Penelope Cruz is an acclaimed Spanish actress. She is beautiful, mesmerizing, alluring, and a lot more. She is also a bundle of several other awesome qualities, including a strong penchant for acting. Let’s take a close look at this charming actress by starting with her early life.
Penelope Cruz was born in Madrid, Spain. She was brought up as a Roman Catholic, and she was known as the girl who used to spend lots of time at her grandma’s apartment. When she was just 16, she began doing roles on television. She learned ballet, which she continued for nine years. She made her first movie appearance in 1992 in the movie named, “Jamon Jamon.” In her initial acting years, she has played roles in some Spanish movies. But it didn’t take much time for her to make her entry in other popular movies, such as, “Vanilla Sky,” “Parallel Mothers,” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”
Cruz learned English “kind of late,” and during her initial years of learning, she knew only a few phrases and questions, such as “How are you?” and “Thank you.”
In the romantic comedy, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” Penelope Cruz has acted along with a host of other famous actors. The film was directed by Woody Allen, and Cruz won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role. She was also nominated for the Academy Award for her roles in the movies, “Volver,” “Parallel Mothers,” and “Nine.” In “All the Pretty Horses,” Cruz starred along with Matt Damon. In “Bandidas,” she plays one of the lead roles with her friend and actress, Salma Hayek. The versatile Cruz has donned many hats and won lots of awards and accolades in her acting career.
Penelope Cruz was involved in a romantic relationship with actor, Tom Cruise, who used to surprise her with home-cooked meals. However, it lasted for three years after which they broke up. Talking about Tom Cruise, the actress says, “Tom is a very good man, and I am close to his whole family, his children.”
In 2010, Penelope Cruz tied the knot with Spanish actor, Javier Bardem. The couple now has a son and a daughter.