- Birthday28th Apr, 74
- Birth PlaceSpain
- Marital statusMarried
- I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend', and now I am happy being single.
- All those cliches, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood - all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience.
- Awards are great, as you get to meet up with friends and colleagues from your industry - a sort of reunion.
- One thing that I am proud of: I am really capable of laughing at myself.
- You cannot live your life looking at yourself from someone else's point of view.
Did you know?
- She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008 for Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
- She was the first Spanish actress to receive a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- She is known for her voluptuous figure, was voted as having the top body.
- She was ranked at No. 32. on their "100 Hottest Women of All-Time" list by Mens Health.
Family & relationships
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has been spotted stuffing her shopping bags at the back of her metallic silver colored Volkswagen Jetta. Powered by a 2500cc 5 cylinder engine which delivers a power of 170 HP along with 177 lb-ft of torque, the vehicle uses an automatic transmission system. Notably, navigating the car is a breeze due to the latest telematics system installed in it. Along with spacious interiors, the car features Bluetooth connectivity along with an iPod input port, a Sirus satellite radio along with a CD player provides on-board entertainment.
St Barts Vacation
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is a regular visitor to the Caribbean vacation hot spot St. Bart’s. The international star descends on the leisurely island almost every winter for an early December or Christmas/New Years vacation. Penelope was earlier spotted in St. Bart’s with unidentified friends, and again with her sister Monica Cruz and her boyfriend. During her stay on the island, Penelope usually hangs around on the beach enjoying an occasional dip in the water.
Location: St. Bart’s also known as St. Barths (which in turn is an abbreviation of Saint Barthélemy) is an overseas collectivity of France. Located in the northeastern Caribbean, the island is a part of the French West Indies.
Accommodation: The tiny Caribbean island is well known for being an internationally famous tourist spot. It only has about twenty five luxury hotels, and a vast majority of which have less than 15 rooms on offer. However, St. Bart’s offers its high flying visitors ample luxurious accommodations in the form of over 400 exclusive and private villas that can be rented.
Main Attractions: Known for its premium yachting locales, exclusive surfing and windsurfing spots, the island of St. Bart’s is a regular fixture with most American and European celebrities. Thanks to an abundant marine life and sandy beaches, the island also plays host to some of the richest people from either side of the Atlantic who descend en masse on the secluded Caribbean island over the winters. With a rich colonial history, crystalline waters and tropical natural scenery, the exotic island attracts visitors all year long.
With her sister Monica Cruz and friends
Show off her bikini body in St. Bart’s
With her boyfriend and sister
Penelope Cruz jetted off to the iconic beach destination of Barbados on the second week of March 2013 in order to take a break from her tedious routine. The heavily pregnant actress was accompanied by her husband, Spanish actor Javier Bardem and the couple’s two year old son for the entire length of her four day long vacation. The Spanish bombshell ensured that she optimally utilized the family outing and spent a lot of quality time with her family. Cruz appeared to be in a very playful mood with her son and constantly kept on eye on him whenever he ventured near to the sea. The actress opted for a sunbathing session by donning a string bikini and even found enough energy to take a dip in the ocean waters. She also too care to protect her skin from the harsh rays of the sun and applied sunscreen lotion on her body at regular intervals.
Location: Barbados is an integral part of the Caribbean island chain.
Accommodation: Barbados is home to more than two dozen high end resorts and luxury hotels. Five star accommodations of the class of “The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel”, “Treasure Beach Hotel”, "The House Barbados" and "Tamarind Cove Hotel" can charge in the region of $2,000 to $3,000 to let out a room for a weekend.
Main Attractions: Barbados has gained a well-deserved reputation as one of the top most holiday destinations in the world due to the quality of its sea resorts that have been blessed with the gift of abundant sunshine round the year. The Bajan beaches contain many restaurants that offer affordably priced drinks and foods. Buildings like the Parliament complex are a worth a visit in order to view its architectural grandeur.
Splash in the waves
On the sea shore
Show off her baby bump
Artists for Peace and Justice
The Spanish beauty has extensively campaigned to support Artists for Peace and Justice, a charity which was launched in 2009 by Paul Haggis to support social justice, peace and addresses poverty related issues. A key goal of this charity is to construct schools and serve the backward areas of Haiti by providing basic education, warm food, purified drinking water and daily medical check-ups to poor children.
The actress faithfully supports the charity One Campaign. It is a non- profit organization fighting extreme poverty and the emergency global situation of AIDS in Africa. It raises public awareness to provide effective policies and programs thus saving lives. The NGO helps to educate children for a better future. ONE Campaign has received support from 45 celebrity supporters including Penelope Cruz.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Cruz has raised a lot of money for this hospital which is the third biggest health care charity helping out terminally ill children in the U.S. The main goal is advancement of cures and the prevention of life threatening diseases through pioneering research efforts. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has received support from 77 celebrity supporters including Penelope Cruz.
Jimmy Choo Vibe Platform Pumps
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz flaunted her designer pumps to the NYC screening of 'To Rome with Love'. It boasts of luxe leather in an elegant, modern shape, and has self- covered heels with peep toe leather lining and sole. The made in Italy shoes are available in colors ranging from black to silver.
Chopard Fancy-Shape Diamond Bracelet
The first Spanish-born actress to take an Academy Award home, Penelope Cruz donned her high-end diamond bracelet to the NBC Golden Globe Awards. The luxurious bracelet is hand-crafted with cluster of diamonds and set in platinum of 42 carats purity. The design is very modern and keeps up with today’s fashion scenario.
Gerard Darel Dublin 24 Hour Bag
One of the most beautiful Spanish actress, Cruz was snapped carrying Genard Darel bag on her way to the airport. The accessory is made of knitted wool, and its genuine leather handles are strong enough to hold books and other small personal items. Gerard Darel is known to be a delicate luxury that captures the style of Paris.
Roksanda Ilincic Fall 2011 RTW One Shoulder Crepe Dress
Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz wore a Roksanda Iiincic Crepe Dress to a prestigious event. The fabric boasts of pure silk with a small silt in the center. The cocktail dress is available in vibrant bold colors, and it beautifully highlights the curves of the female body.
Herve Leger Paton Sandals
The Spanish actress was spotted wearing her high-end Herve Leger Sandals to the L.A film Festival. The sandals features a soft genuine leather with an open toe and one strap at the vamp. It has twin buckle-closure ankle straps with an exposed platform, and is available in pastel colors.
Yves Saint Laurent Satin Clutch
The actress has carried this designer clutch to the VH1 awards show. It boasts of embossed leather with gold plated hardware. The accessory is designed like an elegant box with a crystal studded clasp, and is available in bold colors ranging from fuchsia pink to black.