Penélope Cruz is an Oscar-winning actress from Spain, who is also recognized as a model. One of her most recognized roles was in the romantic comedy-drama film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”, which stars her along with Javier Bardem, Scarlett Johansson, and others. You may explore in details below the biography, career and net worth of Penélope Cruz in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Penélope Cruz official birth name is Penélope Cruz Sánchez. She was born in Alcobendas city in Spain, on April 28, 1974. Her parents’ names are Eduardo Cruz and Encarna Sánchez. More information on her parents include that her mother worked as a hairdresser personal manager, and her father was a retailer and car mechanic who died in 2015.
The actress Penélope Cruz spent all of her early and youth days in Spain. Some sources mention that she was educated at the Madrid Royal Conservatory, and was trained at the Escuela de Interpretación de Cristina Rota. Her sister, Mónica Cruz, is an actress and dancer. Her brother, Eduardo Cruz, is known as a singer.
Many people and fans of Penélope Cruz wonder if she has a long list of previous relationships. Sources show that she had relationships with the Spanish musician Nacho Cano, Spanish businessman Gigi Sarasola, American actor Tom Cruise, and with the American actor, model, producer, director and writer Matthew McConaughey.
Penélope Cruz married the Spanish actor Javier Bardem in 2010. Their son Leo Encinas Cruz was born in 2011, and their daughter Luna Encinas Cruz was born in 2013.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Penélope Cruz did modeling for several big brands such as L’Oréal personal care, Ralph Lauren fashion and Mango. Her first film acting role was in a Spanish comedy-drama film named “Jamón Jamón”. She began gaining recognition with her roles in the crime “Blow” and thriller “Vanilla Sky”. One of the high grossing films which she appeared on was the romantic-comedy “Sex and the City 2”.
Penélope Cruz is the receipt of many great awards and honors. The most important award she won was the Oscar which she received for “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” film. She has recently won the Honorary César award, and she’s expected to receive even more outstanding and great honors over years.
Penélope Cruz latest acting roles in films including the psychological thriller “Everybody Knows”, thriller named “Wasp Network” and a comedy-drama titled “Love Child”. Although she doesn’t work much on TV series, she recently appeared in “American Crime Story”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The Spanish actress and model Penélope Cruz has an estimated net worth of $65 million. Her wealth came from her work as an actress, from modeling and fashion. Penélope Cruz earnings and salary per annum are not revealed to the public.
Penélope Cruz is one of the most talented actresses of these days. She is expected to reach 100 credits in films and series as an actress in the next few years. Penélope Cruz husband Javier Bardem is also in the acting field, and the couple is one of the best Spanish in the entertainment world.