Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek Biography

Full NameSalma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez
Date of BirthSeptember 2, 1966
NationalityMexican and American
Career StartBegan her career in Mexico with telenovela Teresa (1989–1991) and Midaq Alley (1995)
Hollywood BreakthroughDesperado (1995), From Dusk till Dawn (1996), Wild Wild West (1999), and Dogma (1999)
Academy Award NominationNominated for Best Actress for portraying Frida Kahlo in Frida (2002)
Notable FilmsOnce Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), After the Sunset (2004), Bandidas (2006), Grown Ups (2010), Grown Ups 2 (2013), The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017), Puss in Boots (2011), Sausage Party (2016), Tale of Tales (2015), Beatriz at Dinner (2017), House of Gucci (2021), and Eternals (2021)
Television AchievementsFour Emmy Awards nominations, including one Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children Special for The Maldonado Miracle (2004), and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her work on Ugly Betty (2006–2010)
Notable TV WorkProduced and played Minerva Mirabal in In the Time of the Butterflies (2001), guest-starred on 30 Rock (2009–2013)
Public RecognitionCited as one of Hollywood’s most powerful and influential Latina actresses, and named one of the world’s most beautiful women by various media outlets
Time 100 InfluenceTime magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2023
Marital StatusMarried to business magnate François-Henri Pinault
ChildrenHas a daughter

Salma Hayek Career

Time PeriodRoles and Achievements
Early roles in Mexico (1988–1994)– TVyNovelas Award for Best Debut Actress for “Un Nuevo Amanecer” (1988).
– Starred as Teresa in the successful telenovela “Teresa” (1989–1991).
– 1990 TVyNovelas Award for Best Female Revelation.
– Critical acclaim and Ariel Award nomination for “El callejón de los milagros” (1994).
Hollywood breakthrough (1995–2001)– Breakout role in “Desperado” (1995) opposite Antonio Banderas.
– Appeared in “From Dusk till Dawn” (1996) and “Fools Rush In” (1997).
– Starred in “Dogma” (1999) and “Wild Wild West” (1999).
– Founded production company Ventanarosa in 1999.
– Produced “El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba” (1999).
– Portrayed Minerva Mirabal in “In the Time of the Butterflies” (2001).
Worldwide recognition (2002–2009)– Produced and starred as Frida Kahlo in “Frida” (2002), earning multiple award nominations including an Oscar nomination.
– Directed “The Maldonado Miracle” (2003) and appeared in films like “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” (2003) and “After the Sunset” (2004).
– Starred in “Ugly Betty” (2006–2010) and became an executive producer.
– Collaborated with Robert Rodriguez in “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant” (2009).
Continued commercial success (2010–2017)– Appeared in “Grown Ups” (2010) and voiced Kitty Softpaws in “Puss in Boots” (2011).
– Starred in international productions “Americano” and “As Luck Would Have It” (2011).
– Directed a music video for Prince in 2005 and appeared in various films like “Everly” (2014) and “Tale of Tales” (2015).
– Voiced Teresa del Taco in “Sausage Party” (2016).
– Received an Independent Spirit Film Award nomination for “Beatriz at Dinner” (2017).
Recent roles (2018–present)– Appeared in films like “The Hummingbird Project” (2018), “Like a Boss” (2020), and “The Roads Not Taken” (2020).
– Reunited with Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson in “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” (2021).
– Joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Ajak in “Eternals” (2021).
– Starred in “House of Gucci” (2021) and reprised her role as Kitty Softpaws in “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.”
Recent projects (2022)– Cast in Angelina Jolie’s film “Without Blood” (2022) alongside Demián Bichir.

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