SPANISH beauty Penelope Cruz has been photographed to raise awareness of AIDS.

The pregnant star is to appear on the front cover of Vogue as a face of the RED campaign.

Spearheaded by Bono and Bobby Shriver it was created to fight AIDS in Africa.

The actress agreed to be photographed by the renowned German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh under the one condition; that the advanced stage of her pregnancy was not shown.

Cruz explained that she got involved with the project to “help us remember the suffering that millions of people live with.”

Other Spanish stars involved include Real Madrid goalie Iker Casillas, actor Antonio Banderas, filmmaker Pedro Almodovar and Ronda bullfighter Cayetano Rivera.