Birth name Penélope Cruz Sánchez NationalityEspagne Birth 28 april 1974 (45 years) at Alcobendas (Espagne) Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Penélope Cruz Sánchez ([peˈnelope kɾuθ ˈsantʃeθ]; born April 28, 1974) is a Spanish actress and model. Signed by an agent at age 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón, jamón (1992) to critical acclaim. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Open Your Eyes (1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1999), The Girl of Your Dreams (2000) and Woman on Top (2000). Cruz achieved recognition for her lead roles in the 2001 films Vanilla Sky, All the Pretty Horses, Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Blow.
She has since appeared in films in a range of genres, including the comedy Waking Up in Reno (2002), the thriller Gothika (2003), the Christmas movie Noel (2004), and the action adventure Sahara (2005). She was critically acclaimed for her roles in Volver (2006) and Nine (2009), receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for each. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008 for playing María Elena in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She was the first Spanish actress in history to receive an Academy Award and the first Spanish actress to receive a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Cruz has modeled for Mango, Ralph Lauren and L'Oréal. Penélope and her younger sister Mónica Cruz have designed clothing for Mango. Cruz has volunteered in Uganda and India, where she spent one week working with Mother Teresa; she donated her salary from The Hi-Lo Country to help fund the late nun's mission.
Cruz is married to Spanish actor Javier Bardem. Bardem was her co-star in her first breakthrough role as Silvia in Jamon, Jamon as well as starring alongside her in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
They were also both in the 2013 film The Counselor.
Cruz began dating Bardem in 2007 and they married in early July 2010 in a private ceremony at a friend's home in the Bahamas. They have a son born in 2011 in Los Angeles, and a daughter born in 2013. She has become a public advocate of breastfeeding since the birth of her children.
Cruz had a three-year relationship with Tom Cruise after they appeared together in Vanilla Sky. It ended in January 2004. In April 2003, she filed a lawsuit against the Australian magazine New Idea for defamation over an article about her relationship with Cruise.
Cruz is a friend of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, whom she has known for more than two decades and with whom she has worked on films. She is known to friends as Pe. Cruz owns a clothing store in Madrid and designed jewelry and handbags with her younger sister for a company in Japan.
, 2h8 Directed byFernando Trueba OriginEspagne GenresDrama, Comedy, Comedy-drama ActorsPenélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Neus Asensi, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Javier Cámara Roles Macarena Granada Rating53% Dans les années 1950, en plein franquisme, la superstar internationale Macarena Granada retourne en Espagne, son pays natal, pour incarner Isabelle la Catholique dans un film biographique à grand budget. Quand il apprend son retour, Blas Fontiveros, un réalisateur qui l'a fait tourner dans une comédie musicale en 1938, retourne également à Madrid pour la revoir. Mais son arrivée déclenche une série d'événements inattendus qui perturbent le tournage du biopic surveillé par les hommes de Francisco Franco...
, 2h28 Directed bySam Mendes, Terence Young OriginUSA GenresThriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime ThemesFilms about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism ActorsDaniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Penélope Cruz Rating67% On a mission in Mexico, unofficially ordered by the previous M, James Bond kills two men arranging to blow up a stadium; in doing so the building they are in explodes and collapses. Bond gives chase to Marco Sciarra, who survived the blast; Sciarra boards a helicopter to escape. Bond follows and in the ensuing struggle he throws both Sciarra and the pilot out of the helicopter, stealing Sciarra's octopus ring as he does so. On his return to London Bond is indefinitely taken off field duty by the current M, who is in the midst of a power struggle with C, the head of the Joint Intelligence Service, which consists of the recently merged MI5 and MI6. C also wants to create the "Nine Eyes" intelligence co-operation agreement between nine countries, and close down the '00' section in the process.
, 2h7 Directed bySergio Castellitto OriginItalie GenresDrama, War, Historical, Romance ThemesPregnancy films, Political films ActorsEmile Hirsch, Penélope Cruz, Mira Furlan, Jane Birkin, Saadet Aksoy, Sergio Castellitto Roles Gemma Rating73% Oft-married Gemma visits Sarajevo with her only child, Pietro. The two of them had escaped the city sixteen years ago, just days after his birth during the Bosnian War. Diego, her second husband and Pietro's father, remained behind and later died. As they travel with her wartime friend Gojco, she tries to repair her relationship with Pietro, asking her third husband (by phone) if she should tell Pietro that she did not give birth to him. Gemma is later stunned by the revelation that Pietro's real mother, Aska, is still alive and married to Gojco. Aska reveals that, contrary to Gemma's long held belief, Diego was not Pietro's father, as she had been a sex slave to a garrison of the Serb Volunteer Guard. Gemma must face loss, the cost of war and the redemptive power of love.