Image of Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz

1974-04-28 Madrid, Spain

Image of Penélope Cruz


Penélope Cruz Sánchez is a Spanish actress and model, signed at age 15, made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón, jamón (1992), to critical acclaim.  Cruz achieved recognition for her lead roles in the 2001 films Vanilla Sky and Blow. She has since built a successful career, appearing in films from a range of genres, from thrillers to family friendly holiday features. She has received critical acclaim 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 Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). 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 companies such as Mango, Ralph Lauren and L'Oréal. Penélope and her younger sister Mónica Cruz have designed items for Mango.  Cruz has volunteered in Uganda and India; she donated her salary from The Hi-Lo Country to help fund the late nun's mission. A wax sculpture of Cruz will be placed in a premier spot in the Grevin Wax Museum in Paris.


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Wasp Network Olga Salanueva 2019-09-01
Dolor y gloria Jacinta 2019-10-04
Todos lo saben Laura 2019-02-08
Loving Pablo Virginia Vallejo 2018-06-15
Murder on the Orient Express Pilar Estravados 2017-11-10
La reina de España Macarena Granada 2016-11-25
Zoolander 2 Valentina Valencia 2016-02-12
Grimsby Kate 2016-03-11
Almodóvar, todo sobre ellas Herself 2016-09-11
ma ma Magda 2016-03-31
Truth of the Situation: Making 'The Counselor' Herself 2014-02-11
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
The Counselor Laura 2013-10-25
Los amantes pasajeros Jessica 2013-06-28
Venuto al mondo Gemma 2013-12-05
To Rome with Love Anna 2012-06-22
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Angelica Teach 2011-05-20
Woody Allen: A Documentary Herself 2011-11-20
Sex and the City 2 Carmen García Carrión 2010-05-27
G-Force Juarez the Guinea Pig (voice) 2009-07-21
La Concejala Antropófaga Pina 2009-03-18
Nine Carla 2009-12-25
Manolete Lupe Sino 2009-11-04
Los abrazos rotos Lena 2009-03-01
Vicky Cristina Barcelona María Elena 2008-08-15
Elegy Consuela Castillo 2008-08-08
Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Songbird 2007-01-01
The Good Night Anna/Melodia 2007-01-25
Bandidas Maria Alvarez 2006-01-18
Volver Raimunda 2006-11-03
Chromophobia Gloria 2005-01-01
Sahara Eva Rojas 2005-04-08
Head in the Clouds Mia 2004-09-17
Non ti muovere Italia 2004-03-12
Noel Nina Vasquez 2004-11-12
Fanfan la tulipe Adeline La Franchise 2003-05-14
Masked and Anonymous Pagan Lace 2003-08-08
Gothika Chloe Sava 2003-11-21
Waking Up in Reno Brenda 2002-12-13
Vanilla Sky Sofia Serrano 2001-12-10
Blow Mirtha Jung 2001-04-05
Captain Corelli's Mandolin Pelagia 2001-08-17
Sin noticias de Dios Carmen Ramos 2001-11-30
Woman on Top Isabella Oliveira 2000-09-22
All the Pretty Horses Alejandra 2000-12-11
Et hjørne af paradis Doña Helena 1999-03-26
Abre los ojos Sofía 1999-04-16
Todo sobre mi madre Rosa 1999-11-24
Volavérunt Pepita Tudó 1999-10-01
The Man with Rain in His Shoes Louise 1999-06-25
Más que amor, frenesí Laura 1999-10-08
Talk of Angels Pilar 1998-10-30
Don Juan Mathurine 1998-04-28
The Hi-Lo Country Josepha O'Neil 1998-12-30
La Niña De Tus Ojos Macarena Granada 1998-11-13
El amor perjudica seriamente la salud Diana Joven 1997-01-10
Carne trémula Isabel Plaza Caballero 1997-10-28
La Celestina Melibea 1996-11-08
Brujas Patricia 1996-04-26
Entre rojas Lucía 1995-04-20
El efecto mariposa Party Guest (uncredited) 1995-12-20
Belle Époque Luz 1994-02-25
Todo es mentira Lucía 1994-10-14
Alegre ma non troppo 1994-05-26
Jamón, jamón Silvia 1993-02-01
El laberinto griego Elisa 1993-01-08
La Ribelle Enza 1993-08-19
Per amore, solo per amore Mary 1993-01-01
This Man, This Woman Martha Parks
Love Child