Birth Name: Penelope Cruz Sanchez
Nick Name: Pe, Madonna of Madrid
Date of Birth: April 28, 1974
Religion: Roman Catholic
Birth Place: Madrid, Spain
Residence: New York, US
Education: Classical Ballet for nine years at the National Conservatory in Spain. Studied at Cristina Rota school in Madrid, Spain.
Net Worth: $55 million
Penelope Cruz Measurements
Height: 5’5″ (1.68m)
Weigh: 112 lbs (54kg)
Natural Hair Color: Black
Natural Eye Color: Brown
Body Shape: Slim
Bra Size: 34C
Dress Size: 4
Shoe Size: 6.5
Beautiful eyes, short height and the ability to dress unconventionally.
Best Known for:
- Captain Correlli’s Mandolin which nominated her for the best actress in a European film award.
- As a Spanish actress who played a pivotal role in films such as Vanilla Sky, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
- Waking up in Reno (2002). A romantic comedy filmed together with Billy Bob.
- Sahara (2005) – a comedy
- Bandidas – a Spanish language film.
- The girl of your dreams ( La nina de tus ojos) in 1999 – nominated for Spanish Academy Awards
- Volver (to return) in 1996 – starring as a working class mother.
Penelope Cruz’s Family:
- Father – Eduardo Cruz
- Mother – Encarna Sanchez
- Brother – Eduardo Cruz Jn
- Sister – Monica Cruz
- Spouse – Javier Barden
- Sister in laws – Maria Bardem and Carlos Bardem
Appeared in TV commercials at a young age.
L’Oreal cosmetics in 2006.
Penelope Cruz Dated:
- Currently dating Javier Barden.
- Between March 2007 and June 2007 Penelope Cruz dated Josh Hartnett.
- Between February 2005 and June 2006, Penelope Cruz dated Matthew McConaughey. They started their relationship after starring together in the movie ‘Sahara’.
- Between 2001 and January 2004, Penelope Cruz dated Tom cruise after co starring in the movie ‘Vanilla Sky’.
- Between 1999 and 2000, Penelope Cruz dated Matt Damon after co starring in the movie ‘all the pretty horses’.
- Between 1998 and 2000, Penelope Cruz dated filmmaker Tomas Obermaier.
- Between 1991 and 1998, Penelope Cruz dated a Spanish musician known as Nacho Cano and they reportedly lived together.
Penelope Cruz’s Personal Trainer:
Jackie Keller – A pretty generic workout regime
Penelope Cruz’s Favorite Things, Facts & Hobbies:
- She is a philanthropist. She is rumored to have donated her salary in 1998 to Mother Teresa’s children sanctuary in Calcutta, India.
- She likes volunteering. She volunteered in Uganda for a period of 2 months.
- She has an NGO known as the Sabera foundation. Together with other entertainers, they set up a school, a clinic and a home for people suffering from tuberculosis and homeless children in Calcutta.
- She was ranked number 23 by Stuff magazine as among the 102 sexiest women in the world (2002).
- She likes to keep stray cats.
- She can speak four languages comfortably: English, French, Italian and Spanish.
- Two of her former boyfriends have been named “sexiest man alive” by People magazine. They are Mathew McConaughey and Tom Cruise.
- She is the second Spanish performer to get an Oscar award for acting. The first one is her husband.
- In 2005, she was voted by People magazine as among the fifty most beautiful people in the world.