Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2nd, 1966) is a Mexican actress, director and producer.
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.
To further her home country stardom, in 1994, she went on to star in the film El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley), which won more awards than any other movie in the history of Mexican cinema. For her performance, Hayek was nominated for an Ariel Award.
Hollywood: Hayek moved to Los Angeles, California in 1991 to study acting and build a career in Hollywood. Despite her limited fluency in English, Hayek got the break she needed starring opposite Antonio Banderas in 1995's Desperado.
Hayek followed her success in Desperado with roles in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Wild Wild West (1999) and Dogma (1999) that saw her climb the ranks of global celebrity.
In 2003, she reprised her role from Desperado by appearing in Once Upon a Time in Mexico, the final film of the Mariachi Trilogy.
Personal life: Hayek dated actor Edward Norton between 1999 and 2003 and then Josh Lucas in 2003.
In 2007, Hayek confirmed she was expecting her first child with fiancé - PPR CEO François-Henri Pinault. On September 21st, 2007, she gave birth to daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault.
On July 18th, 2008 she and François-Henri Pinault announced the end of their engagement.
Hayek is also heavily involved in charitable work, which includes increasing awareness of violence against women and discrimination against immigrants.
Trivia: Hayek is an executive producer of popular television series - Ugly Betty.
She is the first Mexican national to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.
Hayek has a tattoo on her left arm of the word 'Asbestos', attributing it to an awareness campaign aimed at the dangers of asbestos water pipes.
Before acting she was an accomplished gymnast aspiring to compete in the Olympic Games, but her father prevented her from being recruited by the Mexican national team.
A 2007 MSNBC poll found Hayek to be the "sexiest celebrity" out of a field of 3,000 celebrities (male and female). According to the poll, "65 percent of the U.S. population would use the term 'sexy' to describe her".
Actress Salma Hayek knew exactly what she was doing when she took Hollywood roles based on her looks.
The Mexican beauty, who has appeared in blockbusters like From Dusk Till Dawn and Desperado, secured many of her early roles thanks to her looks, but Salma insists she didn't feel exploited because she always had a plan in motion.
"I think we used each other," she said as part of the Kering Women in Motion panel at the Cannes Film Festival, according to Britain's The Telegraph. "They used me? No. They used me, but I said, 'OK, OK, let's go!' It was the maid or the sexy girl. That's as much as I can say.
"It's a process: you (filmmakers) are using me for that, but I'm going to use it to change your own way of thinking. And you won't even notice."
Continue reading: Salma Hayek: 'Hollywood's Exploitation Of Women Works Both Ways'
Actress Salma Hayek has slammed U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump for mixing up convenience store chain 7-Eleven with the 9/11 terrorist attacks during a speech.
The former reality star was making a rally speech in Buffalo, New York on Monday (18Apr16), when he mistakenly mentioned the store when speaking about the U.S. tragedy.
"Because I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at the World Trade Center right after it came down, and I saw the greatest people I've ever seen in action," he said.
Trump did not correct himself after the flub, but his campaign managers attributed it to a slip of the tongue. However, Salma is appalled by the business mogul's mistake.
Continue reading: Salma Hayek Mocks Donald Trump Over 9/11 Flub
Frank is a hot dog Wiener who's packed into a vacuum seal bag with all his closest buds, Brenda is a hot dog bun who is also bagged up with the other ladies in the Glamour Buns pack. Since being stored on the supermarket shelf, Frank and Brenda have known that they're meant to be, now all that has to happen is their new owner picks both packets to take them home for their happily ever after.
As luck would have it, a lady picks them both up and it seems like their dream is coming true, little do the food items actually know what happens to them when they get to their new home; they're pealed, boiled, grated and roasted to death before being eaten. Now Frank is on a mission to bring the truth to the other consumables in a bit to make the horror stop.
Sausage Party is an R rated CG animation.
Prosecutors in Washington state have decided to review the accidental death of Salma Hayek's beloved dog.
The Mexican beauty was left devastated last month (Feb16) after her nine-year-old German Shepherd-mix dog Mozart was found dead at her ranch in the small town of Yelm, with "a shot close to his heart".
On Monday (29Feb16), Officials at the Thurston County Sheriff's Office confirmed Salma's neighbour had used a pellet gun to scare the actress' dogs away from his property, since they had been fighting with his own pets in his garage.
The unnamed man insisted he had no intention of killing any of the animals, and police officials agreed that the shooting was justified and not a violation of the law, as Mozart was trespassing and harassing the neighbour's canines.
