Salma Hayek

 

 

Salma Hayek

Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

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.

 

Movies

Four Rooms
TV Dancing Girl
From Dusk Till Dawn
Santanico Pandemonium
Lonely Hearts
Martha Beck
Frida
Frida Kahlo
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Carolina
Dogma
Serendipity
Ask the Dust
Camilla Lopez
Fools Rush In
Isabel Fuentes
Bandidas
Sara Sandoval
After the Sunset
Lola Cirillo
54
Anita Randazzo
Chain of Fools
Kolko
In the Time of the Butterflies
Minerva
Desperado
Carolina
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Madame Truska
Wild Wild West
Rita Escobar
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Cesca Giggles
The Faculty
Nurse Rosa Harper
Breaking Up
Monica
Roadracers
Donna
La gran vida
Lola
Timecode
Rose
Grown Ups
Roxanne Chase-Feder
El Callejón de los Milagros
Alma
Fled
Cora
Get Bruce!
Herself
Savages
Elena
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
Cutlass Liz (voice)
La chispa de la vida
Luisa
Here Comes the Boom
Bella Flores
Americano
'Lola'
El coronel no tiene quien le escriba
Julia
Grown Ups 2
Roxanne Chase-Feder
The Velocity of Gary
Mary Carmen
The Hunchback
Esmeralda
$ellebrity
Herself
Everly
Everly
Sausage Party
Teresa Taco (voice)
Hotel
Charlee Boux
The Prophet
Kamila (voice)
Mi Vida Loca
Gata
Il racconto dei racconti
Queen of Longtrellis
Fair Game
Rita
Septembers of Shiraz
Farnez
Some Kind of Beautiful
Olivia
Muppets Most Wanted
Herself
Home
Narrator (voice)
Drunk Parents
No character defined
Savages: The Interrogations
Elena
Across the Universe
Singing Nurse
Traffic
Rosario
Puss in Boots
Kitty Softpaws (voice)
Beatriz at Dinner
Beatriz
How to Be a Latin Lover
Sara
Welcome to Hollywood
Salma Hayek
The Hitman's Bodyguard
Sonia Kincaid
Girl Rising
Narrator - Peru (voice)
¿Quién diablos es Juliette?
Herself
The Hummingbird Project
Eva Torres
Rebel Highway
No character defined

Tv

The View
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The Sinbad Show
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Late Night with Conan O'Brien
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30 Rock
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Ugly Betty
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The Academy Awards
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GMTV
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Inside the Actors Studio
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
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Punk'd
Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
No character defined
Celebrities Uncensored
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Jack's Place
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Saturday Night Live
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Wetten, dass..?
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The Academy Awards
Salma Hayek
Chelsea
Herself
The Graham Norton Show
Herself