PENELOPE Cruz has been acting for more than half of her life at this point. The 37-year-old new mom got her start on Spanish TV at the age of 15, and landed her first feature film at the ripe age of 17 - alongside her future hubby Javier Bardem When this awesome 2003 picture was taken of the actress and her wild curls she was on her way to becoming a big star in the US thanks to 2001 flicks Vanilla Sky and Blow. Her smouldering eyes and gorgeous smile didn't hurt either. Plus, she was dating Tom Cruise. ZM