Mónica Cruz is a famous Spanish film actor and dancer. She is widely known for her roles in the blockbuster films such as, “The Last Hour (2007), un paso adelante (2002), Iron Cross (2011), The Final Inquiry (2006), and The Inquiry (2006).” Her achievements notwithstanding, she is often recognized as the younger sister of actress Penélope Cruz, with whom she co-starred in the high-grossing Spanish movie, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).”
Alright, she is famous, but do you know all there’s to know about her? Apart from the characters and personae she portrays in movies? In any case, stay back and read through facts about Mónica Cruz. Before reading further, please take a quick look at her profile summary.
|Name||Mónica Cruz Sánchez|
|Date of Birth/Age||March 16, 1977 (46 years old)|
|Birth City||Municipality of Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain|
|Siblings||Penélope Cruz, Eduardo Cruz Sánchez|
|Parents||Eduardo Cruz Sr., Encarna Sánchez|
|Ex-boyfriend||Fabián Mazzei (Alleged)|
|Daughter||Antonella Cruz Sánchez|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
Mónica Cruz Biography
Mónica Cruz was born Mónica Cruz Sánchez to her parents, Encarna Sánchez, and Eduardo Cruz Sr, on March 16, 1977, in the Municipality of Alcobendas, Madrid in Spain. She’s 46 years old and has Pisces as her zodiac sign. Mónica holds Spanish citizenship by birth and speaks Spanish language and English language fluently.
Penélope Cruz (born on April 28, 1974; 48 years old) and Eduardo Cruz (1985; 38 years old) are the names of her sister and brother, respectively, with whom she shares similar childhood experiences. Her sister, Penélope, is a film actress, while her brother, Eduardo, is a singer and songwriter. Her father, Eduardo Cruz, was a local retailer and auto mechanic. While her mother, Encarna Sánchez, is a locally known hairdresser. She is the second child of her parents’ three children.
Her parents divorced in 1999 when she was about 22 years old. Less than half a decade after the divorce proceedings were concluded, Mónica’s father, Eduardo, remarried. He got married to Carmen Moreno in 2003, with whom he has a child named Salma Cruz (born on February 24, 2012; 11 years old).
On a sad note, Mónica’s father, Eduardo Cruz Sr., is dead. He died on June 18, 2015, in his residential home in Murcia, Spain – (born in 1953; aged 62). Reports say he suffered from heart illness, otherwise known as angina pectoris, in 2004 and was admitted to Madrid following medical complications. His heart illness was later managed; thus, he continued living his everyday life. However, he was readmitted in 2008 and 2012 after it persisted. Sadly, he lost to the disease in June 2015, eventually.
Besides her parents and two siblings, Mónica has a nephew, Leo Encinas Cruz, and niece, Luna Encinas Cruz, from her elder sister’s marriage to Javier Bardem. Also, she has a nephew from her younger brother’s romantic relationship with his current lover, Eva De Dominici. Cairo Cruz is his name – born on October 6, 2019, in Los Angeles, California, United States (three years old).
For her educational background, Mónica attended a local Nursery (guarderia) and Primary schools in the neighborhood of Alcobendas. Later, she attended her Secondary education (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria) in the same neighborhood. Furthermore, she enrolled at The Royal Academy of Dance, where she studied Traditional Ballet and Flamenco and graduated in 2002 at 25, so she is now a professional dancer.
Mónica Cruz Physical Appearance
Mónica stands five feet three inches above the ground, estimated to be either 1.6 meters or 160 centimeters. She weighs 119 pounds, equivalent to 54 kilograms. More so, her body parameters reveal she has a slim body type, with body measurements of 35 inches, 27 inches, and 35 inches, respectively. She has a waist size of 27 and a shoe size of 6.5 (US).
Observing her pictures shows that Mónica has a white skin color, curly dark brown long hair, and a pair of aesthetic dark brown eyes to match her body physique. Her ethnicity is White. She loves cooking, drawing, and dancing as hobbies. Tacos are her favorite food, black is her favorite color, and the United Kingdom is her favorite destination. What’s more, Leonardo DiCaprio is given as the name of her favorite film actor, and Madison Beer as the name of her favorite film actress.
