Salma Hayek – Life Story

On September 2, 1966, Salma Hayek was born in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Her father, Sami Hayek, is a Mexican-Lebanese who was born in Baabdat, Lebanon. Her father also manages industrial equipment business and an oil firm manager in Mexico who previously ran for Coatzacoalcos city mayor. Her mother, Diana Jimenez Medina, is Spanish of Mexican ancestry and works as a talent scout and opera singer. Sami, her brother, is a well-known furniture designer.

Salma Hayek was raised in a wealthy, devout Roman Catholic family. She was transferred to the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, when she was 12 years old. She was diagnosed with dyslexia while she was still in school.

She enrolled in Universidad Iberoamericana to study international relations there. Salma Hayek said in an interview with V magazine that she was once an undocumented immigrant in the United States, but it wasn’t for a very long time.

Salma Hayek is a well-known film producer and actress from Mexico and the United States. She began her acting career in Mexico, acting in the Telenovela Teresa. It is for the film Miracle Alley, for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award. Salma Hayek made her Hollywood debut in the year 1991, appearing in films like, From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado, Dogma, and Wild West.

Salma’s breakout performance as Mexican portraitist Frida Kahlo in the 2002 film Frida earned her nominations for Best Actress at the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The film was well acclaimed as a commercial and critical triumph.

In addition, Salma Hayek received a Daytime Emmy Award for her outstanding directing of a youth, children, and family special called The Maldonado Miracle. She also received a primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her appearance in the ABC TV comedy drama Ugly Betty. Salma appeared as a guest star in the 20092013 season of the NBC comedy series 30 Rock. She was chosen for the Sovereign Spirit Award in 2017 for her outstanding performance in Beatriz Dinner.

Puss in Boots, Grown Ups, Tale of Tales, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, and Grown Ups 2 are some of Salma Hayek’s most recent motion pictures.

Some Details of Salma

Height                                     : 5 Feet 2 Inches (1.57 Meters)

Weight                                    : 56 Kg (123 lbs)

Body Measurement                : 39-24-36 Inches

Body Type                               : Voluptuous

Hair Color                               : Dark Brown

Eye Color                                 : Black

Shoe Size                                 : 8 (US)

Dress Size                                : 10(US)

Date of Birth                           : September 2, 1966

Age                                          : 56 Years by 2023

Full Name                                : Salma Hayek Pinault

Profession                               : Actress, Director and Producer

Nationality                              : American – Mexican

Birth Place                              : Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

Religion                                   : Christianity

Zodiac Sign                              : Virgo

College                                    : Universidad Iberoamericana

Net Worth                               : $7 Billion

Father                                      : Sami Hayek

Mother                                    : Diana Jimenez Medina

Brother                                    : Sami Hayek Jr

Marital Status                         : Married

Husband                                  : Francois-Henri Pinault (Since 2009)

One daughter Child                : Valentina Paloma Pinault

Hobbies                                   : Yoga

Favorite Movie                        : It Happens One Night, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, The Graduate

Favorite Destination               : France

Favorite Food                          : Mexican, French

Favorite Color                         : Blue, Purple

Favorite Sport                         : Horse Riding, Car Driving

Favorite Pet                             : Dog

Salma Hayek’s Facts you didn’t know

  • The Arabic name Salma means “Calm” or “Peace”.
  • Her Lebanese father and Spanish mother nurtured her in a Catholic environment before she achieved fame in Hollywood
  • When Salma was a young child, Salma’s grandmother routinely shaved her head, eyebrows, and hair in the hopes that it would make her hair glossier, darker and thicker.
  • Hayek made the decision to pursue acting after seeing the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in a nearby theatre.
  • She appeared as a stripper in the films “From Dusk Till Dawn” and “Dogma”.

Salma earned the 2006 Best Nude Scene Award for her on-screen sex scenes with seasoned actor Colin Farrell in the film “Ask the Dust”.

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