Penelope Cruz – Height, Weight, Age, Movies & Family – Biography

Penelope Cruz

The beautiful, seductress, and talented Spanish actress, Penelope Cruz was born in Madrid, Spain, on 28th April 1974. She is the oldest of her two siblings, Eduardo Cruz and Mónica Cruz. Her father, Eduardo Cruz, was an auto mechanic and retailer, and her mother, Encarna Sánchez, was a hairdresser and personal manager.

Since childhood, Penelope Cruz has liked to play acting games. She often re-enacted the commercials that left her parents amused. Penelope was raised as a Roman catholic. She is religious and has imbibed the teachings of her religion. Most of her childhood had been spent with her grandmother.

Childhood Accomplishments

  • Penelope’s inclination toward acting and dancing compelled her parents to enroll in dancing school. She attended Spain’s National Conservatory to learn ballet for nine years. It helped her instill discipline in life that later helped her focus on her aim.
  • When Penelope was nine, she started watching the movies that inspired her to become an actor. Watching the Spanish movie ‘Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!’ by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar was the turning point for Penelope that made her highly interested in the acting profession.
  • She started giving auditions, and finally, in 1989, a talent agency discovered her acting skills of Penelope and signed a contract with her. It helped her bag herself a role in the film. However, the first time she faced the camera for a music video for the Spanish pop group ‘Mecano.’ It was when she caught the attention of people and started getting roles regularly.

Penélope Cruz Body Measurements

Penélope Cruz Body Measurements
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Height5 ft 6 in / 168 cm
Weight137 lb / 62 kg
Breast Size35 in / 89 cm
Bra Size40 C (US) / 90 C (EU)
Cup SizeC (US)
Body Measurements35-27-35 in or 89-69-89 cm
Chest Size35 in / 89 cm
Waist Size27 in / 69 cm
Hips Size35 in / 89 cm
Shoe Size6.5 (US) or 37 (EU) or 4 (UK)
Dress Size6 (US) or 38 (EU) or 10 (UK)
Eyes ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Natural Breasts or ImplantsNatural

Awards and Achievements

Awards and Achievements
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  • Academy Award and BAFTA Award for the Best Supporting Actress for the film ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona.’ Empire Award for Best Actress for her role in Volver in 2006.
  • Presented star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.
  • She became the first Spanish actress who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Penelope appeared in several television shows, and films like ‘La Quinta Marcha,’ where she was the host, and ‘Série rose,’ an erotic French TV series. In 1992, she debuted on the big screen with the feature film ‘Jamon, Jamon.’
  • When Penelope was 25, she moved to Hollywood to look for opportunities. Being one of the finest Spanish actresses, working in Hollywood was not difficult. She played roles in movies like ‘Woman on Top,’ ‘All the Pretty Horses, ‘Vanilla Sky,’ and ‘Blow.’

Best Known for

Best Known for
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  • Penelope Cruz is best known for ‘Vanilla Sky’ in which she was cast against Tom Cruise. The movie made approximately $200 million, becoming the highest-grossing movie on her list.

Penélope Cruz Pre-Relationships

Penélope Cruz Pre-Relationships
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  • Penelope was in a relationship with Tom Cruise. The two met while working for ‘Vanilla Sky .’ Penelope and Tom dated from 2001 for three years but later split in 2004.

Family and Personal Life of Penélope Cruz

  • Penelope lives with her husband, Javier Bardem, and two children, Luna and Leonardo. She lives to live a modest life.

Penélope Cruz Personal Info

Penélope Cruz Personal Info
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Full NamePenélope Cruz Sánchez
NicknameMadonna of Madrid, Pe
OccupationActress, Model
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Date of Birth28 April 1974 (age 47 years)
BirthplaceAlcobendas, Madrid, Spain
Zodiac SignTaurus
Father NameEduardo Cruz
Mother NameEncarna Sánchez
Sibling NamesEduardo Cruz (Younger Brother) (Singer), Mónica Cruz (Younger Sister) (Actress)
SpouseJavier Bardem (m. 2010)
ChildrenLuna Encinas Cruz, Leo Encinas Cruz

Interesting Facts about Penélope Cruz

Interesting Facts about Penélope Cruz
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  • Penelope shares her photos from Oscar 2022 with Montero.
  • Penelope re-shared a video from UNICEF regarding ‘Life for families sheltering in metro stations in Ukraine.
  • Penelope gave a speech while receiving an award recently at Santa Barbara Film Festival.
  • She shares her photo with different Oscar nominees.
  • Penelope talks about the national mental health crisis and re-shared The Social Dilemma post.
  • Penelope was featured in the cover photo of ‘Vanity Fair.’
  • Penelope won many awards for portraying a powerful role as a mother in ‘Parallel Mothers.’

