Penelope Cruz’s doe-eyed vulnerability and serious acting chops have made her into the A-list celebrity she is today. We all eagerly followed her romance with the gorgeous Javier Bardem, which led to his famous declaration of love at the Cannes Film Festival and, inevitably, their marriage and the birth of their son. Cruz recently spoke to Savoir Flair about motherhood, her career, and the thought of aging.
Click here for the full interview and click through the gallery above for our selection of some of her best red carpet looks to date.
Cruz radiates relaxed beauty in this maroon, ruched, sleeveless gown. With her hair swept up and smoky eye makeup, her ravishing beauty is allowed to shine.
Cruz looks tanned and elegant with her hair curling softly over her shoulders. Her mermaid gown features a ruffly chiffon train, and she accessorizes it with a black feather clutch.
Bangs frame Cruz’s sparkling eyes, and teardrop earrings reflect the hint of mischievousness on her face. Her black, figure-hugging gown with feathery accents sports curving paillettes.
This slim, reflective dress in midnight blue is skintight and unforgiving, but Cruz looks utterly perfect. Her shoes match her dress, and loose locks give a casual air to her appearance.
This periwinkle-blue gown accents her shoulders and décolletage with exaggerated shoulder ruffles. The chiffon train of the gown adds drama to her walk down the red carpet.
Cruz is poured into this long-sleeved gown in liquid crimson, and looks every inch the Jessica Rabbit-esque vixen. Sensual and sculpted, this is one of her most stunning looks.
Black sheer lace sleeves and a plunging neckline highlight Cruz’s ample assets. A simple box clutch and loose updo amplify the elegance of this look.
In an off-shoulder dusty-blue gown, Cruz channels the Old Hollywood glamour of Grace Kelly. Her hair is in wide finger waves, and glittering vintage jewelry adorns her neck and wrist.
Cruz’s braided updo adds height to her small stature, and her beige sleeveless gown sports a sexy sweetheart neckline.
Cruz shows off polished gams in this creamy sequin-studded one-shoulder gown that features a thigh-high slit, giving us a peek at her strappy matching shoes.
Her short purple lace frock features sheer lace sleeves and an off-shoulder neckline. Her perfect figure is accented by the hourglass curve of the dress’ tailoring.
Cruz’s hair is long, shiny, and straight as an arrow, which adds an aura of casualness to her stunning pink ruched gown.
Plissé pleats adorn this simple red wrap dress, which she pairs with side-parted hair, matching shoes, and a metallic box clutch.
Cruz’s hair is swept up and she opts for beautiful diamond earrings, keeping her neck and shoulders clear. The tight bodice of her pale-pink Versace gown elongates her torso and Cruz looks like red carpet royalty.
Cruz dazzles in this incredibly detailed black gown. Ruby and diamond Chopard earrings add a touch of color and understated glamour.
The lace print on Cruz’s vintage Pierre Balmain Haute Couture gown adds to the delicate nature of this look. She accessorized with beautiful Chopard diamonds and a gold clutch for a look that is somewhere between princess, bride, and ballerina.
Not many people can pull off such a red look but Cruz was glowing at the UK premiere of Broken Embraces. The rolled-up hem and sandals kept the look very fresh.
This column gown shows off Cruz’s envious figure. The knee-high slits are given a twist with zippers, allowing us to peek at her golden peep-toe platforms.
In one of her best looks to date, Penelope Cruz hints back to her Latin roots in a stunning sheer black lace Chanel gown, reminiscent of Spanish lace. The thigh-high front slit and plunging neckline add a slight edge to an otherwise beautifully demure cut.