A mid-air brush with death changed Penelope Cruz' life and taught the actress to seize the day. The actress and pals Salma Hayek and Daya Fernandez were en route to the set of movie Bandidas in 2004 when their plane suddenly dropped 15,000 feet (4,572 meters). Cruz says of the experience, "It was to do with daring. I thought, have I, through insecurity, not said the things I meant to say, not done the things I meant to do? That was incredibly important to me and has changed my life."