Penelope Cruz was born in Madrid, Spain. She made a name for herself in her native country in 1992's "Bell Epoque," which took home several Goya Awards as well as the Academy Award for Best Foreign Picture.

Cruz's breakthrough American role was 2001's "Vanilla Sky" opposite Tom Cruise, whom she later dated. She has collaborated several times with director Pedro Almodóvar, including 2006's Oscar-nominated "Volver," for which she received a Golden Globe nomination.

She won an Oscar for her role in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and is known for films including "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Blow." She is married to fellow Spaniard and actor Javier Bardem. They have two children.

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