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Penelope Cruz was named Esquire Magazine's 'Sexiest Woman Alive' on Monday, October 13, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Nico/Esquire)

Penelope Cruz was named Esquire Magazine's 'Sexiest Woman Alive' on Monday, October 13, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Nico/Esquire)

Penelope Cruz was named Esquire Magazine's 'Sexiest Woman Alive' on Monday, October 13, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Nico/Esquire)

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses during the photo call to promote her film "Venuto al Mondo", at the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian northern Spain, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Penelope Cruz appears backstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Penelope Cruz, left, and Robert De Niro appear backstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Penelope Cruz attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Penelope Cruz is seen backstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Spanish actor Javier Bardem and Spanish actress Penelope Cruz pose for photographers, during the UK Photocall of ‘The Counselor’ at the Dorchester Hotel, on Saturday Oct. 5, 2013, in London. (Photo by Nathalie Bauer/Invision/AP Images)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz arrives on the blue carpet for the UK Premiere of The Counselor, at a central London cinema, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses for photographers as she arrives to the Campari party in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Penelope Cruz was the model for the Campari 2013 calendar, realized by fashion photographer Kristian Schuller. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Actress Penelope Cruz, right, and director Sergio Castellitto pose during a photo call of the movie "Twice Born" (Venuto al Mondo), in Rome, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2012 photo, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz waves to photographers as she poses on the red carpet for the premiere of the movie "Twice Born" ("Venuto al mondo") in Rome. The film releases in the US on Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca, File)
Actress Penelope Cruz poses during a photo call for the movie "Twice Born" (Venuto al Mondo), by Italian director Sergio Castellitto, in Rome, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz waves to fans as she poses during the photo call to promote her film ''Venuto al Mondo'', at the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian northern Spain, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, center, arrives to promote her film ''Venuto al Mondo'', at the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian northern Spain, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Penelope Cruz, a cast member in the film "Twice Born," makes a point during a news conference for the film at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
This image released by Starpix shows actress Penelope Cruz at the New York screening of Baldwin's film, "To Rome With Love," sponsored by The Cinema Society with The Hollywood Reporter, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. The Sony Pictures Classics film, written and directed by Woody Allen, also stars Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg and Greta Gerwig. (AP Photo/Starpix, Marion Curtis)
This image released by Starpix shows actor Alec Baldwin and his fiancee Hilaria Thomas at the New York screening of Baldwin's film, "To Rome With Love," sponsored by The Cinema Society with The Hollywood Reporter, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. The Sony Pictures Classics film, written and directed by Woody Allen, also stars Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg and Greta Gerwig. (AP Photo/Starpix, Marion Curtis)
Actress Penelope Cruz, left, writer and director Woody Allen and actress Greta Gerwig attend a special screening of "To Rome With Love" hosted by The Cinema Society with The Hollywood Reporter & Piaget at the Paris Theatre on Wednesday June 20, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Penelope Cruz attends a press conference for the film "To Rome With Love" on Tuesday June 19, 2012, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Penelope Cruz attends the premiere of "To Rome With Love" at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE on Thursday June 14, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
Actress Penelope Cruz poses on the red carpet of the movie "To Rome with Love", in Rome, Friday, April 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Actress Penelope Cruz poses on the red carpet of the movie "To Rome with Love", in Rome, Friday, April 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Penelope Cruz, left, and Owen Wilson walk offstage after presenting an award at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Penelope Cruz arrives before the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Actress Penelope Cruz arrives for the BAFTA Film Awards 2012, at The Royal Opera House in London, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Actress Penelope Cruz arrives for the BAFTA Film Awards 2012, at The Royal Opera House in London, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses during the opening of 29° Torino Film Festival in Turin, Italy, Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)
This photo released by Entertainment One Films US shows, Emile Hirsch, left, as Diego, and Penelope Cruz, as Gemma, in the film, "Twice Born." (AP Photo/Copyright Entertainment One Films US)
This photo released by Entertainment One Films US shows, Penelope Cruz, as Gemma, in a scene from the film, "Twice Born." (AP Photo/Copyright Entertainment One Films US)
Oscar winning Spanish actress Penelope Cruz act during the filming at the rain scene of her latest movie "Venuto al mondo" (Into the world) in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
Actors Sergio Castellitto, right, and Penelope Cruz pose during a photo call on the eve of the 6th edition of the Rome International Film Festival in Rome, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
This photo released by Entertainment One Films US shows, Penelope Cruz, as Gemma, in a scene from the film, "Twice Born." (AP Photo/Copyright Entertainment One Films US)
US Director Woody Allen, left, and Spanish actress Penelope Cruz are seen in central Rome, Monday, July 11, 2011, on the first day of the shooting of Woody Allen's latest movie "The Bop Decameron". Cruz will act in the comedy that will also feature among others Roberto Benigni, Jesse Eisenbergh, Ellen Page and Judy Davis. (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is seen on the set in central Rome, Monday, July 11, 2011, on the first day of the shooting of Woody Allen's latest movie "The Bop Decameron". Cruz will act in the comedy that will also feature among others Roberto Benigni, Jesse Eisenbergh, Ellen Page and Judy Davis. (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses during a photocall on the red carpet for the German premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, in southern Germany, on Monday, May 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Actress Penelope Cruz poses as she arrives for the screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Actress Penelope Cruz poses during a photo call for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Actress Penelope Cruz arrives for the screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Actress Penelope Cruz arrives for the screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