Continue reading: Prosecutors Reviewing Salma Hayek Dog Case
The actress said Mozart was ‘shot close to his heart’, last Friday.
Salma Hayek is mourning the loss of her beloved dog Mozart, who was found shot dead last Friday. Police are said to be investigating exactly what happened after Mozart was found shot close to her Washington ranch, 55 miles south of Seattle.
Salma Hayek’s dog was found shot dead last Friday.
Deputy Lt. Cliff Ziesemer, from the Thurston County Sheriff’s department, told CBS news that a caretaker had been riding a horse around Hayek's property on Friday with two dogs following. He said the dogs had barked before taking off running at the end of the road and eventually came back, as was typical.
Continue reading: Police Investigating After Salma Hayek's Dog Was Found Shot Dead
Salma Hayek's neighbour has confessed to unintentionally killing her dog by shooting it with a pellet gun, according to a U.S. report.
The actress was left devastated after her nine-year-old German Shepherd-mix dog Mozart was found dead at her ranch in Washington state with "a shot close to his heart" earlier in February (16).
Police officers launched an investigation into the incident, and Salma's neighbour has admitted to shooting the dog, according to TMZ.com.
The neighbour reportedly told police the actress' dogs were trespassing on his property and attacking his pooches on a regular basis. He had used a pellet gun to scare them away from his garage but had no intention of killing any of the animals. Cops also ruled the gun would not usually be lethal.
Continue reading: Salma Hayek's Neighbour Confesses To Dog Shooting - Report
Salma Hayek is mourning the tragic death of her pet dog, who was found shot dead on her ranch.
The actress revealed the news on Instagram.com on Friday (26Feb16), announcing that her German Shepherd-mix dog Mozart was shot last week (beg22Feb16) on her property in Washington State.
"I haven't posted for a week as I been mourning the death of my dog, Mozart who I personally delivered out of his mother's womb," the 49-year-old wrote.
"He was found dead in my ranch last Friday with a shot close to his heart. I am hoping that the Washington State authorities do justice to this wonderful dog whom in 9 years never bit or attacked anyone."
Continue reading: Salma Hayek Mourns Tragic Death Of Pet Dog
Salma Hayek's younger brother is taking car manufacturers at Ford to court amid allegations a "catastrophic" mechanical failure was to blame for a 2014 accident which killed his art director friend.
Sami Hayek Jimenez was hospitalised in Los Angeles in February, 2014, after losing control of his 2005 Ford GT, owned by his actress sister and her husband, and colliding with an oncoming truck.
The crash killed his passenger, Grammy-winning art director and photographer Ian Cuttler Sala, while Sami was left with several broken ribs and a head laceration. The truck driver, Alvin Javier Gomez, suffered a broken foot in the incident.
No arrests were made over the crash, but now Sami is placing the blame for the accident on bosses at Ford.
Continue reading: Salma Hayek's Brother Sues Ford Over Fatal Car Accident
Hollywood actress Salma Hayek has been admitted to hospital to treat a head injury following an on-set accident.
The Dogma star shared the news with fans on Friday (05Feb16) by posting a picture on Instagram.com which showed her posing with two doctors.
However, Salma saw the funny side of the accident as she was taken to hospital wearing a risque T-shirt featuring a picture of naked woman's breasts being cupped by a man's hands.
"I had to be rushed from set to the ER for a minor head injury," she wrote of her hospital dash. "Unfortunately my wardrobe for the scene was completely inappropriate for the hospital. Thank you to doctors Foster and Ellspermann for taking such good care of me! And don't worry it didn't make me any crazier than I was! #hospital #emergency #doctors #nude #wardrobe".
Continue reading: Salma Hayek Hospitalised After On-set Accident
Salma Hayek , Valentina Pinault - Salma Hayek arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with her daughter Valentina Pinault - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 18th December 2015
Amy Schumer was honoured along with actresses Carey Mulligan, Kate Winslet, Dakota Johnson, Salma Hayek, Gena Rowlands, Alicia Vikander, and director Ava DuVernay at ELLE's Women in Hollywood Awards.
Amy Schumer was honoured at ELLE's Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday night (19.10.15).
The 'Trainwreck' star dazzled in a floating red dress at the 22nd annual event held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills at which she was recognised for her contribution to comedy and film.
During her acceptance speech she referenced Taylor Swift's famous ''girl squad'' of friends - which includes Selena Gomez, Lily Aldridge, Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid among others - and urged women to support each other in all walks of life.
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Dazzles At ELLE's Women In Hollywood Awards
Date of birth
2nd September, 1966
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