Penelope Cruz today
In the early 2000s, Cruz starred in a series of feature films which turned her Hollywood career around, including the blockbuster Vanilla Sky, opposite Tom Cruise, and Blow (2001). Following the success of Vanilla Sky, for which Cruz was praised for her performance, she starred in several highly-acclaimed films throughout the decade, including Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), for which Cruz won her first (and so far only) Academy Award.
Aside from her busy career as an actress, Cruz is also known for her avid charity endeavors. She’s traveled around the world to help underprivileged communities in developing countries, and she donates regularly to different causes. Since 2010, Cruz is married to actor Javier Bardem, her costar from Jamón, Jamón and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.