Penelope Cruz :: Biography
The gorgeous Spanish actress and model, “Penelope Cruz” was born on April 28, 1974 in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain. Cruz claimed to fame with her exceptional performances in the movies ‘Vanilla Sky’, ‘All the Pretty Horses’, ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ and ‘Blow’. She started to take interest after watching the movie ‘Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!’. At an early age of 15, she started her acting career through appearing in the music video for ‘Spanish pop group’, Mecano’s song titled ‘La Fuerza del Destino’. After making her first acting appearance, she worked as a host in Spanish television channel, Telecinco’s talk show called ‘La Quinta Marcha’. Later she starred in the French TV series ‘Serie rose’. It was in the year 1992 when she made movie debut with the comedy art house movie ‘Jamon, Jamon’. The movie gained her much needed break and recognition. Her next considerable role came in 1997 Spanish comedy movie ‘Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health’. After a year, she signed her first American movie titled ‘The Hi-Lo Country’. The movie failed to get positive response. But her performance in the movie gained her positive response from both critics and audiences. Cruz’s next appearance came in the period drama ‘The Girl of Your Dreams’ where she played the role of a singer ‘Macarena Granada’. In the year 1999, she became a part of the movie ‘All About My Mother’ where she played the role of a pregnant nun, ‘Maria Rosa Sanz’ who is suffering from AIDS. She was highly praised for her incredible performance in the movie. In 2001, she played the leading role of Isabella in the movie ‘Woman on Top’. In the same year, she claimed to fame with starring in the feature movies ‘Vanilla Sky’ and ‘Blow’. The year, 2001 proved as a best year for her career with being a part of other successful movies ‘Don’t Tempt Me’ and ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’. Her other noticeable roles came in the movies like ‘Noel’, ‘Head in the Clouds’, ‘Don’t Move’, ‘Sahara’, ‘Chromophobia’, ‘Bandidas’, ‘Volver’, ‘Manolet’, ‘Elegy’, ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’, ‘Broker Embraces’, ‘Nine’, ‘Sex and the City 2’ and ‘To Rome with Love’. For her heartbreaking performance in the movie ‘Volver’, she was nominated for the ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’, ’Golden Globe’, ‘BAFTA Award’ and ‘the Academy Award for Best Actress’.
Significance to her personal life biography, this beautiful Spanish actress is a married woman. She got married to the Spanish actor ‘Javier Bardem’ who co-starred in the movie ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’. Cruz started dating with Javier from the year 2007. After being in a serious relationship with three years, they got married in the year 2010 by organizing a private ceremony at friend’s home based in ‘the Bahamas’. From her marital relation with her husband, she has been blessed with a son, Leonardo and a daughter, Luna. It has been four years of their marriage and there is still no news of their divorce. She seems to be having a great time with her husband and children. Like her professional career, she has also been successful to maintain her personal life.
The supremely talented actress is also focused for her beautiful looks and bold figure. She has hourglass shaped body with the sensual body measurements size of 37-26-35 inches. Cruz stands with an average height of 5 feet 5 inches and carries normal weight of 54 kg. She has not gone through any plastic surgery to enhance her beauty. She wears the medium size bra of 34C. Cruz looks smoking hot whenever she exposed her hot and bold pair of legs and feet in sexy bikini outfit. Her different form of hairstyles equally suits her beautiful personality. Even at the age of 40, she looks much younger to her real age.
From her phenomenal performance in the various movies, she has been successful to establish herself as the one of the versatile actresses. At the start of 2014, she has earned an estimated net worth amount of $55 million. More information about her can be extracted from the Wiki and reading her bio on IMDb. Her recent news can be followed on her account @penelopecruz1.