Salma Hayek is an actress and producer who started her career in the Mexican Film Industry and now is a well-established actress and producer in Hollywood. She starred in the Telenovela Teresa, for which she received great appreciation along with an award Ariel Award. Salma Hayek got popular in Hollywood from the movies such as Desperado, Wild Wild West, and Dogma. One of the best works of her career came in 2002 when she got to play the role of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter, and also got an Academy Award for the best actress for it. She received great appreciation for this film, and it was the movie that made her one of the top actresses in the world.
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If we talk about the early life of Salma Hayek, she was born on 2nd September 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, and her father’s name is Sami Hayek Dominguez, who is a Lebanese Mexican. He also runs an industrial-equipment firm while working as an oil company executive in Mexico. Her mother is a talent scout as well as an opera singer, and her name is Diana Jimenez Madina. Salma herself is half Spanish and half Lebanese as her Grandparents were from Spain. She grew up in a rich family and started her education at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Louisiana, where she was diagnosed with Dyslexia.
The career of Salma Hayek began with ‘Teresa,’ in which she got to play a small role in 1989. In the year 1994, she appeared in Miracle Alley, which turn out to be great for her career, and she got numerous awards for her incredible performance. She a lot got nominated for the Prestigious Ariel Award for the same film. In 1991, she shifted to Los Angeles to pursue a career in Hollywood. She did small roles in few films till she was spotted by Robert Rodriguez, who cast her in Desperado in 1995. In 1999, she got a role in ‘Fools Rush In’ and she was also casted opposite Will Smith in the Wild Wild West.
In 2000, she launched her productions company named Ventanarosa and started producing films and TV series. Her first film as a producer got selected for the Best Foreign Film at the Oscars. ‘Frida’ was also co-produced by Salma, and she also played the role of Frida Kahlo in it, for which she got nominated for the Best Actress at Academy Awards.
Salma Hayek is a US citizen through naturalization. She also practiced Yoga and was raised as a Catholic. In the year 2007, she announced that she got engaged with Francois Henri Pinault, who is a billionaire and the CEO of ‘Kering.’ She was pregnant at the time of their engagement and welcomed her first daughter on 21stSeptember 2007 and named her Valentina Paloma Pinault. They got hitched in 2009 in Paris on Valentine’s day.
Salma is a successful actress and wife to a billionaire. Her net worth is a whopping $200 million, which makes her enjoy all the luxuries.