Yikes! Penélope Cruz Mistaken for Salma Hayek in Oscars Backstage Instagram Photo

Actress was in attendance at the 86th Annual Academy Awards

By Lily Harrison Mar 03, 2014 8:07 PMTags
Penelope Cruz, OscarsJordan Strauss/Invision/AP

We wonder what Samuel L. Jackson has to say about this…

Penélope Cruz was mistaken for Salma Hayek during a backstage Oscars Instagram pic from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Cruz presented with Robert De Niro but the Academy wrote, "Hayek and De Niro prepping backstage" under the snapshot. Epic fail!

Users immediately began commenting, slamming the account for wrongfully identifying the brunette actress for her famous gal pal, shortly after the picture was posted.

And it didn't take long for the Academy to notice…the picture was subsequently taken down mere moments after it was originally published.


Hayek did not attend the 86th Annual Academy Awards last night, but Cruz looked like Hollywood royalty in a blush-colored gown by Giambattista Valli.

The mother of two accessorized her one-shouldered dress with a high chignon and Chopard diamond cluster earrings.

Later on in the night, the brunette stunner showed up at the Vanity Fair after-party in a different ensemble!

This time, she was seen dressed in a midnight blue H&M ruffled gown with her hair in a side-swept ponytail.

She looks fabulous in both outfits!

You may recall that the 39-year-old star was the first Spanish in history actress to receive an Oscar after she took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Vicky Christina Barcelona back in 2009.