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Penelope Cruz Heats Up Red Carpet in Chanel Gown

Here is how the ageless beauty stays gorgeous and in shape

Penelope Cruz, 47, heated up the red carpet of the the 2021 The Museum Of Modern Art Film Benefit at The Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday night in New York City. The actress and mother-of-two radiated in a ravishing red Chanel gown, looking forever young. How does the Spanish actress manage to look half her age? Read on to see 7 ways Penelope Cruz stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Follows the Mediterranean Diet

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Penelope has been on the Mediterranean diet for years. "Spain is my country and Madrid is my city and I love living there,"she told The Daily Mirror. "My family and friends are all there so that's my place. I love Spanish food. My diet is the Mediterranean diet, which is good food. I eat well, but I try to eat healthy."


She Dances

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According to Penelope, her main method of staying in shape is dancing four hours a day. She told The Daily Mirror that she was trained as a ballerina, but was forced to choose between dance and acting as a career. "I love ballet and I love dancing and it's a little boring for me to go to the gym because I'm used to the dancing discipline – it's really hard but much more fun," she explained. 


She Does Bikram Yoga

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Penelope revealed to InStyle in 2017 that Bikram yoga "completely changed" her body. "You're drenched in sweat throughout the entire class. It's 90 minutes, but once you conquer 60, the last 30 gets easier," she explained. The practice is also energy boosting, she maintains. "I used to be sluggish, and now my level of energy is through the roof. It's like magic, but you have to earn that magic," she said. 


She Avoids Dairy, Sugar, and Gluten

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There are three rules that Penelope always follows. "I try to avoid dairy and sugar, and I can't eat gluten because I have a big intolerance," she told InStyle. "I eat lots of fruits, vegetables, and quality protein from free-range animals."


She Hydrates

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Penelope is big on hydration, telling InStyle that drinks "gallons of water," adding that hydration was previously not a priority of hers. 


She Avoids Vices

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Penelope maintains a healthy lifestyle, avoiding most vices. "I barely drink alcohol, and I quit smoking years ago," she said. "I don't miss that in my life."


She Relaxes

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When does Penelope feel most beautiful? "When I'm serene, relaxed, and present and I'm able to have gratitude for all that I have. That's when beauty can be there," she explained to InStyle. "Otherwise, it doesn't matter what my hair looks like or what makeup I put on."

Leah Groth
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