After seeing Penelope Cruz’s amazing performance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, I nearly forgave her for breaking my heart with her treacherous mis-casting as Alejandra in the film version of my favorite book,?Cormac McCarthy’s All The Pretty Horses, followed by?her absurd relationship with?that overly-boisterous fool, Tom Cruise.
I?held a grudge for a long time, but the 38-year old beauty finally won me over. Now married to badass actor, Javier Bardem (who was appropriately cast in a Cormac McCarthy film), Penelope eventually eased her way into my good graces. She’s aging very elegantly, and Penelope Cruz without makeup looks much younger than her years and very very beautiful.
She could use some Chaptick in the photo above, and there’s always that?overbite, but otherwise, she looks seriously adorable. Her freckles are cute and she looks very?young.
In the next picture, she looks very beautiful, if somewhat annoyed at being photographed. Appearance with a fresh face is?a true test of genuine beauty, and Penelope is a perfect example of true natural good-looks.