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Salma Hayek Profile and Biography

Salma Hayek Profile:
Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez-Pinault best known as Salma Hayek with nickname Salmah, Salma was born with birth name is Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez on September 2, 1966 (star sign: Virgo) at her hometown in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. Salma Hayek is a beautiful Mexican (film, movie, television) actress, female model, television director, television and film producer, Hollywood star (superstar), and women celebrity. She has a hair color: sexy shiny black, eyes color: fabulous black, height: 5′ 2″ (157 cm), measurements: 36-24-36, and hobbies: travel, dancing, horse riding, watching the theatre cinema with friends, dinner with friends, film acting, photography acting, pose in fornt of the camera, and modeling.

Salma Hayek is the first Mexican national to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Salma Hayek is one of the most prominent Mexican figures in Hollywood since silent film actress Dolores del Río. Salma Hayek is also, after Fernanda Montenegro, the second of three Latin American actresses (the other being Catalina Sandino Moreno) to achieve a Best Actress Oscar nomination.

Salma Hayek Biography:
Salma Hayek was born with birth name is Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez on September 2, 1966 at her hometown in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. Salma Hayek is the daughter of Diana Jiménez Medina, an opera singer and talent scout, and Sami Hayek Dominguez, an oil company executive who once ran for mayor of Coatzacoalcos. Her first given name, Salma, is Arabic for “safe”. Salma Hayek was also an accomplished gymnast aspiring to compete in the Olympics, but her father prevented her from being recruited by the Mexican national team. Salma Hayek lives with her aunt in Houston, Texas, where she stayed until she was 17 years old. Salma Hayek attended college in Mexico City, where she studied International Relations at the Universidad Iberoamericana, and married her first husband Cameron Switzer. To the surprise of her family, Salma Hayek dropped out to pursue a career as an actress.

In her career in Mexico, Salma Hayek on the age of 23, landed the title role in Teresa (1989), a successful Mexican telenovela that made her a star in Mexico. Salma Hayek on 1994 starred in the film El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley), which has won more awards than any other movie in the history of Mexican cinema. For her performance, Salma Hayek was nominated for an Ariel Award.

In her early career on Hollywood acting work, Salma Hayek moved to Los Angeles (LA), California (CA), United State of America (USA) on 1991 to study acting under Stella Adler. Salma Hayek had limited fluency in English, which was attributed to her suffering from dyslexia. Robert Rodriguez and his producer wife Elizabeth Avellan soon gave Salma Hayek the break she needed, a starring role opposite Antonio Banderas in 1995′s Desperado. The movie caught Hollywood’s attention, as moviegoers proved to be dazzled by Salma Hayek as Rodriguez had been. Due to Salma Hayek’s loyalty to the director, she would later decline playing the role Catherine Zeta-Jones eventually took in The Mask of Zorro after Rodriguez abandoned the project. Salma Hayek also appeared in the Spy Kids trilogy.

Salma Hayek had a starring part opposite Matthew Perry in the romantic comedy Fools Rush In. Salma Hayek followed her success in Desperado with a brief but memorable role as a vampire queen in From Dusk Till Dawn, in which Salma Hayek performed a table-top snake dance. Salma Hayek on 1999 co-starred in Will Smith’s big-budget Wild Wild West, and played a supporting role in Kevin Smith’s Dogma. Salma Hayek on 2000 had an uncredited acting part opposite Benicio del Toro in Traffic. Salma Hayek on 2003 reprised her role from Desperado by appearing in Once Upon a Time in Mexico, the final film of the Mariachi Trilogy.

Salma Hayek as director, producer and actress, Salma Hayek on around 2000 founded film production company Ventanarosa, through which she produces film and television projects. Salma Hayek’s first feature as a producer was 1999′s El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba, Mexico’s official selection for submission for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars.

Frida, co-produced by Salma Hayek, was released on 2002. Starring Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo, and Alfred Molina as her unfaithful husband, Diego Rivera, the film was directed by Julie Taymor and featured an entourage of stars in supporting and minor roles (Valeria Golino, Ashley Judd, Edward Norton, Geoffrey Rush) and cameos (Antonio Banderas). Salma Hayek earned a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her performance. This made Salma Hayek, along with Katy Jurado and Adriana Barraza, one of only three Mexican actresses to have been nominated for an Academy Award. The film earned two Oscars.

In the Time of the Butterflies is a 2001 feature film based on the Julia Álvarez book of the same name, covering the lives of the Mirabal sisters. Salma Hayek in the movie, plays one of the sisters, Minerva, and Edward James Olmos plays the Dominican dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo whom the sisters opposed. Marc Anthony plays a brief role as Minerva’s first love, and as the motivation for her later revolutionary activities.

Salma Hayek on 2003 produced and directed The Maldonado Miracle, a Showtime movie which won her a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special. Salma Hayek on December 2005 directed a music video for Prince, titled “Te Amo Corazon” (“I love you, sweetheart”) that featured her good friend Mia Maestro.

Salma Hayek is an executive producer of Ugly Betty, a television series airing around the world since September 2006. Salma Hayek adapted the series for American television with Ben Silverman, who acquired the rights and scripts from the Colombian telenovela Yo Soy Betty La Fea on 2001. Originally intended as a half hour sitcom for NBC on 2004, the project would later be picked up by ABC for the 2006–2007 season with Silvio Horta also producing. Salma Hayek guest-starred on Ugly Betty as Sofia Reyes, a magazine editor. Salma Hayek also had a cameo playing an actress in the telenovela within the show. The show quickly became a ratings hit and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy Series on 2007. Salma Hayek’s performance as Sofia resulted in a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Salma Hayek on April 2007 finalized negotiations with MGM to become the CEO of her own Latin themed film production company, Ventanarosa. The following month Salma Hayek signed a two year deal with ABC to develop projects for the network through her production company, Ventanarosa. Salma Hayek is developing and producing La Banda, a Spanish-language romantic comedy set in Mexico, written by Issa Lopez. Salma Hayek recently had a guest stint on 30 Rock as Elisa, the nurse for Jack Donaghy’s mother, for whom Jack falls. Salma Hayek will star as the wife of Adam Sandler in Grown Ups, which also co-stars Chris Rock and Kevin James.

In her singing credits, Salma Hayek has been credited as a song performer in three movies. The first was Desperado for the song Quedate Aquí. In Frida Salma Hayek performed with band Los Vega the Mexican folk song La Bruja. Salma Hayek also recorded Siente mi amor, which played during the end credits of Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Salma Hayek also contributed to Happiness is a Warm Gun in “Across the Universe” as the singing nurses.

In her promotional work, Salma Hayek has been a spokesperson for Avon cosmetics since February 2004. Salma Hayek formerly acted as spokesperson for Revlon on 1998. Salma Hayek on 2001 modeled for Chopard (Geneva-based luxury watch, jewelry, and accessories company founded in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard on the age of 24). Salma Hayek on April 3 helped introduce La Doña, a watch by Cartier inspired by fellow Mexican actress María Félix. Salma Hayek was also featured in a series of Spanish language commercials for Lincoln cars. Consequently, sales of the Lincoln Navigator among Hispanics increased by twelve percentage points.

Salma Hayek in art on spring 2006, The Blue Star Contemporary Art Center in San Antonio, Texas displayed 16 portrait paintings by muralist George Yepes and filmmaker Rodriguez of Hayek as Aztec goddess Itzapapalotl.

(Salma Hayek Profile and Biography source:, Zimbio.Com, FanPix.Net, and Wikipedia.Org)
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