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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.

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Sep 2, 1966 In Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Movie Puss in Boots: The Last Wish 2022-12-07
Latest Project:
In the series Bambi Awards 1948-01-01
Known For
Poster of I Saved My Belly Dancer
Poster of Everly
Poster of No One Writes to the Colonel
Poster of Who the Hell Is Juliette?
Movie Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Kitty Softpaws (voice)
Movie Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Eternals Self - Ajak
Movie House of Gucci Pina Auriemma
Movie Eternals Ajax
Movie Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Sonia Kincaid
Movie Bliss Isabel
Movie The Roads Not Taken Dolores
Movie Like a Boss Claire Luna
Movie The Hummingbird Project Eva Torres
Movie Drunk Parents Nancy
Movie How to Be a Latin Lover Sara
Movie Beatriz at Dinner Beatriz
Movie The Hitman's Bodyguard Sonia Kincaid
Movie La Folie Disneyland Paris : L'Anniversaire des 25 ans du Parc Salma Hayek
Movie Sausage Party Teresa Taco (voice)
Series Chelsea Herself
Movie I Saved My Belly Dancer
Movie Septembers of Shiraz Farnez
Movie Some Kind of Beautiful Olivia
Movie Tale of Tales Queen of Longtrellis
Movie Everly Everly
Movie The Prophet Kamila (voice)
Movie Muppets Most Wanted Herself
Movie $ellebrity Herself
Movie Grown Ups 2 Roxanne Chase-Feder
Movie Girl Rising Narrator - Peru (voice)
Movie Here Comes the Boom Bella Flores
Movie Savages Elena
Movie The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Cutlass Liz (voice)
Movie As Luck Would Have It Luisa
Movie Americano 'Lola'
Movie Puss in Boots Kitty Softpaws (voice)
Movie The Women of SNL Adriana (archive footage)
Movie Grown Ups Roxanne Chase-Feder
Movie Home Narrator (voice)
Movie Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Madame Truska
Movie Across the Universe Singing Nurse
Series The Graham Norton Show Herself
Series 30 Rock Unknown
Series Ugly Betty Unknown
Movie Lonely Hearts Martha Beck
Movie Ask the Dust Camilla Lopez
Movie Bandidas Sara Sandoval
Movie After the Sunset Lola Cirillo
Movie Celia Cruz: ¡Azúcar! herself
Series Punk'd Herself
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown
Movie Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Cesca Giggles
Movie Once Upon a Time in Mexico Carolina
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown
Movie Frida Frida Kahlo
Movie Searching for Debra Winger Self
Movie In the Time of the Butterflies Minerva
Movie The Concert for New York City Herself
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes
Movie Hotel Charlee Boux
Movie Living It Up Lola
Movie Chain of Fools Kolko
Movie Traffic Rosario
Movie Timecode Rose
Movie No One Writes to the Colonel Julia
Movie Get Bruce! Herself
Movie Forever Hollywood Herself
Movie Wild Wild West: Wardrobes of the West Herself
Movie It's a Whole New West: The Making of 'Wild, Wild West' Self - Host
Movie Wild Wild West Rita Escobar
Movie The Velocity of Gary Mary Carmen
Movie Dogma Serendipity
Movie The Faculty Nurse Rosa Harper
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Salma Hayek
Movie 54 Anita Randazzo
Movie Full Tilt Boogie Herself
Movie The Hunchback Esmeralda
Movie Fools Rush In Isabel Fuentes
Movie Breaking Up Monica
Series The View Unknown
Movie Who the Hell Is Juliette? Herself
Movie Fled Cora
Movie From Dusk Till Dawn Santanico Pandemonium
Movie Four Rooms TV Dancing Girl
Movie Fair Game Rita
Movie Desperado Carolina
Movie Midaq Alley Alma
Movie Roadracers Donna
Movie Mi Vida Loca Gata
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown
Series GMTV Unknown
Series The Sinbad Show
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown
Series Jack's Place Unknown
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown
Series Saturday Night Live Host
Series Goldene Kamera Verleihung herself
Series The Oscars Herself
Series Bambi Awards herself