Salma Hayek Valgarma Himeenes Pino (this is the full name of the actress) was born in the Mexican city of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, September 2, 1966. Mom celebrity Diana Jimenez Medina - opera singer of Spanish origin, his father Sami Hayek Dominguez - managing oil company with Lebanese roots. The man even once ran for mayor of Coatzacoalcos. Salma Hayek was brought up in a wealthy and very religious family. The 12-year-old girl was sent to study at the Catholic boarding school exclusively for girls in the convent in Louisiana. While Salma was trained doctors diagnosed her - dyslexia - that is, a schoolgirl could not master the skills of reading and writing.
Career in Mexico
In 1983, 23-year-old Salma Hayek took the lead role in the popular Mexican telenovela called "Teresa." Through the series she became a national star. Five years later, our heroine appeared in the film "Walk of Miracles". The film received many awards, many did not receive any other film in the history of Mexican cinema. And for its part, the actress received the main award of the country - "Ariel".
Career in Hollywood
In America, Salma Hayek came as an illegal immigrant. Because dyslexia actress knew little English, but that did not stop her in 1991 to move to Los Angeles and start learning linguistics at the Stella Adler.
A girl with perseverance engaged tongues and tried to prove to everyone that can achieve something. Despite this, cinematographic officials unanimously affirmed that this American celebrity Salma Hayek not be ever. Such statements actress forced to work even more. About this she said at a talk show. In just a girl and saw the director Robert Rodriguez. He was impressed not only the beauty and charm of a young actress, but her wit. In 1995, the screens out the hot action movie "Desperado" with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. Actress on the set just invited Robert Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellan, who was at that time, his producer and later his wife. The film did quite well-known actress in the United States and brought to the attention of the Hollywood studios. Salma was invited to the shooting of "The Mask of Zorro." However, when the project was left Rodriguez, then Hayek, too, has refused the offer. The role went to Catherine Zeta-Jones. The next film actress began to "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over." Along with Matthew Perry Salma she starred in the romantic comedy called "hurry, makes waste." And after the success of "Desperate" actress took part in the film "From Dusk Till Dawn." The role was a small, but memorable - Salma Hayek has performed a dance with a snake on the table. But in 1999, Salma has got a major role in the big-tape. Together with the actress played opposite Will Smith in the movie "Wild, Wild West."
This was followed by a secondary role in the film Kevin Smith's "Dogma." In 2000, she starred in the film "Traffic". The film received many awards, but the actress, along with Senisio deal Toro and other Hollywood stars were not even in the credits.
At the beginning of the new century, Salma Hayek became the founder of the production company «Ventanarosa» and began itself to produce films and television projects. The first work of the actress and producer has become the film "No One Writes to the Colonel." Later, he represented Mexico at the prestigious "Oscar" in the category "Best Foreign Film". After that, the actress begins cooperation with a digital experimenter Mike Figgis. In 2000, he released his film "Time code". This is the first film that removed without the installation and in real time. And on the handheld camera. On the screen at the same time broadcast the four story. In 2002, the public was handed the film "Frida". Salma Hayek became co-produced and starred in - the girl on the screen began to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. For the role, Hayek was nominated for best actress for "Oscar". Together with Katy Jurado and Adriana Barassi Salma became the third Mexican actress who won the nomination for the prestigious award. Her participation in the project attracted a stellar cast as Alfred Molina, Antonio Banderas, Geoffrey Rush, Ashley Judd, Valeria Golino and Edward Norton.
After painting the press starts vying mention Salma in different lists. InStyle and channel E! He calls the most elegant actress celebrity edition of Stuff and awarded the girl 31 place in the "102 Sexiest Women in the World". Maxim magazine recognizes Salma 24th in the list of "Hot 100". However, after such confessions Salma does not rise into the clouds, and continues to work and agrees to the role in Robert Rodriguez's "Once Upon a Time in Mexico". In the tape, along with the actress played by celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Johnny Depp and Enrique Iglesias. It was the final part of a trilogy about the musician. In 2005, it appears on the screen the criminal-adventure movie "After the Sunset." Salma plays together with Pierce Brosnonom lovers-class robbers who specialize in the most expensive in the world of diamonds. In January 2006, Russia and France at the same time goes to rent Western Luc Besson, "Bandidas." Salma Hayek plays her with her best friend Penelope Cruz. In the film, the action takes place in 1880. Two girls - coarse peasant and educated daughter of a wealthy businessman - go rob banks. Critics of "Bandidas" did not like, but the audience from work friends were in raptures.
Next she starred film "Miracle Maldonado" specifically for the cable network Showtime and received daily "Emmy" in the category "Outstanding Directing child, youth and family programs." In December 2005, Salma Hayek tried his hand as clipmaker and shot a music video for Prince «Te Amo Corazon» («I love you, sweetheart»). The video played the girlfriend of the actress and producer Mia Maestro.
The following year, Salma Hayek took on the responsibility of being an executive producer of the television series "Ugly Betty." It was broadcast around the world for four years, until 2010. To adapt to the American television series helped Salma Ben Silverman. He, incidentally, owns the rights to the text of the Colombian telenovela «Yo soy Betty, la fea», which was released in 2001. Three years later, the project was planned as a half-hour on the channel NBC, but in 2006 was given to the producer Silvio Horta and ABC.
Salma Hayek for four years dated actor Edward Norton. It began a relationship with a man in 1999. However, it was replaced by Josh Lucas, who was a lover of the actress all year. After it has become the wife Salma, Francois Henri Pinault (owner of a chain of famous fashion houses such as Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, as well as one of the hundred richest people in the world), but in July 2008, the couple announced their break. In September 2007 the couple had failed a daughter who was named Valentina Paloma Pinault. The baby stayed with his mother. However, the couple lived apart for long. In April 2009, in Venice's historic Fenice Theatre Salma Hayek married millionaire Francois Henri Pinault.
Salma Hayek and the band Los Vega together recorded song La Bruja, which became the soundtrack to the film "Frida". After this song was recorded Siente mi amor for the film "Once in Mexico." In 2005, Salma has become one of the leading annual concert to the Nobel Peace Prize. Concert rooms in Oslo actress announced with Julianne Moore. Although dyslexia, actress, producer and singer speaks Spanish, English, Arabic and Portuguese.
Hayek was born Salma Hayek Jiménez in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. Her younger brother, Sami (born 1972), is a furniture designer. Her mother, Diana Jiménez Medina, is an opera singer and talent scout. Her father, Sami Hayek Domínguez, is an oil company executive and owner of an industrial-equipment firm, who once ran for mayor of Coatzacoalcos. Her father is a Mexican of Lebanese descent, with his family being from the city Baabdat, Lebanon, a city Salma and her father visited in 2015 to promote her movie Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet. Her mother is a Mexican of Spanish descent. In an interview in 2015 with Un Nuevo Día while visiting Madrid, Hayek described herself as fifty-percent Lebanese and fifty-percent Spanish, stating that her grandmother/maternal great-grandparents were from Spain. Raised in a wealthy, devout Roman Catholic family, she was sent to the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, USA, at the age of twelve. In school, she was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. She attended university in Mexico City, where she studied International Relations at the Universidad Iberoamericana.