Penélope Cruz was named as Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive, and there's really no need to explain why; the Spanish actress has made a name for herself in Hollywood with roles in films like Blow, Nine, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (for which she won an Oscar in 2010), and she never fails to heat up the screen with her steamy brand of dark, moody sex appeal. Of course, Penélope's most beloved roles at the moment are as a mother to Leo and Luna and wife to husband Javier Bardem. In honor of Penélope's big title, we've rounded up some of her hottest moments on the beach, the red carpet, and beyond. Scroll through to see them all now!
28 Pictures That Prove Penélope Cruz Is the Sexiest Woman Alive