No lies about age: Penelope Cruz

Updated: Jul 26, 2010, 12:39 PM IST

London: Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is happy getting old and says she would never "lie" about her age.

"I never want to lie about my age. If I look around at the actresses I admire, they are all women who have not fought growing older, but embraced it - women like Sophia Loren or Audrey Hepburn," she said.

The actress doesn`t want to give into the pressure in Hollywood of having surgery to stay looking young and is inspired by her grandparents` attitude to old age, reports

"I was very close to both of my grandmothers growing up - they lived long into old age and they were always beautiful to me. They loved life and it showed in their faces. Of course my face will change as I get older, but that`s OK.

"It`s a good thing to be old, because that means you haven`t died yet right? And when I do get older, I want to have the grace to be proud of it, not to lie about it or try to fight it," she added.