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Penelope Cruz Birthday
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With a resumé that boasts critically acclaimed films, an Oscar, a spokeswoman gig for Lancôme, among other titles, birthday girl Penélope Cruz sure has had a successful career. Cruz is continually lauded for her on-screen performances as well as her flawless red carpet looks, which happen to steer from the actress's everyday routine.

"I normally like a natural look," she tells InStyle. "On a regular day I just wear lip color and mascara. And sometimes I wait so long to brush my hair that I look like a Rastafarian." We're loving this mental picture. Stars---they're just like us.

In honor of her 41st birthday, we're taking a look back at Cruz's changing looks through the years, from an up-and-coming thespian in Spain to Academy Award winner.