Oscar winning actress Penelope Cruz has raised $333,000 for the Haiti earthquake victims, by selling designer dresses. Cruz and jewellery maker Chopard raised the sum by organising an auction for the Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organisation at the Cannes Film Festival, reported femalefirst.co.uk.
Other than Cruz, Hollywood stars Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Gisele Bundchen, Charlize Theron and Salma Hayek donated for the cause. Hayek raised $21,000 for her burgundy Gucci gown, the first from the Italian brand’s new couture range. Some other celebrities who gave outfits included Naomi Watts, Diana Kruger, Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The Jenkins-Penn charity was created by Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn, as a response to help Haiti in its recovery from two earthquakes in January that killed around 230,000 people and left about a million homeless.