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Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1966-09-02 · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

76 Movies · 19 TV shows

Also Known As: 셀마 헤이엑 · Σάλμα Χάγιεκ · Са́льма Ха́йек

Biography

Salma Hayek Pinault is a Mexican and American film actress and producer. Her breakthrough role was in the 2002 film Frida, as Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. She was nominated for Best Actress for the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award. Hayek won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special for The Maldonado Miracle in 2004. She was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her role in Beatriz at Dinner in 2017. Her subsequent films include Grown Ups (2010), Puss in Boots (2011), G grown Ups 2 (2013), Tale of Tales (2015), The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) and Like a Boss (2020)

Career

At the age of 23, Hayek landed the title role in Teresa (1989), a successful Mexican telenovela that made her a star in Mexico. Hayek starred in the film El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley), which has won more awards than any other movie in the history of Mexican cinema. In 1991 Hayek moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career. After taking a small part in the 1993 film Mi vida loca, she was noticed by director Robert Rodriguez. She had a starring role opposite Antonio Banderas in 1995's Desperado. In 1999, she co-starred in Will Smith's Wild Wild West. Hayek appeared in Desperado, Traffic and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. She also played a supporting role in Kevin Smith's Dogma film as Serendipity. In 2000, Hayek founded film production company Ventanarosa, through which she produces film and television projects. Hayek's first feature as a producer was 1999's El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba, Mexico's official selection for submission for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars. She earned a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her performance in Frida. Hayek produced and directed The Maldonado Miracle, a Showtime movie based on the book of the same name. Hayek was an executive producer of Ugly Betty, a television series that aired around the world from 2006 to 2010. Hayek adapted the series for American television with Ben Silverman, who acquired the rights and scripts from the Colombian telenovela Yo Soy Betty La Fea in 2001. Hayek's performance as Sofia resulted in a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards. She also had a cameo playing an actress in the telenovela within the show. Hayek played the wife of Adam Sandler's character in the buddy comedy Grown Ups. Hayek co-starred with Antonio Banderas in the Shrek spin-off film Puss in Boots. In 2012, Hayek directed Jada Pinkett Smith in the music video "Nada Se Compara" Hayek has been a spokeswoman for Avon cosmetics since February 2004. Hayek has worked with the Procter & Gamble Company and UNICEF to promote the funding (through disposable diaper sales) of vaccines against maternal and neonatal tetanus. She is a global spokesperson for the Pampers/UNICEF partnership 1 Pack = 1 Vaccine. In 2011, Hayek launched her own line of cosmetics, skincare, and haircare products called Nuance by Salma Hayek, to be sold at CVS stores in North America. She also wrote the foreword to Eric Helms' 2014 book The Juice Generation: 100 Recipes for Fresh Juices and Superfood Smoothies. Hayek's charitable work includes increasing awareness on violence against women and discrimination against immigrants. On July 19, 2005, Hayek testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary supporting reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. In February 2006, she donated $25,000 to a Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, shelter for battered women. Another $50,000 was donated to Monterrey based anti-domestic violence groups. Hayek is a board member of V-Day, the charity founded by playwright Eve Ensler. Hayek has stated that she is not a feminist. She later revised her stance on this, stating: "I am a feminist because a lot of amazing women have made me who I am today" Hayek breastfed a baby during a UNICEF fact-finding trip to Sierra Leone. In 2013, Hayek launched with Beyoncé and Frida Giannini a Gucci campaign, "Chime for Change" In 2019, the Pinault family pledged US$113 million to support the reconstruction efforts of the burned Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

Personal Life

Hayek is a naturalized United States citizen. She studied at Ramtha's School of Enlightenment and is a practitioner of yoga. Hayek confirmed her engagement to French billionaire and Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault as well as her pregnancy on March 9, 2007. She gave birth to her daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault on September 21, 2007 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. They were married on Valentine's Day 2009 in Paris. On April 25, 2009, they held a second ceremony in Venice.

Early Life

Salma Hayek Jiménez was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. Her father, Sami Hayek Domínguez, is a Lebanese Mexican, hailing from Baabdat, Lebanon. He owns an industrial-equipment firm and is an oil company executive. Hayek was raised in a wealthy, devout Catholic family, and at age 12 was sent to the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. Her mother, Diana Jiménez Medina, is an opera singer and talent scout, and is a Mexican of Spanish descent. Her younger brother, Sami (born 1972), is a furniture designer. Hayek was diagnosed with dyslexia in school. She attended university at the Universidad Iberoamericana where she studied International Relations. In a 2011 interview with V magazine, she mentioned that she was once an illegal immigrant in the United States, although it was not for a long period of time.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

3 Movies

2020.

2 Movies

2019.

3 Movies · 1 TV show

2017.

4 Movies

2016.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

2015.

3 Movies

2014.

3 Movies

2013.

3 Movies

2012.

3 Movies

2011.

3 Movies

2010.

2 Movies

2009.

2 Movies

2007.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

2006.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows

2004.

1 Movie

2003.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows

2002.

2 Movies

2001.

4 Movies

2000.

4 Movies

1999.

8 Movies

1998.

3 Movies

1997.

6 Movies · 1 TV show

1996.

2 Movies

1995.

4 Movies

1994.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

1993.

3 TV shows

1992.

1 TV show

1982.

1 TV show

1981.

1 TV show

1975.

1 TV show

1966.

1 TV show

1953.

1 TV show

1948.

1 TV show

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
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