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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's Brother's Car Crash -- Cops May Recommend Manslaughter Prosecution

Salma Hayek's Brother
Cops May Recommend Manslaughter Prosecution Over Car Crash

Salma Hayek's brother Sami may have gunned his muscle car just before getting into a fatal car crash, and cops are thinking of referring the case to the D.A. for manslaughter prosecution.LAPD got… READ MORE >

Salma Hayek: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Salma Hayek
GOOD GENES OR GOOD DOCS?

Salma Hayek has always kept a lid on her incredibly good looks.Here's the then 32-year-old "Dogma" actress showing off in a lilac "Blossom" inspired bucket hat at an LA premiere in 1998 (left) and… READ MORE >

- 208 days ago
Cops Sweep Will Smith's House for Michelle Obama Lunch

Will Smith
Cops Sweep House For Michelle Obama Shindig

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith got a visit from L.A. County Sheriff's deputies Monday, who were there to secure the property for a little lunch the Smiths are throwing for the First Lady of the… READ MORE >

- 696 days ago
Salma Hayek -- Halle Berry's Expert Witness in Custody Fight

Salma Hayek
Expert Witness in Halle Berry Custody Fight

Halle Berry has an ace up her sleeve in her child custody war ... her good friend Salma Hayek ... and Halle believes her sexy friend could help her convince a judge that moving to France is… READ MORE >

- 764 days ago
Sexy 'Savages' -- Salma Hayek vs. Blake Lively: Who'd You Rather?

Sexy 'Savages'
Salma vs. Blake Who'd You Rather?

"Savages" stars Salma Hayek and Blake Lively gave good face -- and body --  at separate premieres of their new new film recently.Question is ...More Who'd you rather? Mimi Rogers vs. Nicole… READ MORE >

- 805 days ago
Salma Hayek: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Salma Hayek
Good Genes or Good Docs?

Salma Hayek's gorgeousness needs no translation.Here's the 28-year-old Oscar nominated actress back in 1995 (left) -- and 17 years later, the 45-year-old goddess at an event in Cannes this week… READ MORE >

- 846 days ago
Salma Hayek -- Busted Outside Madeo

Salma Hayek
Busted Outside Madeo

Salma Hayek could barely contain herself as she made her way to Madeo in L.A. last night.The 43-year-old really is one of the breast actresses in town. READ MORE >

- 1480 days ago
Salma Hayek -- The Cups Runneth Over

Salma Hayek
The Cups Runneth Over

Gorgeous Salma Hayek got busted in NYC last night ... with the help of her strapless white dress.The 43-year-old hot mama showed off her God-given talents as she left her hotel and headed to the… READ MORE >

- 1549 days ago
Salma Hayek Is the Octo-Mom?

Salma Hayek
Is the Octo-Mom?

Here's gorgeous actress Salma Hayek in Venice, Italy on Wednesday (left) -- and everybody's favorite artificially inseminated mother of 14 Nadya Suleman (right). Only one of them married a… READ MORE >

- 1975 days ago
Salma -- The Breast Milk Factory is Closed!

Salma
The Breast Milk Factory is Closed!

To the dismay of millions and millions of excited babies, it seems Salma Hayek's days of whipping out her breasts and feeding random children who don't belong to her are over.  READ MORE >

- 2030 days ago

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