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No one is as gorgeous as Penelope Cruz, especially in the passionate moments we see her on screen, whether going ballistic as Maria Elena in Woody Allen‘s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, going a little bit, erm, overboard as Johnny Depp’s onscreen wife in Blow, (or even directing and appearing in an advertisement for Agent Provacateur). Regardless of role, Cruz’s stunning beauty always shines through. In real life, she’s equally incredible — whether at the Academy Awards, or fashion’s biggest affair, the Met Ball (on the arm of the late designer Oscar de la Renta). So on this, her 41st, we’re going on a Penelope Cruz birthday celebration in five stunning photos.