Hollywood beauty Penelope Cruz launched into a vicious argument with her personal assistant in plain view of the general public recently.

The 29-year-old ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER star castigated her hapless helper for several minutes in the middle of a Hollywood car park.

One stunned onlooker tells Britain's DAILY MIRROR newspaper, "She was pointing and yelling. She was really mad.

"It was in full view of everyone and shoppers couldn't believe what they were seeing or hearing.

"Her assistant just stood there trying to calm her down but she wasn't having any of it. It seemed to make Penelope even madder."

11/07/2003 13:28