Salma Hayek is a Mexican and American actress and film producer. She is a very familiar and top-rated actress and producer. She began her career in Mexico, starring in the 1989 Telenovela Teresa and the 1985 film “El Callejón de Los Milagros” and for this particular film, she received an Ariel Award Nomination.
She worked with several other films, including – Desperado, Wild Wild West, Dogma, etc. All of these films were released before 2000.
However, she gained lots of fame and popularity after her role in the 2002 biographical film Frida. And for her performance, she received the nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
|Real Name||Salma Hayek|
|Profession||Actress and Producer|
|Date of Birth||2 September 1966|
|Age (as of 2023)||56 years|
|Birthplace||Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, México|
|Hometown||Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, México|
|Current Residence||Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, México|
|School||Academy of the Sacred Heart|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 157 cm
in meters- 1.57 m
in feet inches- 5'2"
|Weight||in kilograms- 46 kg
in pounds- 102 lbs
|Chest Size||34 inches|
|Waist Size||26 inches|
|Hips Size||34 inches|
|Debut||Mi Vida Loca |
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Husband||François Henri Pinault|
|Parents||Father- Sami Hayek Dominguez
Mother- Diana Jimenez Medina
|Siblings||Brother- Sami Hayek|
|Children||Daughter- Valentina Paloma Pinault|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$200 million USD|
Salma Hayek was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, México on 2 September 1966. Her father, Sami Hayek Dominguez, is Mexican. Diana Jimenez Medina’s mother is an opera singer and talent scout.
However, in an interview, Salma Hayek explained that she is half Lebanese and half Spanish. She also states that her grandmother was from Spain.
She has had a passion for her acting career from her childhood, and because of her love, she accepts acting and producing as her profession.
Salma Hayek was raised in a wealthy and catholic family. The father of Salma Hayek is Mexicana, and he with his ancestors hailing from the city of Baabdat, Lebanon, a city Salma and her father visited in 2015 to promote her movie Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.
Her mother, Diana Jimenez Medina, is a Mexican of Spanish Descent.
The younger brother of Salma Hayek is Sami Hayek, who is a furniture designer.
When Salma was just 12 years old, she opted to attend the Academy of the Sacred Heart, and from there, she completed her primary schooling, and when she was in her school, she was diagnosed with dyslexia.
After completing her primary and school education from there, she completed her higher education at the Universidad Iberoamericana, and there she studied international relations.
Salma has always had a passion for acting, and therefore she started her career at a tender age. When she was just 23 years old, Hayek landed the title Teresa, a successful Mexican telenovela that made her a star in Mexico.
In 1991 when she was just 25 years old, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her film career in Hollywood, and there she started to study acting under Stella Adler.
In 1994, Hayek starred in a film that has won more awards than any other movie in the history of Mexican Cinema. And for her performance in that film, she was nominated for the Ariel Award.
From 1993 to 1999, she worked as an actress and producer in several films. And after taking a small part in the 1993 film Mi Vida Loca, she was noticed by director Robert Rodriguez and his co-producer and then-wife, Elizabeth Avellan, who soon gave Hayek a starring role opposite Antonio Banderas in 1995’s Desperado.
However, Hayek gained worldwide recognition after 2000. In 2000, Hayek had an uncredited role opposite Benicio del Toro Traffic. In the following year, she appeared in the 2001 feature film In the Time of the Butterflies.
In 2002, Hayek co-produced and starred in the biographical film Frida, for which she received a nomination.
Later in 2003, Hayek produced and directed The Maldonado Miracle. In 2005, she served as a member of the 2005 Cannes Film Festival Jury and co-hosted the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert.
In 2019, Hayek would star as Ajak in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film Eternals. And in 2020, it was reported that her production company Ventarosa was signed with HBO Max.
Relationship, Husband, Affairs
Salma Hayek is a married woman, and her husband’s name is François Henri Pinault. And they also have a daughter named, Valentina Paloma Pinault.
Salma Hayek is such a good-looking and tall girl, and her height is around 5 feet 2 inches, and her body weight is around 42 kg.
The Body Measurements of Salma are around 34-26-34, which means her chest is around 34, her waist is about 26, and her hip size is approximately 34.
Moreover, her face looks so charming and attractive because of her Brown eyes and brown hair.
Salma Hayek is one of the most top-rated producers of the industry, and besides that, she is a successful actress. She has several income sources.
However, according to the sources, her approximate net worth is around 200 million dollars.
Interesting Facts about Salma Hayek
- The zodiac sign of Salma Hayek is Virgo.
- She studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana and studied International Relations there.
- Hayek was raised in a catholic family.
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