Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek Pinault is a Mexican and American film actress and producer. She began her career in her native Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and starred in the film El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley) for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award. In 1991, Hayek moved to Hollywood and came to prominence with roles in films such as Desperado (1995), From Dusk till Dawn (1996), Wild Wild West, and Dogma (both 1999).

Her breakthrough role was in the 2002 film Frida, as Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, for which she was nominated for Best Actress for the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award, and which she also produced. This movie received widespread attention and was a critical and commercial success.

  • Born:  Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez, September 2, 1966
  • Birthplace:  Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Height:  5′ 2″
  • Bra Size:  36C
  • Shoe Size:  6.5 US
  • Spouse:  François-Henri Pinault

Hayek launched her own movie production company Ventanaros in 1999.  Some projects produced include:

  • TV Series – Ugly Betty
  • TV Drama – Monarca
  • Bio Movie – Frida

Hayek Pinault supports multiple charities, including:

  • Violence against Women
  • Board member of the V-Day charity
  • Amnesty International

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