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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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Apr 28, 1974 In Madrid, Spain
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Love Child
Latest Project:
Movie Everybody Knows 2019-02-08
Known For
Poster of ma ma
Poster of Softly from Paris
Poster of This Man, This Woman
Poster of Love Child
Movie Love Child 2019
Movie Everybody Knows Laura 2019-02-08
Movie This Man, This Woman Martha Parks 2019
Movie Loving Pablo Virginia Vallejo 2018-06-15
Movie Sharon 1.2.3. Laura 2018-09-21
Movie Murder on the Orient Express Pilar Estravados 2017-11-03
Series American Crime Story Donatella Versace 2016-02-02
Movie The Queen of Spain Macarena Granada 2016-11-25
Movie Grimsby Kate 2016-02-24
Movie Zoolander 2 Valentina Valencia 2016-02-06
Movie ma ma Magda 2015-09-11
Movie The Very Private Life of Mister Sim Martha Parks 2015-12-16
Movie Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda Italia 2015-06-02
Movie Truth of the Situation: Making 'The Counselor' Herself 2014-02-11
Movie Mord am Höllengrund Raimunda 2014-09-08
Movie The Counselor Laura 2013-10-25
Movie I'm So Excited! Jessica 2013-03-08
Movie Twice Born Gemma 2012-09-13
Movie One in the Chamber Consuela Castillo 2012-08-21
Movie To Rome with Love Anna 2012-06-22
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Angelica Teach 2011-05-14
Movie Woody Allen: A Documentary Herself 2011-11-20
Movie War Horse Juarez the Guinea Pig (voice) 2011-12-25
Movie Sex and the City 2 Carmen García Carrión 2010-05-26
Movie The Cannibalistic Councillor Pina 2009-03-18
Movie Broken Embraces Lena 2009-03-01
Movie A Matador's Mistress Lupe Sino 2009-11-04
Movie Nine Carla 2009-12-03
Movie G-Force Juarez the Guinea Pig (voice) 2009-07-21
Movie Elegy Consuela Castillo 2008-08-08
Movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona María Elena 2008-08-15
Movie Sexo en el plató Silvia (archive footage) 2007-04-09
Movie The Good Night Anna/Melodia 2007-01-25
Movie Volver Raimunda 2006-11-03
Movie Bandidas Maria Alvarez 2006-01-18
Movie Chromophobia Gloria 2005-01-01
Movie Sahara Eva Rojas 2005-04-06
Movie Proteus - A Nineteenth Century Vision Rosa 2004-01-01
Movie Don't Move Italia 2004-03-12
Movie Noel Nina Vasquez 2004-11-12
Movie Head in the Clouds Mia 2004-04-29
Movie Fan-Fan the Tulip Adeline La Franchise 2003-05-14
Series Punk'd Herself 2003-03-17
Movie Gothika Chloe Sava 2003-11-21
Movie Masked and Anonymous Pagan Lace 2003-08-08
Movie Henry VIII Herself 2003-10-12
Movie Waking Up in Reno Brenda 2002-12-13
Movie Blow Mirtha Jung 2001-04-04
Movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin Pelagia 2001-04-18
Movie Zoolander Anna/Melodia 2001-09-28
Movie Vanilla Sky Sofia Serrano 2001-12-10
Movie Don't Tempt Me Carmen Ramos 2001-11-30
Movie Woman on Top Isabella Oliveira 2000-09-22
Movie All the Pretty Horses Alejandra 2000-12-11
Movie Gone in Sixty Seconds Luz 2000-06-09
Movie Volaverunt Pepita Tudó 1999-10-01
Movie All About My Mother Rosa 1999-11-24
Movie The Hi-Lo Country Josepha O'Neil 1998-12-30
Movie Twice Upon a Yesterday Louise 1998-11-27
Movie Don Juan Mathurine 1998-04-28
Movie The Girl of Your Dreams Macarena Granada 1998-11-13
Movie Talk of Angels Pilar 1998-10-30
Movie Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health Diana Joven 1997-01-10
Movie Open Your Eyes Sofía 1997-12-19
Movie Live Flesh Isabel Plaza Caballero 1997-10-28
Movie A Scent of Paradise Doña Helena 1997-08-29
Movie Not Love, Just Frenzy Laura 1996-11-15
Movie Brujas Patricia 1996-04-26
Movie La Celestina Melibea 1996-11-08
Movie Entre rojas Lucía 1995-04-20
Movie The Butterfly Effect Party Guest (uncredited) 1995-12-20
Movie Todo es mentira Lucía 1994-10-14
Movie Alegre ma non troppo 1994-05-26
Movie La Ribelle Enza 1993-08-19
Movie The Snapper Mia 1993-08-06
Movie Per amore, solo per amore Mary 1993-01-01
Movie Jamon Jamon Silvia 1992-09-03
Movie Belle Époque Luz 1992-12-04
Series Framed Lola Del Moreno 1992-11-27
Series Softly from Paris Unknown 1986-11-08
Movie Windows Carolina 1980-01-18
Movie The Year Without a Santa Claus Enza 1974-12-10
Movie Star Pilot Patricia 1966-10-01
Movie Man on a String Lena 1960-05-20
Movie Idol on Parade Enza 1959-03-24
Series The Academy Awards Penélope Cruz 1953-03-18
Movie Came the Brawn Gemma 1938-04-15