Penélope Cruz is a Spanish actress and model. She is best known for her roles in the films Volver, Vanilla Sky, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Broken Embraces, Nine, Don’t Move, Blow, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Zoolander 2 and All the Pretty Horses. For her role as Maria Elena in the 2008 film Vicky Cristina Barcelon, Cruz won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has also starred in the films Twice Born, Ma Ma, The Queen of Spain, Loving Pablo, Everybody Knows, and Pain and Glory. Born Penélope Cruz Sánchez on April 28, 1974 in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain, to parents Eduardo Cruz and Encarna Sánchez, she is the older sister of Eduardo Cruz and Mónica Cruz. She also has a paternal half-sister named Salma. She studied classical ballet at a young age, and signed with an acting agent when she was 15. She married her Vicky Cristina Barcelona co-star, Spanish actor Javier Bardem, in July 2010. They have two children; a daughter named Luna and a son named Leo.
Penélope Cruz Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 28 April 1974
Birth Place: Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
Birth Name: Penélope Cruz Sánchez
Nicknames: Pe, Madonna of Madrid
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Occupation: Actress, Model
Religion: Roman Catholicism
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Penélope Cruz Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 137 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 62 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 6″
Height in Meters: 1.68 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Body Measurements: 35-27-35 in (89-69-89 cm)
Breast Size: 35 inches (89 cm)
Waist Size: 27 inches (69 cm)
Hips Size: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 32C
Feet/Shoe Size: 6.5 (US)
Dress Size: 6 (US)
Penélope Cruz Family Details:
Father: Eduardo Cruz (Retailer and auto mechanic)
Mother: Encarna Sánchez (Hairdresser and personal manager)
Spouse/Husband: Javier Bardem (m. 2010)
Children: Luna Encinas Cruz (Daughter) (b. July 22, 2013), Leo Encinas Cruz (Son) (b. January 22, 2011)
Siblings: Eduardo Cruz (Younger Brother) (Singer), Mónica Cruz (Younger Sister) (Actress)
Penélope Cruz Education:
Cristina Rota’s New York School (Escuela de Interpretación de Cristina Rota)
Madrid Royal Conservatory
Penélope Cruz Facts:
*She was born on April 28, 1974 in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain.
*She was named after the song “Penélope” by Joan Manuel Serrat.
*She was raised as a Roman Catholic.
*She studied classical ballet for nine years at Spain’s National Conservatory.
*She signed with an acting agent when she was 15.
*She was featured on the music video for the Mecano song “La Fuerza del Destino” when she was only 15 years old.
*She served as a spokesmodel fro L’Oreal and also modeled for Ralph Lauren.
*She became a vegetarian after filming All the Pretty Horses.
*She is fluent in Spanish, Italian and English.
*She dated Tom Cruise from July 2001 until January 2004.
*People Magazine named her one of the top 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2005.
*She was selected Esquire magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2014.
*She is best friends with actresses Salma Hayek and Goya Toledo.
*Meryl Streep is her role-model.
*Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.