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Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is a Mexican-American film actress, director and producer. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role as Frida Kahlo in the film Frida. Hayek was born Salma Hayek Jiménez in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. She is the daughter of Diana Jiménez Medina, an opera singer and talent scout, and Sami Hayek, an oil company executive who once ran for mayor of Coatzacoalcos. Hayek's father is of Lebanese descent while her mother is of Spanish descent. Her first given name, Salma, is Arabic for "safe". Raised in a wealthy, devoutly Roman Catholic family, she was sent to the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, at the age of twelve. While there, she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She attended university in Mexico City, where she studied International Relations at the Universidad Iberoamericana. At the age of 23, Hayek landed the title role in Teresa (1989), a successful Mexican telenovela that made her a star in Mexico. In 1994, Hayek starred in the film El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley), which has won more awards than any other movie in the history of Mexican cinema.For her performance, Hayek

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Salma Hayek -- Furious Cops Sided with Neighbor in Dog's Death

Salma Hayek
Furious Cops Sided with Neighbor In Dog's Death

Salma Hayek was outraged when cops told her they would not take action against the neighbor who shot and killed her dog ... TMZ has learned. We broke the story ... police in Yelm, Washington… READ MORE >

Salma Hayek -- Cops Say Neighbor Had Right to Shoot Dog

Salma Hayek
Cops Say Neighbor Had Right to Shoot Dog

Salma Hayek's beloved dog was shot and killed by a neighbor, TMZ has learned, and cops have closed the case because the dog was trespassing on his property. As we reported, Salma's 9-year-old dog,… READ MORE >

- 91 days ago
Salma Hayek -- Dog Shot Dead

Salma Hayek
Dog Shot Dead

Salma Hayak's dog was shot and killed by someone who is very, very cruel. Hayak's 9-year-old dog Mozart died a week ago ... found dead at her Washington state ranch with a bullet close to his… READ MORE >

- 93 days ago
Salma Hayek's Brother Sues -- Ford Supercar Failed Me ... Caused Fatal Accident

Salma Hayek's Brother Sues
Ford Supercar Failed Me ... Caused Fatal Accident

Salma Hayek's brother is gunning for Ford, claiming the company's supercar turned into a deathtrap when a mechanical failure caused his fatal car wreck on Sunset Boulevard.  Sami Hayek… READ MORE >

- 97 days ago
Salma Hayek -- ER Docs and My Boobs Go Hand In Hand

Salma Hayek
ER Docs & My Boobs Go Hand In Hand

Salma Hayek got a helping hand from a couple of ER docs after getting rushed to the hospital in the coolest, most totally inappropriate shirt. She's gonna be fine -- sounds like she bumped her… READ MORE >

- 114 days ago
Salma Hayek -- Forget the AMAs ... She Wins the Golden Globes!!! (PHOTO)

Salma Hayek
Forget the AMAs She Wins the Golden Globes!!!

Salma Hayek didn't attend the AMAs ... instead hitting up the Evening Standard Theatre Awards at The Old Vic in London. Hayek didn't take home any awards, but clearly she was the big winner. READ MORE >

- 189 days ago
Salma Hayek -- Two Obsessed Fans Threatened to Kidnap My Child!

Salma Hayek
Two Obsessed Fans Threatened to Kidnap My Child!

Salma Hayek fears her 7-year-old daughter could be kidnapped and held for ransom by two fans she claims are mentally disturbed and have threatened to do just that. Hayek just got a restraining… READ MORE >

- 290 days ago
Tom Cruise -- Sexiest Dinner Threesome Ever! (TMZ TV)

Tom Cruise
Sexiest Dinner Threesome Ever! [TMZ TV]

Tom Cruise was the meat in a Penelope Cruz--Salma Hayek sandwich in London! Sure, dinner with an ex-gf can be awkward, but it always helps when her super hot friend comes along. And when it was… READ MORE >

- 472 days ago
Tom Cruise -- Does Ex Factor ... With Penelope Cruz

Tom Cruise
Does Ex Factor ... With Penelope Cruz

Tom Cruise hooked up with his ex-girlfriend Penelope Cruz ... for dinner in London and left with a souvenir... -- he was caught leaving with a red lipstick stain on his cheek. Since he's… READ MORE >

- 473 days ago
Salma Hayek -- Mama Mia ... That's Some Body! (PHOTO)

Salma Hayek
Mama Mia ... That's Some Body!

Salma Hayek is not one to flaunt her curves -- we rarely see her rocking little black bikinis -- which is why we're showing you these pics of her ... rocking a little black bikini.Salma was… READ MORE >

- 518 days ago

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