Actress Penelope Cruz has been named the 'Sexiest Woman Alive' by Esquire magazine. Living up to the title, the Spanish star poses in just a plunging black bathing suit with her hair over her shoulders, reports dailymail.co.uk.
Cruz, who has two children with actor and husband Javier Bardem, has become the 11th woman to be given the title by the magazine.
Scarlett Johansson won the accolade for the second time last year. Other previous honourees include Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Rihanna and Charlize Theron.
The Vicky Cristina Barcelona actress told the magazine that she had ‘an attraction to drama’ in her teens and 20s, but ‘could not be less interested now’.
Signed by an agent at age 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on TV and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón, jamón, to critical acclaim. Her subsequent roles include Open Your Eyes, The Hi-Lo Country, The Girl of Your Dreams and Woman on Top, Vanilla Sky, All the Pretty Horses, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and Blow. Penelope Cruz prefers to keep mum about her personal life as she declined to comment about her husband and kids.‘That is for us,’ she said.