Penelope Cruz is a famous actress and model. She was born on 28 April 1974 in Madrid, Spain. She made her acting debut on the television in 1992 at the age of 16. She made her film debut in the same year with Jamon, which received critical acclaims. Later she appeared in the films like The Hi-Lo Country, Woman on Top, Open your Eyes, The girl of your Dreams. In 2001, Cruz received recognition for her role in films all the pretty Horses, Vanilla Sky, Blow, and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin,
Cruz has appeared in a range of genres, which include comedy, Thriller, and Action. In 2008, she won Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards for her role in the film Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Penelope Cruz is the first Spanish actress to receive an Academy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Life before and after getting into the film Industry
Cruz learned classical ballet for nine years at Spain’s National Conservatory. After seeing the film Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Cruz became fascinated with acting. Cruz won an audition at a talent agency at the age of 15.
Cruz made her acting debut with a music video on the song “La Fuerza del Destino” for the Spanish pop group Mecano. Cruz made her feature film debut as the lead female role in the comedy film Jamon Jamon for which she received favorable reviews. In the same year, she appeared in Belle Epoque for which she received an Academy Award.
Cruz appeared in The Hi-Lo Country, which was her first American film. Later she appeared in The Girl of Your Dreams and Don Juan. The film Blow and Vanilla Sky marked has a turning point. The film received mixed reviews. Cruz learned Italian for the role in the melodrama Don’t Move for which she received critical acclaim and won David DI Donatello and Best Actress at The European Film Award. Cruz is married to Spanish actor Javier Bardem and has a son named Leonardo and a daughter Luna.
The top 5 movies of the Spanish sensation Penelope Cruz one should not miss are:
1. Gothika: It is a supernatural horror film. The story is about a psychiatrist in a women’s hospital who wakes up one day to find herself on the other side of the bars accused of having murdered her husband. Cruz plays the role of a Chloe Sava, who is being raped by the ghost while she is in hospital.
2. Blow: It is a Biopic about American cocaine smuggler George Jung. The film is based on the real life stories of George Jung, Carlos Lehder Rivas, Pablo Escobar, and Medellin Cartel. Cruz portrays the role of Mirtha wife of George. The movie received mixed reviews from the critics.
3. Vanilla Sky: It is a science fiction thriller film. The movie is an odd mixture of romance, science fiction, and reality warp. The movie got mixed reviews from the critics. Cruz portrays the role of Sofia Serrano in the film.
4. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin: It is an epic war film based on the novel with the same title. The story is about a fisherman who leaves to fight with the Greek army during the World War 2 and his fiancée falls in love with the local Italian Commander. Cruz portrayed the role of Pelagia .The film was at number six on the US box office.
5. Bella Epoque: It is a Spanish film. Bella Epoque means The Beautiful Era. Cruz essayed the role of Luz. The movie received positive reviews from the critics.
List of top 20 films of Penelope Cruz
1. Elle et lui
2. Jamón, jamón
4. For Love, Only for Love
5. The Greek Labyrinth
6. The Rebel
7. Alegre ma non troppo
8. Todo es mentira
9. Entre rojas
10. El Efecto mariposa
12. Más que amor, frenesí
13. Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health
14. Open Your Eyes
15. The Girl of Your Dreams
16. Talk of Angels
17. The Hi-Lo Country
18. Don Juan
19. All About My Mother
20. Twice Upon A Yesterday
Upcoming movies of Penelope Cruz in 2015 2016
The beautiful Spanish actress is all set to entertain her viewers with more and more fantastic films in the future. We are sharing the list of Upcoming movies of Penelope Cruz
• Grimsby- Stage Filming- 2015
In coming time of 2015 we will share more information about this star, till then Stay tuned.