Penelope Cruz combines sophistication and smoldering sexuaity like few actresses in Hollywood. She shows off her natural exotic beauty in the November issue of Vogue Spain, evoking visages of ’60s sex siren Sophia Loren.

The 38-year-old actress wears dresses from Armani Prive’s fall collection as she poses for photographer Tom Munro. The black-and-white photo spread oozes hot-blooded lust.

Cruz is one of those actresses who segue easily between film and fashion. She’s repped for such brands as Mango, Ralph Lauren and L’Oréal. She also joined Julia Roberts and Kate Winslet as a spokesmodel for Lancôme.

Penelope Cruz Channels Sophia Loren

She recently teamed up with sister Monica to produce a new, lower priced line for London-based lingerie brand Agent Provocateur. ‘L’Agent’ will go on sale in August 2013, according to reports.

In her film career she’s shown just as much versatility. She won special recognition for her role in 2006’s “Volver,” a Spanish drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, whom she’s known for more than 20 years. And, she won the Academy Award for best supporting actress in the 2008 film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” a comedy-drama written and directed by Woody Allen.

Cruz also provided the sexy sizzle opposite Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” replacing Keira Knightley as the film’s eye candy.

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