07/09/2014 10:44 EDT | Updated 07/09/2014 10:59 EDT

Penelope Cruz Looks Amazing Even With Wet Hair (PHOTOS)

Even when she's obviously rushing out the door to attend a red carpet event, Penelope Cruz looks better than most celebrities.

The "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" star stepped out at the "Ma Ma" press conference in Santa Cruz on Tuesday, looking as if she just got out of the shower.

Sporting wet hair, the 40-year-old mom posed as if she were rocking a glamorous hairdo and opted for comfy flared jeans and a sleeveless t-shirt.

Although she wasn't all dolled up in a fabulous gown, Pene looked striking thanks to her natural beauty and her confidence in front of photographers. (Let's face it, Cruz looks amazing no matter what she wears.)

But we kind of wish that "The Counselor" actress would have glammed it up just a bit; after all, her last major red carpet appearance was at the 2014 Oscars, where she wore a beautiful blush Giambattista Valli Couture gown.

Maybe Javier Bardem's other half was just taking a break from her mini-vacation in the Island Of Tenerife, where she's been spotting taking a dip in the ocean.

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