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Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz Sanchez, born on 28 April 1974 in Madrid, is a Spanish actress.

Children and Education
His father, Eduardo Cruz, is a hardware store, and his mother, Encarnacion Sanchez, is a hairdresser. Penélope Cruz is the sister of the ballerina and actress Monica Cruz and singer Eduardo Cruz. His parents are now separated.

She began dancing lessons at 5 years and is still nine years at the Conservatoire National. She then three years of Spanish ballet with Angela Garrido, four years at the Cristina Rota School in New York, and takes Jazz Dance course with Raúl Caballero. It happens in Spain and New York.

It starts a modeling career and made the cover of numerous magazines. It appears in clips of the group Mecano.

At age 14, it presents La Quinta Marcha, a television show for children.

Career as an actress
It begins as an actress in a series produced by Pierre Grimblat to FR3, "Rose Series" (episode "She and her" in Jaime Chavarri). She played roles including erotic (not at least 16 years).

After a supporting role in Laberinto Griego Alcaz Rafael, it is revealed in 1992 by Ham, Ham Bigas Luna.

But his international career really began in 1999 with All About My Mother by Pedro Almodóvar. It will turn to directors from different countries: England, USA, Norway.

In 2001, she played in Vanilla Sky, a remake of the film Open your eyes in which she plays the same role.

She is the muse of the brand Mango.


* 1992: Mecano - Los vídeos, Joan-Lluís Arruga (video) (segment La fuerza del destino) (not credited)
* 1992: Ham, ham (Jamón, jamón), Juan José Bigas Luna
* 1992: Belle Epoque (Beautiful Era), Fernando Trueba
* 1993: Per amore, solo per amore, Giovanni Veronesi
* 1993: El Laberinto griego, Rafael Alcázar
* 1993: Ribelle, Aurelio Grimaldi
* 1994: Mid-fig, half grape (Alegre ma non troppo), Fernando Colomo
* 1994: Todo es mentira, Alvaro Fernandez Armero
* 1995: Between rojas of Azucena Rodriguez
* 1995: The Butterfly Effect (El Efecto Mariposa), Fernando Colomo (not credited)
* 1996: Brujas, Alvaro Fernandez Armero
* 1996: La Celestina, Gerardo Vera
* 1996: Más que amor, frenzy, Alfonso Albacete, Miguel Bardem and David Menkes
* 1996: L'Amour impairs health (El Amor perjudica seriamente la salud), Manuel Gómez Pereira
* 1997: And hjørner af paradise, Peter Ringgaard
* 1997: In Flesh (Carne tremula), Pedro Almodóvar
* 1997: Open your eyes (Abre los ojos), Alejandro Amenábar
* 1998: Don Juan, Jacques Weber
* 1998: If Only ... (The Man with Rain in His Shoes), Maria Ripoll
* 1998: Talk of Angels, by Nick Hamm
* 1998: The girl of your dreams (La Niña de tus ojos), Fernando Trueba
* 1998: The Hi-Lo Country, by Stephen Frears
* 1999: All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre), Pedro Almodóvar
* 1999: Volaverunt, Juan José Bigas Luna
* 2000: Love, peppers and bossa nova (Woman on Top), Fina Torres
* 2000: Such beautiful horses (All the Pretty Horses) and Billy Bob Thornton
* 2001: Blow, Ted Demme
* 2001: Captain Corelli (Captain Corelli's Mandolin), John Madden
* 2001: No news from God (Sin noticias de Dios), Agustín Díaz Yanes
* 2001: Vanilla Sky, by Cameron Crowe
* 2002: Waking Up in Reno, Jordan Brady
* 2003: Masked and Anonymous, Larry Charles
* 2003: Fanfan la Tulipe, Gerard Krawczyk
* 2003: Gothika, by Mathieu Kassovitz and Thom Oliphant
* 2004: À corps perdus (Non ti muovere), by Sergio Castellitto
* 2004: Christmas, Chazz Palminteri
* 2004: We were free (Head in the Clouds), by John Duigan
* 2005: Sahara, from Breck Eisner
* 2005: Chromophobia, Martha Fiennes
* 2006: Bandidas, Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg
* 2006: Volver, Pedro Almodóvar
* 2006: The Good Night, Jake Paltrow
* 2008: Elegy, Isabel Coixet
* 2008: Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Woody Allen

on TV

* 1991: Series rose, Walerian Borowczyk (TV series)
* 1991: She and Him, Jaime Chavarri
* 1992: Framed, Geoffrey Sax (TV)

Honors and Awards

* Goya Awards for best actress in 1999 for the girl of your dreams.
* France awarded him on Wednesday, 11 January 2006 the insignia of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
* At the 2006 Cannes festival, she has received, with all of the distribution of women, the price for interpretation Volver by Pedro Almodóvar.
* European Film Awards 2006 Best Actress for Volver.
* Hollywood Film Festival - Actress of the Year 2006.
* Goya Awards for best actress in 2007 for Volver.

From 2001 to 2004, she had an affair with Tom Cruise she met on the set of Vanilla Sky.

She now lives with the Spanish actor Javier Bardem she had met in 1992 on the set of ham, ham and with whom she worked again in 2008 on the set of Vicky Cristina Barcelona.(SONY)

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