Penelope Cruz was left heartbroken by the sight of street children in Mexico City during a break from the set of her new movie BANDIDAS - because one of them couldn't even enjoy shopping with her.

The Spanish actress took three of the homeless urchins to lunch and she kitted out another five with new clothes and shoes.

She recalls, "One of the kids didn't want to try on the shoes because his socks were broken and smelling and he was embarrassed, and you see things like that and it breaks your heart."

24/05/2005 09:11