Penelope Cruz Sanchez, a famous Spanish actress and model, born on April 28, 1974 made her acting debut at the young age of 16 in critically acclaim Jamon, Jamon in 1992. Penelope received stardom and recognition for her lead roles in movies like Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and Blow, Woman on Top, Vanilla Sky, All the Pretty Horses, etc. She was the first Spanish actress to have received an Academy Award in history and also the first Spanish actress to have an honor star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was critically acclaimed for her roles in Volver and Nine. She won best-supporting actress Academy Award for playing the role of Maria Elena in Vicky Christina Barcelona. She has also appeared in movies like Gothika, Walking Up in Reno, Noel and Sahara. She married Spanish actor Javier Bardem in 2010 after she started dating in 2007 and had a son and daughter.