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Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
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From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado, Frida
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Salma Valgarma Hayek Jimenez (born September 2, 1966) is a Mexican actress, director, television and film producer. Hayek was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, Hayek`s father is half Lebanese & Mexican and her mother is of Mexican/Spanish ancestry. A daughter to Diana Jiménez, an opera singer and talent scout, and Sami Hayek, an oil company executive. Her first given name, Salma, is Arabic for "peaceful" or "calm". Raised in a wealthy, devoutly Catholic family, she was sent to the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau, Louisiana, at the age of twelve. While there, she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She was also an accomplished gymnast aspiring to compete in the Olympics, but her father prevented her from being recruited by the Mexican national team. The religious sisters running the Academy ejected Hayek, citing behavioral problems, so she returned to Mexico. She was later sent to live with her aunt in Houston, Texas where she stayed until she was 17 years old. She attended college in Mexico City, where she studied International Relations at the Universidad Iberoamericana. To the surprise of her family, she dropped out to pursue a career as an actress.
Hayek is the first Mexican national to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She is one of the most prominent Mexican figures in Hollywood since the legendary Dolores del Rio. She is also, after Fernanda Montenegro, the second of three Latin American actresses to achieve a Best Actress Oscar nomination. Hayek has appeared in more than 30 films and performed as an actress outside of Hollywood in Mexico and Spain.
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Academy of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau, Louisiana
Universidad Iberoamericana, Ramtha`s School of Enlightenment
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Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez
Actress, director, television and film producer, model
Sami Hayek Dominguez (oil company executive)
Diana Jiménez Medina (opera singer)
Sami Hayek jr (designer)
Ashley Judd, Penelope Cruz (actress), Antonio Banderas (actor)
Salma Hayek Pinault (neé Hayek Jiménez) (born September 2, 1966), known professionally as Salma Hayek, is a Mexican and American film actress, producer, and former model. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and starred in the film El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley) for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award. In 1991 Hayek moved to Hollywood and came to prominence with roles in movies such as Desperado (1995), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Dogma (1999), and Wild Wild West (1999).
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Management 360, Celebrity Talent International, MDT Agency Inc
TV commercial for Revlon (1997), TV commercial for Revlon's EveryLash mascara (1999 or 2000), Print ad for March of Dimes (2000), Halloween campaign for Coors Light beer (1999), TV commercial for Veracruz Tourism (2000), Posters for Hennes & Mauritz swimwear (1999), TV commercial for Head & Shoulders (2001), TV commercials for Avon cosmetics line of products (2004-2006), (2004) Coca-Cola TV commercial, Print ads for Dolce & Gabbana, Print ads for Campari Italian bitters and Campari Passion campaign (2007), Print ads for Proctor & Gamble's Pampers diapers and their Pampers/UNICEF vaccination campaign (2008), (1980s) TV commercial: Burger Boy fast food restaurants, (2012) Print ads for the "got milk?" Breakfast Project from America's Milk Processors, (2012) TV commercials for Burger King restaurants new menu item salads, (2001) Print Ads for Chopard perfume "Madness"
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==Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez de Pinault== (born September 2, 1966), known professionally as [[Salma Hayek]], is a Mexican-American film actress, producer, and former model. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela [[Teresa]] and starred in the film [[El Callejón de los Milagros]] ([[Miracle Alley]]) for which she was nominated for an [[Ariel Award]]. In 1991 Hayek moved to Hollywood and came to prominence with roles in movies such as [[Desperado]] (1995), [[Dogma]] (1999), and [[Wild Wild West]] (1999).
==Salma Hayek== Actress - Born 2 Sep 1966 - Biography by Rebecca Flint Marx [-] Widely considered to be the first Mexican actress to become a Hollywood movie star since Dolores Del Rio, Salma Hayek is known for bringing a fiery presence and striking, dark-eyed beauty to the screen. A soap star in her native Mexico, Hayek risked her entire career to come to L.A., where she struggled to be taken seriously. Her discovery by director Robert Rodriguez, who cast her in his 1995 film Desperado, gave Hayek her breakthrough, and she subsequently gained a reputation as one of Hollywood's sexiest and busiest actresses.
====The daughter==== of a Spanish mother and Lebanese father, Hayek was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, on September 2, 1966. Raised in a devoutly Catholic family, she was sent to a Louisiana boarding school at the age of 12. After getting into trouble for terrorizing the nuns, Hayek returned to Mexico, but she was eventually sent to Houston, Texas, to live with her aunt, where she stayed until she was 17. She subsequently moved to Mexico City, where she studied International Relations as a university student, but, to the chagrin of her family, decided to drop out in order to pursue a career as an actress. Starting out in local theatre productions, she eventually moved to television and landed a starring role in the popular soap opera Teresa. The show's success made Hayek a celebrity in her native country, but, desiring something more, she shocked her fans by deciding to quit the show in order to pursue a career in L.A.
====After taking a year==== to learn English and study acting with Stella Adler, Hayek got her first break when Allison Anders cast her in a supporting role in Mi Vida Loca (1993). The role allowed Hayek to obtain a Screen Actors Guild card, and after doing so, she continued to audition until she appeared on a Spanish-language cable access talk show that happened to count director Robert Rodriguez amongst its viewers. Rodriguez tracked Hayek down and promptly cast her in Desperado, his bigger-budget 1995 sequel to El Mariachi. The film, which also starred Antonio Banderas, succeeded in giving the actress her own plot on the Hollywood map, and Rodriguez again demonstrated his faith in her when he cast her in his next project, the vampire extravaganza From Dusk Till Dawn (1996).
====Unfortunately==== for Hayek, the film, which also starred George Clooney, failed to do as well as expected, and Hayek's next few projects were similarly lackluster. The Faculty (1998), a teen thriller that cast Hayek as a teacher who turns into an alien, was an exception, and Kevin Smith's Dogma (1999), which featured her as a celestial muse, was fairly successful with critics and audiences. Also in 1999, Hayek had a starring role in what was to be her biggest film to date, Barry Sonnenfeld's Wild Wild West, which also starred Will Smith and Kevin Kline. Unfortunately for all involved, the film was a turkey. In 2000, Hayek could be seen in smaller, edgier ventures, including the independent comedy Chain of Fools, in which she played a centerfold-turned- cop, and Mike Figgis' experimental Time Code, which cast her as Jeanne Tripplehorn's lover. If these films ultimately didn't provide Hayek with a role that would draw attention to her genuine talent, this would soon change with the long awaited biography of tragic artist Frida Kahlo. With her role as the epnoymous character in Frida (2002), Hayek disappeared into her subject so convincingly that not only would she return to the good graces of critics, but earn an Oscar nomination as well.
====Hayek==== would spend the coming years enjoying superstar status with everything from comedic turns on sitcoms like Ugly Betty (which she produced) and 30 Rock, to meaty roles in dramatic thrillers like Savages.
===Personal Life=== Hayek began dating French entrepreneur Francois-Henri Pinault in 2006, and the couple became engaged the following year. She gave birth to daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault on September 21, 2007, in Los Angeles, California. The couple married on Valentine's Day 2009 in Paris, France, and held a second ceremony soon after in Venice.
====Hayek==== had previously been romantically linked to several actors, including Edward Norton, Edward Atterton and Richard Crenna Jr.
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