Madrid: Hairdresser’s daughter does good (again)

Posted on February 1, 2007

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by ben curtis

Speaking of Spanish film (the post on nudity in Spanish cinema is the most commented on in a long time!), it seems Penelope Cruz has been nominated for Best Female Actress in the next Oscars, for her role in the excellent (and bizzarely not nominated) Volver. I find it strange that a Spanish actress has been nominated for this award based on a role in a Spanish film. I shall be surprised if she wins.

Random wikipedia Penelope Cruz facts:

“Cruz was born in Madrid, Spain. Her parents are Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family’s amusement.”

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