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Penelope Cruz: 'Harper's Bazaar' May 2012 Cover!

Penelope Cruz: 'Harper's Bazaar' May 2012 Cover!

Penelope Cruz sparkles on the May 2012 cover of Harper’s Bazaar, on newsstands April 29.

The 37-year-old Spanish actress opened up about her family, fashion, and her idol. Check it:

On her idol, Meryl Streep
: “When I first started watching movies and I saw Meryl’s work, that’s when I became obsessed with acting. Now I kiss her whenever I see her! She must think I’m crazy.”

On recalling a magazine shoot she had to do with Meryl a few years ago for the AIDS charity (RED): “As soon as she got to the set, I had to sit topless on top of her. It was the most interesting love scene I’ve ever done.”

On how she characterizes herself: “[I'm a] worrier. I am living for every day and trying to have less fear, less worry. But I have always worried about everything; it’s in my nature. It’s the thing that makes me suffer the most.”

On her red-carpet fashion choices: “All I look for is to be able to breathe!”

For more Penelope pics and quotes, visit!

FYI: On the cover, Penelope is wearing Armani PrivĂ© – a Swarvoski crystal jacket and diamond-and-sapphire necklace. Below, she’s in gold Versace.

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Photos: Terry Richardson/Harpers Bazaar
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  • Dan

    Reminded me of Lea Michele in some way…

  • Madrid


  • Madrid?

    I like her olive skin

  • Ana

    She tans a lot but her son with Javier Bardem is very white like his parents were before they became sun worshippers.

  • Sandra

    I love her cleavage. That means her tits are together and not too separated like for example Christina Aguilera’s. She has nice tits.

  • Colombia

    Christina Aguilera the German is a bloated mess. Penelope is a classy Spanish lady (Spanish, as in European) so Penelope knows how to dress.

  • Rita

    I have always thought that she was gorgeous and this magazine cover proves that. She is so elegant.

  • El Morro

    @Madrid: Of course she is not a PuertoRican ew ew ew! She is a Spaniard. Benicio Del Torro is Spanish as well. His parents are Spanish and Italian they only emigrated to Puerto Rico because white Spaniards are the standard of beauty on that former slave island. The whites who emigrate to Puerto Rico are given the posh jobs, housings and education because white skin and heritage is greatly admired there amongst the darker natives. it is the same way in Argentina whose population is mostly 95% composed of Spaniards and Italians; in other words Europeans who emigrated to South America.

  • (o,o)

    @Madrid: She’s European that’s why she’s classy..doesn’t matter if her skin color is white or brown, Spaniards aren’t at all like South Americans. Their culture is very different.

  • (o,o)

    @Colombia: Germany is European you moron. Think before you write.

  • lexy hates bilson

    She looks stunning!

  • Polo

    Spaniards are European so of course their culture is different from South American countires. However, Argentina is different because the people are mainly European descendants and the Argentine culture is based on the cultures of Spain and Italy.

  • A

    @Madrid: Wow, you are one sad b*tch!
    And your inferiority complex is showing….I bet you think of yourself as below Nordic Europeans, right? Didn’t think about that one did you. You are embarrassing yourself.

  • Madrid

    @Madrid better than being a lowly Puertorican island coon like you! Jelous of the whiteSpanish people with culture.

  • Award winning actress

    And she is also Tom Cruises ex girl friend so just think for a second if
    They had kids instead of Katie Holmes the loser from Dawson Creek!
    U people on comment page are a bunch of racists. Really P Ricans
    There is only one ! That should of been in the Harpers Bazaar that
    She was Tom Cruises girlfriend!

  • Love me boy

    She’s beautiful. As always. I like her comment about Meryl Streep, I would have done the same thing……given that she’d have been the one who made me realise what I would be doing in my life later on, and that’s to say where I get my money from. Millions of $$$$$ so yeah…I’d be hugging her a lot too!

  • lafamepoma

    People i’m Spanish and my culture is very different from people of South America,and of course Spain is in Europe it’s under France. European people in general are classy but Amecans can be too. Pe has made a big jump she began her career in a videoclip of a Spanish band as an extra i think she was 15 or 16 and since then she never stopped ^^

  • http://comcast Marj

    Nicole Kidman and Penelope are good friends ????? They both probably are sooo happy they escaped Tom Cruise and that Scientology BS. Poor Katie.

  • willanka

    I like this cover, Penelope looks beautiful and hot.

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