Spanish screen siren Penelope Cruz is opening her own clothes shop in her native Madrid.

The GOTHIKA actress, 29, is venturing into the fashion industry by launching the boutique AMARCORD - named after one of Cruz's favourite films - in the chic Salamanca district of the capital.

While Cruz is busy working on her film career and spending time with longterm love Tom Cruise, her mother ENCARNA and sister Monica will oversee the running of the store.

Locals are predicting new Madrid resident Victoria Beckham will be among the first customers to splash out on Cruz's garments.

02/02/2004 13:31