(biography, photos, videos) Penelope Cruz Sanchez
Penelope Cruz: biography
Penelope Cruz Sanchez was born in the Spanish town of Alcobendas in April 1974. Her parents were simple and poor people: mom Encarna Sanchez worked as a hairdresser, her father Eduardo Cruz worked in the retail trade. Penelope was the eldest child. Besides her family grew up the son Eduardo and daughter Monica. The children were brought up in the Catholic tradition.
His childhood Penelope Cruz believes a happy. From a young age she was fascinated by classical ballet, which at first he studied at the national Conservatory of Spain, and after graduation went to America, where 4 years perfecting the art of dance at the famous school of Cristina Rota in new York.
About actress Penelope thought in the age of 14. The starting point was viewing a Comedy by Pedro Almodovar called «Tie me up!». For a long time the girl was looking for an agent, but her young age was an obstacle. Fortune smiled, when Cruz was 15 years old she was accepted into the Agency, and she signed the long awaited contract. For this PE I had to strain to around 3 hundred competitors.
For the first time, Penelope Cruz has appeared on screen in 1989 in the clip of the pop group «Mecano»: with its front-man, the girl I was Dating. And from 1990 to 1997-Oh the aspiring actress led a show for teenagers.
A cinematic biography of Penelope Cruz began in 1991 with the release of the erotic series called the «Rose series». The young Spaniard played a cameo role for which she had to undress completely. Aspiring actress immediately noticed. The following year, Cruz appeared in one of the Central roles of the film «Jamon, jamon». For this work, Penelope was nominated for its first award – Spanish award «Goya». And People magazine has named actress a sex symbol.
In 1993, Cruz played a major role in the Comedy film «a Graceful era», received an award for «Spanish Actors Union Award». After the release of the Comedy for 3 years Penelope has starred in dozens of Spanish and Italian paintings.
25 years old Spanish actress moved to new York, where she began to study ballet and to improve your English.
In 1997, Penelope Cruz played a groupie of John Lennon in the Comedy film «hazards of love». But most of the audience’s attention went to the pictures of «Paradise» and «Live flesh.» In the latest tape, she played a woman of easy virtue. This melodrama, Pedro Almodovar was the joint work of the actress and Spanish Director. Subsequently, Penelope not only removed a lot in the films of Almodovar, but is friends with him. The great Director calls Ne his Muse.
In 1998, Penelope Cruz, starred in his first American Western under the name «Country hills and valleys». The picture was a flop in terms of fees and reviews from film critics. But however, Ne got in the nomination»ALMA». But for the film «the Girl of your dreams», where the Spanish actress has appeared in the image of the singer, she’s got a lot of the audience love and many awards, the largest of which was the Goya award and nomination for the Award European film Academy.
In 1999 and 2000, Penelope Cruz starred in two remarkable paintings by Pedro Almodovar. In the film «All about my mother,» she brilliantly played the role of the second plan, and «Women on top» – the main.
A turning point in his film career Penelope Cruz considers the year 2001. She played in two films that brought her international fame. This is the drama «Vanilla sky», where the Spaniard appeared in the role of Sofia is the girlfriend of the main character. Although the film received mixed reviews from film critics, the audience liked it. Box office receipts also fell short of expectations creators, bringing more than $ 200 million in worldwide box office. With no less interest the drama «Cocaine». The spectators of different countries warmly welcomed the film, but box office was much more modest than «Vanilla sky». However, in these tapes, which brought her huge popularity, the actress received negative award «Golden raspberry».
Downturn in the career of the artist was marked by the next 5 years, starting in 2001. Of the 10 paintings, which starred Penelope, more or less was adopted only tape «don’t go». For the main role in this project searing brunette got the award of David di Donatello and another «Goya».
After the recession – the rise. In a Comedy action movie «Bandidas» Penelope appeared together with Salma Hayek, and another film of Almodovar «Return» secured previous success. «The return» brought the actress the incredible popularity and a nomination on «Oscar». In addition, she has received many other significant awards, including a Golden globe, BAFTA and screen actors Guild Award nomination the United States. The home of PE was handed another national award «Goya».
2008 proved to be extremely fruitful and successful year for Cruz. She starred in the film «Elegy», «Manolete» and «Vicky Cristina Barcelona». All the three films were very well received by critics and audiences, but the last was for the Spanish film star real triumph. For actress Penelope received the coveted «Oscar». It is the first among Spanish actors, who got the coveted statuette.
Nomination for «Oscar» was awarded the following the role of the actress in the movie «Nine», directed by Rob Marshall. Here Penelope Cruz played together with Nicole Kidman. Soon pan was again invited the Director for the filming of the project «pirates of the Caribbean: On stranger tides». The actress played Angelique, beloved Jack Sparrow. For entry into the role she had to learn to fence. In some shots Penelope was the substitute for her sister Monica, as Pen was pregnant.
In 2011, Penelope’s a personal star on the walk of fame in Hollywood. Confirm worth star actress was able in 2012 and 2013. She played Anna in the film woody Allen’s «to Rome with love» and the heroine of the Thriller «Adviser».
In the life of the actress there are some famous people who are for it are very expensive. Almost 20 years Penelope is friends with Pedro Almodovar. Ancient is the friendship with Salma Hayek. 3 years of Spanish was Dating Tom cruise. This novel ended, but remained cordial relationship. Cruz was the first among friends cruise, saw his newborn daughter Suri. After the end of a relationship with Tom cruise in PE happened a short affair with Matthew McConaughey.
In 2010, Penelope is married to Javier Bardem. They met when starred in one of the first pictures of Penelope «Jamon, jamon», but these feelings broke out in 2007. The couple’s son Leonardo and daughter Luna, born in 2011 and 2013.
Penelope is fluent in four languages: besides his native Spanish, she speaks French, English and Italian. Actress-vegetarian diet and a lot of energy giving of charity. After meeting with mother Teresa she became the founder of the Foundation, which supports homeless Indian girls. To do this at their own expense PE built a school and clinic in Kolkata.
Penelope Cruz is widely known in the fashion world. In 2006 she was the face of «l’oréal». Also PE has repeatedly appeared in advertising of clothing by the Spanish company «Mango» and the fashion house of Ralph Laurent. In Madrid there is a clothing store Penelope Cruz and her sister.
- Open your eyes
- The hi-lo country
- The girl of your dreams
- Woman on top
- Vanilla sky
- Vicky Cristina Barcelona
- Don’t go