Penelope Cruz: 10 best films of the actress

Penelope Cruz was born on April 28, 1974. The actress played leading roles in the films “Roman Adventures”, “Nine”, “Cocaine”, “Vanilla Sky”. She became the first Oscar winner among Spanish actors and actresses.

In 2011, Penelope Cruz’s star shone on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Spanish woman is considered one of the most beautiful women on the planet.

She found personal happiness only with Javier Bardem. She first met him on the set of the film “Ham, Ham,” in which the actors played lovers.

After 15 years, fate brought them together again in one place and at the same time. The Spanish stars got married shortly after the premiere of Vicky Cristina Barcelona. The wedding took place in the Bahamas, and the family already has three children.

The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)

In the story, a group of Spanish filmmakers led by director Blas Fontiveros is invited to Nazi Germany. They should make a musical film “The Girl of Your Dreams” in two versions: Spanish and German.

For her role in the film “The Girl of Your Dreams,” Penelope Cruz received a lot of audience love and many awards. The largest of them were the Goya Award and a nomination for the European Film Academy Award.

Vanilla Sky (2001)

The film tells about the owner of the publishing house, David. He has everything you could ever dream of. One day a man meets Sofia. Despite the fact that the hero already has a girlfriend, a romance breaks out between them. However, the couple never has time to fully enjoy their intimacy.

David gets into a terrible car accident. From this moment a completely new stage begins in the life of the former playboy. This period brings him a lot of disappointments.

Cocaine (2001)

In the crime drama Cocaine, Penelope Cruz shone in the company of Johnny Depp and Ray Liotta.

The plot is based on the real life story of the most famous smuggler in the United States in the 70s and early 80s, George Jacob Young.

An ordinary guy decided to realize the American dream in a unique way. Become the first American to import large quantities of cocaine. He created a market by getting the most famous people in the United States addicted to cocaine. He soon became rich. He managed to fool not only the FBI, but also the Colombian drug cartels.

Bandidas (2006)

The film tells the story of two girls – Sara Sandoval and Maria Alvarez. Sarah is an ordinary poor girl. Maria is the daughter of a large landowner, who returned from studying in Europe.

The girls‘ parents are assassinated by the cruel landowner Tyler and his loyal men. The goal of which was to take possession of their lands. As a result, Sarah’s father was poisoned, and Maria’s father was seriously wounded.

To take revenge, the girls decide to rob banks, giving money to the robbed Mexicans who lost their lands.

Volver (2006)

An attractive young Spanish woman, Raymunda, lives with her husband and daughter. Life has made this woman a strong person. The family constantly lacks money, so Raimunda works several jobs.

Despite the external rigidity, it is very sensitive. Since childhood, she has kept a terrible secret – her daughter is also her sister. Her “resurrected from the dead” mother, her loving sister Sole and an old house in a small village will help Raimunda get rid of her oppressive past.

Her role in the film “The Return” brought Penelope Cruz popularity and an Oscar nomination. In addition, she received many other awards. Among them are the Golden Globe, BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild Award. At home she was awarded the national Goya Prize.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

A love triangle has arisen between two American friends vacationing at a Barcelona resort and a seductive Spanish artist played by Javier Bardem.

The intrigue becomes especially acute after his ex-wife suddenly returns to the artist. She is played beautifully by Penelope Cruz.

Penelope has long dreamed of starring in a Woody Allen film. And the director himself said that he had never seen any other actress in the role of the eccentric Maria Elena.

For this role, Penelope received the long-awaited Oscar. She is the first among Spanish actors to receive the coveted statuette.

Nine (2009)

The film tells the story of world famous director Guido Contini. The plot revolves around his struggle with a midlife crisis. And also with the creative and personal problems inherent in this period. His mistress is the character of Penelope Cruz.

Thanks to this role, Penelope Cruz once again confirmed her status as a sex symbol and received an Oscar nomination.

To Rome with love (2012)

In 2012, Penelope Cruz again starred in Woody Allen’s film. In this comedy, the viewer meets the famous American architect and experiences a second youth. Also with an ordinary person who suddenly woke up famous and newlyweds from the provinces. Romantic discoveries await everyone.

Ma ma (2015)

In 2015, Penelope Cruz appeared in the Spanish drama Ma Ma. The actress played the main role of the talented teacher Magda. She is trying to overcome a fatal disease and return to a happy life.

Pablo Escobar (2017)

The film tells the story of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. The plot is based on the memoirs of Colombian journalist Virginia Vallejo.

They describe her long and controversial relationship with a drug lord. The main roles in this film went to the spouses Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.

For the role of Virginia Vallejo, a journalist and Escobar’s lover, Penélope Cruz watched 800 hours of interviews and broadcasts with Vallejo.

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