Penélope CruzPenélope Cruz Sánchez (Madrid, 28 April 1974) is a Spanish actress. She gives birth of Eduardo Cruz (dealing) and Encarna Sánchez (hairdresser). She began its artistic career in television. The film debut avvenne with the film Ham, ham (Bigas Moon, 1992). Between a film and the other, continued to study theater in the dramatic school of art of Cristina Rotates, she study that continued also in the town of New York and London. The film that has them given the success and the reputation was All on my mother (Pedro Almodóvar, 1999).
She same it does to go back its interest for an artistic life to a concert of the musician Prince to Madrid.
The interpretation of Raimunda in the film Volver, the candidacy to the oscar for the Best protagonist actress category in the edition is been worth them 2007 of the Academy Awards.
It has a sister and a brother: Mónica, actress and dancer, and Eduardo, musician.
It had a sentimental connection with the composer Nacho Cano of the group musical Spanish Mecano and with the actor Tom Cruise, from which has separated in the beginning of 2004. Recently it had a connection with the actor Matthew McConaughey known on the set of Sahara.
From the autumn 2006 is testimonial of the lines of jewlery BrosWay (Italy).
On 2 March 2007 was host of 57ª edition of the Festival of Sanremo.
She puts into practice the Buddhist philosophy and is vegetarian.