Pennelope Manriquez Jimenez was born on July 26, 1978 in San Diego, California. She's of Mexican descent. Her family hails from Ensenada. Pennelope's father's family is Spanish and her mother's family is French. Jimenez lived for a while in Mexico City and resided in Garden Grove, California for three years. She went to both junior high and high school in Corona, California before eventually settling in Huntington Beach, California. In 2000, Pennelope appeared in the XFL "Cheerleader" TV commercial with "Playboy" playmate Karen McDougal and Rachel Sterling. McDougal encouraged Pennelope to try out for "Playboy". She was the "Playmate" of the Month in the March 2003 issue of the famous men's magazine. Jimenez not only was featured in a few "Playboy" videos, but also made guests appearances on episodes of the NBC TV series Spy TV and The Bold and the Beautiful. Moreover, Pennelope has a small part as a harem girl in The Scorpion King. In the wake of her Playmate stint, Jimenez has continues modeling in various catalogues, campaigns and TV commercials. She was Miss September in the 2005 "Playmates at Play at the Playboy Mansion" swimsuit calendar. In 2006, Pennelope was featured in numerous ads for Jose Cuervo. Pennelope currently lives in California.