Penelope Cruz and Campari Get Sassy Against Superstition

When you're Penelope Cruz, what's there to be afraid of? At least, that's the thought behind the 2013 Campari calendar, which stars the exotic beauty taking on a variety of well known superstitions. While stepping under ladders, posing with black cats, and smizing into shards of broken mirrors, Cruz emanates enviable loveliness. Kristian Schuller captured the actress in a variety of 13 different shots – continuing the theme – for the 2013 calendar, with appearances from designer gowns including Monique Lhuillier, Alaïa, Zac Posen, and Salvatore Ferragamo. “I found the superstitious theme extremely intriguing and stimulating,” said Cruz. “As an actress I am often challenged to portray the ‘unexplainable’ and this shoot was no different. We created a character who had to portray a strong, positive attitude, and really get to the heart of each superstition and dispel these myths by promoting confidence.” As she joins an esteemed cast of Campari calendar girls including Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba and Milla Jovovich, we're officially re-thinking those superstitious fears and the number 13.