Salma Hayek Biography
Salma Hayek is a Mexican and American actress and film producer who rose to prominence with roles in Desperado in 1995, From Dusk till Dawn in 1996, Wild Wild West in 1999, and Dogma in 2000.
Salma Hayek Education
Hayek attends the Sacred Heart Academy in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. She was diagnosed with dyslexia in school. She attended the Universidad Iberoamericana and majored in international relations. Hayek revealed in a 2011 interview with V magazine that she was once an illegal immigrant in the United States, albeit for a short time.
Salma Hayek Age
Hayek is 55 years old as of 2021. She was born Salma Hayek Pinault on 2 September 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. She celebrates her birthday on 2 September every year.
Salma Hayek Height
Hayek stands at a height of 1.57 m ((5 feet 1.5 in).
Salma Hayek Parents – Family
Hayek was born in the Mexican city of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz. Her father, Sami Hayek Domnguez, is a Lebanese Mexican with ancestors from Baabdat, Lebanon, a city Salma and her father visited in 2015 to promote her film Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. He owns an industrial-equipment company and is an oil company executive in Mexico. He ran for mayor of Coatzacoalcos once.
Diana Jiménez Medina, a Mexican of Spanish descent, is an opera singer and talent scout. Hayek described herself as fifty-fifty Lebanese and fifty-fifty Spanish in a 2015 interview with Un Nuevo Da while visiting Madrid, stating that her grandmother/maternal great-grandparents were from Spain. Sami, her younger brother, was born in 1972 and works as a furniture designer. She grew up in a wealthy, devoutly Catholic family.
Quick Facts About Salma Hayek
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Salma Hayek Husband
Hayek announced her pregnancy and engagement to French billionaire and Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault on March 9, 2007. Valentina Paloma Pinault Hayek was born on September 21, 2007, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. They married on February 14, 2009, on Valentine’s Day in Paris. They renewed their vows on April 25, 2009, in Venice, Italy.
Salma Hayek Daughter | Kids
She has a daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault, who was born on September 21, 2007. She is said to be one of the richest celebrity kids with an estimated net worth of $50 million.
Salma Hayek Net Worth
Hayek has an estimated net worth of $200 million.
Salma Hayek Tattoos
Hayek sparked outrage on social media after showing off two new tattoos on her chest in a photo. The 54-year-old shared the photos in the run-up to the release of ‘Bliss,’ an Amazon Prime film in which she co-stars with Owen Wilson. However, if you read the caption to the photo on Instagram, the pictures of her tattoos may not be what they appear to be.
Salma Hayek Bliss
Hayek played as Isabel Clemens in the American drama film Bliss in 2021. In June 2019, it was announced that Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek had joined the cast of the film, which will be directed by Mike Cahill from a screenplay he wrote and distributed by Amazon Studios. Cahill cast the two lead actors based on a twenty-minute pitch before they had even seen the script.
Salma Hayek 90s
Hayek landed the title role in Teresa (1989), a successful Mexican telenovela that catapulted her to stardom in Mexico, when she was only 23 years old. She studied acting in Los Angeles and starred in the 1995 film Desperado alongside Antonio Banderas. El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba, Mexico’s official submission for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars in 1999, was her first feature as a producer.
Salma Hayek Philanthropy and activism
Hayek’s charitable work includes raising awareness about domestic violence and discrimination against immigrants. Hayek testified in support of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary on July 19, 2005. In February 2006, she gave $25,000 to a battered women’s shelter in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, and another $50,000 to anti-domestic violence organizations in Monterrey. Hayek serves on the board of V-Day, a charity founded by playwright Eve Ensler. Hayek, on the other hand, has stated that she is not a feminist.
Hayek also supports breastfeeding. She breastfed a hungry week-old baby whose mother couldn’t produce milk during a UNICEF fact-finding trip to Sierra Leone. She stated that she did it to reduce the stigma attached to breastfeeding and to promote infant nutrition. Hayek’s humanitarian efforts earned her a nomination for the VH1 Do Something Awards in 2010. Hayek, along with Beyoncé and Frida Giannini, launched the Gucci campaign “Chime for Change” in 2013, with the goal of spreading female empowerment. Hayek was one of the artist signatories to Amnesty International’s letter to then-British Prime Minister David Cameron on International Women’s Day 2014, advocating for women’s rights in Afghanistan.
Following her visit to Lebanon in 2015, Hayek criticized the country’s gender discrimination. On December 13, 2017, Hayek published an op-ed in The New York Times claiming that film producer Harvey Weinstein harassed and abused her during the production of Frida. In 2019, the Pinault family pledged US$113 million to help rebuild the burned Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Hayek used her Instagram account in 2020 to raise awareness about Vanessa Guillen’s disappearance.
Salma Hayek Endorsements
Hayek has been an Avon cosmetics spokesperson since February 2004. In 1998, she worked as a spokeswoman for Revlon. She modeled for Chopard in 2001 and appeared in Campari advertisements photographed by Mario Testino in 2006. On April 3, 2009, she assisted in the introduction of La Doa, a Cartier watch inspired by fellow Mexican actress Mara Félix.
Hayek has collaborated with Procter & Gamble and UNICEF to advocate for the funding of vaccines against maternal and neonatal tetanus. She serves as a global spokesperson for the Pampers/UNICEF partnership 1 Pack = 1 Vaccine in order to raise awareness about the program. Procter & Gamble is donating the cost of one tetanus vaccination for every pack of Pampers sold.
Hayek co-founded Juice Generation’s juice delivery program Cooler Cleanse in 2008. In 2017, she and Juice Generation founder Eric Helms launched Blend It Yourself, a beauty subscription delivery service based on Hayek’s personal beauty elixirs. It delivers prepared organic frozen smoothie and acai bowl ingredients to subscribers, some of which can also be used as face masks. She also contributed to Helms’ 2014 book The Juice Generation: 100 Recipes for Fresh Juices and Superfood Smoothies by writing the foreword. Hayek launched her own cosmetics, skincare, and haircare line, Nuance by Salma Hayek, in 2011, to be sold at CVS stores in North America. Hayek also appeared in a series of Spanish-language commercials for Lincoln automobiles.
Salma Hayek Movies
- 2021 – Bliss
- 2021 – Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
- 2021 – Eternals
- 2021 – House of Gucci
- 2020 – Like a Boss
- 2020 – The Roads Not Taken
- 2019 – Drunk Parents
- 2018 – The Hummingbird Project
- 2017 – Beatriz at Dinner
- 2017 – How to Be a Latin Lover
- 2017 – The Hitman’s Bodyguard
- 2016 – Sausage Party
- 2015 – Tale of Tales
- 2015 – Septembers of Shiraz
- 2014 – Muppets Most Wanted
Salma Hayek TV Shows
- 2009–2013 – 30 Rock
- 2006–2010 – Ugly Betty
- 2003 – The Maldonado Miracle
- 2003 – Saturday Night Live
- 2001 – In the Time of the Butterflies
- 1999 – Action
- 1997 – The Hunchback
- 1997 – Gente Bien
- 1994 – Roadracers
- 1994 – El vuelo del águila
- 1993 – The Sinbad Show
- 1992 – Dream On
- 1989 – Teresa
- 1988 – Un Nuevo Amanecer