Bare Elegance Waxing’s latest #WC woman crush?? Penelope Cruz. Why are we crushing on her?
After Two Decades of Public Life, She Still Retains an Air of Mystery
Penelope Cruz does not discuss her relationship with her husband Javier Bardem whom she first met at age 17 while filming Jamon-Jamon (how appropriate for Bare Elegance since she plays Silva, a beautiful young girl, who sews underwear for a living) but did not marry until 4 years ago. She also doesn’t talk about motherhood or her children except to say that family is everything to her and it’s the reason she has been out of the news lately.
She Was Voted the World’s Sexiest Woman by Esquire in 2014
In her interview with Esquire she said that she doesn’t feel like the sexiest woman alive. Instead, she said she feels like a mother who doesn’t get enough sleep. She was anxious to return to her children—but given the role of sexiest woman by Esquire, she played it full tilt. “Assume a virtue, if you have it not,” Cruz said, quoting Hamlet. We think you’ll agree that she played the role magnificently when she posed for the photo shoot in Esquire. We aspire to be as classically sensual as she appears in these photos.
She Loves Being a Mother
Although Penelope rarely speaks about her children, she has been quoted as saying, “From the first second, you feel so much love. It is a revolutionary experience. That’s the best way I can describe it. It transforms you completely, in a second. Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment—when you see that face, you are transformed forever. Even if you have heard from all your friends and family, ‘This is what’s going to happen,’ until it happens to you, it’s hard to understand in your soul.”
Penelope Celebrates Her Oscars At In ‘N Out
Cruz took her mother, Encarna, to the Academy Awards on the night that she won an Oscar for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. When the Awards were over, she headed over to In-N-Out Burger, still wrapped in her vintage white Balmain gown. “You have to remove the tight dress to eat a Double Double monster cheeseburger with everything on it,” she said. The post-Oscar In-N-Out burger has become a ritual. It’s happened after each of her nominations—the hungry Spanish bombshell at the drive-through.
She Took Control of Her Career at Age 25
In 1990, Penelope saw director Pedro Almadovar’s Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, a kidnapping/love story/sex-and-bondage caper starring Victoria Abril. “That was the day I decided to be an actress,” Cruz says. “I fell in love. I’d found what I wanted to do. I really didn’t want to have to be in an office. I was a good student, but not happy. I thought, I have nobody in my family and no friends who can make a living out of anything related to an artistic profession, but I want to try. I decided to look for an agent.” Penélope did her research and decided that she wanted Katrina Bayonas as her agent. But after her first audition, Bayonas turned her away for the simple reason that Cruz was too young. “She said, ‘Go home and come back in a few years,’” remembers Cruz with a laugh. “I came back the next week and auditioned again.” A third try, not long after, did the trick. Bayonas remains her agent to this day.
She Designed a Line of Lingerie for Agent Provocateur—One of our Faves
While her lingerie line is sexy and playful, what really caught our attention was the second short film that she wrote, directed and appeared in to promote the lingerie line and celebrate the launch of Agent Provocateur’s new website L’Agent. It could be the sexiest lingerie ad ever. Click here to view and see if you agree.
Last But Not Least, There Are Those Perfect Eyebrows and Bottomless Brown Eyes
With her perfect eyebrows and bottomless brown eyes, Penelope Cruz is impossibly beautiful. We love that she was voted the World’s Sexiest Woman by Esquire magazine last year at age 40.