Spanish actress and model Penelope Cruz has been dubbed 2014’s “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire magazine.
Cruz is the 11th woman to win the title, joining the likes of Angelina Jolie, Rihanna, Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson.
The 40-year-old actress gave insight into her career during her interview with the magazine.
“I’ve made it hard for me sometimes, especially in my teens and twenties," Cruz told Esquire, as quoted by the Huffington Post.
“I had an attraction to drama. Most of us have that, especially if you are an artist - you feel like you are tempted to explore the darkness. I could not be less interested now.”
Esquire, a U.S.-based men’s magazine, ran a cover photo of Cruz in a black swim suit.