Penélope Cruz was born in the year 1974 and she is a model and actress of Spanish nationality. She was signed by the agent when she was only 15 years old and made the acting debut when she was 16 years old. She featured in the film for the first time in Jamon Jamon. Other roles she had was in Hi-Lo Country, Woman on Top, The Girl of Your Dream and Open Your Eyes. Cruz did achieve the recognition for the lead roles she had in Blow, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, All The Pretty Horses and Vanilla Sky.
From her biography, Penélope Cruz did make the appearance for the films in the range genre and it included Walking up in Reno, Gothika Thriller and Christmas film called Noel. She was in action adventure film called Sahara. She had a role in the Volver and she got academy Award nomination and Golden Globe awards. She became the first actress of Spanish origins to get Academy Award and to get the Star of Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Penélope Cruz became the model of Mango, L’ Oreal and Ralph Lauren. Together with her younger sister Monica Cruz, she designed Mango clothing. She volunteered in India and Uganda and spent all his salary of Hi-Lo Country in order to help in funding Mother Theresa’s Mission.
Penélope Cruz was born in the working class in Madrid. Her father is Eduardo Cruz and he is a car mechanic and retailer while her mother is Encarna Sanchez and worked as a personal manager and a hairdresser. She was raised like a Roman Catholic and liked to spend hours at the apartment of her grandmother.
At the beginning, Cruz wanted to dance and attended Classical ballet in nine years. Her ballet discipline is important in her acting career. She decided to act when she was a teenager when she saw the movie Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down under the Spanish Director called Pedro Almodovar.
For her personal life, Penélope Cruz got married to another actor called Javier Bardem. He was her co-star when playing in Jamon Jamon and they were also together in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. They have two children, a daughter and a son. After giving birth, she started to advocate for breastfeeding. Together with her husband, they are the two Spanish actors who had been able to win Academy Award in the categories of Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.
Penélope Cruz was in relationship together with Tom Cruise for 3 years and this is after appearing together in Vanilla Sky. She sued an Australian magazine called New Idea because of the Defamation when they had an article about the relationship she had with Cruise. Penélope Cruz is a long term friend to director Pedro Almodovar. They have known each other for over 2 decades. They have worked on different films together. Her net worth is 55 million dollars. She is available on different social media.