Salma Hayek Bio, Age, Family, Movies, Awards, Net Worth and Height

This article will answer every question you have about Salma Hayek. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.

  1. What does Salma Hayek do for a living?
  2. Who are Salma Hayek’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Salma Hayek’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Salma Hayek married or does she have a girlfriend/boyfriend?
  5. Does Salma Hayek have any children?
  6. Where is Salma Hayek now?
  7. How tall is Salma Hayek?
  8. How much money does Salma Hayek earn?
  9. What is Salma Hayek’s net worth?

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Who is Salma Hayek?

Salma Hayek is a Mexican and American film actress and producer who is well known for her role in Desperado in 1995, From Dusk Till Dawn in 1996, Dogma and wild wild west in 1999.

Her major mark in the film industry is from her role in the 2002 film Frida as a Mexican painter named Frida Khalo which got her a nomination for the Best Actress in the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Salma Hayek’s Career

In Mexico

While Hayek was 23 years old, she got the title role in Teresa in 1989 which was a successful telenovela which rose her to fame in Mexico. Then in 1994, she was the star of the film El Callejón de los Milagros translated as miracle alley which received more awards in Mexico than any other movie in the History of  Mexican cinema. Hayek also received a nomination for an Arial Award for her performance on the film.

Early Career in Hollywood

Hayek moved to Los Angeles in 1991 to pursue a career in film as well as study acting Stella Adler considering her limited fluency in dyslexia and English. She took a small part in the 1993 film Mi Vida Loca. The film got her attention from director Robert Rodriguez and his co-producer and wife Elizabeth Avellan who gave her a starring role alongside Antonio Banderas in the 1995 film Desperado. She also played a role in From Dusk Till Dawn as a vampire queen in which she performed a table-top erotic snake dance. In 1997, she landed a starring role opposite Matthew Perry in Fools Rush In which was a romantic comedy.

A Photo of Salma Hayek
A Photo of Salma Hayek

Hayek also co-starred in the 1999 Will Smith’s wild wild west. In addition, she acted in Kevin Smith’s film Dogma where she played a supporting role as Serendipity. Later in 2000, she did an uncredited acting role alongside Benicio Del Toro in Traffic. She then appeared in Once Upon a Time in Mexico which was the final film of the Mariachi Trilogy in 2003.

Directing, Producing and Acting Works

In 2000, Hayek founded a film production company named Ventanarosa through which she creates film and television projects. Her first of her works as a producer was El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba in 1999 which became Mexico’s official submission at the Oscars for the Best Foreign Film. She also co-produced Frida which was released in 2002. Hayek also played a role in In the Time of the Butterflies which was featured in 2001 and was based on Julia Alvarez’ book that focussed on the lives of the Mirabal sisters. In 2003, she produced and directed a Showtime movie named The Maldonado Miracle that was based on the book with the same title. The movie earned her a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Youth/children/family special.

Hayek actually directed a music video for Prince in December 2005 titled Te Amo Corazon which featured Mia Maestro. Hayek was the executive producer for the television series Ugly Betty that aired around the world 2006 to 2010. The show received a Golden Globe Award in 2007 for the best comedy series. In addition, she got a nomination at the 59th primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Later in April 2007, Hayek became the CEO of her Latin-themed film production company, Ventanarosa after completing negotiations with MGM. Hayek then signed a 2-year contract with ABC on the following month to develop projects for the network.

Hayek also played a role in Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2 as Adam Sandler’s wife which also features co-stars Chris Rock and Kevin James. She also co-starred with Antonio Banderas at his insistence in the film Puss in Boots as the voice of the character Kitty Softpaws who is the female counterpart and love interest of Puss in Boots. In 2012, Hayek directed Jada Pinkett Smith in Nada Se Compara’s music video. Hayek landed a role in the 2020 Marvel Cinematic Universe known as The Eternals where she will be playing the role of Ajax. The movie, which was produced by Chloe Zhao and was scheduled to be released in cinemas in the U.S on November 2020.

How Old is Salma Hayek?

Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz. She is currently 54 years old as of 2021.

Salma Hayek’s Family

Who are Salma Hayek’s parents?

Hayek’s parents are Sami Hayek Domínguez and Diana Jiménez Medina. Her father is a Lebanese Mexican from the city of Baabdat, Lebanon which Hayek and her father visited in 2015 to promote her movie titled Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. He also owns an industrial equipment company and is also an executive in an oil company in Mexico. In fact, his father vied fro the mayor of Coatzacoalcos. Her mother, Jiménez who is of Spanish origin, is an opera singer and talent scout.

Does Salma Hayek have siblings?

Hayek has a younger brother named Sami who was born in 1978 and is a furniture designer.

Salma Hayek’s Education

At 12 years, she joined the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana where she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She later attended the Universidad Iberoamericana for her university education where she studied international relations.

Salma Hayek’s Husband

Hayek married French billionaire and CEO of Kering, François-Henri Pinault. She announced their engagement early on March 9, 2007, alongside news of her pregnancy as well. They got married in 2009 on valentines day in Paris and renewed their vows on April 25, 2009 in Venice.

Salma Hayek’s Children – Kids

Hayek has a daughter named Valentina Paloma Pinault whom she bore on September 21, 2007 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Salma Hayek’s Net Worth

Hayek has an estimate net worth of $200 million.


Hayek is 5ft 2 inches tall and weighs about 119 pounds. Her body measure at 36-24-36 inches. Her shoe size is 6.5 in the US, 37 in Europe and 4 in the United Kingdom.

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