Penelope Cruz celebrated the release of her new movie, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” by landing the cover of American Vogue’s June 2011 issue.

So many of you complained about the overuse of elephants in Reese Witherspoon’s May 2011 editorial, so you’ll be please to discover that there are no Pirate references in Pen’s editorial.

The Spanish actress sports a clean natural look. I had never noticed her cute freckles before.

We see her wearing nothing but white Dolce & Gabbana pieces throughout her editorial, which showcases her outstanding figure making it hard to believe that she had a baby late last year.

Penelope’s June issue of Vogue hits stores nationwide May 24.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On motherhood: “From the first second, you feel so much love. It is a revolutionary experience. That’s the best way I can describe it. It transforms you completely, in a second. Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment—when you see that face, you are transformed forever.”

On discovering she was pregnant whilst filming ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’: “I was pregnant and a pirate. It was a beautiful experience.”

On balancing motherhood and working: “Of course I will work, because we all need to work. But it’s very important to have time with my family.”