penelope cruz was born on April 28, 1974. She is a Spanish actress and the muse of Pedro Almodóvar. She gathered critical acclaim as a young actress for films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne tremula, La Niña de tus ojos and Belle epoque. She has also starred in several American films, namely Blow and Bandidas.
Cruz has been awarded two Goyas, two European Film Awards and the Coppa Volpi for her excellent work. She is the first Spanish actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2006 Spanish Almodóvar film Volver.
As a child, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement. Later, Cruz decided to focus her energies on dance. After studying classical ballet for 9, she continued her training under a series of prominent dancers. After three years of Spanish Ballet training with Ángela Garrido, she also had jazz dance training with Raúl Caballero and studied at Cristina Rota School, Madrid. At the age of 15, she followed another calling after besting more than 300 other girls at a talent agency audition.
Cruz first achieved fame when she appeared in the Lucio Villalba-directed video clip La fuerza Del destino for the Spanish synthpop group Mecano. She had a relationship with Nacho Cano, a member of the group. A TV presenter for the teen-oriented program La Quinta Marcha, she had early exposure in Serie Rose, a French erotic TV serial. In one episode she played the role of a blind prostitute.
With her first major films Jamón, jamón and Belle Époque, she starred as Sofía Pangia in 1997 opposite Eduardo Noriega in Abre los ojos. In late 2001, she appeared in the film Vanilla Sky, the Hollywood remake of Abre los ojos. Cruz co-starred with her best friend, Salma Hayek in the 2006 film Bandidas.
Cruz received highly favorable reviews for her role in Pedro Almodóvar's Volver. She won a Best Actress ensemble award at the Cannes Film Festival and has been nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA Award.
In May 2007, it was announced that Penelope and her sister Mónica would be designing a 25-piece collection for the Barcelona-based fashion chain Mango. In the fashion world, she is remarkably appreciated for her exquisite sense of style and her gorgeous features. penelope cruz Hairstyles add to her warm looks and never fail to impress her fans. Let’s take a look at some of the actress’ most famous hairstyles.
Popular penelope cruz Hairstyles:
Tiered Loose Curls
Cruz looks great in her curly locks. To create this style the actress uses blow dry technique adding volumizing mousse to the roots, especially at the crown. After that, she makes a two-inch center part. Curl hair with a two-inch iron, rolling hair just to the ear and gently releasing the iron. You can try this process with lightly fluff hair with your fingers. Pull hair from above the ear, not gathering hair as you go and secure with a small elastic or pretty clip or barrette. This style is suitable for oblong facial structure.
This is Cruz’s traditional half up-do hairdo with jagged bangs. It is also considered to be the hottest of all penelope cruz Hairstyles. For the style, the Vanilla Sky actress hits the evening social scene wearing her long formal hair in a traditional half-up, half-down up-do hairstyle. In the style, she completed her evening style with large silver earrings and coppery makeup. This style is suitable or those having angular diamond shape facial cuts.
Warm Dark Design
Cruz looks quite Grecian although she gets her good looks from her Spanish heritage. In this style she has warm dark hair that offsets her eyes no matter how she decides to style her locks. Her volume is pulled tightly up into a bun in the center back of her head. Then the short bangs are split into hefty chunks giving a very pleasing appearance. Every hair is in place to accommodate her Mediterranean look. Beginning with clean dry hair, the top section is put off behind the shorter bangs and clipped to stay in place. The rest of her tresses are brushed back into the centre and put into a band.