Salma Hayek

Film Actress / Film Director / Film Producer / Television Actress / Actress | * 09/02/1966 (53) | Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
Salma Hayek Pinault (Spanish: [ˈsalma ˈxaʝek]; born Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez; September 2, 1966) is a Mexican and American film actress and producer. She began her career in her native Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and starred in the film El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley) for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award. In 1991, Hayek moved to Hollywood and came to prominence with roles in films such as Desperado (1995), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Wild Wild West, and Dogma (both 1999). Her breakthrough role was in the 2002 film Frida, as Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, for which she was nominated for Best Actress for the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award, and which she also produced. This movie received widespread attention and was a critical and commercial... ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Salma Hayek

Daytime Emmy Award Lucy Award Knight of The Legion of Honour Academy Award for Best Actress

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Movies with Salma Hayek as Actress(67)

as Ajax2020 Eternals
as Sonia Kincaid2020 The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
as Eva Torres2019 The Hummingbird Project
as Dolores2019 Molly
as Nancy2019 Drunk Parents
as Isabel2019 Bliss
as Sonia Kincaid2017 The Hitman's Bodyguard
as Beatriz2017 Beatriz at Dinner
as Teresa Taco (voice)2016 Sausage Party
as Everly2015 Everly
as Queen of Longtrellis2015 Tale of Tales
as Farnez2015 Septembers of Shiraz
as Kamila (voice)2014 Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
as herself2014 Muppets Most Wanted
as Narrator - Peru (voice)2013 Girl Rising
as Roxanne Chase-Feder2013 Grown Ups 2
as herself2013 $ellebrity
as Bella Flores2012 Here Comes the Boom
as Elena2012 Savages
as 'Lola'2011 Americano
as Kitty Softpaws (voice)2011 Puss in Boots
as Roxanne Chase-Feder2010 Grown Ups
as Adriana (archive footage)2010 The Women of SNL
as Narrator (voice)2009 Home
as Singing Nurse2007 Across the Universe
as Camilla Lopez2006 Ask the Dust
as Martha Beck2006 Lonely Hearts
as Sara Sandoval2006 Bandidas
as Lola Cirillo2004 After the Sunset
as Cesca Giggles2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
as Frida Kahlo2002 Frida
as Charlee Boux2001 Hotel
as Rosario2000 Traffic
as Lola2000 Living It Up
as Rose2000 Timecode
as Kolko2000 Chain of Fools
as Serendipity1999 Dogma
as Rita Escobar1999 Wild Wild West
as herself1999 Forever Hollywood
as herself1999 Get Bruce!
as Mary Carmen1999 The Velocity of Gary
as Nurse Rosa Harper1998 The Faculty
as Anita Randazzo1998 54
as herself1998 Welcome to Hollywood
as Monica1997 Breaking Up
as Isabel Fuentes1997 Fools Rush In
as Esmeralda1997 The Hunchback
as Santanico Pandemonium1996 From Dusk Till Dawn
as Cora1996 Fled
as Carolina1995 Desperado
as TV Dancing Girl1995 Four Rooms
as Alma1995 Midaq Alley
as Rita1995 Fair Game
as Donna1994 Roadracers
as Gata1994 Mi Vida Loca

TV Shows/Series with Salma Hayek as Actress(15)

Movies with Salma Hayek as Crew(5)

Production/Executive Producer2019 She Is Cristina
Production/Producer2014 Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
Directing/Director2003 The Maldonado Miracle
Production/Producer2002 Frida
Crew/Choreographer1996 From Dusk Till Dawn

TV Shows/Series with Salma Hayek as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer2019 Monarca
Production/Executive Producer2006 Ugly Betty

Additional Information

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Full Name: Salma Hayek
Citizenship: Mexico
Born: Friday, 09/02 1966 (September) in Coatzacoalcos (current age: 53 years + 49 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN), Spanish (ES)
Educated at: Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Universidad Iberoamericana
Spouses (current/former): François-Henri Pinault
Other names for Salma Hayek (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"셀마 헤이엑"
"Σάλμα Χάγιεκ"
"Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez"
"Salma Hayek Jiménez-Pinault"
Salma Hayek frequently works together with these people:
Robert Rodriguez (35x, Crew)
Lindsay Lohan (11x, Actress)
Alec Baldwin (11x, Actor)
Tina Fey (11x, Actress)
Cameron Diaz (10x, Actress)
Tom Hanks (10x, Actor)
Pierce Brosnan (10x, Actor)
Gwyneth Paltrow (10x, Actress)
Ashton Kutcher (10x, Actor)
Jay Leno (10x, Actor)
Christina Aguilera (9x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:164, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/15/2019