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Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz young

Birth Date

April 28, 1974



Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color

Dark Brown


5 ft 6 in | 168 cm

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Body Measurements

35-27-35 in | 89-69-89 cm


62 kg | 137 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

6.5 US | 37 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain, on April 28, 1974, is a Spanish actress and model.

Young Penelope Cruz started her acting career in Spanish television shows and music videos.

She got her screen debut in a music video for the Spanish group Mecano "La Fuerza del Destino" (1989), at the age of fifteen.

She hosted Spanish talk show La Quinta Marcha (1990-1991).

She landed her acting television debut in French series Série rose (1991) in episode "Elle et lui", in role as Javotte.

She made her big screen debut in Spanish comedy drama movie Jamón, jamón (1992) in role as Silvia, at age of eighteen, for which she was nominated for a Goya Award for Best Actress.

She made her Hollywood debut in Western drama movie The Hi-Lo Country (1998) in role as Josepha O'Neil.

Her breakthrough performance came as Sofia Serrano in science fiction thriller film Vanilla Sky (2001) opposite Tom Cruise.

New Movies

355 (2021) action thriller spy, opposite Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger and Lupita Nyong'o

Wasp Network (2019) drama mystery in role as Olga Gonzalez, with Édgar Ramírez

Pain and Glory (2019) Spanish drama in role as Jacinta, opposite Antonio Banderas

Best Movies

She won the Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as María Elena in romantic comedy drama film Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) directed by Woody Allen.

She won a Empire Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for her performance as Raimunda in Spanish drama movie Volver (2006), directed by Pedro Almodóvar

She was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Carla Albanese in romantic musical drama film Nine (2009).

Gothika (2003) psychological horror thriller opposite Halle Berry and Robert Downey, Jr.

Sahara (2005) action comedy adventure opposite Matthew McConaughey

Bandidas (2006) Western action comedy with Salma Hayek

Broken Embraces (2009) Spanish romantic thriller directed by Pedro Almodóvar

All About My Mother (1999) Spanish drama directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Elegy (2008) romantic drama opposite Ben Kingsley

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001) drama romance opposite Nicolas Cage and Christian Bale

To Rome with Love (2012) romantic comedy directed by Woody Allen

Loving Pablo (2017) drama crime with Javier Bardem

The Queen of Spain (2016) Spanish comedy drama in role as Macarena Granada

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) mystery drama directed by Kenneth Branagh

The Counselor (2013) crime thriller directed by Ridley Scott

Blow (2001) biographical crime with Johnny Depp

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) fantasy swashbuckler in role as Angelica

Everybody Knows (2018) psychological thriller opposite Javier Bardem

TV Shows

She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Donatella Versace in FX true crime anthology series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018).

She played Lola Del Moreno in the British television crime drama series Framed (1992) with Timothy Dalton.


Studied classical ballet for nine years at Spain's National Conservatory.

Has two siblings, Mónica and Eduardo.

She is a spokesmodel for French cosmetics company L'Oréal.

She is first Spanish actress to receive a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Good friends with Gwyneth Paltrow and Pedro Almodóvar.

Owns a clothing store in Madrid.

Is a vegetarian.

Modeled for Mango, Ralph Lauren and L’Oreal.

Best friends with actresses Goya Toledo and Salma Hayek.

Huge fan of Indian cinema.

Fan of actor Johnny Depp.


She dated Matthew McConaughey (2005-2006), Tom Cruise (2001-2004), Thomas Obermaier (1998-2000), Gigi Sarasola (1998) and Nacho Cano (1991-1998).

She married Spanish actor Javier Bardem in 2010, they have a son and a daughter.


You cannot live your life looking at yourself from someone else's point of view.

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.

[on acting] In terms of the work, it always seems like it's a first date. I mean every time I go to the movie set and start a project, I feel the same feeling - the butterflies in the stomach, not having control over it - because acting is like that. That's the beauty of it. You can always keep learning. There's always more.

I have a strong personality, and I say what I think.

You cannot live your life looking at yourself from someone else's point of view.

In Spain, actresses work until they are old. That's my plan.

You can always keep learning with acting, because the school is life and yourself and your friends and your relationships. I'm fascinated by it! It's infinito!

I don't do Twitter, Facebook; none of that. My email I do from my Blackberry or my iPhone.