Salma Hayek

Biography

Actress Salma Hayek is one of the most notable Mexican figures in Hollywood today. She is most famous for her work in the 2002 film Frida, where she was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award. In 2001 she received  Glamour magazine's  Woman of the Year Award, and then Time Magazine's "25 Most Influental Hispanics" award in 2005.

Salma comes from a prominent Veracruz family of Spanish and Lebanese descent.  She was raised Roman Catholic, and at  young age attended boarding school in the United States where she was diagnosed with dyslexia.  Salma later studied International Relations in Mexico City at the Universidad Iberomericanan. Her first name, Salma, is Arabic for "peace".

It wasn't until the age of 23 that Hayek began her acting career with a role in the successful Mexican TV series, Teresa.  She instantly became an Mexican hereo, and five years later starred in El Callejon de los Milagros, a film that  won more awards than any other in Mexican history.  At the age of 25 Salma moved to Los Angeles and started her Hollywood career.  Robert Rodriguez casted Salma in the in the 1995 film Desperado, where she co-starred with actor Antonio Banderas.  The film was major success and   Salma was even nominated for best supporting actress.  This kick-started her career and over the next decade she starred in over 25 films that include Frida (2002), Wild Wild West (1999), and Fools Rush In (1997).  Salma is married to French billionaire Francois Pinault and together the couple has one daughter, Valentina. In her personal life Salma is strongly involved with charitable organizations dealing with Women's rights advocacy.

Actress Salma Hayek is one of the most notable Mexican figures in Hollywood today. She is most famous for her work in the 2002 film Frida, where she was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award. In 2001 she received  Glamour magazine's  Woman of the Year Award, and then Time Magazine's "25 Most Influental Hispanics" award in 2005.

Salma comes from a prominent Veracruz family of Spanish and Lebanese descent.  She was raised Roman Catholic, and at  young age attended boarding school in the United States where she was diagnosed with dyslexia.  Salma later studied International Relations in Mexico City at the Universidad Iberomericanan. Her first name, Salma, is Arabic for "peace".

It wasn't until the age of 23 that Hayek began her acting career with a role in the successful Mexican TV series, Teresa.  She instantly became an Mexican hereo, and five years later starred in El Callejon de los Milagros, a film that  won more awards than any other in Mexican history.  At the age of 25 Salma moved to Los Angeles and started her Hollywood career.  Robert Rodriguez casted Salma in the in the 1995 film Desperado, where she co-starred with actor Antonio Banderas.  The film was major success and   Salma was even nominated for best supporting actress.  This kick-started her career and over the next decade she starred in over 25 films that include Frida (2002), Wild Wild West (1999), and Fools Rush In (1997).  Salma is married to French billionaire Francois Pinault and together the couple has one daughter, Valentina. In her personal life Salma is strongly involved with charitable organizations dealing with Women's rights advocacy.

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 70

Birthday 1966-09-02

Place of Birth Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Salma Hayek Pinault

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Hitman's Bodyguard
2016 Sausage Party as Teresa Taco (voice)
2015 Septembers of Shiraz as Farnez
2015 Tale of Tales as Queen of Longtrellis
2015 Everly as Everly
2014 Some Kind Of Beautiful as Olivia
2014 The Prophet as Kamila
2014 Muppets Most Wanted as Herself
2013 Grown Ups 2 as Roxanne Chase-Feder
2013 Girl Rising as Narrator
2013 $ellebrity as Herself
2012 Here Comes the Boom as Bella Flores
2012 Savages as Elena
2012 Savages: The Interrogations as Elena
2012 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! as Cutlass Liz (voice)
2011 As Luck Would Have It as Luisa
2011 Americano as 'Lola'
2011 Puss in Boots as Kitty Softpaws (voice)
2010 Grown Ups as Roxanne Chase-Feder
2009 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant as Madame Truska
2009 Home as Narrator (voice)
2007 Across the Universe as Singing Nurse
2006 30 Rock(6 episodes)
2006 Ugly Betty(7 episodes)
2006 Lonely Hearts as Martha Beck
2006 Ask the Dust as Camilla Lopez
2006 Bandidas as Sara Sandoval
2004 After the Sunset as Lola Cirillo
2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico as Carolina
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over as Cesca Giggles
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2003 Punk'd(1 episode) as Herself
2002 Frida as Frida Kahlo
2001 In the Time of the Butterflies as Minerva
2001 Hotel as Charlee Boux
2000 Traffic as Rosario
2000 Living It Up as Lola
2000 Chain of Fools as Kolko
2000 Timecode as Rose
1999 Dogma as Serendipity
1999 The Velocity of Gary as Mary Carmen
1999 Wild Wild West as Rita Escobar
1999 No One Writes to the Colonel as Julia
1999 Get Bruce! as Herself
1998 The Faculty as Nurse Rosa Harper
1998 54 as Anita Randazzo
1997 Breaking Up as Monica
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1997 The Hunchback as Esmeralda
1997 Fools Rush In as Isabel Fuentes
1996 Fled as Cora
1996 From Dusk Till Dawn as Santanico Pandemonium
1995 Four Rooms as TV Dancing Girl
1995 Fair Game as Rita
1995 Desperado as Carolina
1995 Midaq Alley as Alma
1994 Roadracers as Donna
1994 Mi Vida Loca as Gata
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1993 The Sinbad Show(26 episodes)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(4 episodes)
1993 GMTV(1 episode)
1992 Jack's Place(1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(4 episodes)
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(4 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Salma Hayek
1900 Drunk Parents

Production

2006 Ugly Betty(106 episodes) … Executive Producer
2002 Frida … Producer

Directing

2003 The Maldonado Miracle … Director

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