Penelope Cruz Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Disney’s newest – and perhaps one of its prettiest – pirate celebrated a major career milestone recently.  Last Friday, Penelope Cruz, who will play swashbuckling Angelica in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean:  On Stranger Tides, received her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, honoring her many accomplishments as an actress. The ceremony took place in front of the El Capitan Theatre, and her co-star Johnny Depp in the upcoming Disney movie was there to support her. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall were also on hand to celebrate with Cruz.

Cruz first became known to American audiences in the Spanish films Jamon, Jamon and Belle Epoque. She landed her first English-speaking role landed in 1998’s The Hi-Lo Country. Since then, Cruz has racked up a considerably diverse resume of acting credits. Most recently, Cruz Starred opposite Sir Ben Kingsley in Elegy and in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, for which she won several prestigious awards including an Oscar, a BAFTA, a New York Film Critics Circle and a National Board of Review award for Best Supporting Actress.

Penelope Cruz’s charitable work is also well known; she’s involved in several charities including UNICEF The United Nations World Food Programme; Artists for Peace and Justice in Haiti, and the Worldwide RED Campaign.

Cruz’s will next be seen in Pirates of the Caribbean:  On Stranger Tides, which will mark the second time she’s worked with Johnny Depp.  The  film hits theaters May 20, 2011, making her recent star on the Walk of Fame a timely addition.


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