"I want to be remembered as somebody that tried to respect her integrity as an artist and as a person. And I don't want to be in any box. I don't want to be one thing."Penélope Cruz Sánchez (born April 28, 1974) is a Spanish actress, best known for such movies as Blow, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Bandidas, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and every film Pedro Almodóvar has made in the past decade.Married to A-list actor Javier Bardem since 2010, with whom she has a son and a daughter.She was nominated to an Academy Award for Volver and 9, won for Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
This actress' works provides examples of:
- Making Use of the Twin: 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 Poor Man's Substitute.
- Romance on the Set: With Tom Cruise on Vanilla Sky, Matthew McConaughey on Sahara (2005), and Javier Bardem in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, although with Bardem they have acted together in films several times prior.
- Spicy Latina: Has played a few in her career.