Penelope Cruz’s lookalike sister Monica, 46, is the spitting image of the actress as she dons a sequined thigh-skimming miniskirt at the Canneseries International Festival
Penelope Cruz’s sister Monica was the spitting image of the star when she attended the Un Dos Tres Nouvelle Generation photocall in Cannes on Saturday.
The Spanish actress, 46, put on a leggy display in a sequined silver miniskirt and a funky black collared top as she posed for snaps at the event at the Canneseries International Festival.
Monica paired her look with striking gold metallic platform heels as she posed alongside her co-stars Miguel Angel Munoz and Beatriz Luengo.
The series focuses on Roberto, who returns to Spain after a trip to the United States, with the idea of performing a great musical and bringing together the school’s old talents with new ones, to shine as before.
Monica enjoyed a day off from parenting duties for her daughter Antonella, nine.
Stylish! Penelope Cruz’s sister Monica was the star’s spitting image when she attended the Un Dos Tres Nouvelle Generation photocall at the Canneseries International Festival
Twins! The actress (left) and her Oscar-winning sibling (right) have long been notable for their resemblance
The star made the decision to have a child on her own and welcomed her child through an anonymous sperm donor.
It was a decision five years in the making, and she told The Mail On Sunday in 2014: ‘It wasn’t a decision I made on a whim.
“But once I thought about it – and researched it – I knew it had to be done. Being a mother was too important to me to risk running out of time.”
Meanwhile, her sister Penelope shares two children with husband Javier Bardem – son Leo, born in 2011, and daughter Luna, born in 2013.
“I don’t think this makes me brave,” Monica added. Why is it braver to be a single mom than to be with a partner?
“Being a couple and having a child can be more challenging because there can be conflicts.
“If the male partner cannot understand the extreme attachment a woman feels when she has a child.”
It comes on the heels of news that Scarlett Johansson and Penelope may be working together again.
Skyscraper heels: Monica paired her look with striking gold metallic platform heels
Signature makeup: She wore winged eyeliner, a look her sister also wears
Daring! Monica paired her look with striking gold metallic platform heels as she posed alongside her co-stars Miguel Angel Munoz and Beatriz Luengo
Tricky: Monica needed a helping hand as she walked along the wooden path on the beach
Good genes! The actresses bear a striking resemblance to each other (Penelope on the left, Monica on the right in 2016)
The actresses memorably kissed in Woody Allen’s 2008 love triangle story Vicky Cristina Barcelona with Javier Bardem.
Now Johansson — who was on SNL last week — and Cruz are in talks to team up with Michael Fassbender and Owen Wilson in a Netflix movie from director Nancy Meyers.
The big budget movie is currently called Paris Paramount.
It tells the story of an above-the-line movie duo who are reluctantly reunited on set after falling in and out of love for each other.
Meyers is directing from her own script and also serves as the film’s producer.