Channeling: Penélope Cruz
Big Break: Pedro Almodóvar’s "Talk to Her," in which she plays a comatose victim of a car accident.
Extra Credits: Over the past 10 years, the 27-year-old has made 14 films, three TV series and earned one nomination for a Goya (a Spanish Oscar) for her performance in the film "A Mi Madre Le Gustan Las Mujeres" (2002).
Roots: Mom is English, Dad was Spanish. Calls Madrid home.
Nudity Clause: Unnecessary. The uninhibited actress bared everything in the Spanish erotic thriller "Sound of the Sea" (2001). "I’m hired for my body, my voice, my emotions —it’s a whole, and I can’t break it down to ‘you can have one piece but not the other.’"
Sound Byte: "Actors don’t have to be interesting."
Up Next: Tests her bilingual skills in the Canadian flick "My Life Without Me," opposite Sarah Polley.
Channeling: Drew Barrymore
Claim to Fame: Played identical twin sisters separated at birth in "The Parent Trap" (1998).
Multitalented: Dabbles in pop rock. Inked a five-album production deal with Emilio Estefan last year, will release her single "Ultimate" on the "Freaky Friday" soundtrack.
Fashion?: Teen chic — Marc by Marc Jacobs, Paper Denim jeans, Juicy sweats and sneakers.
Roots: Mom was a Rockette; Dad was a Wall Street trader who sold the family’s pasta business for millions and now develops film projects.
Favorite Carb: Penne à la vodka.
School Ties: 11th grader on Long Island, but just switched to home school. "I’m just a normal 16-year-old. I don’t want to consider myself any different, so I don’t talk about it when I’m around my friends."