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Pretty Penelope Gets Honored

Last night AFI presented a tribute to Penelope Cruz for her latest film, Volver. She has walked the red carpet 101 times for this film but it paid off. Penelope is getting serious recognition for the role. Rumor is she may get an Oscar nom for this one. Eva Mendes, Eve, and BFF Salma Hayek all came to see the film and cheer on their pal Penelope. Here's more about the film:

The movie represents both a terrific coming of age and a chance to strut her stuff as a melodramatic diva and an earthy comedian. At 32 years of age, the actress makes a vibrant Raimunda, single mother to a teenage daughter, surviving on her own (with help from a bevy of fellow female hysterics and a ghostly mother) while stuffing a corpse into a freezer and hoarding the kinds of family secrets no Almodóvar movie can be without.

Cruz identifies very strongly with Raimunda. “She survived a lot of horrible things that have made her stronger, and she still has hope,” she says. “What I love about her is that she refused to become a victim.” Like her character, Cruz describes herself as “extremely strong for some things, extremely sensitive for others,” and, looking at that face, at once tentative, headstrong and vulnerable, one doesn’t doubt her.

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Luna13 Luna13 10 years
penelope and salma are both gorg, i def wanna see this film when it comes out
hotstuff hotstuff 10 years
I don't think Penelope is all that pretty or Salma. Salma has a Frankenstein head!
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
her skirt reminds me of candy corn, but maybe that is the pms talking what if the hokey pokey is really what its all about
stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
AT first, Eva Mendes' outfit looks pretty awful, but the more you look at it, the nicer it becomes. ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
I've always thought Penelope was pretty, but I'm not loving the hair.
Ace-Invisible Ace-Invisible 10 years
penelope cruz is a beautiful woman. BEAUTIFUL! I don't think that she gets enough credit for being so. We all know that Salma is a woman's woman; she's gorgeous, confident, and doing it all for herself. I say that Penelope's at the same level as well. I mean, maybe not with all of the business type things, but in terms of the beauty.
purplesugar purplesugar 10 years
aahh, I like her hair, very audrey hepburn-ish and its better than the plain pony-tail penelope is sportin'
sashak sashak 10 years
boo hiss to the bangs! but other than that... everyone looks great!
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i've always thought penelope and salma were so beautiful!
nicachica nicachica 10 years
Yeah for all the Latin love on Pop today! :) makes me very proud to see all my people representing in a positive way. And yes, i know Penelope does look a bit off buft that's the way Spanish (from Spain) women look. I lived there for a few months and have lots of family from there so i know that its very, very common for them to have big eyes, a long nose and a narrow face. It's their fashion sense that makes them so beautiul in that Carrie Bradshaw type of way. Speaking of which, she always reminded me of an American version of a Spanish woman since she was so beautiful in an odd way...
paigesweetkisses paigesweetkisses 10 years
lol.. i really wonder if she does..
ohilovemybabies ohilovemybabies 10 years
oh Ok I guess eve has a little latina in her too. (lol).
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
I agree. But I meant Eve - I didn't know Eve was Latina.
ohilovemybabies ohilovemybabies 10 years
Jen,Eva is cuban. She is pretty and classy..
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Salma is gorgeous. And I'm loving her sort of Latin inspired style. I think Penelope is pretty. Eva looks fab as always. I didn't know Eve was Latina? She's gorg too.
Jillness Jillness 10 years
I agree whiplashgirl...People always say that she is so gorgeous, but her face has always seemed kind of odd to me. Her nose is very long, and her eyes are kind of buggy. The majority of people seem to disagree with me though... But, no matter what she looks like, she could be an amazing actress. But I haven't seen her in anything that has really impressed me so far. Then again, I have only seen her in Blow and Vanilla Sky.
paigesweetkisses paigesweetkisses 10 years
i like penelope's dress, but not so much penelope.. i think that eva mendes is gorgeous, always!
ohilovemybabies ohilovemybabies 10 years
I don't think she is that pretty either. I love salma cuz she is a real woman with curves and is proud to show them off....
Valentina2 Valentina2 10 years
I feel the same. Salma always looks great but Penelope has some strange fashion choices. Plus I dont think she's really all that pretty.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Salma always looks beautiful but I never understood the big deal about Penelope. She's attractive enough, I suppose, but I also think she's kind of funny looking.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I'm not feelin the bangs, but Salma looks great!
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