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Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
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From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado, Frida
Actor/Actress, Producer, Soundtrack
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Salma 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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Full Name at Birth
Salma Valgarma Hayek-Jimenez
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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 (born September 2, 1966) is a Mexican and American film actress, director, and producer. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and went on to star 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 Hollywood movies such as Desperado (1995), Dogma (1999), and Wild Wild West (1999).
New York, Los Angeles, Mexico
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
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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