What kind of cocktail will we get if we mix sexy Spanish temperament with a wayward Mexican one?
A couple of adventure-restless movie divas – Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek.
It was obvious there was something very impressive about this kid.... There was just something coming from within." In 1989, 15-year-old Cruz made her acting debut in a music video for the Spanish pop group Mecano's song "La Fuerza del Destino".
Her friend met her at the airport, brought to her own house, and toured around the city.
“At first I was very lonely and I was very happy that I could speak Spanish with such a warm person as Salma,”- recalled Penelope in one of her interviews.
Perhaps, the secret behind their friendship lies in the fact that it started long before they started filming together.
When Penelope Cruz came to Los Angeles to act in her first Hollywood movie, she knew absolutely no-one there except Salma Hayek.
Cruz has volunteered in Uganda and India, where she spent one week working with Mother Teresa; she donated her salary from The Hi-Lo Country to help fund the late nun's mission.
She was born in the working-class town of Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain, to Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser and personal manager, and Eduardo Cruz, a retailer and car mechanic.
In the film, she portrayed Silvia, a young woman who is expecting her first child with a man whose mother does not approve of the relationship and attempts to sabotage it by paying Javier Bardem's character to seduce her.
People magazine noted that after Cruz appeared topless in the film, she became "a major sex symbol".
Penelope Cruz struts her stuff out of Scott’s after a night out on Wednesday (February 11) in London, England.