Star Of The Week

Date of Birth: 28th April 1974
Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain
Education: Studied Ballet for nine years at Spain's National Conservatory
Star Sign: Taurus (loyal, romantic and settled)

Current Film: Vanilla Sky (2001), co'starring with new lover Tom Cruise

Did you know?

After filming Spanish jamon, Jamon (1992) at seventeen years of age, PenÚlope was left distressed with the graphic scenes she had depicted. After filming wrapped she retired to her bed for a while in addiction to cutting off her long locks.

She has since acted in over 20 movies.

Her celebrity status has risen since her very publicized relationship with recently divorced mega-star Tom Cruise, co-star in Vanilla Sky (2001). The Spanish beauty has been linked to many of her leading men, including Nicolas Cage in Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001).

Her favourite drink is Coca-cola!