Penélope Cruz


Biography

Penélope Cruz Sánchez is a Spanish actress and model, signed at age 15, made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón, jamón (1992), to critical acclaim.  Cruz achieved recognition for her lead roles in the 2001 films Vanilla Sky and Blow.

She has since built a successful career, appearing in films from a range of genres, from thrillers to family friendly holiday features. She has received critical acclaim for her roles in Volver (2006) and Nine (2009) receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for each. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008 for Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). She was the first Spanish actress in history to receive an Academy Award and the first Spanish actress to receive a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Cruz has modeled for companies such as Mango, Ralph Lauren and L'Oréal. Penélope and her younger sister Mónica Cruz have designed items for Mango.  Cruz has volunteered in Uganda and India; she donated her salary from The Hi-Lo Country to help fund the late nun's mission. A wax sculpture of Cruz will be placed in a premier spot in the Grevin Wax Museum in Paris.


2018Love Child as
2018Everybody Knows as Carolina
2017Murder on the Orient Express as Pilar Estravados
2017Loving Pablo as Virginia Vallejo
2016The Queen of Spain as Macarena Granada
2016Grimsby as Kate
2016Zoolander 2 as Montana Grosso
2016American Crime Story as Donatella Versace
2015Ma Ma as Magda
2014Truth of the Situation: Making 'The Counselor' as Herself
2013The Counselor as Laura
2013I'm So Excited! as Jessica
2012Twice Born as Gemma
2012To Rome with Love as Anna
2011Woody Allen: A Documentary as Herself
2011Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as Angelica Teach
2010Sex and the City 2 as Carmen García Carrión
2009Nine as Carla
2009G-Force as Juarez the Guinea Pig (voice)
2009The Cannibalistic Councillor as Pina
2009Broken Embraces as Lena
2008A Matador's Mistress as Lupe Sino
2008Vicky Cristina Barcelona as María Elena
2008Elegy as Consuela Castillo
2007Sexo en el plató as Silvia (archive footage)
2007The Good Night as Anna/Melodia
2006Volver as Raimunda
2006Bandidas as Maria Alvarez
2005Sahara as Eva Rojas
2005Chromophobia as Gloria
2004Noel as Nina Vasquez
2004Head in the Clouds as Mia
2004Don't Move as Italia
2003Gothika as Chloe Sava
2003Masked and Anonymous as Pagan Lace
2003Fan-Fan the Tulip as Adeline La Franchise
2003Punk'd as Herself
2002Waking Up in Reno as Brenda
2001Vanilla Sky as Sofia Serrano
2001Don't Tempt Me as Carmen Ramos
2001Captain Corelli's Mandolin as Pelagia
2001Blow as Mirtha Jung
2000All the Pretty Horses as Alejandra
2000Woman on Top as Isabella Oliveira
1999Volaverunt as Pepita Tudó
1999All About My Mother as Rosa
1998The Hi-Lo Country as Josepha O'Neil
1998Twice Upon a Yesterday as Louise
1998The Girl of Your Dreams as Macarena Granada
1998Talk of Angels as Pilar
1998Don Juan as Mathurine
1997Open Your Eyes as Sofía
1997Live Flesh as Isabel Plaza Caballero
1997A Scent of Paradise as Doña Helena
1997Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health as Diana Joven
1996Not Love, Just Frenzy as Laura
1996La Celestina as Melibea
1996Brujas as Patricia
1995The Butterfly Effect as Party Guest (uncredited)
1995Entre rojas as Lucía
1994Todo es mentira as Lucía
1994Alegre ma non troppo as
1993La Ribelle as Enza
1993The Greek Labyrinth as Elisa
1993Per amore, solo per amore as Mary
1992Belle Époque as Luz
1992Framed as Lola Del Moreno
1992Jamon Jamon as Silvia
1986Softly from Paris as
1953The Academy Awards as Penélope Cruz
-This Man, This Woman as Martha Parks
2018Love Child as
2018Everybody Knows as Carolina
2017Murder on the Orient Express as Pilar Estravados
2017Loving Pablo as Virginia Vallejo
2016The Queen of Spain as Producer
2016The Queen of Spain as Macarena Granada
2016Grimsby as Kate
2016Zoolander 2 as Montana Grosso
2016American Crime Story as Donatella Versace
2015Ma Ma as Producer
2015Ma Ma as Magda
2014Truth of the Situation: Making 'The Counselor' as Herself
2013The Counselor as Laura
2013I'm So Excited! as Jessica
2012Twice Born as Gemma
2012To Rome with Love as Anna
2011Woody Allen: A Documentary as Herself
2011Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as Angelica Teach
2010Sex and the City 2 as Carmen García Carrión
2009Nine as Carla
2009G-Force as Juarez the Guinea Pig (voice)
2009The Cannibalistic Councillor as Pina
2009Broken Embraces as Lena
2008A Matador's Mistress as Lupe Sino
2008Vicky Cristina Barcelona as María Elena
2008Elegy as Consuela Castillo
2007Sexo en el plató as Silvia (archive footage)
2007The Good Night as Anna/Melodia
2006Volver as Raimunda
2006Bandidas as Maria Alvarez
2005Sahara as Eva Rojas
2005Chromophobia as Gloria
2004Noel as Nina Vasquez
2004Head in the Clouds as Mia
2004Don't Move as Italia
2003Gothika as Chloe Sava
2003Masked and Anonymous as Pagan Lace
2003Fan-Fan the Tulip as Adeline La Franchise
2003Punk'd as Herself
2002Waking Up in Reno as Brenda
2001Vanilla Sky as Sofia Serrano
2001Don't Tempt Me as Carmen Ramos
2001Captain Corelli's Mandolin as Pelagia
2001Blow as Mirtha Jung
2000All the Pretty Horses as Alejandra
2000Woman on Top as Isabella Oliveira
1999Volaverunt as Pepita Tudó
1999All About My Mother as Rosa
1998The Hi-Lo Country as Josepha O'Neil
1998Twice Upon a Yesterday as Louise
1998The Girl of Your Dreams as Macarena Granada
1998Talk of Angels as Pilar
1998Don Juan as Mathurine
1997Open Your Eyes as Sofía
1997Live Flesh as Isabel Plaza Caballero
1997A Scent of Paradise as Doña Helena
1997Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health as Diana Joven
1996Not Love, Just Frenzy as Laura
1996La Celestina as Melibea
1996Brujas as Patricia
1995The Butterfly Effect as Party Guest (uncredited)
1995Entre rojas as Lucía
1994Todo es mentira as Lucía
1994Alegre ma non troppo as
1993La Ribelle as Enza
1993The Greek Labyrinth as Elisa
1993Per amore, solo per amore as Mary
1992Belle Époque as Luz
1992Framed as Lola Del Moreno
1992Jamon Jamon as Silvia
1986Softly from Paris as
1953The Academy Awards as Penélope Cruz
-This Man, This Woman as Martha Parks