Penelope Cruz – Beautiful Spanish Actress

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Birth name: Penelope Cruz Sánchez

Date of Birth:  April 28, 1974

Place of Birth: Alcobendas, Community of Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spanish

Occupation: Actress

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. 

Interesting Facts:

  • Penelope is one of the most famous actresses in the world. Cruz starred in many European and Hollywood movies and is considered to be a very talented actress.
  • Ranked #23 in Stuff magazine's "102 Hottest Women in the World" (2002).
  • She speaks four languages: Spanish, Italian, French and English.
  • Penelope was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world 2005 by People Magazine. 
  • She was named one of the 100 hottest Movie Stars in the world 2007 by Empire Magazine.
  • Over the years Cruz donated her time and money to charity.

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Always remember that true beauty comes from within.