Penelope Cruz net worth is $55 million.
Date of Birth: 28 April, 1974
It is hard for an actor from non-English speaking country to become successful in Hollywood. That’s why when Spanish actress Penelope Cruz decided to participate in several Hollywood films, her citizens accepted it ironically. They were really astonished, when she got Oscar as supportive actress in the movie “Vicky Christina Barcelona”. She was the first Spanish actress, who won an Academy Award and the first one who is worth $55 million.
Penelope Cruz Biography
Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in 1974, on the 28th of April in the family of Eduardo Cruz and Encarna Sánchez. Penelope has two siblings.
Her parents were not rich. Her father made his fortune as auto mechanic and her mother was a hairdresser. The girl’s lifestyle was simple from the very childhood. She learnt to cook and cared about her family. Probably, it is the reason, why Penelope is still so simple and unpretentious, although she is a world known star.
The girl visited the small school in Madrid (her native city). In her teens she got interested in acting. But she didn’t dream to become an actress, she dreamed to devote her life to dancing. Penelope Cruz is a well trained dancer, she attended ballet school for 9 years. After graduating from school the girl entered Spain’s National Conservatory, where she studied ballet professionally. In her teens Penelope got an opportunity to visit USA – as a ballet dancer she was sent to New York to dance on the stage under the supervising of talented actors from New York City Ballet.
Her first acting jobs were connected with dancing. She took part as a dancer in several music videos for Spanish television. After that Penelope considered acting as her profession and started to visit various auditions.
She became the star of Spanish television in her teens. Her big break took place in 1992, when she won the role in the film “Jamon Jamon”. She became internationally popular after participating in Almodóvar movie “Todo Sobre Mi Madre” in 1999. After that first loud success an actress got numerous invitations to the movies of American film directors.
Penelope Cruz Salary
Per year: $20 million
Per month: $1, 7 million
Per week: $384, 000
Per day: $55, 000
Penelope Cruz makes her fortune as an actress, producer and model. She takes part in at least 3 new movies per year. Unfortunately Penelope Cruz not often is chosen to play the leading role in American films, she is better known as supportive actress. But her salary per each movie is about $2-3 million. Penelope Cruz movies are the main source of her income. In 2012 Penelope tried her hand as a producer. She was co-producer of Spanish film “Venuto al mondo”. She also served as a film director for short movies.
Penelope Cruz has several profitable endorsement deals too, which bring her annually about $2 million. Thus, she endorses L’Oreal Cosmetics. She was also known for making Coca Cola advertisement.
Here are some Penelope Cruz films and her earnings per them.
1. Vanilla Sky – $2 million
2. Sahara – $1, 6 million
3. Vicky Cristina Barcelona – $800, 000
4. Ma ma – $1 million
5. Grimsby – $3 million
Penelope Cruz latest movie is Grimsby. The role of beautiful and dangerous Rhonda George is a professional screen work of an actress with great experience and talent.
In fact Penelope Cruz movie “The Brothers Grimsby”, where she co-acted the stars Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher is extremely funny and full of action. People liked it and watched with pleasure. It is interesting to know, that citizens of Grimsby – the city, where the action took place, were offended. They thought, film director Louis Leterrier, showed their city as a dirty place full of stupids.
In any case each film Penelope Cruz is a great event for her fans. They get an opportunity to watch their favorite actress one more time. Penélope Cruz movies don’t prevent an actress from being an excellent wife and mother.
Penelope Cruz Personal Life
Penelope Cruz is known due to her numerous love affairs. Thus she dated her college sweetheart Faiz Ahmad and an actor Nacho Cano. Her long term relationship with world known star Tom Cruise added her some extra kudos in USA. Later she had an affair with another heart eater from Hollywood – Matthew McConaughey. In 2007 she met a Spanish actor Javier Bardem, who is 5 years older than an actress. Soon they got married and in 2011 the first Penelope Cruz baby was born. She welcomed the beautiful son Leo. In July 2013 she became a mother for the second time. She had a daughter Luna Encinas Cruz. The family Cruz- Bardem lives in Madrid. But they also own a house in LA.
Penelope Cruz Houses
1. House in LA – $3, 9 million
Although Penelope Cruz is from Madrid and she spends there most part of the year, she also owns a house in Los Angeles. The star can spend the weekend in a big house with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The mansion is built in Moroccan style.
Penelope Cruz Cars
1. Volkswagen Jetta – $21,710
Penelope Cruz owns several luxurious cars and Volkswagen Jetta is just one of them. She drives it, when goes shopping in LA. In fact, Penelope Cruz is crazy from expensive jewelry and she buys an item from time to time to make her home collection of jewelry bigger.
Penelope Cruz is a real A list Hollywood star, extremely talented, beautiful and hard working.