Salma Hayek Biography

Salma Hayek 

Salma Hayek Jiménez (born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, 2 September 1966; age 45 years) is a Mexican actor. Latin American actress Hayek is the most successful in Hollywood since Carmen Miranda, and he has appeared in over 30 films, been nominated for an Oscar award, and may be regarded as the most important Mexican star in Hollywood right now.


Youth and career in Mexico
Hayek was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico from a Lebanese father and Mexican mother of Spanish descent. He was raised in a family environment that is rich and devout Catholic, was sent to study at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau Louisiana, at age 12. He is also a successful athlete gymnastics, and hopes to one day join the competition at the Olympics.

Once out of school because of behavior problems supposedly with the nuns who ran the school, Hayek returned to Mexico for some time, but later he was again sent to Houston, Texas, to live with her aunt, until she was 17 years old. Then he moved back to Mexico City for college, and he studied International Relations. He then decided to drop out of college - to make the family was disappointed - and develop a career as an actress.

At the age of 23, Hayek gained a role in Teresa (1989), a successful Mexican telenovela, which gave him status as a star in his native country. Then, in 1994, Hayek plays a role in El Callejon de los Milagros, who received an award far more than any film in the history of Mexican film.

Career in Hollywood
Salma Hayek Jiménez  

Although not as fluent English, Hayek moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1991 to study acting with the hope to start a career in Hollywood. Robert Rodriguez and his wife, a film producer, Elizabeth Avellan soon gave Hayek what to expect, playing opposite Antonio Banderas in Desperado movie. (1995). This makes Hollywood film directed his attention to Hayek, as the film audience, as well as Rodriguez, was struck by the role that brought Hayek.

Hayek continued success in Desperado with a brief but memorable role in From Dusk Till Dawn. In 1999 he joined Will Smith starred in the big-budget Wild Wild West and played a supporting role in Kevin Smith film Dogma.
Frida, who co-produced Hayek, released in 2002. Hayek's role as Frida Kahlo, and Alfred Molina as her husband is unfaithful Diego Rivera. The film also features a series of massive stars in supporting roles, including Antonio Banderas, Ashley Judd, Geoffrey Rush, Edward Norton and Valeria Golino, not to mention the appearance of naked Hayek the most up to date. His performance won the Best Actress nomination for an Academy Award.

In 2003 he repeated his role from Desperado by appearing in the final film of the Mariachi Trilogy, Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

In December 2005 she directed a music video for Prince, titled "Te Amo Corazon" ("I love you, darling").

Personal life

Hayek once dated fellow actor Edward Norton for four years, between 1999 and 2003, dabn then Josh Lucas from 2003 to 2004. On marriage Hayek has said, "Women have been taught that to get anywhere in the world, an identity, they should get married and have children. If that's the life you really expect, so good. But for many women, marriage is simply a need of the world to know that there are people who simply want them to megnatakan, 'This is a contract that proves that I love you and will be bound with you in my life. "For these women, no kotnrak equals no award - and therefore, no reason to be. "At this time Hayek was alone and had a home in Los Angeles and Mexico.
Hayek is now fluent in English, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese.


Puss In Boots (2011) (Voice)
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Bandidas (2006)
Ask the Dust (2006)
Sian Ka'an (voice) (2006)
After the Sunset (2004)
The Maldonado Miracle (2003) (director)
Once Upon A Time in Mexico (2003)
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
Frida (2002)
In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
Hotel (2001)
Traffic (2000)
La Gran Vida (2000)
Chain Of Fools (2000)
Timecode (2000)
Wild Wild West (1999)
El Coronel No Tiene Quien le Escriba (No One Writes to the Colonel, 1999)
Dogma (1999)
The Faculty (1998)
The Velocity Of Gary (1998)
54 (1998)
Diastole systole (1997)
Breaking Up (1997)
The Hunchback (TV) (1997)
Fools Rush In (1997)
Fled (1996)
Follow Me Home (1996)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Fair Game (1995)
Desperado (1995)
El Callejon de los Milagros (Midaq Alley, 1995)
Roadracers (TV) (1994)
The Sinbad Show (series) (1993)
Mi Vida Loca (1993)


El Vuelo del Aguila (1996)
Teresa (1989)
Un Nuevo Amanecer (1988)

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