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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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Born:
Sep 2, 1966 In Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
Movie/TV Credits:
71
First Appeared:
In the movie Drunk Parents
Latest Project:
Movie The Hitman's Bodyguard 2017-08-16
Known For
Poster of Savages
Poster of Puss in Boots
Poster of Frida
Poster of Traffic
Filmography

Drunk Parents (2018)

Comedy
Movie
7.0 2 votes

How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)

Comedy
Movie
as Sara
6.1 96 votes

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Sonia Kincaid
6.6 1042 votes

Sausage Party (2016)

Adventure Animation Comedy Fantasy
Movie
as Teresa Taco (voice)
5.6 2425 votes

Some Kind of Beautiful (2015)

Comedy
Movie
as Olivia
5.6 180 votes

Septembers of Shiraz (2015)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Farnez
5.7 26 votes

Everly (2015)

Thriller Action
Movie
as Everly
5.2 233 votes

Tale of Tales (2015)

Romance Fantasy Horror
Movie
as Queen of Longtrellis
6.1 427 votes

The Prophet (2014)

Animation
Movie
as Kamila (voice)
7.2 26 votes

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

Comedy Adventure Crime Family
Movie
as Herself
6.2 324 votes

Grown Ups 2 (2013)

Comedy
Movie
as Roxanne Chase-Feder
5.8 1217 votes

Girl Rising (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator - Peru (voice)
7.1 17 votes

$ellebrity (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Herself
5.5 9 votes

Here Comes the Boom (2012)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Bella Flores
6.0 604 votes

Savages (2012)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Elena
6.2 813 votes

Savages: The Interrogations (2012)

Thriller Drama
Movie
as Elena

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)

Animation Adventure Family Comedy
Movie
as Cutlass Liz (voice)
6.4 388 votes

Americano (2011)

Drama
Movie
as 'Lola'
5.0 19 votes

As Luck Would Have It (2011)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Luisa
5.8 20 votes

Puss in Boots (2011)

Action Adventure Animation Family Fantasy
Movie
as Kitty Softpaws (voice)
6.4 514 votes

Grown Ups (2010)

Comedy
Movie
as Roxanne Chase-Feder
6.0 1839 votes

Home (2009)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator (voice)
7.9 184 votes

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

Adventure Fantasy Action Thriller
Movie
as Madame Truska
5.5 360 votes

Across the Universe (2007)

Adventure Drama Music Romance
Movie
as Singing Nurse
7.2 430 votes

30 Rock (2006)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.9 194 votes

Ugly Betty (2006)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.4 60 votes

Lonely Hearts (2006)

Drama Thriller Crime Romance
Movie
as Martha Beck
6.0 92 votes

Ask the Dust (2006)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Camilla Lopez
5.2 43 votes

Bandidas (2006)

Action Comedy Western Crime
Movie
as Sara Sandoval
5.8 340 votes

After the Sunset (2004)

Action Comedy Crime Drama
Movie
as Lola Cirillo
6.0 236 votes

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

Action
Movie
as Carolina
6.2 634 votes

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.8 27 votes

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)

Action Adventure Comedy Family Science Fiction
Movie
as Cesca Giggles
4.7 574 votes

Celebrities Uncensored (2003)

News Documentary
Series
as Unknown
3.5 2 votes

Punk'd (2003)

Comedy Reality
Series
as Herself
4.1 22 votes

Frida (2002)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Frida Kahlo
7.3 418 votes

In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)

TV Movie Thriller Drama History Romance
Movie
as Minerva
6.7 15 votes

Hotel (2001)

Comedy
Movie
as Charlee Boux
3.5 5 votes

Living It Up (2000)

Drama Comedy Romance
Movie
as Lola
5.5 5 votes

Traffic (2000)

Thriller Drama Crime
Movie
as Rosario
6.9 594 votes

Timecode (2000)

Drama
Movie
as Rose
5.9 20 votes

Chain of Fools (2000)

Action Comedy Crime
Movie
as Kolko
6.0 25 votes

The Velocity of Gary (1999)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Mary Carmen
4.2 5 votes

Wild Wild West (1999)

Action Adventure Comedy Science Fiction Western
Movie
as Rita Escobar
5.1 1076 votes

No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)

Drama Foreign
Movie
as Julia
3.6 4 votes

Get Bruce! (1999)

Comedy Documentary
Movie
as Herself
6.2 3 votes

Dogma (1999)

Fantasy Comedy Adventure
Movie
as Serendipity
6.8 888 votes

The Faculty (1998)

Horror Mystery Science Fiction
Movie
as Nurse Rosa Harper
6.2 525 votes

Welcome to Hollywood (1998)

Comedy
Movie
as Salma Hayek
3.5 2 votes

54 (1998)

Music Drama
Movie
as Anita Randazzo
5.5 140 votes

Breaking Up (1997)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Monica
4.0 9 votes

The View (1997)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
2.7 16 votes

The Hunchback (1997)

Romance Drama Horror
Movie
as Esmeralda
2.8 3 votes

Fools Rush In (1997)

Drama Comedy Romance
Movie
as Isabel Fuentes
5.8 136 votes

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Horror Action Thriller Crime
Movie
as Santanico Pandemonium
6.9 1718 votes

Fled (1996)

Action Comedy Thriller
Movie
as Cora
5.2 49 votes

Fair Game (1995)

Action Thriller Romance
Movie
as Rita
4.1 58 votes

Desperado (1995)

Thriller Action Crime
Movie
as Carolina
6.8 926 votes

Midaq Alley (1995)

Drama
Movie
as Alma
6.4 12 votes

Four Rooms (1995)

Crime Comedy
Movie
as TV Dancing Girl
6.5 575 votes

Roadracers (1994)

Action TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Donna
5.4 22 votes

Mi Vida Loca (1994)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Gata
5.7 9 votes

Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
7.1 18 votes

The Sinbad Show (1993)

Comedy
Series

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
7.2 39 votes

GMTV (1993)

News
Series
as Unknown

Jack's Place (1992)

Series
as Unknown

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.0 28 votes

Wanna bet, that..? (1981)

Reality
Series
as Unknown
1.5 2 votes

Saturday Night Live (1975)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.5 117 votes

The Academy Awards (1953)

Series
as Salma Hayek
6.2 14 votes
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