Penélope Cruz Sánchez is a Spanish actress. Known for her roles in films of several genres, particularly those in the Spanish language, she has received various accolades, including an Academy Award and a British Academy Film Award, in addition to nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and five Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is the first and only Spanish actress to be nominated for and to win an Academy Award, as well as the first to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Signed by an agent at the age of 15, Cruz made her acting debut at 16 on television, and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón Jamón. Her subsequent roles included Belle Époque, Open Your Eyes, Don Juan, The Hi-Lo Country, The Girl of Your Dreams, and Woman on Top.