Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. Father – Sami Hayek Dominguez, manager of an oil company of Lebanese origin. Mother – Diana Jimenez Medina, an opera singer of Spanish origin. The actress has a brother – Sami.
At the age of 12, the future star was sent to study at a Catholic boarding school for girls in Louisiana. There, doctors diagnosed her with dyslexia. After leaving school due to behavioral problems, Salma briefly returned to Mexico, and soon moved to Houston, where she lived with her aunt until she was 17. She then entered the Ibero-American Institute in Mexico City, where she studied international relations.
In 1989, 23-year-old Salma Hayek made her film debut, starring in the successful Mexican telenovela Teresa. The role of Teresa earned her national star status.
Fame came to the actress in 1994 after the role of Alma in Jorge Fons’s drama Avenue of Miracles. The film has received more awards than any other film in the history of Mexican cinema.
In 1991, Hayek moved to Los Angeles, where she studied acting with Stella Adler.
Salma Hayek: “Having made the decision to go to America, what I was most afraid of was not my terrifying English, but the fact that I was a bad actress. I made too much money for the people who used me in the series. “
The quote is taken from “Filmymeet”
In 1995, the young actress played Caroline in the action movie Desperate by Robert Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellan. The main role was played by Antonio Banderas. The painting brought Salma immense popularity in the United States. Some time later, Hayek turned down an offer to star in The Mask of Zorro after Robert Rodriguez left the project. As a result, the role went to Catherine Zeta-Jones.
One of the actress’s most memorable works is the role of the vampire queen Santanico Pandemonium in Robert Rodriguez’s action movie From Dusk Till Dawn, where George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino also played.
Since 1999, Salma has been dating actor Eward Norton. In 2003, their romance ended and over the next 12 months, fans and the press followed her relationship with American actor Josh Lucas. But this romance did not end with a wedding.
Salma Hayek: “The affair with Edward was not like her previous hobbies. Of course, he was smart and educated, like her former boyfriends – Salma has always been attracted to intellectuals. But none of her previous suitors treated her as an equal. “
The quote is taken from “KatMovieHD”
In the early 2000s, Salma Hayek founded the production company Ventanarosa and took up the production of films and television projects. Her first experience in this activity was the film Nobody Writes to the Colonel, which was chosen by Mexico to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
In 2002, the film Frida was released, in which Salma was a co-producer and also played the main role of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, for which she was nominated for an Oscar as Best Actress.
In December 2005, Hayek shot a music video for the singer Prince under titled “Te Amo Corazon” (“I love you, sweetheart”), in which her friend Mia Maestro played.
September 2006, the star acted as an executive producer on the television series Ugly Betty (2006-2010).
On April 25, 2009, Salma married the owner of fashion houses François-Henri Pinault, whom she met in 2006, and in 2007 gave birth to his daughter Valentina.
Salma Hayek: “Not everything went smoothly with him either. They converged, dispersed, once I broke off the engagement. After our daughter was born. But still, Henri got me. Or maybe it’s just time? In any case, I even carry his last name – in France, where we mainly live. “
The quote is taken from “Coolmoviez”
In 2011, the famous actress voiced the role of Kisa Softpaw in the cartoon “Puss in Boots”.
During her career, Salma Hayek has played more than 30 roles in films such as: “My Crazy Life” (1993), “Racers” (1994), “Fair Play” (1995), “Take Me Home” (1996), “Runaways “(1996),” On the verge of breaking “(1997),” The Hunchback of Notre Dame “(1997),” Speedy Gary “(1998),” Motor! ” (1999), “Dogma” (1999), “Nobody Writes to the Colonel” (1999), “Wild, Wild West” (1999), “Timecode” (2000), “Fools” (2000), “Traffic” (2000 ), “Hotel” (2001), “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” (2003), “Boku no Pico” (2004), “Ask the Dust” (2006), “Thugs” (2006), “Lonely Hearts” (2007), “Through the Universe” (2007), “The Story of a Vampire” (2009), “Classmates” (2010), “The Last Spark of Life” (2011), “Especially Dangerous” (2012), “Fat Man in the Ring” (2012), Odnoklassniki 2 (2013), The Muppets (2014), How to Make Love in English (2014), Everly (2014), etc.
One of the actress’s most memorable works is the role of the vampire queen Santanico Pandemonium. In Robert Rodriguez’s action movie From Dusk Till Dawn, where George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino also played.
Spouse – Francois-Henri Pinault, owner of fashion houses (married on April 25, 2009)
Daughter – Valentina Paloma Pinault (09.21.2007), from François-Henri Pinault
Edward Norton, actor (1999 to 2003)
Josh Lucas, film director, screenwriter (2003 to 2004)