Penelope Cruz was a self-declared nightmare for her boyfriends when she was a teenager, because she was intensely jealous.

The Spanish actress, ex-girlfriend of Tom Cruise, admits her raging jealously was so bad, she had to make a conscious decision to change.

She says, "I was going in that direction when I was like 16, 17 with my first boyfriend. I saw how much I was gonna suffer the rest of my life, being like that, and I took responsibility for it. I feel I'm much less jealous now.

"I would make myself suffer so much. I really saw this very self-destructive game, so I just changed it."

11/11/2004 09:13