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Penelope Cruz Family, Biography, Age,Husband, Movies And More

Name- Penelope Cruz

Date of Birth- 28 April 1974

Age- 44 years(as in 2018)

Religion/Nationality- Spanish

Mother- Encarna Sánchez

Father- Eduardo Cruz

Siblings- Monica Cruz, Salma Cruz Moreno, and Eduardo Cruz

Marital Status/Marriage- Married

Husband- Javier Bardem (m. 2010)

Son- Leo Encinas Cruz

Daughter- Luna Encinas Cruz

Height- 5’7 approx.

Weight- 62kg approx.

Net Worth- $56 million approx.

Penelope Cruz (Penelope Cruz Sanchez) is a charming Spanish model and actress. She achieved success early and established herself as an International star. Cruz is known for her beauty and portrayal of passionate characters. Born on 28 April 1974 in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain, she did her schooling from Cristina Rota’s New York School. She studied classical ballet for nine years at Spain’s National Conservatory under a series of prominent dance trainers.

She was also ranked #23 on the ‘102 Sexiest Women in the World’, ‘Esquire magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2014’, ‘ Academy Award’, ‘2,436th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame’, ‘Acting Oscar’, two ‘Oscar-winning Best Foreign Language Films’ and is also known for her film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)’.

Penelope Cruz

Facts About Penelope Cruz

  • Penelope can speak four languages Spanish, English, French and Italian.
  • She is the second Spanish actor to win an Oscar award. Before her, it was her husband Javier Bardem who won this award.
  • She is the first actress who gets star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame and also the first Spanish actress who won an Academy Award.
  • The actress likes to spend time on the beach lying on the sand under the sun.
  • Cruz like to cut people’s hair. She says, “ I’ll do for everyone who lets me, like Salma Hayek, who is one of my best friends”.
  • Penelope hosted the Spanish TV channel Telecinco’s teen talk show La Quinta Marcha between 1990 and 1997.
  • In 2011 a survey was conducted by two plastic surgeons among their patients to build up the picture of perfect women. So out of all the Hollywood celebrity, it was Penelope Cruz who was voted as the body most people want to have.
  • Penelope doesn’t like to speak about her private life. In British talk show, she said,” She is allergic to people talking about her private life”.
  • Her parents named her after the song “Penelope” by Joan Manual Serrat.
  • Pharrell Williams is her favorite musician.
  • Salma Hayek and Goya Toledo are her Best Friends.
  • She appeared with Johnny Depp in 2011 in the Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • Tie Me Down! Tie Me Up is her Favorite movie. The movie inspired her to take up acting professionally..
  • After the movie “All The Pretty Horses”, she turned vegetarian. The actress is an animal lover.

Penelope Cruz Family

The actress Penelope was born in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain to Encarna Sánchez and Eduardo Cruz. Her father worked as a car mechanic and mother was a hairdresser. Cruz is eldest of her three siblings. She has two siblings Monica and Eduardo Cruz and also has a paternal half-sister, Salma. She has spent most of her childhood at her grandparent’s home. As a child, she amused her family and friends by re-enacting television Ad commercials.

She married her Vicky Christina Barcelona co-star, Spanish actor Javier Bardem in 2011. They have started dating in 2007. The couple welcomed their first child in January 2011, a son named Leo Encinas Cruz. In 2013 July, Cruz gave birth to a daughter named Luna Encinas Cruz.

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Penelope Cruz Boyfriends

Before marrying Javier Bardem, the actress have dated these:

Penelope Cruz Boyfriend
Matt Damon

Penelope Cruz Boyfriends
Tom Cruise

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Matthew McConaughey


Penelope Cruz Movies

The actress had a struggling life to make her as a well-established actor. She continued doing hard work to bag herself a role. In 1989, she auditioned at a talent agency where more than 300 girls were eyeing for the role. But she came out victorious impressing the judges with her fresh and great talent. Cruz made her acting debut at the age of 16 on a TV show. She made her big screen debut in 1992, with the feature film Jamon Jamon. She played the role of female protagonist. Here is a list of her movies;

YearMovies List
1992Jamón, jamón
1992Belle Époque
1993For Love, Only for Love
1993The Greek Labyrinth
1993The Rebel
1994Alegre ma non troppo
1994Todo es mentira
1995Entre rojas
1995El efecto mariposa
1996La Celestina
1996Más que amor, frenesí
1997Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health
1997Open Your Eyes
1997Live Flesh
1997Et horne af paradis
1998The Girl of Your Dreams
1998Talk of Angels
1998The Hi-Lo Country
1998Don Juan
1999All About My Mother
1999The Man with Rain in His Shoes
2000All the Pretty Horses
2000Woman on Top
2001Don't Tempt Me
2001Captain Corelli's Mandolin
2001Vanilla Sky
2002Waking Up in Reno
2003Fanfan la Tulipe
2004Head in the Clouds
2004Don't Move
2007The Good Night
2008Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2009Broken Embraces
2010Sex and the City 2
2011Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
2012To Rome with Love
2012Twice Born
2013I'm So Excited!
2013The Counselor
2014The Boxtrolls
2015Ma Ma
2016Zoolander 2
2016The Queen of Spain
2017Loving Pablo
2017Murder on the Orient Express
2018Everybody Knows
2019Dolor y gloria
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Social Work

Penelope Cruz is one of the actors who does an enormous amount of Charity. She has volunteered worldwide countries including Nepal, Uganda, and India. She spent a week working with Mother Teresa Foundation that includes assisting in a leprosy clinic. That trip inspired her to start a foundation to support homeless girls and people suffering from tuberculosis in Kolkata.

The actress supports the charities like Greenpeace, ONE Campaign, PETA, UNICEF, Whatever it takes, Red Cross, The Art of Elysium, Global for Green and more. She supports the causes of HIV/AIDS, Human Trafficking, Slavery, Disaster Relief, Cancer, Children, Abuse, Addiction, Health, Environment, Water, Women or more.

Penelope Controversy

  • There was a rumor that the actress has donated her entire salary from “The Hi-Lo Country” to “Mother Teresa” foundation after spending a week volunteering there in Kolkata. This news was denied by the actress herself in an interview mentioning the news is completely fake and totally a rumor, not controversy.



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