From Bizarre Fashion Shoots to Sibling-Designed Fashion

 - Nov 2, 2013
Probably one of the most understated actors of all time, Penelope Cruz has been a force in Hollywood since she made her silver screen debut at 16. She is not only a talented actor (she's one of Woody Allen's famous muses, after all), but her exotic look and fiery personality introduced a new kind of female role model to pop culture that had previously not seen mainstream recognition.

Now 39, Cruz has come very far since her days on Spanish television. She has appeared in around 60 films, has been nominated for various awards on 62 occasions, designed a successful clothing line with her sister Monica and generally has been making women jealous (of her skin, hair, general confidence) for decades.