Penelope Cruz on Vanity Fair's November cover

Penelope Cruz on Vanity Fair's November cover

Penelope Cruz

Wearing her long hair loose and a backless white dress, Cruz will be the featured personality of the magazine, which Monday revealed the issue's contents and announced that the accompanying article will review the Spaniard's professional career.
In an article titled "The Passions of Penelope", the magazine says the actress is the authentic international star of her time. The article is surrounded by a series of snapshots revealing Cruz's more daring and sensual side and even - in one of the photographs - showing her in bed.

The magazine discusses the actress's debut into movies with "Jamon, Jamon" directed by Bigas Luna, and "Belle Epoque" by Fernando Trueba, and in the interview with Cruz it describes as to how she struck the balance between her presence in Spanish films and in big Hollywood productions.

"In the past only Spanish-American Rita Hayworth got anywhere near stardom in Hollywood, and changing her name was just the beginning of what she had to do," the article says describing Cruz's rise.

Cruz speaks about her collaborations with the directors Almodovar and Woody Allen about her Hollywood ventures and of her work with the actresses Scarlett Johansson and Charlize Theron.