#WCW: 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz is more than just ridiculously good-looking.
The actress has had her share of defining moments on-and-off the big screen: She was named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2014, she appeared alongside Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean, and she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For those reasons and more, the star of Zoolander 2 is Celebuzz’s Woman Crush Wednesday this week.
Since Cruz is normally off the Hollywood radar, there are probably tons of things you didn’t know about her. For example, that she dated Tom Cruise and Matthew Mcconaughey before marrying husband Javier Bardem in 2010 and that she’s BFFs with Salma Hayek.
However, the biggest fact you may not know is that the 41-year-old is the only Spanish actress to have ever won an Oscar. She’s been nominated for — and has won numerous awards throughout her career — but the most prestigious would have to be the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Maria Elena in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
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