Cruz`s win at the 81st Annual Academy Awards makes her the second Spanish actress to win an Oscar. Many had predicted a win after the critically-acclaimed role in Woody Allen`s Vicky Cristina Barcelona - a story of two American women in Barcelona, Spain, who fall for a poet (Javier Bardem). And now, it`s reality.
Penelope Cruz plays the poet`s mentally-unstable wife!
In picture: Penelope Cruz kisses her Oscar.