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Salma Hayek

1966-09-02 Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Image of Salma Hayek


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.


Bliss Isabel 2021-02-05
Eternals Ajak 2021-10-28
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Sonia Kincaid 2021-08-18
Like a Boss Claire Luna 2020-01-09
The Roads Not Taken Dolores 2020-03-13
The Hummingbird Project Eva Torres 2019-03-15
Drunk Parents Nancy 2019-02-08
Beatriz at Dinner Beatriz 2017-06-09
La Folie Disneyland Paris : L'Anniversaire des 25 ans du Parc Salma Hayek 2017-04-19
The Hitman's Bodyguard Sonia Kincaid 2017-08-16
How to Be a Latin Lover Sara 2017-03-06
Sausage Party Teresa Taco (voice) 2016-07-11
Some Kind of Beautiful Olivia 2015-07-16
Septembers of Shiraz Farnez 2015-09-15
Il racconto dei racconti Queen of Longtrellis 2015-05-14
Everly Everly 2014-09-20
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Kamila (voice) 2014-09-06
Muppets Most Wanted Herself 2014-03-20
Girl Rising Narrator - Peru (voice) 2013-03-07
$ellebrity Self 2013-01-11
Grown Ups 2 Roxanne Chase-Feder 2013-07-11
Savages Elena 2012-07-06
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Cutlass Liz (voice) 2012-03-12
Here Comes the Boom Bella Flores 2012-10-11
La chispa de la vida Luisa 2011-11-30
Puss in Boots Kitty Softpaws (voice) 2011-10-28
Americano 'Lola' 2011-11-30
The Women of SNL Adriana (archive footage) 2010-11-01
Grown Ups Roxanne Chase-Feder 2010-06-24
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Madame Truska 2009-10-23
Home Narrator (voice) 2009-06-03
Across the Universe Singing Nurse 2007-09-14
Bandidas Sara Sandoval 2006-01-18
Lonely Hearts Martha Beck 2006-04-30
Ask the Dust Camilla Lopez 2006-02-02
After the Sunset Lola Cirillo 2004-11-12
Once Upon a Time in Mexico Carolina 2003-09-11
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Cesca Giggles 2003-07-25
Searching for Debra Winger Self 2002-07-13
Frida Frida Kahlo 2002-08-29
The Concert for New York City Self 2001-10-20
Hotel Charlee Boux 2001-01-01
In the Time of the Butterflies Minerva 2001-10-21
America: A Tribute to Heroes Herself 2001-09-21
Chain of Fools Kolko 2000-09-22
Timecode Rose 2000-03-22
Traffic Rosario (uncredited) 2000-03-23
La gran vida Lola 2000-10-11
Get Bruce! Herself 1999-01-01
Dogma Serendipity 1999-11-12
Forever Hollywood Herself 1999-01-01
Wild Wild West Rita Escobar 1999-06-29
El coronel no tiene quien le escriba Julia 1999-06-02
The Velocity of Gary Mary Carmen 1999-07-16
It's a Whole New West: The Making of 'Wild, Wild West' Self - Host 1999-06-29
Wild Wild West: Wardrobes of the West Herself 1999-11-30
Welcome to Hollywood Salma Hayek 1998-10-01
54 Anita Randazzo 1998-08-28
The Faculty Nurse Rosa Harper 1998-12-25
Full Tilt Boogie Herself 1997-09-09
Breaking Up Monica 1997-10-17
The Hunchback Esmeralda 1997-03-16
Sístole diástole Carmelita 1997-01-01
Fools Rush In Isabel Fuentes 1997-02-14
¿Quién diablos es Juliette? Herself 1997-09-05
Fled Cora 1996-07-19
From Dusk Till Dawn Santanico Pandemonium 1996-01-19
Desperado Carolina 1995-08-25
El Callejón de los Milagros Alma 1995-05-05
Fair Game Rita 1995-11-03
Four Rooms TV Dancing Girl 1995-12-09
Mi Vida Loca Gata 1994-06-08
Roadracers Donna 1994-07-22
Rebel Highway 1994-07-07
I Saved My Belly Dancer