Salma Hayek



Actor Date of Birth: September 2, 1966


Actress Salma Hayek is one of the most notable figures of Mexican descent in Hollywood today. She is most famous for her work in the 2002 film Frida, for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award. In 2001 she received Glamour magazine's Woman of the Year Award, and then in 2005, Time Magazine's "25 Most Influental Hispanics" award. Salma comes from a prominent Veracruz family of Spanish and Lebanese descent. She was raised Roman Catholic, and at a 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 a Mexican hero, 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 cast Salma in his 1995 film Desperado, which she starred in with actor Antonio Banderas. The film was a major success and Salma was even nominated for Best Supporting Actress. This kickstarted 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.



Place of Birth: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico




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A Closer Look: Salma Hayek, I'm sorry
A Closer Look: Salma Hayek, I'm sorry

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Harvey Weinstein 'Does Not Recall' Pressuring Salma Hayek to Do a Gratuitous Sex Scene in Frida
Harvey Weinstein 'Does Not Recall' Pressuring Salma Hayek to Do a Gratuitous Sex Scene in Frida

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In an emotional New York Times op ed published Wednesday, the 51-year-old actress detailed her experiences with Weinstein through the course of the making of the 2002 Miramax Frida Kahlo biopic Frida — claiming, among other things, that he had once...

Jessica Chastain Praises Salma Hayek for Speaking Out Against Harvey Weinstein
Jessica Chastain Praises Salma Hayek for Speaking Out Against Harvey Weinstein

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After retweeting the actress's op-ed in the New York Times, in which Hayek detailed alleged harassment by the producer, Chastain told Extra she found the piece to be “so moving.” She added, “It really goes to show its so important what is happening...

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Salma Hayek Debuts a Silver Lob on Instagram for The Hummingbird Project

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