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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:
In the series Bambi Awards 1948-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Magic Mike's Last Dance 2023-02-09
Known For
Poster of Beatriz at Dinner
Poster of I Saved My Belly Dancer
Poster of Everly
Poster of Living It Up
Movie Magic Mike's Last Dance Maxandra Mendoza 2023-02-09
Movie Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Eternals Self - Ajak 2022-02-16
Movie Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Kitty Softpaws (voice) 2022-12-07
Movie Bliss Isabel 2021-02-05
Movie Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Sonia Kincaid 2021-06-14
Movie Eternals Ajak 2021-11-03
Movie House of Gucci Giuseppina "Pina" Auriemma 2021-11-24
Movie Like a Boss Claire Luna 2020-01-09
Movie The Roads Not Taken Dolores 2020-03-13
Movie Drunk Parents Nancy 2019-02-08
Movie The Hummingbird Project Eva Torres 2019-03-15
Movie How to Be a Latin Lover Sara 2017-03-06
Movie La Folie Disneyland Paris : L'Anniversaire des 25 ans du Parc Self 2017-04-19
Movie Beatriz at Dinner Beatriz 2017-06-09
Movie The Hitman's Bodyguard Sonia Kincaid 2017-08-16
Movie I Saved My Belly Dancer 2016-02-03
Movie Sausage Party Teresa Taco (voice) 2016-07-11
Series Chelsea Herself 2016-05-11
Movie Everly Everly 2015-02-26
Movie Tale of Tales Queen of Longtrellis 2015-05-14
Movie Some Kind of Beautiful Olivia 2015-07-16
Movie Septembers of Shiraz Farnez 2015-09-15
Movie Muppets Most Wanted Herself 2014-03-20
Movie The Prophet Kamila (voice) 2014-09-06
Movie $ellebrity Self 2013-01-11
Movie Girl Rising Narrator - Peru (voice) 2013-03-07
Movie Grown Ups 2 Roxanne Chase-Feder 2013-07-11
Movie Savages Elena 2012-07-06
Movie The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Cutlass Liz (voice) 2012-03-12
Movie Here Comes the Boom Bella Flores 2012-10-11
Movie Americano 'Lola' 2011-11-30
Movie Puss in Boots Kitty Softpaws (voice) 2011-10-27
Movie As Luck Would Have It Luisa 2011-11-30
Movie Grown Ups Roxanne Chase-Feder 2010-06-24
Movie The Women of SNL Adriana (archive footage) 2010-11-01
Movie Home Narrator (spanish voice) 2009-06-03
Movie Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Madame Truska 2009-10-23
Movie Across the Universe Singing Nurse 2007-09-14
Series The Graham Norton Show Herself 2007-02-22
Movie Lonely Hearts Martha Beck 2006-04-30
Movie Bandidas Sara Sandoval 2006-01-18
Movie Ask the Dust Camilla Lopez 2006-02-02
Series Ugly Betty Unknown 2006-09-28
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Celia Cruz: ¡Azúcar! herself 2004-01-27
Movie After the Sunset Lola Cirillo 2004-11-12
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Series Punk'd Herself 2003-03-17
Movie Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Cesca Giggles 2003-07-25
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Once Upon a Time in Mexico Carolina 2003-09-11
Movie Searching for Debra Winger Self 2002-07-13
Movie Frida Frida Kahlo 2002-08-29
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001-09-21
Movie Hotel Charlee Boux 2001-01-01
Movie The Concert for New York City Self 2001-10-20
Movie In the Time of the Butterflies Minerva Mirabal 2001-10-21
Movie Timecode Rose 2000-03-22
Movie Traffic Rosario (uncredited) 2000-03-23
Movie Chain of Fools Kolko 2000-09-22
Movie Living It Up Lola 2000-10-11
Movie Get Bruce! Herself 1999-01-01
Movie No One Writes to the Colonel Julia 1999-06-02
Movie Forever Hollywood Self 1999-01-01
Movie Wild Wild West: Wardrobes of the West Self 1999-11-30
Movie Wild Wild West Rita Escobar 1999-06-29
Movie Dogma Serendipity 1999-11-12
Movie 54 Anita 1998-08-28
Movie The Velocity of Gary Mary Carmen 1998-09-22
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Salma Hayek 1998-10-01
Movie The Faculty Nurse Rosa Harper 1998-12-25
Movie The Hunchback Esmeralda 1997-03-16
Movie Fools Rush In Isabel Fuentes 1997-02-14
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Full Tilt Boogie Herself 1997-09-09
Movie Who the Hell Is Juliette? Herself 1997-09-05
Movie Breaking Up Monica 1997-10-17
Movie From Dusk Till Dawn Santanico Pandemonium 1996-01-19
Movie Fled Cora 1996-07-19
Movie Midaq Alley Alma 1995-05-05
Movie Desperado Carolina 1995-08-25
Movie Four Rooms TV Dancing Girl 1995-12-09
Movie Fair Game Rita 1995-11-03
Movie Mi Vida Loca Gata 1994-06-08
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Roadracers Donna 1994-07-22
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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Jack's Place Unknown 1992-05-26
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16
Series Wanna Bet? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series Saturday Night Live Host 1975-10-11
Series Goldene Kamera Verleihung herself 1966-01-25
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Bambi Awards herself 1948-01-01