Cruz happy at 30
09:30 01 May 2005
Penelope Cruz claims she's never been happier since turning 30
The stunning actress, who is currently dating handsome actor Matthew McConaughey, says reaching the milestone last year made her appreciate her life much more.
She said: "This is the best time in my life. There's such a long learning process in your twenties. I was 17 when I became an actress and I've been learning ever since.
"I'm not saying I'm really clever. If I lived to be 100 I'd still be able to learn, but I feel more mature now and I'm able to deal with all sorts of situations in many countries."
The Spanish beauty also says she enjoys being able to star in foreign films as well as Hollywood blockbusters.
She added: "I work in four different languages - Spanish, English, French and Italian - and I try to do the best I can in all of them. I feel very happy in my work. And I feel very happy in my life."
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