Cruz`s sister to act as body double in Pirates franchise

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2010, 15:29 PM IST

London: Hollywood beauty Penelope Cruz`s sister has been roped in as her body double for certain scenes in the fourth `Pirates of the Caribbean` film in order to hide the pregnant star`s growing bump.

Actress Monica, who is three years younger than Cruz, has been drafted to stand in for the Spanish actress in full-length shots of `On Stranger Tides` to disguise the pregnancy.

While the 36-year-old actress will do close-ups above her bump, Monica will do the distance shots, reported Sun online.

The `Vicky Cristina Barcelona` star confirmed earlier that she is expecting a baby with husband Javier Bardem. The baby is due early next year.