Salma Hayek

2 Sep 1966

Actor, Director, Producer

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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Filmography (47 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···The Hitman's Bodyguard
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Sonia Kincaid)
(movie, 2017)
···Drunk Parents
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor
(movie, 2017)
···How to Be a Latin Lover
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Sara)
(movie, 2016)
···Sausage Party
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Teresa Taco (voice))
(movie, 2015)
···Septembers of Shiraz
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Farnez)
(movie, 2015)
···Il racconto dei racconti
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Queen of Longtrellis)
(movie, 2015)
···Everly
Genre: Thriller, Action
Role: Actor (as Everly)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Olivia)
(movie, 2014)
···Muppets Most Wanted
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Role: Actor
(movie, 2013)
···Grown Ups 2
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Roxanne Chase-Feder)
(movie, 2012)
···Here Comes the Boom
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Bella Flores)
(movie, 2012)
···Savages
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Elena)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Cutlass Liz (voice))
(movie, 2011)
···Americano
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as 'Lola')
(movie, 2011)
···La chispa de la vida
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Luisa)
(movie, 2011)
···Puss in Boots
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Kitty Softpaws (voice))
(movie, 2010)
···Grown Ups
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Roxanne Chase-Feder)
(movie, 2010)
···The Women of SNL
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Adriana)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Madame Truska)
(movie, 2006)
···Lonely Hearts
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Martha Beck)
(movie, 2006)
···Ask the Dust
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Camilla Lopez)
(movie, 2006)
···Bandidas
Genre: Action, Comedy, Western, Crime
Role: Actor (as Sara Sandoval)
(movie, 2004)
···After the Sunset
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Lola Cirillo)
(movie, 2003)
···Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Carolina)
(movie, 2003)
···Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Cesca Giggles)
(movie, 2003)
···The Maldonado Miracle
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 2002)
···Frida
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Producer
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, Romance, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Minerva)
(movie, 2000)
···Traffic
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Rosario)
(movie, 2000)
···La gran vida
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lola)
(movie, 2000)
···Chain of Fools
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Kolko)
(movie, 1999)
···Dogma
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Serendipity)
(movie, 1999)
···Wild Wild West
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction, Western
Role: Actor (as Rita Escobar)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Julia)
(movie, 1998)
···The Faculty
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Nurse Rosa Harper)
(movie, 1998)
···54
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Anita Randazzo)
(movie, 1997)
···Breaking Up
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Monica)
(movie, 1997)
···Fools Rush In
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Isabel Fuentes)
(movie, 1997)
···The Hunchback
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Role: Actor (as Esmeralda)
(movie, 1996)
···Fled
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cora)
(movie, 1996)
7.6From Dusk Till Dawn
Genre: Horror, Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Santanico Pandemonium)
(movie, 1996)
···Follow Me Home
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 1995)
···Four Rooms
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as TV Dancing Girl)
(movie, 1995)
···Desperado
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Carolina)
(movie, 1995)
···El callejón de los milagros
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Alma)
(movie, 1994)
···Roadracers
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Donna)