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Who Was Penélope Cruz ?

Penélope Cruz Sánchez (born April 28, 1974), better known as Penélope Cruz, is a Spanish actress. She has been nominated as a young actress for several films such as Jaimon Jaimon, The Girl of Your Dream and Bel Epoque. It has received a lot of critical acclaim.

He has also starred in several American films such as Blow, Vanilla Sky, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Nine. She is perhaps best known for her performances in the films Broken Embraces, Volver and All About My Mother, made by the famous Spanish director Pedro Almodovar.

Cruz has been honored with three Goyas, two European Film Awards and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. She is Spain’s first female Oscar winner and has become the sixth Spanish personality to win an Oscar after Jose Ferrer, Rita Moreno, Benicio del Toro (Puerto Rico), Anthony Quinn (Mexico) and partner Javier Bardem of Spain.

Early life

Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Alcobendas, Community of Madrid, Spain. His mother, Encarna Sanchez, was a hairdresser and personal manager and father, Eduardo Cruz, was a retailer and vehicle mechanic. She was a prolific actress from her infancy and used to imitate her acting in TV commercials to entertain her family.

Initially, Cruise focused on dancing. He took three years of Spanish ballet training with Angela Garrido. She also trained in jazz dance with Ral Caballero and attended the Cristina Rota (mother of Juan Diego Boto) school in Madrid. At the age of 15, he got another trend after beating more than 300 girls in a talent agency audition.


Cruz first rose to prominence after appearing in the “La Fuerza del Destino” video for a Spanish synthpop group called Mecano. Later, he began a relationship with Nacho Kano, a member of the same group. In one episode she played a blind prostitute and in another episode, which was a comedy, she played the character of a young noble lady who pretends to be a young rich man. In 1994 he also directed Nacho Cano’s video “El Waltz de los Locos”.

Cruise’s first major films were Jaimon, Jaimon and Belle इpoque, which won the Academy Award for Foreign Language Film; He was 16 years old in his first film. Also won an Academy Award. In 2000, she appeared with Matt Damon in All the Pretty Horses.

For Cruise, the early 2000s were to mediocre reviews and mixed commercial success. In late 2001, she appeared in the film Vanilla Sky, a Hollywood remake of Open Your Eyes. He garnered critical acclaim for his role and won the Italian Award for the Oscar equivalent of David di Donatello.

In 2006, he starred in the film Bandidas opposite Salma Hayek. That same year, Cruz received critical reviews for his performance in Pedro Almodóvar’s film Volver. She shared the Best Actress Award with five of her co-stars at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and received nominations for the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award and Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

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On July 7, 2007, Cruise performed at Live Earth. In this she was accompanied by her friend Mia Maestro and her sister Monica. Cruz has previously shown a keen interest in fashion and has modeled for L’Oreal and its “telescopic” mascaras. The film was based on a story by Philip Roth called The Dying Animal. The film was based on a story by Philip Roth called The Dying Animal.

He was nominated for the Golden Satellite Award for his performance. Later that year, she played Javier Bardem’s, mentally unstable, ex-wife Maria Elena in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona. His performance was highly praised by critics. For the role, Cruz received her second Academy Award nomination, and later became the second Spanish artist to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. A year later, her boyfriend Javier Bardem won the award for No Country for Old Men.

In addition to the Oscars, Cruise won the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, The Independent Spirit Award, The National Board of Review Award and The New York Film Critics Circle Award for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. He also received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for his role.

Private Life

Cruz has a younger brother, Eduardo, who is a singer, and a younger sister, Monica.
Cruz claims to be a vegetarian since 2000. They speak four languages, Spanish, Italian, French and English. Cruz has also donated a lot of his time and money to charity. In 1997, he volunteered in Uganda for two months. After working with Tom Cruise on Vanilla Sky, they had a three-year relationship that ended in January 2004.

In February 2005, after the filming of ‘Sahara’, she began an affair with Matthew Mikonhee. In May 2006, the two released a joint announcement in People that “they have decided to take some time off as a couple.” Later that year, they announced that “they were no longer intimate and the best decision for them at this time was to part ways.” She has been in a relationship with actor Javier Bardem since 2007; The two appeared together in ‘Jammon’, ‘Live Flesh’ and ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ in 2008. Penélope Cruz said in the April issue of the Spanish edition of ‘Marie Claire’ – “Of course I want children. I want my own children, but I want to adopt as well.