Penelope Cruz Net Worth and How She Became Famous
Penelope Cruz built a successful career as an actress. Here’s a look at Cruz’s net worth, life, and how she became famous.
Penelope Cruz’s movies and TV shows
One of Cruz’s early acting roles was in a 1990 episode of the TV series La Bella Durmiente titled “Las Manzanas.” She made her film debut in the 1992 movie Jamón Jamón, in which she played the character Silvia. That same year, she played Luz in the film Bell Epoque.
Cruz is also known for her appearances in All the Pretty Horses (2000), Vanilla Sky (2001), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), and American Crime Story (2018).
As of this writing, Cruz’s highest-grossing film is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, with more than $1 billion in worldwide box office earnings.
Her other high-grossing films include Murder on the Orient Express (2017), with more than $351 million in worldwide box office earnings; Sex and the City 2 (2010), with $294.6 million in worldwide box office earnings; and G-Force (2009), with $292.8 million in worldwide box office earnings.
Penelope Cruz’s awards
Cruz’s acting talent has not gone unnoticed. In 1993, she received an Ondas Award in the Best New Acting category for her role in Jamón Jamón. A few years later, in 2004, Cruz received a European Film Audience Award for Best Actress. In 2008, she was awarded the Gotham Independent Film Tribute Award and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award.
Cruz also received an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (2009), a BAFTA for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (2009), an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film, and a Cannes Best Actress Award (2006).
Penelope Cruz’s work outside of acting
Cruz’s entertainment career extends beyond acting. She also has credits as a producer, director, and writer. Cruz made her debut as a producer with the 2012 film Twice Born. In 2015, she produced Ma ma, and in 2016, she produced The Queen of Spain.
So far, Cruz has three director credits. She made her directorial debut in the 2013 video short L’Agent. In 2014, she directed L’Agent by Agent Provocateur, and in 2016, she directed the documentary Yo Soy Uno Entre Cien Mil.
Penelope Cruz’s net worth
As of this writing, Cruz has an estimated net worth of $75 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Aside from acting, another way she earns her money is from product endorsements. Cruz has partnered with Chanel, John Hardy, Lancôme, L’Oreal, Nintendo, and Ralph Lauren among other brands.
Cruz not only endorses products, but also has a hand in designing some of them. One notable project was her collaboration with Loewe. She and her sister, Monica, helped design handbags for the company. One of the bags, the Cruz bag, was named after the sisters, reports Vogue Italia. The sisters also designed a collection for the lingerie brand Agent Provocateur.
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