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Biography CRUZ Penelope (Penelope Cruz)
Date of Birth: 28/04/1974
At home, in Spain, Penelope Cruz - the main star turn of century. Perhaps, that this "girl of our dreams" is destined to become the biggest international star was born in Spain in the history of world cinema.
Penelope Cruz was born April 28, 1974 in Madrid, in the family grocer and hairdresser. Already in his childhood passion for Penelope different Mummery, but who would have thought that a girl, parody, to the delight of parents and brother and sister characters in television advertising, will grow famous Spanish actress. Moreover, young Penelope dreamed, rather, about a dancer's career, which for nine years studied ballet at the Spanish National Conservatory.
At 15 years old lady walked into a Spanish TV, where she became the only one of 300 contestants won the contest of young talents. The result of a signed contract has been involved in several series and musical shows, and the first movie role played Penelope in 1991, the. Then she happened to star in an English thriller "Stand" - along with the popular Brit Timothy Dalton, but drew attention to Penelope crowned only after "Oscar" retro-comedy Fernando Trueba "Belle Ã‰poque" (1992). There budding actress played the role of the youngest of four sisters-charmer, seduces in the open air of urban youth in the air sets the beginning of the twentieth century.
. Famous Spanish brawler and provocateur, Bigas Luna, fan of desperate passions and brutal eroticism, invited Penny to the role in a diametrically opposite picture
. Over elegiac atmosphere of the "Belle Epoque" followed by smelling sweat and semen ode to animal passions "Hams and thighs" (1992), where Cruz was a partner - then also a beginner - Javier Bardem. During the following years, Penelope willingly and often filmed - not only in Spain, not least in her filmography is a Swedish-Danish drama, Peter Ringora "A haven" (1997). In the same 1997-m Penelope played by the main Spanish director Pedro Almodovar end of the century (in the erotic thriller "Live Flesh") and in his creative "godfather" by Fernando Trueba (in a pompous historical comedy "The Girl of Your Dream").
But the main event in the life of Penelope became acquainted with a young director and composer Alejandro AmenÃ¡bar, who invited her fiction thriller "Open your eyes". Movies AmenÃ¡bar began to Hollywood inexhaustible source of inspiration, finds it "abstracts" were worthless sumnyashesya used in 8 mm, and the motives of playing with reality, "Open your eyes" are clearly visible in the removed later "Matrix". In 2001 came an honest remake of "Eye," "Vanilla Sky, Cameron Crowe. It Penelope Cruz has played its own role from the original film, . and her partner was Tom Cruise (by the way, . close relationship between the actors on the set gave rise to tabloid gossip, and many would like to see in the "Spanish Sorceress razluchnitsu Tom and Nicole),
But in Hollywood Penelope came long before the tape Crowe. The success of films Trueba and AmenÃ¡bar made of American casting directors to draw special attention to the actress. As a result, she played in the western, Stephen Frears "The country of hills and valleys" (1998) a woman who smashed the hearts of the simple two American cowboys, heroes, Woody Harrelson and Billy Krudupa. Penelope worked with such prominent figures of the American Independent, Billy Bob Thornton (after the shooting in the movie "All the pretty horses" Cruz became a vegetarian) and Ted Demme ( "Blow"). At home the same Peenlopa removed only from the masters: among her best works in the role of hot AlmodÃ³var melodrama "All About My Mother" and no less hot detective Bigas Moon Nude Mach.
. Thank helps Penelope in her many charitable endeavors
. Even in 1997, she (along with her boyfriend Faiz Ahmad) spent several months in Uganda. Cruz maintains a non-governmental organizations, funding the construction of schools, hospitals and houses of charity for the homeless, as well as TB in Third World countries
. Filmography (actress)
. 1991 "The Greek Labyrinth" (El Laberinto griego); Eliza
. 1996 "Stand" (Framed); Lola Del Moreno
. 1992 "Belle Ã‰poque" (Belle _poque); Luz
. 1992 "Hams and thighs" (Jam_n, jam_n); Sylvia
. 1993 "Tank Man" (La Ribelle); Entsa
. 1993 "Just for the sake of love" (Per amore, solo per amore); Mary
. 1994 "It's a lie" (Todo es mentira); Ray
. 1996 "Celestina" (La Celestina); Melibea
. 1996 "Love can damage health" (El Amor perjudica seriamente la salud); Diana
. 1997 "A haven" (Et Hj_rne af paradis), Helena
. 1997 "Live Flesh" (Carne tr_mula); Isabelle
. 1997 "Open your eyes" (Abre los ojos); Sofia
. 1997 "The Girl of your Dreams" (La Ni_a de tus ojos), Macarena Granada
. 1998 "Don Juan" (Don Juan); Mathur
. 1998 "Country of the hills and valleys" (The Hi-Lo Country); Joseph O'Neill
. 1999 "All About My Mother" (Todo sobre mi madre); sister Rosa
. 1999 "Nude Mach" (Volav_runt), Pepita
. 1999 "feminist" (Woman on Top); Isabella Oliveira
. 2000 "All the pretty horses" (All the Pretty Horses); Alejandra
. 2001 "Cocaine" (Blow); Mirta
. 2001 "Vanilla sky" (Vanilla Sky); Sofia
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