Penelop Cruz joins up with Woody Allen once again, this time for a trip through Italy in To Rome With Love. Can’t say we blame Allen for casting the lovely Ms. Cruz in another film (the first being 2008’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona). She possesses a certain… how do we put this… staggering level of sexiness. Not to mention an impressive acting career. For more on that (and the sexiness thing) take a look through this bio-gallery.
Cruz hails from Spain. She grew up in the working class town of Alcobendas, Madrid.
Her first acting job was a part in a music video for Spanish pop group Mecano when she was 15.
She worked in Spanish cinema for the first part of her career.
Cruz’s breakthrough came in 2001 when she appeared in the American films Vanilla Sky and Blow.
She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011, becoming the first Spanish actress to do so.
Cruz is also a fashion designer, and owns a clothing store in Madrid.
In 2010 she married her Vicky Cristina Barcelona costar Javier Bardem. We would be jealous, but Bardem seems like a worthy enough guy. The dude was Anton Chigurh after all.