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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 series You and Me Kid
Latest Project:
Movie Killer's Bodyguard 2017-08-16
Known For
Poster of Savages
Poster of 30 Rock
Poster of Living It Up - Nur eine Woche Millionär
Poster of The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour
Series You and Me Kid n.a. 2019
Movie Killer's Bodyguard Sonia Kincaid 2017-08-16
Movie Beatriz at Dinner Beatriz 2017-06-09
Movie Sausage Party – Es geht um die Wurst Teresa Taco (voice) 2016-07-11
Movie Everly Everly 2015-01-23
Movie Septembers of Shiraz Farnez 2015-09-15
Movie Professor Love Olivia 2015-07-16
Movie Das Märchen der Märchen Queen of Longtrellis 2015-05-14
Movie Muppets Most Wanted Herself 2014-03-20
Movie The Prophet Kamila (voice) 2014-09-06
Movie Kindsköpfe 2 Roxanne Chase-Feder 2013-07-11
Movie $ellebrity Herself 2013-01-11
Movie Girl Rising Narrator - Peru (voice) 2013-03-07
Movie Die Piraten - Ein Haufen merkwürdiger Typen Cutlass Liz (voice) 2012-03-12
Movie Das Schwergewicht Bella Flores 2012-10-11
Movie Savages Elena 2012-07-06
Movie Der gestiefelte Kater Kitty Softpaws (voice) 2011-10-28
Movie Americano 'Lola' 2011-11-30
Movie La chispa de la vida Luisa 2011-11-30
Movie Der gestiefelte Kater Kitty Softpaws (voice) 2011-10-28
Movie Kindsköpfe Roxanne Chase-Feder 2010-06-24
Movie Home Narrator (voice) 2009-06-03
Movie Mitternachtszirkus - Willkommen in der Welt der Vampire Madame Truska 2009-10-23
Movie Across the Universe Singing Nurse 2007-09-14
Movie In den Staub geschrieben Camilla Lopez 2006-02-02
Movie Bandidas Sara Sandoval 2006-01-18
Series Alles Betty! Unknown 2006-09-28
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Series La Job TV Dancing Girl 2006-10-09
Series Parallax Martha Beck 2004-08-05
Movie After the Sunset Lola Cirillo 2004-11-12
Movie Stupidity Herself 2003-01-01
Movie Oh Marbella! 2003-01-01
Series MythBusters - Die Wissensjäger Carolina 2003-01-23
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Spy Kids 3 - Game Over Cesca Giggles 2003-07-25
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Series Punk'd Unknown 2003-03-17
Series マイリトルシェフ Donna 2002-07-10
Movie Hotel Charlee Boux 2001-01-01
Movie Die Zeit der Schmetterlinge Minerva 2001-10-21
Movie Timecode Rose 2000-03-22
Series The Brothers García Frida Kahlo 2000-07-23
Movie Living It Up - Nur eine Woche Millionär Lola 2000-10-11
Movie Chain of Fools Kolko 2000-09-22
Movie Get Bruce - Mit der Lizenz zum Lachen Herself 1999-01-01
Movie Keine Post für den Oberst Julia 1999-06-04
Movie Wild Wild West Rita Escobar 1999-06-29
Movie Studio 54 Anita Randazzo 1998-08-28
Movie Faculty - Trau keinem Lehrer! Nurse Rosa Harper 1998-12-25
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Salma Hayek 1998-10-01
Movie Fools Rush In - Herz über Kopf Isabel Fuentes 1997-02-14
Movie Der Glöckner von Notre Dame Esmeralda 1997-03-16
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Fled - Flucht nach Plan Cora 1996-07-19
Movie From Dusk Till Dawn Santanico Pandemonium 1996-01-19
Movie Midaq Alley - Mehr als zwei Gesichter Alma 1995-05-05
Movie Mi Vida Loca Gata 1994-06-08
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
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 Shaka Zulu Carolina 1986-10-24
Series The Cleopatras Rita 1983-01-19
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Margreth Thursday - Das Mädchen, das an einem Donnerstag gefunden wurde Monica 1974-03-03
Series The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour Serendipity 1957-11-06
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie He Who Gets Slapped Unknown 1924-12-22