The Vanilla Sky actress won over her doubters with her strength of mind and conviction - qualities which she credits with making her transition from European cinema to Hollywood a success.
Cruz, 30, says, "I'm not a delicate flower. I was raised to be tough and independent. I've had to be to have any success in acting. It can rip you apart if you aren't.
"When I went to America to work, I didn't speak any English, but I learned the language and eventually stayed. I don't think you could do such things if you were frail."23/03/2005 17:10