Biography of Penelope CruzIn 2011, the star of Penelope Cruz appeared on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. The Spaniard is considered one of the prettiest women in the world. Penelope deserved the love and recognition not only by her appearance but also her unique dramatic talent and ability to embody a variety of images on the screen.
Her ChildhoodPenelope Cruz was born on April 28, 1974. She grew up in the suburbs of Madrid. Her father Eduardo was a businessman, and her mother Encarna owned a small hairdresser’s. Penelope is the eldest of three children.
The Beginning of Her Acting CareerWhen Penelope was 14, she was very impressed with the movie to Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! by Pedro Almodovar. Her emotions were so strong that the girl found the address of the director in the phone book and went to his home. The director has listened to the girl and said he will be glad to offer her a role in his movie when she becomes an actress. Then Penelope began to look for agents and auditioned. Soon she starred in a music video of pop group Mecano. In the early 1990s, she became a presenter of the teen show and worked there until 1996.
In 1995, the Spaniard went to the USA. She did not speak English, but she was determined.
Her First Successes in HollywoodSettling in the famous Greenwich Village, a district, favored by artists and other bohemians, she quickly found friends. She enrolled in Cristina Roth’s Dance Studio and studied English and acting.
The Best RolesIn 2001, there were released two movies with brilliant Cruz. They immediately became hits and brought the actress recognition in Hollywood. Vanilla Sky was directed by Cameron Crowe. Although the movie fans like the Spanish original Open Your Eyes more, this movie has received commercial success. Penelope starred as Sofia in a beautiful allegorical drama. Tom Cruise was her partner.
The melodrama Don’t Move was released in 2004. The audience, accustomed to seeing the actress, who impressed not only by her acting talent but also her appearance, was surprised.
In 2012, Penelope again starred in the movie by the brilliant Italian Castellitto. In the drama Twice Born, she starred as Gemma, who told the story of her life and extraordinary love. She relived the events of the Civil War in Serbia. Emile Hirsch and legendary Jane Birkin also starred in this movie.
2017 was very successful for the actress. She starred in the biopic Loving Pablo about a legendary smuggler and drug dealer and the detective Murder on the Orient Express.