Salma Hayek Jimenez was born in Veracruz, Mexico on 2nd September 1966. Hayek opted out of school to chase her dreams of becoming an actor. She got her first big break in Hollywood when she landed a role in Desperado. This producer, actor, and director of Lebanese and Mexican heritage steadily rose to the pinnacle of her career when she got an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Frida.
Salma Hayek was born to a Lebanese father and a Mexican mother. She was raised in a middle-class Catholic home. After that, Salma went to a convent school located in Louisiana until she was 12. In her teens, she lived in Houston, Texas with her aunt. She attended a university in Mexico for a short time but chose to drop out in order to pursue her dream of being an actor.
In 1991, she made the bold move of moving to Los Angeles with the goal of improving her English and taking Hollywood by storm. It was just a matter of time before she landed a role alongside Antonio Banderas in the 1991 hit, Desperado. She was the hot Mexican topic for a while with the momentum of Desperado pushing her to get a part alongside Will Smith in the Wild Wild West, which was released in 1999.
However, what gave this sexy Mexican actress legendary status was when she played Frida Kahlo in the 2002 hit film, Frida, which she so happened to have produced as well. The film went on to grab six Academy Award nominations, one of them being the best actress nomination for Salma herself. She made history by becoming the first Latina actress to get a nomination in this category.
During 2006 to 2010, Hayek was the executive producer of the highly successful TV comedy series the Ugly Betty, which was a series based on Soy Beta La Fea, a Colombian telenovela. The show that ran on ABC won a Golden Globe Award in 2007 for best comedy. The show's lead, America Ferrera, also managed to win an Emmy Award in between the four years the show aired. A sex tape rumor of Hayek came out around this time but was never confirmed.
In 2006, Salma Hayek started dating Francois Henri Pinnault, a French entrepreneur. The couple engaged the very next year. Valentina Paloma Pinnault, their daughter, was born in Los Angeles on 21st September 2007. The couple married in Paris France on the Valentines Day of 2009. Soon after they held a separate wedding ceremony in Venice.
Even at 50, the actress showed the world she's still extremely gorgeous. When she recently released some bikini photos of herself that almost looked like she was topless. She's a 50-year-old, but most people would definitely not mind seeing naked. Hayek had also once believed to have dated the award-winning Edward Norton as well as Richard Crenner Jr.