Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is pregnant with her second child, her publicist confirmed to Efe on Tuesday.

Leonardo, the first child of Cruz, 38, and 43-year-old husband Javier Bardem, another Spanish big-screen star, was born in January 2011 at the Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

The pair of Oscar-winning performers married in July 2010 in The Bahamas.

Cruz, who was nominated for a Goya - Spain's equivalent of the Oscar - for her performance in "Volver a nacer," will not be able to attend Sunday's gala in Madrid due to a scheduling conflict, publicist Javier Giner told Efe.

The actress is in the United States as a result of her work, he said.

Monica Cruz, the actress's younger sister, announced her own pregnancy by artificial insemination earlier this year. EFE