Birth name: Penelope Cruz Sánchez
Date of Birth: April 28, 1974
Place of Birth: Alcobendas, Community of Madrid, Spain
Height: 5 ft 6 in; 1.68 m
Measurements: 34-27-36 in; 86-68-91 cm
Penelope Cruz in one sentence – Cruz is a beautiful Spanish woman, great actress and one of the most beautiful Hollywood stars.
The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks, and then to try to become a serious actress. No one will take you seriously once you are known as the pretty woman.
I'm strong and opinionated. Those qualities brought me a lot of problems since I was a little girl in school, saying 'I don't agree' and fighting with the children. It's part of my curiosity for life.
The most important lesson I've learned in this business is how to say no. I have said no to a lot of temptations, and I am glad I did.
You cannot live your life looking at yourself from someone else's point of view.
1995 Best Actress Award at Peñíscola Comedy Film Festival
1999 Award of the Spanish Actors Union
2006 Best Actress Award at Cannes Film Festival
2007 CEC Award (Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain)
2008 New York Film Critics Circle Awards
2009 she won Oscar (Academy Award, USA) for Best Supporting Role.
2009 ALMA Award
In April 2011 Penelope received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Go to Penelope Cruz Gallery