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Born: 1974-04-28
Profession: Actress
Nation: Spanish
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Johnny Depp is so special that he is like a Martian. In fact, that's what I call him, Martian.

Tags: Fact, Him, Special

Maybe I'll make one movie a year, maybe two, but it's not going to be more than that because I have other priorities now.

Tags: Movie, Priorities, Year

My ambition is to be happy.

Tags: Ambition, Happy

My first fear was about the devil, when I was around fire, something I saw in a movie. I think it's about pain, in whichever form it comes.

Tags: Fear, Fire, Pain

There are so many designers that I love, and I'm so lucky that I get to work with so many of them and sometimes spend time with them.

Tags: Love, Time, Work

There is a part of your brain that has to stop when you're acting. You have to be in the moment and dare to fly. Words can't be on your mind.

Tags: Brain, Mind, Words

There's so much more I want to do. I refuse to get to 50 and wait at home for the phone to ring.

Tags: Home, Phone, Wait

When I read a script, I try not to judge the characters. I try to have an open mind and really see what it makes me feel.

Tags: Judge, Mind, Try

When I start a movie, the first day, I feel like a duck.

Tags: Duck, Movie, Start

When I was 16 or 17, when I started, I never even considered not doing a project. I just wanted to work.

Tags: Started, Wanted, Work

When I was 16, I got 'Jamon, Jamon.' Of course, I had to lie about my age. And I had to lie to my parents about the content of the script.

Tags: Age, Lie, Parents

You cannot live your life looking at yourself from someone else's point of view.

Tags: Life, Someone, Yourself

I am amazed about how everyone wants to know about my love life. They whisper to me, 'Tell me the truth? Is it true?' Who cares? Because we have this job, we are to say to everybody what we do, or with whom we sleep? It's a bit absurd, but that's why everybody lies so much.

Tags: Life, Love, Truth

All those cliches, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood - all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience.

Tags: Beautiful, Experience, True

Especially when you are advertising a product, I talk to the photographer and we create a character - it always gives you more freedom because it makes it less about yourself.

Tags: Character, Freedom, Yourself

Even if you were aware of children and felt compassion, when you have your own, it multiplies. It breaks your heart to know that there are so many children in the world suffering so much.

Tags: Children, Compassion, Heart

Ever since I was a little girl, I've worried too much. It always bothers me because sometimes you end up worrying more about the worry and you are not resolving things that are right there in front of you. I have been like that all my life, and it's hard to change.

Tags: Change, Girl, Life

For 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona,' for example, Woody Allen is one of the greatest American directors, and we really had a very good working relationship. We understand each other really well. He gave me one of the best opportunities somebody has ever given me in my career.

Tags: Best, Good, Greatest

I am a big fan of photography, more of being behind the camera - so when I get the opportunity to work with such great photographers, I always try and learn from their technique.

Tags: Great, Try, Work

I am living for every day and trying to have less fear, less worry. But I have always worried about everything; it's in my nature. It's the thing that makes me suffer the most.

Tags: Fear, Nature, Trying

I am someone who worries a lot. I'm always worrying 'what if?' Now I'm a mum - there will be worries for the rest of my life, but they're not about me anymore.

Tags: Life, Rest, Someone

I came to Los Angeles for the first time in 1994. I spoke no English. I only knew how to say two sentences: 'How are you?' and 'I want to work with Johnny Depp.'

Tags: Knew, Time, Work

I don't play comedy as comedy. That would be the biggest trap. I think about the characters and their situations. Then you don't have to worry where the laugh is going to be. But comedy is harder than drama.

Tags: Comedy, Laugh, Worry
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I learned English kind of late. I remember when I got my first opportunity to work in America, I didn't speak a lot of English, so I only really knew my lines for the movie I was doing.

Tags: America, Remember, Work

I love the Italian culture - it's a beautiful culture. I love the language, the Italian people, their music, their attitudes... I just love it! Sometimes I think I'm an Italian trapped in a Spanish woman's body.

Tags: Beautiful, Love, Music

I only drive in movies. I know that's very weird to hear for an American. I have a weird relationship with it. I know how to drive, but I never went to take the test.

Tags: American, Movies, Weird

I remember playing with some friends and being aware that I was acting as I was playing with them - I would think of a character and pretend to be someone else.

Tags: Character, Remember, Someone

I remember when I got my first opportunity to work in America, I didn't speak a lot of English, so I only really knew my lines for the movie I was doing.

Tags: America, Remember, Work

I try to look at the whole thing and say 'yes' to the projects that I cannot stop thinking about. If I read a script and the subject stays with me - then that's when I want to go to work.

Tags: Thinking, Try, Work

I used to dance for seventeen years -classical ballet, which was very disciplined. I like yoga and Pilates, but I don't have the discipline to go to the gym.

