Born and Raised:
September 2, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.
After seeing Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory for the first time, Salma decided she wanted to pursue the world of acting.
First Big Break:
In 1995, producer Robert Rodriguez gave Salma her big break by casting her in the movie Desperado. A year later, he cast her in From Dusk Till Dawn with George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino.
Oscar Nomination :
In 2002, Salma starred in and co-produced Frida which was nominated for six Oscars. She was up for the title of best actress, making her the first Latin actress to be nominated in the category.
In September 2007, Salma and her soon-to-be husband, Henri-Francois Pinault, happily welcomed their daughter Valentina Paloma into the world.
In April 2009, the couple threw an elaborate wedding in Italy for their closest friends and family.
In February 2009, Salma and Henri-Francois privately tied the knot in Paris.
Among her many Hollywood friends, her BFFs are Penelope Cruz, Ashley Judd and Valeria Golino.
Quotes From Salma Hayek:
" When you open a door for others to have an opinion on your relationship, it can be dangerous. Find what you need, not what everyone else wants for you. Women have been taught that in order to have a place in the world, an identity, they must marry and have children. If that's the life you truly want, great."
"It sounds trite to go after men who are nice but when you've been hurt a lot it becomes appealing."
"In my twenties I was offered lots of parts where there wasn't much to do but act sexy. I still get offered those roles - but now I take it as a compliment."
"If I go on a diet and work out, I'm always in a bad mood. I'd rather be a little heavier but nice."
"In my world, you have to be so beautiful, so skinny, so rich, so famous and I don't believe you really have to be any of those things. You simply have to be who you are."