Happy Birthday Penelope Cruz!
She intrigued audience members and Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She received an array of award nominations for her portrayal of Ralmunda in the 2006 film, Volver.
She studied classical ballet for nine years, and signed with an acting agent when she was 15.
She played a role in the Spanish film, Open Your Eyes, and starred in its American equivalent, Vanilla Sky.
She dated Tom Cruise, and Matthew Mcconaughey before marrying Javier Bardem in 2010. She has a son named Leo and a daughter named Luna.
She appeared in the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with Johnny Depp in 2011.