Penélope Cruz Sánchez (born April 28, 1974 in Alcobendas, Spain) 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.
Films of her with pages on TV Tropes:
- Belle Époque (1992)
- Open Your Eyes (1997)
- All About My Mother (1999)
- All the Pretty Horses (2000)
- Blow (2001)
- Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
- Vanilla Sky (2001) — American remake of Open Your Eyes
- Gothika (2003)
- Head in the Clouds (2004)
- Sahara (2005)
- Bandidas (2006)
- Volver (2006)
- Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
- G-Force (2009, voice)
- Nine (2009)
- Sex and the City 2 (2010)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
- To Rome with Love (2012)
- The Counselor (2013)
- Zoolander 2 (2016)
- Grimsby (2016)
- Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
- The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018) as Donatella Versace
This actress' works provides examples of:
- Fake Nationality: She has made a career in Hollywood playing either an American or interchangeable Latin American nationalities (Mexican, Colombian...), despite being an European Spaniard.
- Hide Your Pregnancy: During the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
- 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.