Penélope Cruz Most Favorite Things

Penélope Cruz Most Favorite Things
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Favorite FoodIn-N-Out’s burgers and fries
Favorite Fashion LabelsAzzedine Alaïa, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, L’Wren Scott
Favorite Beauty ProductsLancôme’s Trésor
Favorite PlacesAnahi Restaurant in Paris, Mandarin Oriental in New York

Penélope Cruz Social Media Profiles

Penélope Cruz Movies List

Penélope Cruz Movies List
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  • 1992 – Ham Ham
  • 1992 – Belle Epoque
  • 1993 – For Love, Only for Love, The Greek Labyrinth, The Rebel
  • 1994 – Cheerful but not too much, Everything is a lie
  • 1995 – Between Red, The butterfly Effect
  • 1996 – Celestine, Witches, Not Love, Just Frenzy
  • 1997 – Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health, Open Your Eyes, Live Flesh, A Corner of Paradise
  • 1998 – The Girl of Your Dreams, Talk of Angels, The Hi-Lo Country, Don Juan
  • 1999 – All About My Mother, The Man with Rain in His Shoes, They flew
  • 2000 – All the Pretty Horses, Woman on Top
  • 2001 – Blow, Don’t Tempt Me, Captain Corelli’s, Vanilla Sky
  • 2002 – Waking Up in Reno
  • 2003 – Fanfan la Tulipe, Masked and Anonymous, Gothika
  • 2004 – Head in the Clouds, Noel, Don’t Move
  • 2005 – Sahara, Chromophobia
  • 2006 – Bandidas, Return
  • 2007 – Manolete, The Good Night
  • 2008 – Elegy, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • 2009 – G-Force, Broken Embraces, Nine Carla
  • 2010 – Sex and the City 2
  • 2011 – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • 2012 -To Rome with Love, Twice Born
  • 2013 – I’m So Excited!, The Counselor
  • 2014 – The Boxtrolls
  • 2015 – Mom
  • 2016 – Zoolander 2, Grimsby, The Queen of Spain
  • 2017 – Loving Pablo, Murder on the Orient Express
  • 2018 – Everybody Knows
  • 2019 – Pain and Glory, Wasp Network
  • 2021 – Parallel Mothers, Official Competition
  • 2022 – The 355, On the Fringe

Penélope Cruz TV Shows

Penélope Cruz TV Shows
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  • 1991 – Softly from Paris
  • 1992 – Framed
  • 2018 – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  • 2020 – Home Movie: The Princess Bride

Read More:

  1. What is Penelope Cruz's Net Worth?

    The estimated net worth of the gorgeous Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is around $75 million.

  2. What are her Sources of Income?

    She has done a lot of films in Hollywood and Spain that helped her accumulate a large fortune. Apart from films, commercials and endorsement deals are her sources of income.

  3. Is Penelope Cruz Married? Who is her Husband?

    After splitting from Tom Cruise in 2004, Penelope was rumored to be with many men. She started dating Javier Bardem in 2007, and the two took the vows in 2010. Today, the couple has two children, a boy, Leonardo, and a daughter, Luna.

  4. How much is Penelope Cruz Educated?

    Penelope attended the National Conservatory in Madrid for nine years, where she received intense training in ballet, classical, and jazz. She also studied theatre in New York City.

  5. Does Penelope Cruz have Tattoos?

    Yes, Penelope Cruz has inked thrice. The first tattoo is the number '883' written on her ankle, which she depicts as her lucky number. She has a crucifix on her right hand and an interesting one on her left wrist.

  6. Does Penelope Cruz Smoke?

    Penelope, in an interview, has said that she led a healthy life where she doesn't smoke, drink and eat unhealthy food.

  7. Assets of Penelope Cruz (House and Cars)?

    Penelope and her husband, Javier, bought a property in Beverly Hills in 2010, where, at present, they reside. They also have a property in Madrid.

  8. Does Penelope Cruz Own any Brand?

    Penelope owns a clothing store in Madrid. She also designs jewelry and handbags with her younger sister for a Japanese company.

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