Salma Hayek Biography

About Salma Hayek

In your life have you ever waited to see what absolute beauty must look like, well your wait is finally over as one such riveting diva is Salma Hayek. The Latino with her alluring beauty and voguish personality is one of the most desired women to ever walk on the face of the earth.

Hayek’s fabulous acting and perfect comic timing can be seen in various commercial hits like Desperado, Fools Rush, 54, Beatriz at Dinner, and Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, moreover, for her elegant and compelling performances, she was nominated for several prestigious accolades.

Barring the movies, Hayek is also well renowned for her Tv performances, especially as ‘Sofia Reyes’ in comedy-drama Ugly Betty and ‘Elisa Pedrera’ in the satirical sitcom 30 Rock.

Salma Hayek, will once again be seen, enthralling the audience with her powerful performance, as ‘Ajak’ in the upcoming Marvel movie titled ‘Eternals’ which features an ensemble cast of Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Harish Patel, Kumail Nanjiani, and Lia McHugh.

Biography of Salma Hayek

Name: Salma Valgarma Hayek Jimenez

Also Known As: Salma Hayek Pinault 

Famously Known As: Salma Hayek

Known For: Played the titular role of ‘Frida Kahlo’ in the widely recognized and successful movie ‘Frida’ and will be seen in the upcoming Marvel movie Eternals as ‘Ajak’

Profession: Actress and Producer

Date of Birth of Salma Hayek: 2 September 1966

Age of Salma Hayek: 55 Years (as of 2021).

Height of Salma Hayek: 157 cm, 1.57 m, 5’ft 2” in. 

Weight of Salma Hayek: 46 kg (102 lbs).

Body Measurements of Salma Hayek: 34-26-34

Salma Hayek Eye Colour: Brown

Salma Hayek Hair Colour: Brown

Zodiac Sign/Star Sign: Virgo

Known Language: English and Spanish

Salma Hayek Religion: Christianity

Net Worth of Salma Hayek: $200 Million (approx.)

Marital Status: Married

Salma Hayek Children: 1

Nationality: American and Mexican

Home Town: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Currently Living: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Controversies of Salma Hayek

1. Salma Hayek in an interview revealed her horrific experiences on the sets of Academy Award-nominated movie ‘Frida’ where the sex offender Harvey Weinstein, who was then, the producer of the movie made certain sexual advances towards her and even demanded sexual favours, one being, to do a full-frontal nude scene in the movie.

She further said that she had moved on from that traumatized experience but still found those memories painstaking and troubling.

2. Salma Hayek once having a casual discussion on religion said that she didn’t believe in church practices and is no longer a hardcore religious follower. Salam’s this comment made her at the forefront of demeaning comments where her fans and netizens criticized her for being an atheist.

Thus, it forced Salma to release a statement, stating she may not visit the church at regular intervals, still wholeheartedly believes in Jesus Christ and God.

Interesting Facts about Salma Hayek

1. Salma’s ancestry belongs to Lebanese and Spanish descent, her father is a businessman and her mother is a talented Opera singer.

2. She suffered from dyslexia in school and was a marvellous gymnast, where her coach believed her to be a future Olympic athlete.

3. After a successful Hollywood career, Salma soon founded her own film production company named Ventanarosa, through which she produced several film and television projects like Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, Ugly Betty, and Septembers of Shiraz.

4. While featuring on 1998 MTV Music Video Awards, she had to wear tattoos as no fashion or jewellery designer loaned her fashion accessories.

5. Salma has done numerous movies with Antonio Banderas consisting of Desperado, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

6. Hayek’s unparalleled beauty and bold looks have made her featured and endorsed various brands like Avon cosmetics Revlon, Lincoln cars, and Campari. And, later on launched her own cosmetic line named, Nuance.

7. In 2001, FHM magazine ranked Salma Hayek at 6th position in the list of FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women (UK), the list also included names of popular actresses like Jennifer Lopez, Rachel Stevens, Britney Spears, Denise Richards, and Carmen Electra.

8. She is an ardent fan of old Hollywood classics such as It Happened One Night, The Graduate, Gone with the Wind, and Casablanca.

9. Salma Hayek’s upcoming movie Eternals will be her first superhero-action movie under the banner of Marvel Studios.

10. Salma Hayek husband François-Henri Pinault is a French billionaire and CEO of Kering. Hayek is her second wife, as they both got married in 2009 and have a daughter named Valentina Paloma Pinault Hayek.

Movies and Television Shows of Salma Hayek

Movies Year
Mi Vida Loca1993
El Callejón de los Milagros (Mexican Movie)1994
Desperado1995
Fair Game1995
From Dusk till Dawn1996
Fled1996
Fools Rush In1997
Breaking Up1997
541998
The Faculty1998
Chain of Fools2000
In the Time of the Butterflies2001
Frida2002
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over2003
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003
Bandidas2006
Across the Universe2007
Puss in Boots2011
Savages2012
Some Kind of Beautiful2014
Beatriz at Dinner2017
The Hitman’s Bodyguard2017
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard2021
Eternals2021
House of Gucci2021
Television Shows
The Sinbad Show1993
The Hunchback (Television Film)1997
Ugly Betty2006-2010
30 Rock2009-2013

Awards Won by Salma Hayek

AwardsYear
Glamour Magazine – Woman of the Year Award2001
Producers Guild of America – Celebration of Diversity Award2003
Daytime Emmy Award – Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special2004
Harvard Foundation – Artist of the Year Award2006
Time magazine – 25 Most Influential Hispanics2005
Knight (Chevalier) – National Order of the Legion of Honour 2011
Venice Film Festival – Franca Sozzani Award2018

Family of Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek Father: Sami Hayek Domínguez

Salma Hayek Mother: Diana Jiménez Medina

Salma Hayek Younger Brother: Sami Hayek

Salma Hayek Husband: Francois-Henri Pinault ​(m. 2009)

Salma Hayek Daughter: Valentina Paloma Pinault

Social Media Profiles of Salma Hayek

Facebook: SalmaHayek

Instagram: @salmahayek

Twitter: @salmahayek

Education/Qualification of Salma Hayek

School: Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana

College: Universidad Iberoamericana

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