Salma Hayek is an award-winning Mexican-American actress and television producer who came to prominence for her role as Frida Kahlo in the biographical film Frida. She also got exposure for her role in the Hollywood film, Desperado.
She has a production company named Ventanarosa, and has been known for her works on El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba. She won the Daytime Emmy Award for Oustanding directing in a Children Special for The Maldonado Miracle.
Hayek who is often referred to as one of Hollywood’s most beautiful actress, was named by People among the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1996, 2003, and 2008. Maxim ranked her 34th and 90th on their Hot 100 list in 2005 and 2007, respectively.
|Full Name:||Salma Hayek Pinault|
|Date of Birth:||September 2, 1966|
|Place of Birth:||Coatzacoalos, Mexico|
|Parents:||Sami Hayek Dominguez, Diana, Jimenez Medina|
|Husband:||Francois-Henri Pinault (m. 2009)|
|Children:||Valentina Paloma Pinault|
|Height:||5 feet 2 inches|
|Net Worth:||$200 million|
Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, to parents Sami Hayek Dominguez and Diana, Jimenez Medina.
She is of mixed ethnicity, her father who is an oil company executive in Mexico is of Lebanese descent and her mother, who is an opera singer and talent scout, is of Spanish descent. She also has a younger brother named Sami Hayek, who is a furniture designer.
She attended Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana and studied International relations at the Universidad Iberoamericana.
Hayek made her acting debut in 1988 with a role in the television series Un Nuevo Amanecer. She became known in the Mexican movie industry for her role in the telenovela Teresa.
She began to look for a greener pasture in Hollywood she started to appear in television series like Dream On, The Sinbad Show, and Mi Vida Loca.
She eventually got a breakthrough in Hollywood for her role in the film Desperado, in 1995. She followed up with a role in the drama Follow Me Home and the cop comedy Fled. She starred in the romantic comedy Fools Rush in, 1997, alongside Matthew Perry, and also featured in the romantic comedy Breaking Up alongside Russell Crowe.
She gained worldwide recognition for her role as Frida Kahlo in the biographical film Frida, in 2002. She starred in the comedy After the Sunset in 2004, with Pierce Brosnan. She made appearance in Grown Ups, in 2010 and Here Comes The Boom, in 2012.
Hayek is also known for her production company, Ventarosa, where she produces and films and television projects. She produced and directed The Maldonado Miracle in 2003. She served as an executive producer for the American television series Ugly Betty from 2006 to 2010.
Ever since she came to the limelight, she has appeared in films, dramas, and TV series such as The Hummingbird project, Drunk Parents, The Roads Not Taken, Bliss, Eternals, House of Gucci, and many others.
Salma Hayek got engaged to the French billionaire, Francois-Henri Pinault, on march 9, 2007, and got married in 2009, in Paris. The couple welcomed a child, a daughter on September 21, 2007, in Los Angeles, California.
Awards & Nominations
Hayek won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children Special in 2004 and was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in 2021.
She received nominations for Best Actress at the 75th Academy Awards, the 61st Golden Globe Awards, and the 9th Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Salma Hayek is active on social media platforms. She has over 21.4 million followers on Instagram @salmahayek and Twitter @salmahayek
Salma Hayek earns her career as an actress and television producer. She has an estimated net worth of $200 million.
Frequently asked questions
Below are some frequently asked questions about Salma Hayek:
Who is Salma Hayek?
Salma Hayek is a Mexican-American actress and television producer who became known for her role as Frida Kahlo in the film Frida.
How old is Salma Hayek?
Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966
Where is Salma Hayek from?
Salma Hayek is from Coatzacoalcos, Mexico.
Is Slama Hayek married?
Salma Hayek got married to Francois-Henri Pinault in 2009.
What is Salma Hayek’s Net Worth?
Salma Hayek has an estimated net worth of $200 million.