‘The Lady in Red': 2013 Campari Calendar Starring Penelope Cruz

‘The Lady in Red': 2013 Campari Calendar Starring Penelope Cruz [Gallery]

The 2013 Campari calendar features Spanish actress Penelope Cruz defying various superstitions, such as black cats, broken mirrors and walking under ladders. Photo: Kristian Schuller/Campari

The glorious Spanish diva is the center subject of the 2013 Campari calendar amazingly shot by fashion Paris-based photographer Kristian Schuller (check out all the sizzling shots from the gallery above.)

Kristian comments on the shoot: “Campari has a history of creating powerful and visually-stunning imagery, both in its advertising campaigns and the Calendar.”

The photographer also mentioned: “My intention was to continue this story of success by pushing the boundaries even further which I feel we have achieved.

“It is magnificent to work with someone as talented as Penelope, who truly embodied the theme for the latest edition of the Calendar by bringing her flair and versatility to the set,” he added.

Penelope Cruz, one of the most beautiful actresses, appears in a red-hot calendar by alcohol brand Campari. She joins some fabulous women who have been on the pages of previous Campari calendars, including Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Milla Jovovich, and Olga Kurylenko.

The calendar consists of 13 vivid shots which present a femme fatale Penelope Cruz. “Kiss Superstition Goodbye” is the one of the Campari Calendar themes, in which the Spanish actress challenges various superstitions and poses with black cats, among broken mirrors and walks under ladders.

“The theme itself is intense, captivating and chic,” says Penelope Cruz.”I found the superstitious theme extremely intriguing and stimulating.”

It is also worth mentioning another theme that definitely comes across the whole calendar: “The Lady in Red.”

On the pages of the calendar Penelope shines in various stunning scarlet dresses from top fashion houses including Vivienne Westwood, Monique Lhuillier and Ferragamo, as well as jewellery by Chopard.

It was announced in July that Cruz was to become the 14th star face of the world famous calendar for 2013, as The Daily Mail writes. The Campari Calendar 2013, of which only 9,999 copies are printed, will not go on sale but will be distributed to friends of Campari internationally.

The promotion of the calendar has already begunin Milan, Italy, where Penelope drew all the attention in her oxblood coloured gown.

Spanish beauty was wearing her hear in a very elegant and classic side do, she had dark eye make-up and deep red coloured lips. The whole image looked finished with simple accessories: a pair of silver drop earrings and a wedding ring sparking on her finger.

In her interview with the Brisbane Times Penelope, who is married to the actor Javier Bardem, spoke about her new found family happiness and claimed that becoming a mother to one-year-old son Leo has made her life completely different.

“From the moment you have a child everything changes, everything. You look at the world in a completely different way through your child’s eyes. It’s everything you’ve heard about, but it’s so many other things as well.”

The stills from Penelope’s calendar were released on Wednesday and she stuns in each image. Every picture tells a story of a daring and beautiful woman ready to strike!