Spanish Actress And Fashion Designer Monica Cruz, Sister Of Penelope Cruz: Who Is Her Husband? Net Worth?
Monica Cruz is a Spanish actress, dancer, model, and fashion designer who has been active in the entertainment industry since 1999.
She rose to fame from roles in The Inquiry, Last Hour, Jerry Cotton, Top Dance, Velvet Colección, and Iron Cross.
Along with that, she is also the face of the fashion industry and is known for designing fashion clothes, jewelry, and handbags.
She is also famous among people as the sister of Academy-award-winning actress Penélope Cruz.
As for her personal life, Monica gave birth to her daughter Antonella Cruz Sanchez on 14 May 2013. Who is her husband/pareja?
Get all the details of her professional and personal life, including age/edad, siblings, and parents.
Younger Sister of Actress Penelope Cruz- How Old Is Monica Cruz?
Monica Cruz was born Mónica Cruz Sánchez on 16 March 1977 in Alcobendas, Spain as the middle child of Eduardo Cruz and his first wife, Encarna Sanchez.
As of May 2022, she is 45 years old and stands at 5 feet 5 inches (163 cm).
Her mother, Encarna, worked as a hairdresser while her father was an auto mechanic.
They divorced in 1999, and her father remarried Carmen Moreno in 2003. Eduardo died of a heart attack in 2015.
Her older sister Penélope Cruz need no introduction. She is an award-winning actress best known for her roles in movies and shows like Volver, Nine, and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.
Similarly, her younger brother Eduardo Cruz is a professional singer.
Monica spent her childhood in the working-class town of Alcobendas. She attended The Royal Academy of Dance to study traditional ballet and flamenco.
After graduation, Cruz joined Joaquín Cortés’ flamenco dance company and stayed for seven years. In 2002, she left dancing to pursue an acting career.
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Career Highlights: Success As An Actor
The Spanish actress Monica Cruz starred in the Spanish television show "Un Paso Adelante" as Silvia Jáuregui alongside Beatriz Luengo, Miguel Ángel Muñoz, and Silvia Marty for 2002-2005.
In 2006, she played the role of Tabitha in the film "The Inquiry," which won her the Capri Fiction Award.
Moreover, she portrayed the aforementioned character as Detective Rosa Mulero in the 2008 "Last Hour," which featured actors: DMX, Michael Madsen, David Carradine, and Tony D'Amario, among others.
In 2008, Cruz appeared in "Astrix At The Olympic Games"-portrayed the role of Esmeralda. The same year, she got the role of Clemencia in "All-Inclusive" and Clara in the short film "Susurros."
Later, her proficient acting earned her other feature as well as TV films, including "Aguila Roja," "Top Dance," "Velvet Coleccion," "El pueblo," "Madres Amor y vida," "La que se avecina" and many more.
Similarly, she has also appeared as the body double for her sister, Penelope Cruz, as Angelica in "Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides." Penelope was pregnant with her son at that time.
Apart from being a successful actress, she is a music artist too. Her first music video was in 1994 "Un mundo separado por el mismo dios" with artist Nacho Cano.
In 2006, she appeared in the music video with artist Eduardo Cruz in "Cosas que contar," and in 2017, she made an appearance in "Cloud 9" with artist Jamiroquai.
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Fashion Designer And Model- Collaboration With Her Sister Penelope Cruz
Monica and Penelope have developed a handbag line for the Japanese designer label Samantha Thavasa. The store, Amarcord, is located in the upscale Salamanca area of Madrid.
Cruz sisters designed a 25-piece Urban and Evening wear collection for multinational Spanish fashion house Mango (MNG) in 2007.
The collection embraced every clothes from jeans to cocktail dresses to accessories. Their collection can be found in Mango stores across the United States.
According to Penelope, the siblings-duo always wanted to design something creative yet practical.
"We wanted to do something special but also practical, and we wanted the design to have an unmistakable Spanish element."
The Cruz sisters also signed a three-year endorsement deal with Spanish luxury fashion house Loewe and appeared in advertising campaigns, and designed a handbag for the brand.
Later in 2018, Monica launched a jewelry collection named Rock Star for Majorica.
Similarly, Cruz appeared in various international fashion magazines, including Mujerhoy, Women's Health and Glamour and Holland's L' Officiel.
Additionally, she has worked as a guest editor and cover girl for Baszari Journal's Haute Summer Special issue.
Personal Life- Monica Cruz Daughter & Husband
The 45-years-old actress Monica Cruz is a mother of one. She underwent fertility treatment to have a baby in 2012 without any husband/partner.
She publicly announced the news on her blog at S Fashion, under El Pais newspaper. In "The dream of my life" titled post. She wrote-
To get pregnant, I have resorted to artificial insemination. I want to openly talk about it because this is an opportunity to show my gratitude to all those anonymous donors who help many women to meet, like me, the dream of their life.
On May 14, 2013, she gave birth to her daughter Antonella Cruz Sanchez. As of 2022, her daughter is 9 years old.
Monica, who always wanted to be a mother, did not want to wait for her Mr.Right to have a baby.
In an interview with Daily Mail, the proud mother stated:
“It was not a decision I took on a whim, but once I had thought about it—and investigated—I knew it had to happen. Being a mother was too important to me to risk running out of time.”
As for her current relationship status, Monica Cruz is reportedly single. She is quite private and has not introduced anyone as her boyfriend so far.
Previously, Cruz was in a relationship with Fabián Mazzei in 2005. The couple met on the set of Un Paso Adelante (2002). Fabian is an actor known for Rebel's Way, The Bubbleman Of My Life, and Amigovios.
Similarly, she was also linked to Miguel Ángel Muñoz (2002 – 2005), Paolo (2006 – 2010), and Álex González (2011 – 2013).
How Rich Is Monica Cruz? Income Sources, Businesses, And Earnings
As of 2022, Monica Cruz is reportedly worth $10 Million. Her primary income source is her career as a fashion designer and model.
She has worked with many big designer houses. In Spain, the average salary for a fashion designer is around 37.754,00 € annually.
Monica has appeared in advertisements for Betsson, Nescafe, Gabriella Vivaldi, TechnoMarine, Once, Hokana sunglasses, Majorica jewelry and Kypers eyewear. According to sources, the US's average advertising salary in 2022 is $235,763.
Similarly, as per the sources, she earns around 46.165 € or an hourly rate of 22 € from her acting career.
Also, she is very active on social media. Her another income source is Instagram endorsements- as per her followers (259,833 (May 24 2022)) and engagement rate 0.69%, she can charge between $774.75 to $1,291.25.
On the other hand, her sister Penelope Cruz is one of the popular actresses whose current net worth is $75 million.