Actress and activist Penélope Cruz talks to Mark Smith about her process of becoming Donatella Versace for her US TV debut as the sister of murdered designer Gianni Versace. Cruz is happy to be back in Madrid, after living in London last winter during the filming of Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. Cruz says she’s constitutionally unsuited to gray days and an early nightfall, as it affects her brain.

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Cruz became the first spanish woman to win an Academy Award, for her 2008 role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, a film written and directed by Woody Allen and produced by Harvey Weinstein. We’ll talk Cruz’s Hollywood women experience in another post, but must share Penelope’s resourceful way of dealing with gender roles between her own daughter and son.

Photographer: Cedric Buchet
Celebrity: Penelope Cruz
Styling: Barbara Martelo
Hair & Make-Up: Pablo Iglesias
Make-Up: Ana Paula

Courtesy of Porter Edit

Penelope Cruz On Becoming Donatella Versace