Penelope Cruz is a world-famous Spanish-born actress and producer whose net worth stands at $55 million. She is an incredibly talented actress, model, and musician. The 44-year old has enjoyed her growing career in Hollywood. She is hard not to notice and is loved both by the local and international audience. Although it is not surprising how she got all those millions, let’s learn something more about her life and how she got there.
Early Life and Career
Penelope Cruz was born on April 28, 1974, in Madrid. She is the daughter of Eduardo Cruz, a retailer and car mechanic, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser and personal manager. She has two siblings, Mónica and Eduardo.Penelope had a happy childhood in Alcobendas.
First, she was into dancing and studied classical ballet for nine years at Spain’s National Conservatory. However, at the age of 10, Penelope became a cinephile and her father bought her a Betamax machine. Then, after five years, at the age of 15, she won her first auditionat a talent agency over more than 300 other girls.
After that audition, her careerhad begun to take off. She started TV acting, hosted La Quina Marcha, a Spanish talk show, and appeared in music videos. Her film debut happened in 1992 in Jamon Jamon. After that, he appeared in many films, including Vanilla Sky, the Girl of Your Dreams, Open Your Eyes, Sahara, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Penelope is the first Spanish actress who received both an Oscar and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Besides acting, she has worked as a model for numerous fashion brands. Likewise, together with her sister, they design clothing lines for Mango. Penelope is also an active philanthropist and a spokesmodel for L’Oréal. What’s more, she owns a clothing store in Madrid.
She has been married to Spanish actor Javier Bardem since 2010 and they have two children. The couple has been together in several films, such as Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Silvia in Jamón, Jamón, and The Counselor.
Recently she has appeared in the new TV Series The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
Penelope Cruz Net Worth
Penelope Cruz has a net worth of $55 million. Her success is the main reason for her wealth. In fact, she has earned $2 millionfor her role in Vanilla Sky alone and $1.6 million for Sahara. Besides acting, she earned a lot of money by modelling and designing clothes. Penelope owns some of the best luxury cars in the world. Back in 2015, she bought a luxury home in Spain for $2.2 Million.