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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 -- Got Breast Milk?

Salma Hayek
Got Breast Milk?

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Salma Hayek
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Salma Hayek -- Das Boobs

Salma Hayek
Das Boobs

Although little Valentina Paloma was not around, buxom mom Salma Hayek still managed to show off her girls on a German TV show this weekend.Salma accentuated her positives in a traditional Dirndl… READ MORE >

- 2151 days ago
Salma -- Straight Trippin' Boo

Salma
Straight Trippin' Boo

The stock market ain't the only thing crashing these days.Salma Hayek lost her balance leaving the Balenciaga fashion show in Paris yesterday.No Federal bailout plan required. READ MORE >

- 2157 days ago
Hayek Barely Protected!

Hayek
Barely Protected!

Salma Hayek and her baby girl only got a two-cop escort into LAX yesterday. Faux Jamie Lynn Spears got seven. READ MORE >

- 2170 days ago
Someone's Pissed at Salma Hayek

Someone's Pissed
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Turns out Salma Hayek is her brother's keeper -- and now that a bitter employee filed a lawsuit against his investment venture gone wrong, Salma might have to end up paying through the nose. A guy… READ MORE >

- 2198 days ago
Salma Hayek Births a New Weight Loss Plan

Salma Hayek
Births a New Weight Loss Plan

Even though she voices a character in the movie, Salma Hayek took no responsibility for "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" (who would?) -- then she unleashed her secret to losing baby weight fast. Real… READ MORE >

- 2206 days ago
Hot Salmama and Child

Hot Salmama
And Child

The only person possibly more gorgeous than Salma Hayek is her 10-month-old daughter, Valentina.Sal & Val enjoyed a day of spending mama's ex-fiancé's billions in Beverly Hills on… READ MORE >

- 2217 days ago
Salma Hayek Plays Where's Waldo

Salma Hayek
Plays Where's Waldo

Salma Hayek is looking great post-pregnancy -- at least we think she is. The group of paparazzi around her yesterday at Fred Segal was so brutal -- and large -- you could barely see her. //  READ MORE >

- 2260 days ago
Salma Hayek's Billion Dollar Baby

Salma Hayek's
Billion Dollar Baby

Shiloh, Suri, even Max and Emme, ain't got nothing on Salma Hayek's little billionairess, Valentina Paloma Pinault. Hola bitches!Hayek's adorable 8-month-old princesa -- whose dad is French… READ MORE >

- 2294 days ago

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