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Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Name :

Salma Valgarma Hayek-Jimenez

Birth Date :

September 02, 1966

Birth Place :

Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

Spouse :

Francois-Henri Pinault (businessman, since 14-Feb-09)

Claim to fame :

As Carolina in "Desperado" (1995)

Biography


Assumed by many as the first Mexican actress to become a Hollywood movie star since Dolores Del Rio, Salma Hayek is not only known for her sole physical beauty, but most of all for her exceptional acting career. Born Salma Hayek Jimenez on September 2, 1966, in the oil boomtown of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, her father is a Lebanese businessman who once ran for mayor of their city, while her Mexican mother Diana Jimenez, is an opera singer and talent scout. She has only one brother named Sami, who designs custom chairs famous among celebrities including Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt. Raised in a devoutly Catholic family, Hayek was sent to a Louisiana Chatolic boarding school at the age of 12 for two years before then sent back home by the nuns worked in the school after getting into trouble for terrorizing them. After that she lived with her aunt in Houston, Texas for a couple of years and headed back to her hometown Mexico to go to college when she was 17 years old. Studied International Relations as a university student after being forced by her parents, she at last decided to drop out in order to pursue a career as an actress, a dream she's been long for since her very young age.

A Mexico City's Universidad Iberoamericana graduate, Hayek did feel ready to start an acting career early on, landed the title role in "Teresa" (1989), a hugely successful soap opera which earned her the star status in her homeland. Won several acting awards, still she felt the need to explore her talent and passion that later on left the hugely successful soap and her homeland and headed for L.A. After taking a year to learn English and study acting with Stella Adler, by 1992 the beauty landed only bit parts, appeared on "Street Justice" (1991), "The Sinbad Show" (1993), "Nurses" (1991), and as a sexy maid on the HBO series "Dream On" (1990). It was not until Allison Anders cast her in a supporting role in "Mi Vida Loca" (1993) that Hayek got her first big break. Obtained a Screen Actors Guild card, the road to success was at first tough for her to pass, but not anymore by the time she made an appearance on a Spanish-language cable access talk show in 1992 that happened to count director Robert Rodriguez amongst its viewers. Immediately smitten with her knack, he promptly cast her as the female lead in the 1995 "Desperado," giving her the big break she desperately longing for.

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Salma Hayek and Drew Barrymore Among Hollywood's A-List Stars at Stella McCartney's Show

September 15, 2014 09:08:06 GMT

and were among Hollywood's A-list stars who attended 's Green Carpet Collection show on Sunday, September 14. Both Salma and Drew opted to wear all-black outfits.
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Salma Hayek Campaigns to Bring Back Kidnapped Nigerian Girls at Cannes

May 18, 2014 18:53:44 GMT

made a political statement at the red carpet event of her new movie "" at Cannes International Film Festival this past weekend. The actress held up a paper with hashtag "Bring Back Our Girls" to support around 300 kidnapped Nigerian girls.
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Autopsy Reveals Victim of Fatal Crash Involving Salma Hayek's Brother Died of Impact

February 27, 2014 04:08:13 GMT

The results of an autopsy for a passenger who died in a fatal car accident involving 's brother have been released. As reported by L.A. Times, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County coroner's office Ed Winter said that the passenger, Ian Cuttler Sala, died of multiple traumatic injuries as the result of impact during the crash.
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Salma Hayek's Brother Involved in Fatal Car Accident

February 25, 2014 08:37:08 GMT

's younger brother, Sami Hayek, is hospitalized following a fatal car accident. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the crash took place on Sunday, February 23 at 4:50 P.M.
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2014 Razzie Awards Nominees Include Johnny Depp, Lady GaGa

January 15, 2014 15:24:38 GMT

Before the Oscars are handed out to the "Best of the Best", Golden Raspberry will honor "Worst of the Worst". Nominees for this year's Razzie Awards include , and once again, and .
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Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek and John Krasinski Set for Khalil Gibran's 'The Prophet'

June 19, 2013 07:26:57 GMT

Roger Allers has got several big names in Hollywood attached to his next project. Deadline learns that will join forces with and in "", the animated movie inspired by Khalil Gibran's famous book which was first published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf.
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Salma Hayek Wins a 2012 Bambi Award in International Film Category

