Retrieved 31 July
The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks, and then to try to become a serious actress. Cruz is married to Spanish actor Javier Bardem. During the Israel—Gaza conflictCruz along with her husband signed an open letter, denouncing Israel's actions as a " genocide ", . She also photographed residents at the Pacific Lodge Boys' Home, most of whom are former gang members and recovering substance abusers. Cruz has volunteered in Uganda and India, where she spent one week working with Mother Teresa ; she donated her salary from The Hi-Lo Country to help fund the late nun's mission. She's as fun and as powerful as Anna Magnani, and beautiful besides.