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Career & Fame of Penelope Cruz

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Since 1991 Penelope Cruz has been devoting her time and talent to Hollywood with number of award winning performances. The first major Spanish films of Cruz are Jamon and Belle Epoque.

Her first debut was in 1991 The Greek Labyrinth, an erotic mystery which was not released till 1993. Her performance earned Cruz a nomination for Best Newcomer by the Spanish Actors' Union, Best Lead Actress from the Goya awards (Spain's Academy Awards), and Fotogramas de Plata's Best Movie Actress. A year later, Cruz played Luz in The Age of Beauty (1992).

The film won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, virtually swept the Goya Awards, and earned Cruz the Spanish Actors' Union Award for Best Supporting Performance.

In 2006, se co-starred with Salma Hayek in the film bandidas and in that sa me year, she received highly favourable reviews for her performance in Pedro Almodovarís Volver.

She shared the best actress award at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Guild Award, the BAFTA Awards and the academy award for best actress in a leading role. She was the first Spanish Actress to be nominated for Oscarís for best actress.

In May 2007, it was announced that Penelope and her sister Monica would be designing a 25 piece collection for the Barcelona based fashion chain Mango. Cruz has also shown a keen interest in fashion and is model for LíOreal.

In 2008, Cruz appeared with Sir Ben Kingsley in film Elegy, earning her critical praise for an English speaking role. She was nominated for a Golden Satellite award for her performance. For the movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona, she won the best supporting actress, becoming the first Spanish Actress to win an Oscar.

She has also won the Oscar for a role speaking two different foreign languages. Besides the Oscar, Cruz won the BAFTA Awards, the Independent Spirit Award, the National Board of Review Award and the New York Film Critics Circle Awards for best supporting actress in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

She earned her 3rd Oscar nomination in 2010 for her role in the movie Musical 9.

By FW Editor

Tags: actress, awards, succes

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 15 April '10

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