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Penelope Cruz Sanchez
Date of Birth : 28 April 1974

Born to a mechanic father and a hairdresser mother, Penélope Cruz began at the age of five by learning dance at the Spanish National Conservatory. As a teenager, she began a modelling career, appeared in a few clips, and made a few appearances on Spanish television. Spotted by the Spanish director José Juan Bigas Luna, she is given her first film role in Jambon Jambon. The naked role of the beautiful Silvia reveals her and launches her career as an actress.

The proposals then flow in, allowing him to choose his roles and directors. For Alejandro Amenabar in the vertiginous Open Eyes (1997), she represents the object of the cloudy and mysterious desire of Eduardo Noriega. She also appears at Pedro Almodovar as a cute nun in All About My Mother, Best Director Award at Cannes in 1999.


Her talent crosses borders: she plays in the western The Hi-Lo Country by Stephen Frears and in the culinary comedy Love, peppers and bossa nova by Fina Torres. Nicolas Cage and Christian Bale, meanwhile, fight to the death for his beautiful eyes in Captain Corelli (2001).

In 2002, Penélope Cruz co-starred in Vanilla sky (the American remake of open your eyes ) with his companion Tom Cruise, before joining the world of producer Luc Besson for Fanfan la Tulipe. Having become a leading international actress, she plays Halle Berry in the fantastic thriller Gothika by Mathieu Kassovitz (2003), composes with Charlize Theron an attractive duo of actresses in We Were Free (2004), then ventures into the Sahara Desert (2005). Hollywood vélléités which do not move away from the auteur cinema, as evidenced by his role in A corps perdus (2004), by, and with, Sergio Castellitto.

In 2005, Penélope Cruz returned to the adventure film for Bandidas, where she formed an explosive duo with Salma Hayek, and collaborated again with Almodóvar for Volver, awarded a prize for collective female interpretation at Cannes. In 2008, a new stage in a golden journey: Woody Allen called on the beautiful Iberian for his Vicky Cristina Barcelona, love triangle in which she answered Scarlett Johansson and her compatriot, who would become her husband, Javier Bardem, a performance that earned her the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Freshly rewarded, the international star, icon of Spanish cinema, finds for the fourth time with Broken Embraces (2009) her favourite filmmaker and friend, Pedro Almodóvar, who leads her into a story of mad love, dominated by fatality, jealousy and betrayal.

In 2010, she rubbed shoulders with two Oscar-winning actors, Daniel Day-Lewis and Adrien Brody. The first in the musical Nine, where she plays her mistress, and the second in Manolete, which traces the life of the famous matador Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez. Before giving birth to her first child, she participated in the fourth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga (2011).

For the occasion, she slips into the skin of the pirate’s daughter Blackbeard and accompanies Jack Sparrow in his quest for the Fountain of Youth. The following year, it was directed for the second time by Woody Allen who, after Barcelona, ​​took it to the very cinematographic Italian capital for To Rome with Love.

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