have Fun Storming The Castle! (2020) ... Prince Humperdinck / Princess Buttercup
 2019 Wasp Network
Olga Salanueva
 2019 El Hormiguero: Vacaciones en el Titanic (TV Short)
Penélope Cruz
 2019 Pain and Glory
Jacinta
 2018 Everybody Knows
Laura
 2018 American Crime Story (TV Series)
Donatella Versace
- Alone (2018) ... Donatella Versace (as Penelope Cruz)
- Ascent (2018) ... Donatella Versace (as Penelope Cruz)
- Don't Ask, Don't Tell (2018) ... Donatella Versace (as Penelope Cruz)
- Manhunt (2018) ... Donatella Versace (as Penelope Cruz)
- The Man Who Would Be Vogue (2018) ... Donatella Versace (as Penelope Cruz)
 2017 Murder on the Orient Express
Pilar Estravados
 2014-2017 Nature Is Speaking (TV Series short)
El Agua (Water) / Water
- El Agua (2017) ... El Agua (Water) (voice)
- Water (2014) ... Water (voice)
 2017 Loving Pablo
Virginia Vallejo
 2017 ¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz? (TV Series)
Penélope Cruz
- ¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz? Buena racha (2017) ... Penélope Cruz
 2016 The Queen of Spain
Macarena Granada
 2016 The Brothers Grimsby
Rhonda George
 2016 Zoolander 2
Valentina Valencia
 2015 Ma ma
Magda
 2014 Schweppes: What Did You Expect? (Video short)
The Woman
 2013-2014 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Companion
- Number 15's Quinceañera (2014) ... Companion (voice)
- The Flower Show (2013) ... Companion (voice)
 2014 L'Agent by Agent Provocateur (Video short)
Woman Driving Cadillac (uncredited)
 2013 The Counselor
Laura
 2013 I'm So Excited!
Jessica
 2012 Miguel Bosé: Decirnos Adiós (Music Video)
Penélope Cruz
 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 The Cannibalistic Councillor (Short)
Pina
 2008 A Matador's Mistress
Lupe Sino
 2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Maria Elena
 2008/I Elegy
Consuela Castillo
 2007 Eduardo Cruz: Cosas que contar (Music Video short)
Penélope Cruz
 2007 Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die (Video short)
The Songbird (credit only)
 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 No News from God
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 Volaverunt
Pepita Tudó 'La Maja'
 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 Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health
Diana Balaguer joven / Carolina
 1996 Not Love, Just Frenzy
Laura
 1996 La Celestina
Melibea (as Penelope Cruz)
 1996 Brujas
Patricia
 1995 The Butterfly Effect
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1995 Entre rojas
Lucía
 1994 Nacho Cano: El patio (Music Video)
Penélope Cruz
 1994 Todo es mentira
Lucía (as Penelope Cruz)
 1994 Alegre ma non troppo
Salomé
 1993 The Rebel
Enza
 1993 The Greek Labyrinth
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
La hija de puta
 1991 Crónicas urbanas (TV Series)
Actriz
- La vida exclusiva (1991) ... Actriz (as Penelope Cruz)
 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)
 1989 Mecano: La fuerza del destino (Music Video)
Chica
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

17 Interviews | 34 Articles | 41 Pictorials | 82 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Javier Bardem  (2 children)

Children:

Luna Encinas Cruz | See more »

Parents:

Eduardo Cruz | Encarna Sánchez

Relatives:

Mónica Cruz (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I came to Los Angeles for the first time in 1994. I spoke no English. I only knew how to say two sentences: "How are you?" and "I want to work with Johnny Depp.". See more »

Trivia:

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in the World (#50) (2007). See more »

Trademark:

Long dark brown hair See more »

Nickname:

Pe

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