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Salma Hayek Biography

Birth Name:
Salma Hayek-Jiminez
Birth Place:
Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Attended a Catholic school in Texas for two years in her early teens before being expelled, then lived with her aunt until she was 17
  • Quit Universidad Iberoamericana to pursue her dream of becoming an actor, an ambition she had harbored since she was a young child watching Sunday matinees with her father
  • Was a major soap star in her native Mexico, but left at the height of her popularity and moved to Los Angeles
  • Awards received in Mexico include a TV Novela Award for Best Newcomer for Nuevo Amancer (1989), a Hispanic Imagen Award for Best Actress for Frida (2003), and an Imagen Foundation's Creative Achievement Award (2003)
  • In 2004, became spokeswoman for Avon's makeup and fragrance lines

Awards

  • 2021People's Choice Awards-Favorite Movie Actress: nominated
  • 2021People's Choice Awards-Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: nominated
  • 2020People's Choice Awards-Favorite Movie Actress: nominated
  • 2020People's Choice Awards-Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: nominated
  • 2018Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2012Goya Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2003Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2003Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2002Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2002Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress in a Picture Made for Television: nominated

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