Penelope Cruz is ravishing in red for the 2013 Campari Calendar, a vanity publication with a limited print run that goes to the brand’s best customers around the world.

Fortunately, Campari was generous enough to share photos of the 38-year-old actress, who looked hot blooded in the blood-red gowns featured in the calendar.

She joins Milla Jovovich, Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes and Olga Kurylenko, all of whom have posed for previous calendars for the bitter Italian aperitif. The drink is dark red in color, which explains the ensembles that Cruz wore.

Penelope Cruz Hot ‘n Spicy in Red

The calendar’s theme this year is “Kiss Superstition Goodbye.” Penelope posed for photographer Kristian Schuller in various scenes depicting actions that are thought to bring on bad luck.

“I found the superstitious theme extremely intriguing and stimulating,” Penelope said in a statement. “As an actress I am often challenged to portray the ‘unexplainable’ and this shoot was no different.

“We created a character who had to convey a strong, positive attitude, and really get to the heart of each superstition and dispel these myths by promoting confidence. I hope people enjoy the photos as much as we have enjoyed creating them,” she explained.

Obviously her luck couldn’t be better.

The actress is happily married to Javier Bardem. They have a son, Leo, who is now a year old.

“It’s everything you’ve heard about, but it’s so many other things as well,” she said in a recent interview. “From the moment you have a child everything changes, everything. You look at the world in a completely different way through your child’s eyes.