Mónica Cruz Career
After graduating from The Royal Academy of Dance in 1995, Mónica joined Joaquín Cortés’ flamenco dance company. She was an active member of this dance company until 2002, when she had to resign to focus more on her acting career. Before her resignation, however, Cruz made an appearance in the 1999 movie, “The Girl of Your Dreams,” where she played the role of Macarena Granada.
Penelope gained more fame through her appearance in the 2002-2005 series, “Un paso adelante,” where she plays the role of Silvia Jáuregui in about eighty-one episodes. She starred alongside Beatriz Luengo, Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Silvia Marty, and Pablo Puyol in the movie. In the return of UPA, UPA Next (2022), she continued with her role, Silvia Jáuregui, now as director.
Her famous sister, Penélope Cruz, became pregnant in 2010 while filming scenes for the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” released in 2011. Her pregnancy became more noticeable towards the close-to-end part of the shooting. And, since she and her sister has a strong resemblance, Mónica was hired by the producers to stand in for the wider-angle footage (as her body double), while her sister, Penélope, featured in the close-up shots.
Mónica has been featured in over 150 movies. Also, she has been in the film business for over two decades.
Even so, she is a dancer, an on-and-off fashion designer, and a former model. And as such, she and her sister, Penélope, were credited for designing a 25-piece Urban and Evening wear collection for the now-renowned Spanish clothing retailer Mango in 2007. Between 2010 and 2011, she and her sister also created two collections for Swiss retailer Charles Vögele. And, dear, they have had to design for many other retailers over the decades, including the British lingerie retailer Agent Provocateur, for whom they designed a lingerie line tagged “L’Agent” in 2013.
As a fashion enthusiast and a former model, Mónica has appeared on the covers of several renowned national and international reputable fashion magazines. She was once a cover girl for Mujerhoy, Mexico’s Cosmopolitan, Spain’s Elle, Glamour, Holland’s L’Officiel, Vanidades, and Women’s Health.
Mónica Cruz Movies, TV
Arranged in no particular order, this is a list of Mónica’ Filmography;
- Next UPA (2023)
- Guila Roja (2011)
- Susurros (2008)
- Velvet Colección (2017)
- The Inquiry (2006)
- What will happen in 2021?
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
- Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008)
- Un paso adelante (2002)
- All Inclusive (2008)
- Top Dance (2016)
- Jerry Cotton (2010)
- El Pueblo (2020)
- Iron Cross (2011)
- Madres, Amor, and Life (2020)
- Caminando (2007)
- 9 meses (2010)
- The Last Hour (2007)
Mónica Cruz Husband, Daughter
Mónica Cruz is currently single and has never been married. Yet, reports purport that she was previously in a romantic relationship with Fabián Mazzei. Regardless of information about her current relationship being private, we could confirm that Mónica has a daughter. She had her daughter on May 14, 2013, whom she named Antonella Cruz Sánchez (9 years old).
According to my information, her daughter, Antonella, was born through an artificial insemination procedure. This means that the identity of her daughter’s father is unknown and may never be known.
Mónica Cruz Instagram, Twitter
Mónica Cruz Sánchez is on Instagram, under the username @monicacruz. She joined the forum in August 2015 and now has over 265k thousand accumulated followers. She has made over 1.4k thousand posts and is following about 1606 accounts.
On a similar note, she is on Twitter as @monicacruz1977; she joined the social media platform on August 2012 and has tweeted and retweeted over 8.3k thousand tweets. Her followers are 19.7k thousand, while she is following 273 accounts. Notably, her Twitter and Instagram accounts are verified accounts.
Disclaimer, there’s another account on Twitter under the @monicacruz97, a Spanish national who is a TV show host, personal coach, and radio host – she is not the Monica Cruz we wrote about in this article.
Mónica Cruz Net worth
Mónica Cruz has an estimated net worth of about $10 million. She makes her earnings and net worth from her career as a dancer, model, and film and television series actress. On the other hand, her famous sister, Penélope Cruz, has a net worth estimated between $75 million and $85 million.
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