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Salma Hayek

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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Sep 2, 1966 In Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Drunk Parents
Latest Project:
Movie El otro guardaespaldas 2017-08-16
Known For
Poster of Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Poster of Timecode
Poster of Dogma
Poster of The Sinbad Show
Movie Drunk Parents 2019
Movie El otro guardaespaldas Sonia Kincaid 2017-08-16
Movie Cómo ser un latin lover Sara 2017-04-28
Movie Beatriz at Dinner Beatriz 2017-06-09
Movie La fiesta de las salchichas Teresa Taco (voice) 2016-07-11
Movie Everly Everly 2015-01-23
Movie Septembers of Shiraz Farnez 2015-09-15
Movie El marido de mi hermana Olivia 2015-07-16
Movie El cuento de los cuentos Queen of Selvascura 2015-05-14
Movie El tour de los Teleñecos Herself 2014-03-20
Movie El Profeta Kamila (voice) 2014-09-06
Movie Niños grandes 2 Roxanne Chase-Feder 2013-07-11
Movie $ellebrity Herself 2013-01-11
Movie Girl Rising Narrator - Peru (voice) 2013-03-07
Movie ¡Piratas! Cutlass Liz (voice) 2012-03-12
Movie Salvajes Elena 2012-07-06
Movie Savages: The Interrogations Elena 2012-07-02
Movie Peso pesado Bella Flores 2012-10-11
Movie El gato con botas Kitty Softpaws (voice) 2011-10-28
Movie La chispa de la vida Luisa 2011-11-30
Movie Americano 'Lola' 2011-11-30
Movie Niños grandes Roxanne Chase-Feder 2010-06-24
Movie Home Narrator (voice) 2009-06-03
Movie El circo de los extraños Madame Truska 2009-10-23
Movie Across the Universe Singing Nurse 2007-09-14
Movie Bandidas Sara Sandoval 2006-01-18
Movie Pregúntale al viento Camilla Lopez 2006-02-02
Movie Corazones solitarios Martha Beck 2006-04-30
Series Ugly Betty Unknown 2006-09-28
Series Rockefeller Plaza Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie El gran golpe Lola Cirillo 2004-11-12
Series Punk'd Herself 2003-03-17
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie El mexicano Carolina 2003-09-11
Movie Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Cesca Giggles 2003-07-25
Movie Frida Frida Kahlo 2002-08-29
Movie En el tiempo de las mariposas Minerva 2001-10-21
Movie Hotel Charlee Boux 2001-01-01
Movie Timecode Rose 2000-03-22
Movie Enredos en cadena Kolko 2000-09-22
Movie La gran vida Lola 2000-10-11
Movie Traffic Rosario 2000-12-27
Movie Get Bruce! Herself 1999-01-01
Movie El coronel no tiene quien le escriba Julia 1999-06-04
Movie Dogma Serendipity 1999-11-12
Movie La velocidad de la vida Mary Carmen 1999-07-16
Movie Wild Wild West Rita Escobar 1999-06-29
Movie 54 (Studio 54) Anita Randazzo 1998-08-28
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Salma Hayek 1998-10-01
Movie The Faculty Nurse Rosa Harper 1998-12-25
Movie Sólo los tontos se enamoran Isabel Fuentes 1997-02-14
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Breaking Up Monica 1997-10-17
Movie El jorobado de Notre Dame Esmeralda 1997-03-16
Movie Fugitivos encadenados Cora 1996-07-19
Movie Abierto hasta el amanecer Santanico Pandemonium 1996-01-19
Movie Four Rooms TV Dancing Girl 1995-12-09
Movie El Callejón de los Milagros Alma 1995-05-05
Movie Desperado Carolina 1995-08-25
Movie Caza Legal Rita 1995-11-03
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie El indomable Donna 1994-07-22
Movie Mi Vida Loca Gata 1994-06-08
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Series The Sinbad Show 1993-09-16
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Jack's Place Unknown 1992-05-26
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Salma Hayek 1953-03-18