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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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"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 >

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Salma Hayek -- Busted Outside Madeo

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Busted Outside Madeo

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- 2057 days ago
Salma Hayek Is the Octo-Mom?

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Salma -- The Breast Milk Factory is Closed!

Salma
The Breast Milk Factory is Closed!

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- 2538 days ago
Salma Hayek -- Got Breast Milk?

Salma Hayek
Got Breast Milk?

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Salma Hayek -- Smokin' ...

Salma Hayek
Smokin' ...

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- 2600 days ago
Salma Hayek -- Das Boobs

Salma Hayek
Das Boobs

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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 >

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