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Salma Hayek

Salma HayekAKA Salma Hayek Jimenez

Born: 2-Sep-1966
Birthplace: Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Frida

Salma Hayek's parents sent her to a Catholic boarding school in Louisiana, where she was expelled for playing pranks on the nuns. She later studied political science at the College of Mexico City, but decided to pursue acting. Her first play, Aladino y la Lampara Maravillosa, put her character in peril, and performances were repeatedly interrupted by young boys from the audience bursting onto the stage to "save" her. That got producers' attention, and Hayek was soon making TV commercials, then winning fame and awards for Mexican TV dramas like Nuevo Amanecer and Teresa.

To the surprise of her fans, she left her Mexican fame and came to America, where she started over as yet unknown actress in Hollywood. Most of her American auditions ended in disappointment, until she was cast in Allison Anders's bilingual drama Mi Vida Loca in 1993. She was in Sinbad's short-lived sit-com The Sinbad Show, and achieved American fame in Robert Rodriguez's Desperado, opposite Antonio Banderas. In 2002 she starred in and produced Frida, a biopic of Frida Kahlo, and in 2006 she brought the telenovela to American TV with Ugly Betty.

Father: Sami Hayek Dominguez (oil company executive)
Mother: Diana Jimenez Hayek Dominguez (opera singer)
Brother: Sami Hayek
Boyfriend: Richard Crenna Jr. (actor, b. 1962, dated early 1990s)
Boyfriend: Edward Atterton (actor, dated 1997-99)
Boyfriend: Edward Norton (actor, dated 1999-2003)
Boyfriend: Josh Lucas (actor, dated 2004, broken engagement)
Husband: Francois-Henri Pinault (French businessman, b. 28-May-1962, m. 14-Feb-2009, one daughter)
Daughter: Valentina Paloma Pinault (b. 21-Sep-2007)

    French Legion of Honor (2012)
    March of Dimes
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Endorsement of Avon
    Endorsement of Burger King (2012)
    Endorsement of Coca Cola (2004)
    Endorsement of Coors (1999)
    Endorsement of Revlon (1997)
    Wedding: Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek (2009)
    Expelled from School
    Spanish Ancestry Maternal
    Lebanese Ancestry Paternal
    Risk Factors: Dyslexia, Smoking, Ophidiophobia

    30 Rock
    Ugly Betty Executive Producer

    The Maldonado Miracle (20-Jan-2003)

    Everly (20-Sep-2014)
    Muppets Most Wanted (19-Mar-2014) · Herself
    Grown Ups 2 (11-Jul-2013)
    Girl Rising (7-Mar-2013) [VOICE]
    Here Comes the Boom (12-Oct-2012)
    Savages (25-Jun-2012) · Elena
    The Pirates! Band of Misfits (28-Mar-2012) · Cutlass Liz [VOICE]
    $ellebrity (11-Mar-2012) · Herself
    Puss in Boots (27-Oct-2011) · Kitty Softpaws [VOICE]
    Americano (10-Sep-2011)
    Grown Ups (24-Jun-2010) · Roxanne Chase-Feder
    Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (22-Oct-2009) · Madame Truska
    Across the Universe (10-Sep-2007)
    Lonely Hearts (30-Apr-2006) · Martha Beck
    Ask the Dust (2-Feb-2006)
    Bandidas (18-Jan-2006)
    After the Sunset (10-Nov-2004)
    Once Upon a Time in Mexico (27-Aug-2003) · Carolina
    Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (25-Jul-2003) · Cesca Giggles
    Frida (29-Aug-2002) · Frida Kahlo
    Searching for Debra Winger (16-May-2002) · Herself
    In the Time of the Butterflies (21-Oct-2001) · Minerva
    America: A Tribute to Heroes (21-Sep-2001) · Herself
    Hotel (12-Sep-2001)
    Welcome to Hollywood (27-Oct-2000) · Herself
    Living It Up (11-Oct-2000)
    Chain of Fools (22-Sep-2000)
    Timecode (22-Mar-2000) · Rose
    Dogma (12-Nov-1999)
    Wild Wild West (30-Jun-1999) · Rita Escobar
    No One Writes to the Colonel (2-Jun-1999)
    Get Bruce (24-Jan-1999) · Herself
    The Faculty (12-Nov-1998) · Nurse Harper
    The Velocity of Gary (22-Sep-1998) · Mary Carmen
    54 (28-Aug-1998)
    Breaking Up (17-Oct-1997) · Monica
    Who the Hell Is Juliette? (5-Sep-1997) · Herself
    The Hunchback (16-Mar-1997)
    Fools Rush In (14-Feb-1997) · Isabel
    Fled (19-Jul-1996) · Cora
    From Dusk Till Dawn (19-Jan-1996) · Satanico Pandemonium
    Follow Me Home (1996)
    Fair Game (3-Nov-1995) · Rita
    Four Rooms (16-Sep-1995) · TV Dancing Girl
    Midaq Alley (5-May-1995)
    Desperado (May-1995) · Carolina
    Roadracers (22-Jul-1994) · Donna
    My Crazy Life (21-May-1993)

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