Penélope Cruz



Place of birth:

Madrid, Spain:


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.

Film Credits

355 (2021)
Wasp Network (2020)
as Olga Salanueva
Dolor y gloria (2019)
as Jacinta
Todos lo saben (2018)
as Laura
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
as Pilar Estravados
Loving Pablo (2017)
as Virginia Vallejo
La reina de España (2016)
as Macarena Granada
Almodóvar, todo sobre ellas (2016)
as Herself
Grimsby (2016)
as Kate
Zoolander 2 (2016)
as Valentina Valencia
ma ma (2015)
as Magda
Truth of the Situation: Making 'The Counselor' (2014)
as Herself
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
The Counselor (2013)
as Laura
Los amantes pasajeros (2013)
as Jessica
Venuto al mondo (2012)
as Gemma
Il était une fois... Tout sur ma mère (2012)
To Rome with Love (2012)
as Anna
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)
as Herself
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
as Angelica Teach
Brunes et Blondes (2010)
as Self
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
as Carmen García Carrión
Nine (2009)
as Carla
G-Force (2009)
as Juarez the Guinea Pig (voice)
La Concejala Antropófaga (2009)
as Pina
Los abrazos rotos (2009)
as Lena
Manolete (2008)
as Lupe Sino
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
as María Elena
Elegy (2008)
as Consuela Castillo
The Good Night (2007)
as Anna/Melodia
Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die (2007)
as The Songbird
Volver (2006)
as Raimunda
Bandidas (2006)
as Maria Alvarez
Sahara (2005)
as Eva Rojas
Chromophobia (2005)
as Gloria
Noel (2004)
as Nina Vasquez
Head in the Clouds (2004)
as Mia
Non ti muovere (2004)
as Italia
Gothika (2003)
as Chloe Sava
Masked and Anonymous (2003)
as Pagan Lace
Fanfan la tulipe (2003)
as Adeline La Franchise
Waking Up in Reno (2002)
as Brenda
Hitting it Hard (2002)
Sin noticias de Dios (2001)
as Carmen Ramos
America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
as Pelagia
Blow (2001)
as Mirtha Jung
Vanilla Sky (2001)
as Sofia Serrano
All the Pretty Horses (2000)
as Alejandra
Woman on Top (2000)
as Isabella Oliveira
Volavérunt (1999)
as Pepita Tudó
Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
as Rosa
Et hjørne af paradis (1999)
as Doña Helena
The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
as Josepha O'Neil
The Man with Rain in His Shoes (1998)
as Louise
La niña de tus ojos (1998)
as Macarena Granada
Talk of Angels (1998)
as Pilar
Don Juan (1998)
as Mathurine
Abre los ojos (1997)
as Sofía
Carne trémula (1997)
as Isabel Plaza Caballero
El amor perjudica seriamente la salud (1997)
as Diana Joven
Más que amor, frenesí (1996)
as Laura
La Celestina (1996)
as Melibea
Brujas (1996)
as Patricia
El efecto mariposa (1995)
as Party Guest (uncredited)
Entre rojas (1995)
as Lucía
Todo es mentira (1994)
as Lucía
Alegre ma non troppo (1994)
La Ribelle (1993)
as Enza
El laberinto griego (1993)
as Elisa
Per amore, solo per amore (1993)
as Mary
Belle Époque (1992)
as Luz
Jamón, jamón (1992)
as Silvia
Competencia Oficial ()
This Man, This Woman ()
as Martha Parks
Love Child ()

TV Series Credits

American Crime Story (2016)
as Donatella Versace
Nature Is Speaking (2015)
as Water
The Graham Norton Show (2007)
as Herself
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Punk'd (2003)
as Herself
Framed (1992)
as Lola Del Moreno
Softly from Paris (1986)
The Academy Awards (1953)
as Herself
Bambi-Verleihung (1948)
as herself
La reina de España (2016)
ma ma (2015)
l'Agent ()