Penlope Cruz Biography
With her expressive brown eyes, lustrous dark hair and flawless olive skin, Penelope Cruz burst on the scene as a teenager lending an air of sultry innocence and a flair for drollery and nudity as the sexy ingenue in Bigas Lunas’ American art-house hit “Jamon Jamon” (1992). She solidified her status as a rising star playing the virginal Luz in Ferdinand Trueba’s 1994 Oscar-winning “Belle Epoch”. Voted the 7th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002.
2006 Oscar Nominee for Actress in a Leading Role. Penélope is nominated for her role as Raimunda in Volver. Although she is commonly listed as 5′ 5 1/2″, that is close enough for us. She also shares a birthday (April 28) with Jessica Alba who by coincidence is five foot six too.