Actors Johnny Depp, left, and Penelope Cruz pose during a photo call for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Actors Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz pose during a photo call for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Actress Penelope Cruz poses during a photo call for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz arrives at the UK Premier of the film 'Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides ' in London, Thursday, May 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz arrives at the UK Premier of the film 'Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides ' in London, Thursday, May, 12, 2011.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Actress Penelope Cruz pose for photographers before the Russian premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" in Moscow, Wednesday, May 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Actress Penelope Cruz walks to sign a book for a fan before Russian premiere of Walt Disney title "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", in Moscow. Russia, on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Actress Penelope Cruz and fashion designer Oscar De La Renta arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibition, Monday, May 2, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, April 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Actor Javier Bardem, left, and Penelope Cruz arrive before the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Silvia Lopez Castro, left, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem watch the Los Angeles Lakers play in their NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Actresses Penelope Cruz, left, and Sigourney Weaver arrive at the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday, March 7, 2010, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
Penelope Cruz arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday, March 7, 2010, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Penelope Cruz rehearses on stage prior to the 82nd Academy Awards Saturday, March 6, 2010, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz prepares to give a Goaya award to Raul Arevalo, unseen, for best supporting actor in the film" Gordos", during the Goya 2010 film awards in Madrid, Sunday Feb. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Penelope Cruz arrives at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Penelope Cruz arrives at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses on the red carpet at the premiere of the movie "Nine" in Rome, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
From left, French actress Marion Cotillard, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz and Italian actress Sophia Loren attend a photo call to present their movie "Nine", in Rome, Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Penelope Cruz attends the premiere of "Nine" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Penelope Cruz attends the premiere of "Nine" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Cast members Penelope Cruz, left, Nicole Kidman, center, and Fergie pose together at a screening of "Nine" in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Cast members Penelope Cruz, right, and Fergie pose together at a screening of "Nine" in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2009 file photo, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses for the photographers prior to the world premiere of "Nine" in central London. Cruz was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in the film, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. The Golden Globe awards will be held Jan. 17 in Beverly Hills, Calif.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz arrives for the world premiere of her latrest film 'Nine' in central London,Thursday Dec. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Penelope Cruz attends a screening of "Broken Embraces" hosted by The Cinema Society and Calvin Klein Collection, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses in front of the Trevi fountain during a photo call for the presentation of the movie "Broken Embraces", in Rome, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Actress Penelope Cruz attends a special screening of 'Broken Embraces' (Los abrazos rotos) at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 in Toronto. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz arrives for the German premiere of the movie "Los abrazos rotos", "Broken embraces", in Berlin, Germany, on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
Die spanische Schauspielerin Penelope Cruz, rechts, und der spanische Regisseur Pedro Almodovar stellen am Montag, 3. August 2009 in Berlin ihren neuen Film "Zerrissene Umarmungen" vor. (AP Photo/Maya Hitij)----Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, right, and Spanish director Pedro Almodovar promote their latest movie 'Broken embraces' in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Aug. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Maya Hitij)
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, left, and Spanish actress Penelope Cruz arrive for the screening of the film 'Los Abrazos Rotos' (Broken Embraces) during the 62nd International film festival in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz departs after the screening of the film 'Los Abrazos Rotos' (Broken Embraces) during the 62nd International film festival in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz attends a photo call for the film 'Los Abrazos Rotos' (Broken Embraces) during the 62nd International film festival in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Actress Penelope Cruz, right, and director Pedro Almodovar, left, pose during a photocall for the premier of their new movie "Los Abrazos Rotos" (Broken Embraces) in Madrid, on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
**EMBARGOED AT THE REQUEST OF THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS & SCIENCES FOR USE UPON CONCLUSION OF THE ACADEMY AWARDS TELECAST** Spanish actress Penelope Cruz accepts the Oscar for best supporting actress for her work in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" during the 81st Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 15: Penelope Cruz is seen on the set filming of 'Ma Ma' in the last day of filming on July 15, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses during the presentation of the film 'Ma Ma' directed by Julio Medem on July 8, 2014 on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife. AFP PHOTO / DESIREE MARTIN (Photo credit should read DESIREE MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Penelope Cruz during 2003 Cannes Film Festival - 'Fanfan La Tulipe' - Opening Night Premiere at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
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By CHELSEA HUANG

She's a Spanish siren!

Penelope Cruz was named Esquire Magazine 'Sexiest Woman Alive' on Monday and the stunning star can just add this to her growing list of accolades.

As the 11th woman to be honored, the 40-year-old actress shares the distinction with Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Rihanna, Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson, and more A-list actresses.

In her interview with Esquire, the notoriously private star refused to open about her personal life, telling Esquire that her marriage to actor Javier Bardem "is for us" and her two children with him remained off-limits for questions.

Instead, the beauty intently stated that she "doesn't feel like the sexiest woman alive, she says-she feels like a mother who doesn't get enough sleep; Bardem is filming in South Africa, and she is anxious to return to her children-but given the role, she will play it."

The "Jámon, Jámon" star also revealed that the most attractive, charming, cool, fun, interesting thing" to her now is "a plan."

Despite the undeniable attention she invites, Cruz remains elusive and mysterious, which perhaps, is one of her sexiest qualities.


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