Penélope Cruz, Lancôme Ambassadress and Oscar-winning actress opened up to Marie Claire for their monthly 20 questions article in their June issue.
How did you make your first dollar? It was a peseta, not a dollar. I was 13 and played a ballerina in a commercial. I was a dancer, so they hired me and showed only my feet dancing.
What should every woman try at least once in her life? Scuba diving—with sharks. I’ve done it in the Caribbean and Brazil. I think they were lemon sharks or reef sharks. If I ever do it with a great white shark, it will be in a cage. I’m not crazy.
What is the best advice you’ve been given? I’m not sure, but it definitely came from my mother. Maybe that’s the advice: Have a good relationship with your mother. If you can have that, you’re very lucky.
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