About Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek is well known as a Mexican and American actress and a producer who was actively working from 1998 to now.

Personal Life

Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, as a daughter-father, Sami Hayek Dominguez, and mother, Diana Jimenez. Hayek’s father was the owner of an industrial-equipment firm and the company executive of an Oil Company, which is in Mexico. Her mother is well known as an opera singer and talent scout. As a sibling, she has a younger brother named Sami; now, he became a furniture designer. Salma Hayek was born and raised in a wealthy family, so she was raised beautifully.

Quick Info
Full nameSalma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez
Date of BirthSeptember 2, 1966
Birth PlaceCoatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
Parent(s)Sami Hayek Domínguez and Diana Jiménez Medina
OccupationActress, Producer
Spouse(s)François-Henri Pinault
​​(m. 2009)
Net worthUS $115 million


Salma Hayek stated that she was engaged with Francois, who is a French billionaire and also the Kering CEO, where she also confirmed her pregnancy. Later, she gave birth to their daughter on September 21, 2007, and named Valentina Paloma Pinault. In 2009, they got married in Paris, where they organize their second ceremony in Venice, which on April 25, 2009.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Salma Hayek holds both American and Mexican nationality where her father is Lebanese Mexican, and her mother is Mexican of Spanish descent. She was from a devout Roman Catholic family where she also stated that she was Spanish, fifty percent, and Lebanese, fifty percent. Hayek is currently 54 years old, and her height is about 5 feet 2 inches (1,57m), with a weight of 56 kg. Her body measurement is of 39-24-36. She had got beautiful dark brown hair with black eyes. As she was born on September 2, her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Early Life and Education

In 2015, Salma Hayek, with her family, visited Baabdat, Lebanon, to promote her movie “The Prophet,” which was an animated movie based on Kahlil Gibran’s book name produce by her and also provided her voice in the film.

When she was at the age of 12, she had joined the “Academy of the Sacred Heart,” which was located in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. Later, she was diagnosed with dyslexia, also known as a reading disorder, in her school. After that, she joined at the “Universidad Iberoamericana” and she took International Relations for her study.  When she was interviewed in 2011 by V magazine, she stated that she used to be an illegal immigrant in the U.S. but not for so long.


In Mexico

Hayek became popular in Mexico after she was in the title role in Teresa, a Mexican telenovela in 1989, where she was 23. Later, she was seen in the movie “EI Callejon de Los Milagros,” where this movie won the more awards that were not earned by any other film and made history in the Mexican cinema. She was also able to be nominated for Ariel Award, which is for her outstanding performance.

Early Hollywood acting work

Later, focusing on her filmy career, Salma Hayek moved to Los Angeles in 1991, where she also came to learning acting from Stella Adler, who is known as an actress and an acting teacher. As she was diagnosed with dyslexia, she had limited knowledge in English. Still, she earned a small role in “Mi Vida Loca” in 1993, where she had been noticed by Robert Rodriguez, who is a director of his wife Elizabeth Avellan. After meeting her, they were ready to give her role in the movie “Desperado” in 1995. After that, she was seen playing a short position in “From Dusk till Dawn,” where she was seen performing an erotic table-top snake dance.

Salma Hayek

In 1997, Salma Hayek played a role in the romantic comedy movie “Fool Rush In” in 1997 and in 1999; she had a role in “Smith’s Wild Wild West” which is an action-comedy movie. She also appeared as playing the supporting role in the film “Dogma” of Kevin Smith’s as a Serendipity. Then, she had played an uncredited part in the crime drama film “Traffic” in 2000. Besides, she was seen repeating her role of movie “desperado” in “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” which was the final movie of Mariachi Trilogy.

Director, Producer, and Actress

Salma Hayek established the production company and named “Ventanorasa” in 2000, from which she produced movies and television activities. She worked as a producer for the first time by making 1999’s “EI Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba,” where it was submitted for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars.

After that, she co-produced the American biographical drama movie “Frida,” released in 2002. She was seen playing the role of Frida Kahlo in the film “Frida” with other casted members, in which her performance made her earn a Best Actress Academy Award nomination. Furthermore, in 2001 she played the sister role in the movie, “In the Time of the Butterflies.”

Later, Salma Hayek produced and directed the movie based on the book “The Maldonado Miracle” where the movie name was also kept the same as the book name. From this movie, she won the Daytime Emmy Award for her impressive and fabulous directing, which was the great success in her directing career. In addition, she had also directed the music video titled “Te Amo Corazon” which means “I love you, sweetheart,” for Prince.

Further, he had also worked as executive producer of comedy-drama television series, “Ugly Betty” which was broadcasted from 2006 to 2010. Later, she also adapted the movie “Yo Soy Betty La Dea” which is a Colombian telenovela. After that, she was appeared as a guest the movie “Ugly Betty”; she was seen as Sofia Reyes.

She was seen playing the cameo role, which means short guest role in the telenovela within the show where she became able to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy Series in 2007. Later, she was also nominated for hSofia’srole for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” which was at “59th Primetime Emmy Awards,” known as her career achievements.

After that, Salma Hayek was seen negotiating with the MGM, a media company where she became the CEO of her own production company, Ventanarosa, in April 2007 and made a contract for two years with the ABC to make more networks for her Ventanarosa.

Later, she was playing movies like “Grown-Ups,” “Puss in Boots,” and she directed the film called “and she directed the music video “Nada Se Compare” in 2012. She was again seen repeating her role in the movie “Grown Up 2” in 2013.

Later, the announcement was made that Hayek will be seen in the movie “The Eternals” as Ajak, which is a fictional character of Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it will be theatrically released in February 12, 2021, in the U.S.

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Promotional works

Salma Hayek becomes the spokeswoman in February 2004 for Avon cosmetics as well as of Revlon in 1998. She also worked as a model for Chorpad in 2001. Later, she was also seen working to promote the funding and for the vaccine to fight for maternal and neonatal tetanus, Procter & Gambling Company and UNICEF, and many promotional works.


Salma Hayek used to expand the awareness of the violence against women and stop the discrimination among the immigrants and did lots of helpful works for that she was awarded from various awards.

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Salma Hayek is the US $115 million.