Penelope Cruz: Esquire's 'Sexiest Woman Alive'

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Oct. 2013 file photo of Spanish actress Penelope Cruz.Jon Furniss / AP

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Talented actress Penelope Cruz can add another notch to her fame. The Spanish beauty has been named Esquire's "sexiest woman alive."

The star of Spanish movies like "Volver" and English-language movies like Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" is the 11th woman to be given the title by the magazine. Esquire's previous honorees include Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Rihanna, Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson.

Cruz tells Esquire that she was attracted to drama in her teens and 20s but "could not be less interested now." She is married to Spanish actor Javier Bardem; they have two children. But she declined to talk about her family, saying "That is for us."

Cruz's upcoming movies include the Spanish-language film "Ma Ma" and "Grimsby," with Sacha Baron Cohen.

The November issue of Esquire will be on newsstands Oct. 21.


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--The Associated Press contributed to this report.