Penelope Cruz

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Penelope Cruz is a Spanish actress. Born Penelope Cruz Sanchez in Madrid, Spain, on April 28, 1974. As a child and young teen, Cruz was a dancer, and actually dropped out of high school to pursue dancing. Her looks and style have been compared favorably with Sophia Loren.

Cruz's first major films were Jamon, Jamon and the more widely known (in the US) Belle Epoque, a film which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

She also appeared with Matt Damon in All The Pretty Horses.