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Penelope Cruz talks about aging

Penelope Cruz has consecrated never to lie about her years - as she is not ashamed of maturing.

The 36-year-old actress is decided to grow old "gracefully" like film ikons Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn, and she's decided not to play the Hollywood game of bumping a few years off her birth date.

She tells Britain's You magazine, "I never want to lie about my age. If I look around at the  actresses I admire, they are all women who have not fought growing older, but embraced it and women like or Sophie  Lauren Of course my face will alter as I get older, but that's OK. It's a good thing to be old, because that means you haven't died yet right? And when I do get older, I want to have the grace to be proud of it and not to lie about it or try to fight it."

"The people who love me, love me for who I am. They love me for a mixture of things that makes anyone love another person, and those things will still be there when I am 40, 60 or 80."


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Biography of Penelope Cruz

 Penelope Cruz Sanchez was born in Madrid on 28th of April 1974. Her father Eduardo was a retailer, her mother, Encarna, a hairdresser,and Cruz's first name was inspired by a song by Joan Manuel Serrat the family living in the working-class suburb of Alcobendas, about 5k from Madrid. Cruz has a sister, Monica, who is also in the  entertainment business as a pro flamenco dancer and TV star, and one brother, also born earlier, called after his father. Penelope was a instinctive performing artist, miming TV ads from the age of around 4.  Iit was the world of dance that caught her vision and dominated her life. She spent 9 years studying classic dance at Spain's National Conservatory, including three years of ballet with Angela Garrido, and a period of jazz dance with Raul Caballero. There were also four years of courses with Cristina Rota in New York City. Giving up secondary education early, at 15 she crushed  the challengers at an agency try out and became a irregular fashion model. Following up on drama studies in Madrid, she also came along in music videos, one being for the best-selling band Mecano with whose singer, Nacho Cano, she'd have a kinship with until 1996.


By 2002, Penelope Cruz had become one of the most celebrated actresses in the world. Aside from her cinematic end product, she gazed down from Ralph Lauren posters all over, and there was the small issue of a relationship with Tom Cruise, then daily tabloid fodder coming after his split from Nicole Kidman. Regrettably for Cruz, everyone acknowledged who she was, but few knew what she did. Her huge success in Europe, where she'd came along in two movies awarded Oscars as Best Foreign Language film and a batch of other illustrious productions, had passed most people by. To them, she was simply Tom's latest exciting crush. So, having drudged to achieve Hollywood success which is not easy for a non-English speaker, then been totally eclipsed by her celebrated partner, 2004's split from Cruise would see Penelope battling to assert her position and win the respect she should have already encountered. The road had not been long - she was still only 30 - but it had been a rough road, indeed.