Tags: Dance, Discipline, Used

I want my son - and my kids, if I have more - to grow up in a way that is as anonymous as possible. The fact that his father and I have chosen to do the work that we do doesn't give anybody the right to invade our privacy.

Tags: Father, Give, Work

I want to be remembered as somebody that tried to respect her integrity as an artist and as a person. And I don't want to be in any box. I don't want to be one thing.

Tags: Her, Integrity, Respect

I'm strong and opinionated. Those qualities brought me a lot of problems since I was a little girl in school, saying 'I don't agree' and fighting with the children. It's part of my curiosity for life.

Tags: Life, School, Strong

In my everyday life, I just wear jeans, t-shirts and trainers - if I can go barefoot, that's even better. But for the events I have a stylist, and in two hours we have selected a whole outfit.

Tags: Everyday, Life, Whole

Sometimes you will do a close-up for a scene in the morning where you are totally distraught, then shoot the rest of that scene seven hours later. How do you hang on to that feeling all day without burning up, without going so far that you have nothing left to give when the cameras roll again?

Tags: Feeling, Give, Morning

The discipline that ballet requires is obsessive. And only the ones who dedicate their whole lives are able to make it. Your toenails fall off and you peel them away and then you're asked to dance again and keep smiling. I wanted to become a professional ballet dancer.

Tags: Away, Become, Dance

There's so much more I want to do. I refuse to get to 50 and wait at home for the phone to ring. In Spain, actresses work until they are old. That's my plan.

Tags: Home, Old, Work

Unfortunately, I am very aware of editing and I look at the monitor too much. Sometimes the monitor can become your worst enemy because you can, consciously or unconsciously, start editing yourself.

Tags: Enemy, Sometimes, Yourself

You can always keep learning with acting, because the school is life and yourself and your friends and your relationships. I'm fascinated by it! It's infinito!

Tags: Learning, Life, School

I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend', and now I am happy being single.

Tags: Happy, Life, Relationship

I don't know if I believe in marriage. I believe in family, love and children.

Tags: Family, Love, Marriage

The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks, and then to try to become a serious actress. No one will take you seriously once you are known as the pretty woman.

Tags: Career, Pretty, Woman

One thing that I am proud of: I am really capable of laughing at myself.

Tags: Capable, Laughing, Proud

The most important lesson I've learned in this business is how to say no. I have said no to a lot of temptations, and I am glad I did.

Tags: Business, Learned, Said

As a kid, I had a lot of energy; but the ballet lessons made me calm - this pleased my mother.

Tags: Calm, Energy, Mother

Awards are great, as you get to meet up with friends and colleagues from your industry - a sort of reunion.

Tags: Friends, Great, Meet

Calcutta is like another world. People there are very special and grateful.

Tags: Another, Grateful, Special

I always feel scared and insecure on a film set. I don't know any other way.

Tags: Film, Insecure, Scared

I came to New York to study ballet and English.

Tags: English, Study, York

I can cook a little bit. I can cook a few Spanish dishes. But, in movies, it looks like I cook much better than I cook.

Tags: Few, Looks, Movies

I don't know why, but women in a hair salon share their deepest secrets.

Tags: Hair, Why, Women

I have a little bit of an addiction to work. So I'm always hiding in the bathroom with my Blackberry to work when I'm on holiday.

Tags: Addiction, Holiday, Work

I have a strong personality, and I say what I think.

Tags: Strong

I have had a very singular kind of life since I started working so young, so I am very used to traveling, working, taking time for myself.

Tags: Life, Time, Working

I like roles that people don't recognize me in.

Tags: Recognize, Roles

I love New York, but being there the whole year, it gets a little crazy with the speed and rhythm of things.

Tags: Crazy, Love, Whole

I really like the Caribbean. Anyplace in the Caribbean. I get there, and I feel like a monkey - the perfect state.

Tags: Monkey, Perfect, State

I want to have babies one day but not right now. When I do it I want to do it really well. I want it to be my best project in life.

Tags: Best, Life, Project

I was 11 when I first said I wanted to become an actress, and everyone looked at me as if I had said I wanted to go to the moon.

Tags: Become, Said, Wanted

I was very superstitious when I was a teenager, and I had to fight against that because it made me feel anxious.

Tags: Against, Fight, Teenager

I won't go to places where you're going to find more attention. I go to the opposite.

Tags: Attention, Places, Won

I've worked myself to exhaustion before. I was so young, and I thought I could do everything; it was just too much for my body and my mind.

Tags: Mind, Thought, Young

In Spain, actresses work until they are old. That's my plan.

Tags: Old, Until, Work

It's great working with my sister, because we are very close as a family - my brother, my sister and myself. We have a great relationship.

Tags: Family, Great, Working