Photo of Salma Hayek Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek was born Sept. 2, 1966, in Veracruz, Mexico, to a Mexican mother and a Lebanese father. She was a superstar of Latin American soap operas but dreamed of American stardom. In Hollywood, she found roles for Latino actresses scarce, but she persevered, making her U.S. debut in Mi Vida Loca (1994).

Her combination of beauty and brains caught the eye of director Robert Rodriguez, who cast her opposite Antonio Banderas in Desperado and gave her a memorable dancing cameo in From Dusk Till Dawn. Fools Rush In, 54, Breaking Up and Wild Wild West did little to advance Hayek's career.

But she earned everyone's respect, and a Best Actress Oscar nomination, when she co-produced and starred in 2002's Frida as legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. In 2003, Hayek made her directing debut with Showtime's The Maldonado Miracle and appeared in the Desperado sequel, Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

Salma Hayek in Sausage Party

Sausage Party

2016 R

In this naughty animated comedy, a fall from a shopping cart forces a supermarket wiener and his food pals to embark on a dangerous journey through the store to make it back to their proper aisles before the Independence Day sale.

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  • Salma Hayek in Puss in Boots Puss in Boots
  • Salma Hayek in Frida Frida
  • Salma Hayek in Girl Rising Girl Rising
  • Salma Hayek in Grown Ups 2 Grown Ups 2
  • Salma Hayek in Grown Ups Grown Ups
  • Salma Hayek in Here Comes the Boom Here Comes the Boom
  • Salma Hayek in Wild Wild West Wild Wild West
  • Salma Hayek in Traffic Traffic
  • Salma Hayek in Savages Savages
  • Salma Hayek in Septembers of Shiraz Septembers of Shiraz
  • Salma Hayek in Lonely Hearts Lonely Hearts
  • Salma Hayek in After the Sunset After the Sunset
  • Salma Hayek in Everly Everly
  • Salma Hayek in From Dusk Till Dawn From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Salma Hayek in Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
  • Salma Hayek in Once Upon a Time in Mexico Once Upon a Time in Mexico
  • Salma Hayek in The Pirates! Band of Misfits The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Salma Hayek in Mi Vida Loca Mi Vida Loca
  • Salma Hayek in 54 54
  • Salma Hayek in Spy Kids 3: Game Over Spy Kids 3: Game Over
  • Salma Hayek in Bandidas Bandidas
  • Salma Hayek in Roadracers Roadracers
  • Salma Hayek in Fools Rush In Fools Rush In
  • Salma Hayek in Hispanic Hollywood: Then & Now Hispanic Hollywood: Then & Now
  • Salma Hayek in The Velocity of Gary The Velocity of Gary
  • Salma Hayek in Timecode Timecode
  • Salma Hayek in Chain of Fools Chain of Fools
  • Salma Hayek in Death to Smoochy Death to Smoochy
  • Salma Hayek in V-Day: Until the Violence Stops V-Day: Until the Violence Stops
  • Salma Hayek in Stupidity Stupidity
  • Salma Hayek in Ask the Dust Ask the Dust
  • Salma Hayek in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
  • Salma Hayek in Breaking Up Breaking Up
  • Salma Hayek in Who the Hell Is Juliette? Who the Hell Is Juliette?
  • Salma Hayek in El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba
  • Salma Hayek in Action Action
  • Salma Hayek in Living It Up Living It Up
  • Salma Hayek in The Maldonado Miracle The Maldonado Miracle
  • Salma Hayek in Hotel Hotel
  • Salma Hayek in Americano Americano
  • Salma Hayek in As Luck Would Have It As Luck Would Have It
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