Beauty Transformation: Penelope Cruz

The always-stunning Penelope Cruz appears on the May 2012 cover of Harper's Bazaar. Looking radiant and sexy, motherhood seems to be agreeing with the Spanish star. She has rarely had a beauty misstep, and a look back at her transformation proves this natural beauty is aging perfectly.

1. Penelope Cruz: Beauty Transformation: 1999

1999:

Before Penelope became a household name in the United States, she looked free-spirited with dark waves and minimal makeup except for a bold red lip at the premiere of Cookie's Fortune in Los Angeles.

2. Penelope Cruz: Beauty Transformation: 2000

2000:

At the first annual Latin Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, she added wispy bangs to her full brunette locks and stuck with a classic red lip.

3. Penelope Cruz: Beauty Transformation: 2001

2001:

Penelope earned her nickname 'Spanish Enchantress' at the 73rd Annual Academy Awards when she wore an off-the-shoulder black gown and a low bun with a few loose waves. 

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5. Penelope Cruz: Beauty Transformation: 2002

2002:

At The Sabera Foundation Press Conference in Beverly Hills, Penelope showcased a new sharp bob that grazed her shoulders. A bit of blush and a pale pink lip color matched her pink-and-cream striped suit perfectly.

6. Penelope Cruz: Beauty Transformation: 2003

2003:

She looked positively adorable at the Fan Fan La Tulipe photocall during the Cannes Film Festival with a bouncy bob and black rimmed eyes.

7. Penelope Cruz: Beauty Transformation: 2004

2004:

Penelope went French chic in a white beret, a confident smile and bold brows at the Non Ti Muovere premiere during the Cannes Film Festival.

8. Penelope Cruz: Beauty Transformation: 2005

2005:

She brought the glamour with dark retro waves, a smoky eye and matte red lips at the premiere of Chromophobia during the Cannes Film Festival.

9. Penelope Cruz: Beauty Transformation: 2006

2006:

When being honored at the AFI FEST in Hollywood, Penelope's bangs and pulled-back updo put the focus on her dark smoky eyes.

10. Penelope Cruz: Beauty Transformation: 2007

2007:

At the ELLE Style Awards in London, Penelope proved that simple, slicked back hair, a grey smoky eye and an eye-catching red lip are all a girl needs to stand out.

11. Penelope Cruz: Beauty Transformation: 2008

2008:

She lightened up with blonde highlights in her brunette layers and a nude lip at the 'Penelope & Monica Cruz for MNG' Summer 2008 Collection Photocall in Madrid.

12. Penelope Cruz: Beauty Transformation: 2009

2009:

Penelope looked pretty with her waves pulled back from her lightly-made-up face at a screening for Broken Embraces in New York City.

13. Penelope Cruz: Beauty Transformation: 2010

2010:

When arriving at the rainy 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Penelope looked fresh with bronze skin and a brown smoky eye.

14. Penelope Cruz: Beauty Transformation: 2011

2011:

Penelope mixed chic and cute when she added bangs to her flippy ponytail at the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premiere during the Cannes Film Festival.

15. Penelope Cruz: Beauty Transformation: 2012

2012:

Penelope graces the May 2012 cover of Harper's Bazaar, and the mother of little Leo looks amazing. The star emanates power and beauty with voluminous curls and one dark eye peeking out behind long bangs. Has she ever looked better?