Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek-Jimenez Valgarma Pinault is an actress, director and producer Mexican, born September 2, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.

Child and training
Born into a wealthy Catholic family, her mother is of Mexican origin and her Lebanese father worked in an oil company. Salma means "Peace" in Arabic. She acquired dual-nationality-Mexican American.

At age 12, she is sent to the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. She was fired by the nuns because of his behavior and must return to Mexico. She continued her schooling until she was 17 years in Houston, Texas, where her aunt lives. Back in Mexico, she studied international relations at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico.

After attending gymnastics classes, Salma Hayek decided to devote himself to comedy. It skims the tops of the Mexican TV series (telenovelas) for several years, becoming a star in Mexico. She is particularly known for his role in the series Teresa in 1989. In 1994, she played in El Callejon de los milagros (The Street of Miracles).

In 1991, she traveled to the United States in order to attempt a career. Dyslexic, she perfected her English and took acting classes with Stella Adler, former professor of Marlon Brando.

Director Robert Rodriguez's remark in a variety program in Spanish and falls in love. After having turned in his telefilm Roadracers, he gives her a chance by offering him the lead role alongside Antonio Banderas in Desperado. She continued her career by turning in From Dusk Till Dawn with George Clooney, then in Wild Wild West with Will Smith.

With his production company Ventanarosa, she participated in 2002 to produce the film Frida, a biography of Frida Kahlo in which she also performed the leading role. His performance also earned him an Oscar nomination in 2003.

Feminist, she has a role of advocate for battered women and fight against discrimination affecting the Latino community in the United States. In her roles she reveals to America's problems with illegal immigration and the health system.

In 2006, she adapted the Colombian TV series Yo Soy Betty la Fea (I am Betty the ugly) and creates Ugly Betty, an American series about the trials of an unattractive girl in the world of fashion. The series is a great success and won a number of awards including the 2007 Golden Globe for best comedy series and for best actress in a comedy series for his lead actress America Ferrera.

In January 2007, it stands out by lending his image to the famous Italian brand Campari liquor and posing for the calendar.

In April 2007, Salma Hayek, based on the success of Ugly Betty, is named CEO of Ventanazul, a joint venture with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The new company aims to produce films that have Latin American themes but attract a wider audience.

as actor

* 1993: Mi vida loca Allison Anders: Gata
* 1994: The Street of Miracles (El Callejon de los milagros) by Jorge Fons: Alma
* 1995: Robert Rodriguez Desperado: Carolina
* 1995: Groom Service (Four Rooms) - segment "The Misbehavers" by Robert Rodriguez: the dancer on TV
* 1995: Fair Game by Andrew Sipes: Rita
* 1996: From Dusk Till Dawn (From Dusk Till Dawn) by Robert Rodriguez: Santanico Pandemonium
* 1996: Fled (Fled) by Kevin Hooks: Cora
* 1997: Thunderbolt and consequences (Fools Rush In), Andy Tennant: Isabel Fuentes Whitman
* 1997: Breaking up by Robert Greenwald: Monica
* 1997: Cuba My Love (¿Quién diablos es Juliette?) By Carlos Marcovich: herself
* 1998: Studio 54 Mark Christopher: Anita Randazzo
* 1998: The Velocity of Gary (The Velocity of Gary * * (Not His Real Name)) by Dan Ireland: Mary Carmen
* 1998: Robert Rodriguez's The Faculty: Nurse Rosa Harper
* 1998: Welcome to Hollywood Tony Markes and Adam Rifkin: herself
* 1999: Dogma Kevin Smith muse Serendipity
* 1999: No One Writes to the Colonel (El coronel no tiene quien escriba the) Arturo Ripstein: Julia
* 1999: Wild Wild West by Barry Sonnenfeld: Rita Escobar
* 2000: Time Code Mike Figgis: Rose
* 2000: Chain of Fools and Patrick von Pontus Löwenhielm Krusenstjerna: Kolko
* 2000: A life of dream (La gran vida) Antonio Cuadra: Lola
* 2000: Steven Soderbergh's Traffic: Rosario, Madrigal's mistress (uncredited in the credits)
* 2001: Mike Figgis' Hotel: Charlee Boux
* 2002: Julie Taymor's Frida: Frida Kahlo
* 2002: Searching for Debra Winger (Searching for Debra Winger) Rosanna Arquette: herself
* 2003: Spy Kids 3: Mission 3D (Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over) Robert Rodriguez: Cesca Giggles
* 2003: Once Upon a Time in Mexico ... Desperado 2 (Once Upon a Time in Mexico) Robert Rodriguez: Carolina
* 2004: After the Sunset (After the Sunset) Brett Ratner: Lola Cirillo
* 2006: Bandidas Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg Sara Sandoval
* 2006: Ask the Dust (Ask the Dust) by Robert Towne: Camilla Lopez
* 2007: Lost Hearts (Lonely Hearts) Todd Robinson: Martha Beck
* 2007: Across the Universe by Julie Taymor: nurse singing "Bang Bang Shoot Shoot"
* 2009: The Circus of the strange (Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant) Paul Weitz: Madam Truska
* 2009: Home (documentary) Yann Arthus-Bertrand: narrator of the Hispanic version
* 2010: Buddies forever (Grown Ups) by Dennis Dugan: Roxanne Chase-Feder


* 1989: Teresa (Mexican telenovela): Teresa
* 1992: Street Justice - Season 1, Episode 12: Andrea
* 1992 Dream On - Season 3, Episode 20: Carmela
* 1993: Jack's Place - Season 2, Episode 6: Katrina 'Kata' Nicklos
* 1993: The Sinbad Show - Season 1, Episodes 2 and 3: Gloria Contreras
* 1994: El vuelo del Aguila - Season 1, Episode 1: Juana Catalina Romero
* 1994: Roadracers (TV) Robert Rodriguez: Donna
* 1997: Quasimodo, Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback) (TV movie) Peter Medak: Esmeralda
* 1997: Gente well - Season 1, Episode 1: Teresa
* 1999: Action - Season 1, Episode 2: itself
* 2001: In the Time of the Butterflies (TV) by Mariano Barroso: Minerva
* 2006-2007: Ugly Betty - Season 1, Episode 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12: Sofia Reyes
* 2009: 30 Rock - Season 3, episodes 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 19: Elisa

as a director

* 2003: The Maldonado Miracle (TV)
* 2006: Te Amo Corazon video clip for the singer Prince

as a producer

* 2002: Frida
* 2006-2010: Ugly Betty, adapted from a Colombian telenovela, Yo soy Betty, la fea, already declined in nine versions

Appointment and Awards

* Nominated for an Oscar for best actress in 2003 for her role in Frida.
* Golden Globe 2007 for the series Ugly Betty.

On September 24, 2007, she gave birth to Valentina Paloma, born of her relationship with François-Henri Pinault, CEO of luxury and distribution Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR) and son of Francois Pinault. Their separation became official July 17, 2008. However, they appeared together in the stands of the Route de Lorient Rennes during the match Rennes-Sochaux 2 November 2008 and then continued to make appearances as a couple. The couple married Feb. 14, 2009.

See also Shakira

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