Penélope Cruz gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

By Pat Ryder Oscar®-winning actress Penélope Cruz received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, Apr. 1, in front of the El Capitan Theatre, 6834 Hollywood Boulevard.

According to an EPK.TV press release, the star was bestowed in anticipation of Cruz’s upcoming film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” which is expected to be released in theaters on May 20, 2011. Johnny Depp, Rob Marshall, Jerry Bruckheimer and Cruz’s husband Javier Bardem were to make appearances at today’s dedication.

Cruz has appeared in more than 40 films since her debut in the 1992 Spanish film “Jamon, Jamon.” She is the first actress from Spain to be nominated and to win an Oscar. Cruz was nominated for her roles in “Volver” and “Nine,” and won for her role as María Elena in 2008’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

Cruz married fellow actor and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” co-star Bardem in 2010, and gave birth to their first son on January 22, 2011.

Congratulations to Penélope on her star on the Walk of Fame!

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