Penélope Cruz

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Penélope Cruz was born Penélope Cruz Sánchez on April 28, 1974 in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain. She is a Spanish actress. She is the daughter of Encarna Sánchez and Eduardo Cruz.


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Penélope Cruz known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress". She is a fan of Indian cinema and has expressed interest in working with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan. One thing that make her want to be an actress is the Victoria Abril's powerful performance in Pedro Almodóvar's "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!".

She founded a non-government organization (NGO) called Sabera Foundation. Together with Nacho Cano and other Spanish entertainers, they have set up a home, a school and a clinic for homeless girls and people suffering from tuberculosis in Calcutta. She also volunteered in Uganda and India, where she spent a week working for Mother Teresa that included assisting in a leprosy clinic. She showed her support for the battle against AIDS by lighting up the Empire State Building with red lights in New York City December 1, 2010 on International AIDS Day, as part of (RED)'s new awareness campaign, 'An AIDS Free Generation is Due in 2015,' which aims to eradicate the HIV virus from pregnant mothers to their babies. In 2012, she posed for an ad supporting PETA's anti-fur campaign.

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The more connections you and your lover make,
not just between your bodies, but between your minds,
your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen
the fabric of your relationship, and the more real
moments you will experience together.

- Penélope Cruz

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