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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 Looking for Trouble 1975-03-30
Latest Project:
Movie Drunk Parents 2019-02-08
Known For
Poster of Savages
Poster of Grown Ups
Poster of Ugly Betty
Poster of Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Movie Drunk Parents 2019-02-08
Movie How to Be a Latin Lover Sara 2017-04-28
Movie Sausage Party Teresa Taco (voice) 2016-07-11
Movie 54: The Director's Cut Anita Randazzo 2016-05-24
Movie Narathan Sara Sandoval 2016-04-01
Movie Septembers of Shiraz Farnez 2015-09-15
Movie Some Kind of Beautiful Olivia 2015-07-16
Movie Il racconto dei racconti Queen of Selvascura 2015-05-14
Movie 54: The Director's Cut Anita Randazzo 2015-02-07
Movie Everly Everly 2015-01-23
Movie The Prophet Kamila (voice) 2014-09-06
Movie PWG: Eleven Cesca Giggles 2014-07-26
Movie Maps to the Stars Carolina 2014-05-21
Movie A Haunted House 2 'Lola' 2014-04-17
Movie Muppets Most Wanted Herself 2014-03-20
Movie $ellebrity Herself 2013-01-11
Movie Fast & Furious 6 Kolko 2013-05-21
Movie Girl Rising Narrator - Peru (voice) 2013-03-07
Movie Grown Ups 2 Roxanne Chase-Feder 2013-07-11
Movie Here Comes the Boom Bella Flores 2012-10-11
Movie Savages Elena 2012-07-06
Movie The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Cutlass Liz (voice) 2012-03-12
Movie The Sacred Carolina 2012-01-01
Movie Americano 'Lola' 2011-11-30
Movie As Luck Would Have It Luisa 2011-11-30
Movie Puss in Boots Kitty Softpaws (voice) 2011-10-28
Movie Game Time: Tackling the Past Teresa Taco (voice) 2011-09-03
Movie Running Mates Cutlass Liz (voice) 2011-06-09
Movie Hi, Fidelity Cutlass Liz (voice) 2011-05-11
Movie 180° - Wenn deine Welt plötzlich Kopf steht Santanico Pandemonium 2010-09-25
Movie Grown Ups Roxanne Chase-Feder 2010-06-24
Movie Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Madame Truska 2009-10-23
Movie Home Narrator (voice) 2009-06-03
Movie Hermie & Friends: Hailey & Bailey's Silly Fight Teresa Taco (voice) 2008-01-01
Movie Across the Universe Singing Nurse 2007-09-14
Movie The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success Narrator 2007-01-01
Movie Voliminal: Inside the Nine Santanico Pandemonium 2006-12-05
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Series Ugly Betty Unknown 2006-09-28
Movie Walt Disney: Once Upon a Time Minerva 2006-09-15
Movie Lonely Hearts Martha Beck 2006-04-30
Movie Ask the Dust Camilla Lopez 2006-02-02
Movie Bandidas Sara Sandoval 2006-01-18
Movie After the Sunset Lola Cirillo 2004-11-12
Movie Once Upon a Time in Mexico Carolina 2003-09-11
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Cesca Giggles 2003-07-25
Series Punk'd Unknown 2003-03-17
Movie Stupidity Herself 2003-01-01
Movie Frida Frida Kahlo 2002-08-29
Movie Hotel Charlee Boux 2001-01-01
Movie In the Time of the Butterflies Minerva 2001-10-21
Movie The Concert for New York City 2001-10-20
Movie Traffic Rosario 2000-12-27
Movie Living It Up Lola 2000-10-11
Movie Chain of Fools Kolko 2000-09-22
Movie Timecode Rose 2000-03-22
Movie WWE No Way Out 2000 Luisa 2000-02-27
Movie Waydowntown Julia 2000-01-01
Movie Sethu Herself 1999-12-10
Movie Dogma Serendipity 1999-11-12
Movie Wild Wild West Rita Escobar 1999-06-29
Movie No One Writes to the Colonel Julia 1999-06-04
Movie Get Bruce! Herself 1999-01-01
Movie The Faculty Nurse Rosa Harper 1998-12-25
Movie Identification of a Woman Alma 1982-10-21
Movie Looking for Trouble TV Dancing Girl 1975-03-30