Salma Hayek is a Mexican-American actress, director, producer, and model who was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Frida Kahlo in the 2002 film Frida. Her other notable film appearances include: Fools Rush In, 54, Desperado, Wild Wild West, In the Time of the Butterflies, Lonely Hearts, Americano, La chispa de la vida, and Beatriz at Dinner. She guest-starred on the ABC television comedy-drama Ugly Betty, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. She also guest-starred on the NBC comedy series 30 Rock from 2009 to 2013. Born Salma Hayek Jimenez on September 2, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, her father, Sami Hayek DomÃnguez, is Lebanese Mexican while her mother Her mother, Diana Jimenez Medina, is Mexican of Spanish descent. She was educated at Schools of the Sacred Heart and Ramtha”s School of Enlightenment. She also attended university at the Universidad Iberoamericana where she studied International Relations. She is married to French businessperson FranÃ§ois-Henri Pinault with whom she has a daughter, Valentina.
Salma Hayek Jimenez Personal Details
Family / Birth / Real Name:
Salma Hayek Jimenez
Date of Birth:
2 September 1966
Race / Ethnicity:
Multiracial (Lebanese, Spanish)
Occupation / Job(s):
Actress, Director, Producer
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Salma Hayek Jimenez Family Details
Sami Hayek (Businessperson who owns an industrial-equipment firm and is an oil company executive in Mexico, who once ran for mayor of Coatzacoalcos)
Diana Jimenez Medina (opera singer and talent scout)
Sami Hayek Jr (Brother) (Designer) Others: Elias Hayek Labahi (Paternal grandfather), Adela DomÃnguez MarÃºn (Paternal grandmother), Maria Luisa Lopez (Maternal grandmother)
FranÃ§ois-Henri Pinault (m. 2009)
Valentina Paloma Pinault (Daughter) (b. September 21, 2007)
Salma Hayek Jimenez Body Measurements
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36-24-36 in (91.5-61-91.5 cm)
36 inches (91.5 cm)
24 inches (61 cm)
36 inches (91.5 cm)
Salma Hayek Jimenez Distinctive Features
Often plays strong-willed, independent women roles
Have a curvaceous, buxom figure
Salma Hayek Jimenez Education
Schools of the Sacred Heart Ramtha”s School of Enlightenment Universidad IberoamericanaSchools of the Sacred Heart Ramtha”s School of Enlightenment Universidad Iberoamericana
Salma Hayek Jimenez Brand Endorsements
Salma has endorsed Avon, Burger King (2012), Coca Cola (2004), Coors (1999), Revlon (1997).
Best Known For
Her work in Frida (2002), Desperado (1995), Ugly Betty (2006-2007).
She has not released any music album. But, she has sang /performed songs in 3 movies. The first was in the 1995 movie Desperado for the song Quedate AquÃ.
In 2002 for movie Frida she performed the Mexican folk song La Bruja with the band Los Vega.
She also recorded Siente mi amor, which played during the end credits of Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
1993 American drama film Mi Vida Loca (also known as My Crazy Life) for her role as Gata. She was not in a lead role in this movie.
First TV Show
1988 TV show Un Nuevo Amanecer. She performed in this Spanish-language telenovela.
Her next TV show made her a star in Mexico. That Spanish language telenovela Teresa (1989) was very successful there. She had a lead role in this show as Teresa MartÃnez.
â€œSalma is super smart and has so much drive. She always puts all her effort into her workouts and thatâ€™s the reason she gets results. I canâ€™t say enough good things about her.â€
Her workout session comprised of kickboxing, dancing, ball work, Pilates, strength training. Other than this, she also did cardio and high intensity interval training to build up muscles. To get that ideal measurements and petite waist, she had really worked hard. See her full workout routine and diet plan.
Salma Hayek Favorite Things
Favorite Food – She (Mexican) loves eating bugs
Favorite Color – Purple, Red, Blue
Favorite Car Color – Silver
Favorite Lipstick Shade – Plum
Favorite Eyeshadow Shades – Browns and aubergine
Favorite Shoe Color – Black
Salma Hayek Jimenez Interesting Facts
*She was born on September 2, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. *She is the daughter of a Mexican mother and Lebanese father. *Her name, “Salma” is an Arabic name that means “calm” or “peace”. *Her brother, Sami Hayek Jr, designs custom chairs whose celebrity clients include Jennifer Aniston and her ex-husband, Brad Pitt. *She studied international relations & drama at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. *She has her own film production company, Ventanarosa. *Most successful Latin-American actress in Hollywood since Carmen Miranda. *She speaks Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese and English fluently. *Jillian Roscoe is her spokeswoman. *People Magazine named her one of the top 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1996, 2003 and 2008. *She was ranked #34 on Maxim magazine”s Hot 100 in 2005, then #90 in 2007. *She is good friends with Valeria Golino, Ashley Judd and Penelope Cruz.