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Penélope Cruz Sánchez is a Spanish actress, born April 24, 1974, best known for such movies as ''Film/{{Blow}}'', ''VickyCristinaBarcelona'', ''{{Bandidas}}'', ''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Caribbean 4]]'', and every film [[Creator/PedroAlmodovar Almodovar]]'s made in the past decade.

Married to A-list actor Javier Bardem since 2010, and in 2011 gave birth to their first child, a boy who will presumably be very handsome.
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* AcademyAward: Nominated for ''Film/{{Volver}}'' and ''Theatre/{{Nine}}'', won for ''Film/VickyCristinaBarcelona''.
* {{Gasshole}}: Shown [[http://vimeo.com/41366034 here]] at :25.
* HideYourPregnancy: During the filming of ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides''.
* IAmNotPretty Provides the page image. Which just proves how much ''she'' knows.
* MakingUseOfTheTwin: Her nearly identical sister Mónica acted as a double of her in some scenes of ''On Stranger Tides'' in order to hide her pregnancy. She has also been a punctual PoorMansSubstitute.
* MsFanservice
* RomanceOnTheSet: With TomCruise on ''Film/VanillaSky'' and Matthew [=McConaughey=] on ''Film/{{Sahara}}''. Averted with Javier Bardem, although they have acted together in films several times.
* SpicyLatina: Has played a few in her career.
* UnkemptBeauty: She's not actually mentioned in the trope entry text, but she provides the page image, proving beyond doubt that she can fit the trope.
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