November 23, 2012 06:29:16 GMT

Germany's prestigious Bambi Awards 2012 put together a collection of local and international celebrities who were honored for their respective contributions in the media industry. The awards night which took place on Thursday, November 22 at the German city of Dusseldorf, saw appearances from the likes of Hollywood actress , singer , and super boyband .
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Pictures: Oliver Stone Gets Cozy With Salma Hayek's Assets

September 20, 2012 08:08:38 GMT

It seemed that Oliver Stone was distracted by 's assets when they appeared together for a photocall of "". At one point, the director looked like making an attempt to cope a feel of her ample bust while looking down at her cleavage.
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Chris Brown Calls Bar-Brawl Lawsuit Ridiculous

August 17, 2012 01:23:22 GMT

has reacted to the news that he gets served with a lawsuit by the company owning the trademark to the Greenhouse name over his altercation with at the joint clubs Greenhouse and WiP. On behalf of the singer, lawyer Mark Geragos tells TMZ, "It's a frivolous lawsuit."
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Halle Berry Backed Up by Salma Hayek in Child Custody Case

August 16, 2012 19:12:22 GMT

gets to help defend her child custody case. The "" star's good friend will help her in convincing the judge that France is an ideal place to raise a child because of its tougher laws against paparazzi.
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Salma Hayek and Blake Lively Reveal Their Characters' Motivation in 'Savages'

July 06, 2012 04:08:08 GMT

and play enemies in Oliver Stone's "", but the two actresses refused to define their relationship in the film simply as "good vs. evil." Taking time to discuss their characters with MTV News, Hayek and Lively revealed that each of them has different motivation behind their actions.
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Video Premiere: Maroon 5's 'One More Night'

June 26, 2012 06:00:01 GMT

have premiered a music video in support of their latest single "One More Night". It follows as a father of one who works a grueling schedule as a boxer. One night after a big fight which he won, he goes home with battered face only to find out that his family has left.
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Blake Lively and Salma Hayek Go High-Fashion at 'Savages' L.A. Premiere

June 26, 2012 05:54:29 GMT

Oliver Stone's "" has been premiered in Los Angeles on Monday night, June 25. Being held at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, the special screening event brought the film's leading ladies, and , as the center of attention.
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Salma Hayek's Difficult Pregnancy Disclosed at Linda Evangelista's Child Support Trial

May 05, 2012 05:22:57 GMT

The drama behind 's first pregnancy was uncovered in the court battle over child support between her husband Francois-Henri Pinault and supermodel Linda Evangelista. On the second day of the trial, Pinault was grilled about why he postponed formally recognizing Evangelista's son Augustin as his own in 2007.
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Salma Hayek's 'Got Milk?' Campaign Ads Unveiled

February 25, 2012 18:00:53 GMT

is campaigning for The Breakfast Project and she has unveiled her Got Milk? ad prints on Friday, February 24. Wearing a milk mustache, the 45-year-old actress appeared in an ad with a young actress who is intentionally around the same age as her four-year-old daughter, Valentina.
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Salma Hayek Chosen to Receive French Knighthood

January 03, 2012 05:07:42 GMT

will be knighted in France. On Sunday, January 1, the official New Year's list of President Nicolas Sarkozy was announced, and the 45-year-old actress is unraveled to be among those who are going to receive the Legion d'Honneur from with the grade of Chevalier or "Knight".
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Salma Hayek's Husband Breaks Silence About Son With Linda Evangelista

September 12, 2011 07:09:49 GMT

Francois-Henri Pinault has finally broken his silence in his child support case with Linda Evangelista. In the current French issue of Elle magazine, the husband of Hollywood actress denies allegations that he has never helped the supermodel with the raising of their 4-year-old son.
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Cover Blown, Salma Hayek's Husband Fathers Linda Evangelista's Son

July 01, 2011 18:28:30 GMT

It has just been revealed that is married to a French billionaire who fathers Linda Evangelista's four-year-old son. Evangelista has been keeping her baby's daddy a secret for years but her cover was blown when she had to appear in Manhattan Family Court to settle a custody arrangement with Francois-Henri Pinault.
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Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas Parading Along Pier at Cannes Film Fest

