Spanish siren Penelope Cruz has embarked on a mission to win back the heart of former flame TOM CRUISE - by putting in a series of emotional phone calls to him.

The Vanilla Sky co-stars stunned Hollywood when they announced their January (04) split in March (04) but friends say the stunning SAHARA beauty isn't willing to give up on the relationship yet.

And in a bid to keep their love alive, Cruz has been in constant phone contact with her Minority Report ex - with a view to rekindling their romance soon.

A source says, "Penelope and Tom will always remain firm friends.

"But right now she's very guarded about her feelings for him. They're in contact with one another regularly by phone and Penelope hopes to fly out to see him in Los Angeles later this month.

"They will always be there for each other."

19/05/2004 00:06