Penelope Cruz is an Icon in the Spanish Cinema

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz began her acting career in 1992 with the movie Jam n, jam n.

She's won two Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and one Screen Actors Guild Award.

Her recent projects have been reported in previous news articles for her work with the upcoming Disney film, Zoolander 2. She's also been in the news for her work with the Spanish Red Cross.

Cruz possesses a reputation as a prominent actress for her roles in the films Open Your Eyes (1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1999), Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001), Blow (2001).

The model has been hired by companies like Mango, Ralph Lauren, and Loewe, and has been the face of L’Oréal Paris since 2007.

She has been married to Spanish actor Javier Bardem since 2010, and the two of them have two children.

Cruz appeared on stage in Gothika opposite Halle Berry and Robert Downey Jr. This film, a supernatural thriller, became a box office success, grossing over a hundred million dollars worldwide that year.