Penélope Cruz is an actress and producer from Spain. Cruz appeared in movies and TV shows when she was young and was critically acclaimed for her acting skills. She became famous by appearing in films like “Jamón, Jamón” and “Belle Epoque.” The actress has appeared in many popular movies that include including “Blow” (2001), “Vanilla Sky” (2001), and “Nine” (2009), and more.
Penelope Cruz is a Spanish born actress but has an established and successful Hollywood career. The actress has an estimated net worth of $75 million. She has earned her net worth by appearing in various commercially successful movies and is considered to be a great actress. She has a lot of endorsement deals as well which helped her achieve a massive net worth.
Penélope Cruz’s real name is Penélope Cruz Sánchez. She was born on April 28, 1974, in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain. Her mother was a hairdresser, and her father was a mechanic. Penélope has two siblings who are younger than her. She also has a half-sister. Cruz is a Roman Catholic. She studied theatre in New York City and later pursue an acting career. When Cruz was 15, she won an audition at a talent agency and began appearing as a dancer in music videos.
Penélope made her debut with “Jamón, Jamón” which earned her a Goya Award nomination for Best Actress. After her successful debut, she appeared in more than 80 films. Cruz has been a part of many popular movies that made her a massive success. Some of her famous movies are listed below:
- “Don Juan” (1998)
- “All the Pretty Horses” (2000)
- “Woman on Top” (2000)
- “Vanilla Sky,”
- “Open Your Eyes
In 2008, Penélope received wide critical acclaim for her performance as mentally unstable Maria Elena. Her performance in the movie earned her 30 awards and nominations. She starred in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” which was a record-breaking success. The film grossed over $1.046 billion. Penélope earned critical acclaim once again for playing a mother battling with breast cancer in 2015’s “Ma-Ma”. She went on to appear in many commercially successful movies:
- Spain” (2016)
- “Loving Pablo” (2016)
- “Murder on the Orient Express” (2017)
- “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Penélope got married to actor Javier Bardem in July 2010. They met on the set of “Jamón, Jamón” when Cruz was just 18. They were romantically involved with each other in 2007. The couple welcomed their son Leo in and daughter Luna. Penélope was also in a relationship with Tom Cruise but they broke up in 2004. Cruz and her sister Monica have launched a clothing line for Mango, which became quite famous. Penélope ventured into the clothing business and has opened a clothing store, Amarcord, in Madrid in 2004. Cruz has volunteered in Uganda and India and worked with Mother Teresa in a leprosy clinic. She has also donated a lot of money to “The Hi-Lo Country“.