Penelope Cruz was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, April 1, during a ceremony attended by her husband Javier Bardem and co-star Johnny Depp.
"Let me tell you something about the man with the hat," the 36-year-old Spanish actress told the crowd, referring to Depp. "I came to Los Angeles for the first time in 1994. I spoke no English. I knew how to say two things, two sentences. One was, 'How are you?' 'The other one was, 'I want to work with Johnny Depp.'"
Cruz recently filmed the fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" film, "On Stranger Tides," which is set for release on May 20. She plays Anjelica, love interest of Depp's character, Captain Jack Sparrow. The two also starred together in the movie "Blow" in 2001.
"It is on the far side of an honor to occupy the same space with her as many times as I have," Depp said. "A long time ago, well relatively a long time ago, we did 'Blow' together. You know, the film. You know what I mean."
Cruz wore a mauve lace dress by L'Wren Scott to the ceremony and thanked her parents, her brother and sister, and her husband and their new baby son, who is their first child and who was born in January.
She and Bardem, 42, married in the Bahamas in early July 2010 after dating since at least 2007. The two met while filming the Spanish movie "Jamon, Jamon" in 1992.
Cruz won an Oscar for her performance in the 2008 movie "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and was nominated for two Academy Awards for her roles in"Volver" and "Nine." She is also known for movies such as "Vanilla Sky" and "Sahara."