Ten fun facts about Penélope Cruz


Fact 1
Penélope Cruz made her acting debut at 16 on a TV show and her first film the next year in Jamón, jamón (1992), which was given high praise and critical acclaim.

Fact 2
After completing the movie “All the Pretty Horses”, she turned vegetarian.

Fact 3
It was alleged that she had donated her complete salary from the movie The Hi-Lo Country to the Mother Teresa's children's sanctuary in Kolkata after she spent a week volunteering at the center, but she later denounced this, as reported by a Reuters news article.


Fact 4
Penélope Cruz started a non-government organization called Sabera Foundation for homeless girls and people suffering from tuberculosis in Kolkata.

Fact 5
She was given the name Penélope after the song of the same name by Joan Manuel Serrat.

Fact 6
Penélope is fluent in four languages - Spanish, Italian, French and English.

Fact 7
Penélope Cruz is the second Spanish actor to win an Oscar for acting. The first was Javier Bardem, who is also her husband.

Fact 8
She is also the first Spanish actress ever to win an Academy Award and the first Spanish actress to get a star at the Hollywood Walk of fame.

Fact 9
Penélope has acted in a wide range of genres including comedies, thrillers and action adventure films.

Fact 10
She was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for her roles in the movies “Nine” and “Volver”.


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