Latin actress Penelope Cruz amazed her family with her performance in action movie SAHARA, because it was the last thing they expected of her.

The sexy 30-year-old is not known for being physical in movies, and her own brother was convinced that she'd be "too clumsy" for the adventure film.

Cruz recalls, "When I signed up for Sahara, my brother was really surprised that I would be cast for something like that.

"He said, 'You're too clumsy. How are you going to do it?'

"Then when he saw it, he was like, 'Wow! I love that, that you can surprise someone in your family.'

"It has been a great experience and with Sahara it was the first time I'd done action adventure - I felt like INDIANA JONES!"

30/03/2005 17:47