Sexy actress PENELOPE CRUZ spends as little time as possible in Hollywood because she hates the fast-paced party lifestyle.

The Vanilla Sky beauty insists her connection to the famously hedonistic movie town is solely a professional one, and she moves far away from its bright lights as soon as she's finished work on a film.

Cruz - who moved from Spain to Hollywood to pursue international big screen recognition - says, "I don't really have a life there - I don't live there for much of the time.

"All I do there is go to work and then home and sometimes I go to a premiere, but the partying isn't my thing. I don't care for it. Mostly I just work and, if possible, I try to get together with my friends for dinner or drinks."

07/01/2005 14:21