Star of the big screen and favorite of fashion designers, Penelope Cruz also has a hidden talent: she knows how to cut hair. The Spanish actress says that when she was young, her mother, a hairdresser, taught her how to cut her hair. Cruz told the UK’s InStyle magazine, “My mother is a hairdresser and owned a salon. It was so much fun. I learned how to cut, color and do blow-dries.”
Cruz and husband Javier Bardem will be dressing up for the Academy Awards in March, since Bardem was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar. Cruz says she takes an hour and a half to get ready for red carpet events, during which time she studies scripts on her Blackberry to avoid staring at herself in the mirror the whole time. Cruz and Bardem welcomed their first child, a boy, last month in Los Angeles.