Salma Hayek

Birthday:

09/02/1966

Place of birth:

Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico:

Biography:

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.


Film Credits

The Eternals (2020)
as
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2020)
as Sonia Kincaid
Limited Partners (2020)
as
The Hummingbird Project (2019)
as Eva Torres
Drunk Parents (2019)
as Nancy
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
as Sonia Kincaid
Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
as Beatriz
How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)
as Sara
La Folie Disneyland Paris : L'Anniversaire des 25 ans du Parc (2017)
as Salma Hayek
Sausage Party (2016)
as Teresa Taco (voice)
Septembers of Shiraz (2015)
as Farnez
Some Kind of Beautiful (2015)
as Olivia
Il racconto dei racconti (2015)
as Queen of Longtrellis
Everly (2015)
as Everly
The Prophet (2014)
as Kamila (voice)
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
as Herself
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
as Roxanne Chase-Feder
Girl Rising (2013)
as Narrator - Peru (voice)
$ellebrity (2013)
as Herself
Here Comes the Boom (2012)
as Bella Flores
Savages (2012)
as Elena
Savages: The Interrogations (2012)
as Elena
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)
as Cutlass Liz (voice)
Americano (2011)
as 'Lola'
La chispa de la vida (2011)
as Luisa
Puss in Boots (2011)
as Kitty Softpaws (voice)
The Women of SNL (2010)
as Adriana (archive footage)
Grown Ups (2010)
as Roxanne Chase-Feder
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
as Madame Truska
Home (2009)
as Narrator (voice)
Across the Universe (2007)
as Singing Nurse
Lonely Hearts (2006)
as Martha Beck
Ask the Dust (2006)
as Camilla Lopez
Bandidas (2006)
as Sara Sandoval
After the Sunset (2004)
as Lola Cirillo
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
as Carolina
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
as Cesca Giggles
Frida (2002)
as Frida Kahlo
In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
as Minerva
The Concert for New York City (2001)
as
Hotel (2001)
as Charlee Boux
Traffic (2000)
as Rosario
La gran vida (2000)
as Lola
Chain of Fools (2000)
as Kolko
Timecode (2000)
as Rose
Dogma (1999)
as Serendipity
The Velocity of Gary (1999)
as Mary Carmen
Wild Wild West (1999)
as Rita Escobar
El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (1999)
as Julia
Forever Hollywood (1999)
as Herself
Get Bruce! (1999)
as Herself
The Faculty (1998)
as Nurse Rosa Harper
Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
as Salma Hayek
54 (1998)
as Anita Randazzo
Breaking Up (1997)
as Monica
¿Quién diablos es Juliette? (1997)
as Herself
The Hunchback (1997)
as Esmeralda
Fools Rush In (1997)
as Isabel Fuentes
Fled (1996)
as Cora
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
as Santanico Pandemonium
Four Rooms (1995)
as TV Dancing Girl
Fair Game (1995)
as Rita
Desperado (1995)
as Carolina
El Callejón de los Milagros (1995)
as Alma
Roadracers (1994)
as Donna
Rebel Highway (1994)
as
Mi Vida Loca (1994)
as Gata
Molly ()
as Dolores
Bliss ()
as Isabel

Production Credits

Ella es Cristina (2019)
Executive Producer
The Prophet (2014)
Producer
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Director
Frida (2002)
Producer
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Choreographer