May 12, 2011 03:19:30 GMT

and kicked off the Cannes Film Festival in style on Wednesday, May 11 by parading along a pier and climbing a giant pair of boots to promote their new movie. The actors are in the French Rivera to plug their upcoming animated blockbuster "", a spin-off from the successful "Shrek" franchise which is due in cinemas later this year.
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Salma Hayek Is Set to Produce Another Hispanic Melodrama

November 03, 2010 06:51:25 GMT

"" actress/producer is re-teaming with the TV bosses behind the hit comedy, to adapt yet another Hispanic melodrama for the U.S. Hayek struck success when she brought the global telenovela phenomenon of Betty La Fea stateside, and now the actress and her business partner Jose Tamez are hoping for similar success after selling an adaptation of Argentinian series "Los Roldan" to America's ABC network through their production company, Ventanarosa.
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Rupert Grint Feels Weird Finishing 'Harry Potter' Production

August 24, 2010 03:18:24 GMT

is struggling to come to terms with the end of "Harry Potter", insisting he doesn't know what to do with his free time now that the franchise has wrapped filming. Grint, who turns 22 on Tuesday, August 24, made his name playing Ron Weasley, the best friend of the boy wizard in the blockbuster movies.
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Salma Hayek Says Filming 'Grown Ups' a Little Bit Scary

August 24, 2010 03:17:42 GMT

felt intimidated while filming "" - because her kings of comedy co-stars , and improvised entire scenes. The actress plays Sandler's wife in the new movie and insists she was blown away by the ad-libbing skills of her cast mates, including funnymen and .
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Salma Hayek Celebrated Mexico's Win Despite Devastated Husband

July 01, 2010 07:08:32 GMT

put her marriage to the test after Mexico beat her husband's beloved France in the World Cup - she threw a party. Businessman and entrepreneur Francois-Henri Pinault was devastated after his wife's native Mexico beat his team and just wanted to sleep through the depression - but the actress wasn't about to start feeling sorry for her soccer-mad husband, who owns French team Rennes.
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Salma Hayek Recounts Snake Incident

June 28, 2010 09:10:43 GMT

has defended her on-camera panic during a recent junket interview - explaining she has a morbid fear of snakes. The actress and co-stars and were sitting lakeside for the Extra TV interview to promote new movie "" when a snake slithered onto the set and started hissing.
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Preview of Fefe Dobson's 'Ghost' Music Video Arrives

June 24, 2010 07:37:53 GMT

A first look at 's "Ghost" music video has been unveiled by MTV, featuring the singer when she is haunting her ex-boyfriend and driving him crazy. The man cheated on her with another girl and she refuses to let him move on from their relationship.
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Adam Sandler's 'Grown Ups' Premiered in New York

June 24, 2010 07:19:54 GMT

The cast of "" have gathered at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on Wednesday, June 23 to premiere the film. But instead of putting on formal outfits and making the special screening glamorous, the lead actors appeared in casual clothes and made the special screening like a family gathering event.
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Salma Hayek Fails to Make Daughter Believe in Santa Claus

June 09, 2010 08:39:29 GMT

is worried about her two-year-old daughter because she refuses to believe in Santa Claus. Savvy little Valentina Poloma can't accept that Father Christmas is for real, no matter what her actress mum tells her.
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Salma Hayek Changes Name to Salma Pinault

May 15, 2010 04:45:52 GMT

has taken her husband's last name for the sake of the couple's two-year-old daughter. The Mexican beauty welcomed a daughter, Valentina, with Francois-Henri Pinault in September 2007, and married the French fashion executive 17 months later.
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Salma Hayek and Ted Danson Help Raising $2 Million at Earth Day Auction

April 24, 2010 02:57:27 GMT

Eco-friendly A-listers and environmentalists helped raise nearly $2 million at a special charity auction to mark Earth Day on Thursday, April 22. Stars including and turned up to Christie's Green Auction in New York to bid on lots including a painting by Damien Hirst and a round of golf with former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
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Picture Gallery


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