Penelope Cruz has slammed accusations she caused Tom Cruise and NICOLE KIDMAN's marriage to collapse.

Penelope has been dating the Hollywood star since wrapping their movie Vanilla Sky three years ago - the same time he split with sexy Nicole - and reports have always hinted Cruz caused the rift.

And although she is keen to avoid enquiries into how her romance with Cruise blossomed, the sexy star fiercely denies they got together on the set of the 2001 Cameron Crowe movie.

She says, "I've been accused of a lot of things regarding the men I've worked with. But the fact is that no relationship ever took place during the making of the film. We weren't together at that point in any other way. It was just work. It may have looked like that. But no."

The 29-year-old star has previously been linked to a series of her movie co-stars including Matt Damon and Nicolas Cage, who she worked with on ALL THE PRETTY HORSES and CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN respectively.

22/01/2004 21:28