The earliest of three children, Penelope Cruz Sanchez was born on April 28, 1974 into a modest house in Madrid, Spain. As a youngster she found a love for classical ballet, studying in the renowned Spain’s National Conservatory for nine years, but from the time she was a teenager had left a future in dancing to continue a lifetime career in playing. In 2001, the performer formed a successful crossover to Hollywood movies with notable parts in Vanilla Sky and Blow, opposite Johnny Depp.
Penelope Cruz Net Worth $55 Million
During the the next couple of years, Penelope developed an impressive film resume with remarkable starring performances in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001), Head in the Clouds (2004), and Sahara (2005). In 2006, Penelope garnered critical praise for her performance in Pedro Almodovar’s Volver earning a host of honours including an Academy Award nomination as well as a Cannes Film Festival Award for the best Performer. Penelope’s most commercially successful Hollywood character came in 2011 as “Angelica” in the fourth episode of the box office hit movie franchise The Pirates of the Caribbean, which grossed over a billion dollars world-wide.
In addition to developing her own lingerie line with well-known designer Agent Provocateur, Penelope lately starred alongside Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt in the 2013 thriller movie The Counselor. Outside of showbiz, the performer is an enthusiastic supporter of numerous charitable causes such as the RED foundation and PETA, that she modeled for an anti-fur ad campaign. Following a three year love affair with Vanilla Sky co-star Tom Cruise ended in 2004, the performer wed longtime pal fellow Spanish actor Javier Bardem in 2010. The couple has two kids together, son Leonardo produced in 2011 and daughter Luna produced in 2013.