Penélope Cruz is a Spanish actress. Born April 24, 1974, she is best known for such movies as Blow, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Bandidas, Pirates of the Caribbean 4, and every film Almodovar's made in the past decade.
Married to A-list actor Javier Bardem, and recently[when?] gave birth to their first child, a boy who will undoubtedly be very handsome, given his genes.
- Badass Spaniard: When she plays an Action Girl.
- Cleopatra Nose: Could actually play the genuine article herself.
- Even the Girls Want Her
- Heterosexual Life Partners: With Salma Hayek.
- Hide Your Pregnancy: During the filming of the foutth Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
- I Am Not Pretty: It's even the page image!
- Latin Lover
- Hot Mom
- Making Use of the Twin: Her nearly identical sister Mónica acted as a double of her in some scenes of On Stranger Tides in order to hide her pregnancy. She has also been a punctual Poor Man's Substitute.
- The Muse: To Pedro Almodovar, along with Carmen Maura. As Almodovar is gay, the relationship is purely artistic and platonic.
- Never Accepted In Her Hometown: Apparently she is much less popular in Spain than everywhere else, though it might be case of It's Popular, Now It Sucks.
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