Esquire has named their “Sexiest Woman Alive” in their November 2014 issue, and this year it’s Penelope Cruz! We haven’t heard much from the actress and mother of two lately; it’s good to see her getting recognized. She’s certainly deserving of the title! RELATED: Penelope Cruz is named one of Harper’s BAZAAR’s Icons by Carine Roitfeld.
In the Esquire article about Penelope, the writer describes her as:
She is impossibly beautiful. When she walks into a room, men start walking into furniture. Up close, however, she becomes almost hard to look at, like staring into the most unflattering mirror. When we meet strangers, we begin scanning their faces for their strengths and vulnerabilities, for the lights and scars that will tell us something about who they are and the life they have lived. Cruz has no physical flaws, the bent noses and crooked teeth we would normally use as signifiers. Her face contains no secrets, at least not about her. But her face tells you and the room plenty about you. If you want to feel like the world’s most judged man, sit down at a table in a restaurant with the Sexiest Woman Alive.
Penelope was a pretty tight-lipped interviewee, however. She declined to discuss her relationship with husband Javier Bardem, saying, “That is for us.” All she would say about her three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter is that her family is the reason we haven’t seen much of her as of late. She declined to discuss details about either of her new movies (the Spanish film ‘Mia Mia’ or her upcoming film with Sacha Baron Cohen, ‘Grimsby). Penelope also asked not to be interrogated about signing the letter that condemned Israel in the Palestine-Israel conflict from last spring. Goodness- the poor interviewer! She did, however, say this:
I’ve played a lot of tricks on myself. I’ve made it hard for me sometimes, especially in my teens and twenties. I had an attraction to drama. Most of us have that, especially if you are an artist—you feel like you are tempted to explore the darkness. I could not be less interested now. For me, the most attractive, charming, cool, fun, interesting thing—how could I call it? A plan.”
I can see that ;).
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Penelope Cruz Named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive For 2014