Salma Hayek – Mexican Beauty That Seduced The World
Birth Name: Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez
Date of Birth: September 2, 1966
Place of Birth: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
Nationality: Mexican (naturalized American)
Occupation: Actress, film director and producer
Height: 5 feet 1.5 in; 1.56 m
Measurements: 36C-25-37 (US)
Famous as/for: Hayek is the world famous Mexican actress and one of the biggest Hollywood stars.
I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do.
In my twenties I was offered lots of parts where there wasn’t much to do but act sexy. I still get offered those roles – but now I take it as a compliment.
Salma is fluent in Arabic, Spanish, Portugese and English
Salma Hayek became famous in Mexico in 1989 when she landed the title role in Teresa, a successful Mexican telenovela.
In 1991 Hayek moved to Los Angeles, United States to pursue her Hollywood career.
In 1995 Salma got a role in Hollywood blockbuster film Desperado opposite Antonio Banderas and she seduced the whole world with her sensuality and great performance. Since then she has starred in over 30 films and became one of the major Hollywood female stars.
Hayek was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1996 and 2003.
In October 2001 Hayek received the Woman of the Year Award from Glamour magazine.
In 2005 the Time Magazine named Hayek to be one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in 2005.
In February 2006 she received the Artist of the Year Award from the Harvard Foundation.
On September 21, 2007, Hayek gave birth to daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault. Two years later she married the father of her daughter, a French billionaire François-Henri Pinault.
In 2008 the Entertainment Weekly ranked Hayek # 17 in their list of the “25 Smartest People in TV.
Hayek works hard on increasing awareness on violence against women and discrimination against immigrants.
In 2011, Hayek launched her own line of cosmetics, skincare and hair care products called after her.
December 30, 2011 Hayek become a Chevalier (Knight) of the French Legion of Honour.
Hayek in one sentence – Salma is a talented actress and a beautiful woman with great charisma.
Always remember that true beauty comes from within.