Esquire magazine has named Oscar winning actress Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) as the “Sexiest Woman Alive.” Cruz, whose film credits include Abre Los Ojos, Vanilla Sky, Volver, and last year’s underrated drama The Counselor, is featured on the November issue of Esquire, which hits newsstands October 21.
In her Esquire interview, Penelope Cruz talked about her willingness to explore the dark corners of humanity in various roles:
“I’ve played a lot of tricks on myself. I’ve made it hard for me sometimes, especially in my teens and twenties. I had an attraction to drama. Most of us have that, especially if you are an artist— you feel like you are tempted to explore the darkness. I could not be less interested now. For me, the most attractive, charming, cool, fun, interesting thing—how could I call it? A plan.”
Cruz is Esquire magazine’s 11th “Sexiest Woman Alive,” as she follows two time winner Scarlett Johansson (the pair worked together on Vicky Cristina Barcelona).