Penelope Cruz (biography)
Birthday: 04/28/1974 Year
Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 52 kg
Cruz resentfully recalls the early years of a career, when she remembered only because of the bright, exotic appearance. Only inherent stubbornness and restlessness girl helped her make a difference.
The future star was born on April 28, 1974 in Madrid, in the family hairdresser and merchant. The girl grew restless, arrange family concerts and pestered with senior issues. Sometimes, my mother sent to her grandmother Pe shouting: ‘I can no longer bear this child!’ Penelope now recalls with a smile, as plagued others: ‘I am a strong, self-confident and curious. These qualities brought me a lot of problems as a child, because I was constantly arguing with the other kids. ”
Parents have long thought what to do with superenergetic daughter, and eventually decided to send her to the ballet. World Dance Pe fascinated: it exhausts himself workouts, dreaming of one day becoming the same air as Anna Pavlova. Another idol girl was Audrey Hepburn, began his career in cinema with ballet. Cruz knew immediately that I found myself creativity helped her to express what she felt. At fifteen, she won a competition organized by talent agency, and then do not hesitate to drop out of school, focusing on the study of acting and dance. A year later, Pe realized that can not withstand the load. Studies, training, casting, shooting, podium – a crazy rhythm could not affect her mental and physical health. ‘It was terrible – says the actress. – Those two months – the worst in my life. I am very grateful to my parents who supported me in this difficult time. ”
gift of fate
Barely recovered from a nervous breakdown, Penelope hurried back to work. She was lucky: eighteen years, she made her film debut, starring in the film ‘Love, Sex and ham’ and ‘Belle Epoque’. Role in these projects have not gone unnoticed – she won an acting Union Spain.
In 1995, Cruz met Pedro Almodovar, who became her mentor. Two years later, when behind the actress has been working in the thriller Alejandro Amenabar ‘Open Your Eyes’, Almod?var invited her in his film ‘Live Flesh’. In 1999, Pedro and his muse created a new masterpiece-drama ‘All About My Mother’ marked ‘Oscar’.
‘I owe Pedro meeting with him – is a godsend! – Penelope admitted later. – We understand each other perfectly, I miss when I do not see him for a long time. “It is thanks to Almodovar, the actress revealed in female, motherly, Cruz was nicknamed Madonna Madrid.
Pedro was not afraid to trust her favorite important role: ‘U Pe whole pot of emotions that can not be exhausted. There is no more fascinating spectacle than her eyes suddenly filled with tears. ”
Becoming the best actress in Spain, Penelope went to conquer Hollywood. The first picture in the English language – ‘Talk of Angels’, ‘country of hills and valleys’ – were given to her is not easy, but gradually Cruz was able to overcome the language barrier.
In America, Penelope created an image of insidious seducer, the charms of which no one can resist.
While working on the film ‘Untamed Heart’ Matt Damon kindled a passion for the beautiful Spaniard, instantly forgetting his girlfriend Winona Ryder. For constant delay Matt narёk Penelope girl problem. The nickname stuck for an actress, as well as the image of destroyer foreign relations. Cruz became the latest victim of Nicolas Cage. He fell in love on the set Pe ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ and unhesitatingly left his wife Patricia Arquette. In 2001, Cruz was invited to ‘Vanilla Sky’ – a remake of the picture Amenabar ‘Open Your Eyes’. And history repeated itself, this time in front of the beauty of the Spaniard could not resist himself Tom Cruise! It was rumored that Penelope had a hand in divorce superstar Nicole Kidman – the actress denied it, but was never able to get rid of the image of the frivolous adventurer. Apmodovar worried favorite, considering that an affair with Cruise puts her in a bad light. Pe also very upset because of the vulgar fictions about her personal life. And in 2004 the couple announced the separation, not commenting on the reasons for the gap.
In different languages
In 2005, Penelope started filming the movie ‘Sahara’. At that moment, all thoughts of the actress took to help the poor, and yet she really wanted to adopt a child. Serious attitude was not conducive to flirt with a partner on the project, Matthew McConaughey, but sympathy quickly grew into a deeper feeling. Seeing the sultry Spaniard, actor lost peace: ‘I live Penelope and want to be with her for twenty-four hours. “Romance developed rapidly, there was talk about the imminent wedding … But in June 2006, Cruz and McConaughey announced the break. ‘It is very difficult to maintain a relationship when vidishsya so rarely’ – shared with the press Penelope.
Cruz does not like to be sad, “I want so much more to do! Not going to sit and wait for the phone to ring. In Spain, the actress claimed to old age. This is my way. “
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