By Grace Gavilanes
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:05 am

Happy Birthday, Penelope Cruz! The star, who turns 40 today, has been a favorite among the Hollywood elite since her start in the industry, starring in films like Blow, Gothika, and The Counselor, where she reunited with her Vanilla Sky co-star Cameron Diaz. Cruz has also been breaking barriers in her career, becoming the first Spanish actress to win an Academy Award--an honor her hubby, Javier Bardem, also earned in 2008. Most recently, Cruz and her sister, Monica, are delving into fashion with their sultry lingerie collection, L'Agent. "The collection plays up the beauty of all women—young, old, curvy, or thin," says Penelope. "There's something for everyone."

Celebrate Penelope Cruz's birthday by taking a look back at her best beauty moments, starting with this gem from 1994.