Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Salma Hayek is a famous Mexican-American actress and film producer. Salma Hayek is widely known for her portrayal in the films ‘The Maldonado Miracle’, ‘How to Be a Latin Lover,’ ‘Beatriz at Dinner,’ and ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard.’

Early Life

Salma Hayek was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico on the 2nd of September 1966. Her birth name is Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez. She is 56 years old under the zodiac sign Virgo. Salma holds both American and Mexican nationality and follows the Christianity religion.

Regarding her family background, she is the daughter of Sami Hayek Domínguez (Father) and Diana Jiménez Medina (Mother). Her father, Sami is a prosperous businessman while her mother, Diana is an opera singer. She was raised along with her brother named Sami Hayek.

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Caption: Salma Hayek childhood photo source: Pinterest.

Further, She grew up in a prosperous Mexican Roman Catholic family. She traveled to the US when she was 12 to attend the Louisiana-based “Academy of the Sacred Heart.” When she was in school, she received a dyslexia and ADHD diagnosis.


She went back to Mexico to enroll in the “Universidad Iberoamericana” to study international relations. She made the decision to take acting seriously at that time.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about her career, Salma Hayek won the lead part in the Mexican telenovela Teresa in 1989. She gained fame in Mexico thanks to the telenovela. After that, she relocated to Los Angeles, California, where she enrolled in Stella Adler’s acting program.

She appeared in the 1995 film “Desperado” with Antonio Banderas and sang the song “Quedate Aqua”. She did a snake dance in “From Dusk Till Dawn” as a part of her role as the vampire queen.

Moreover, She portrayed Minerva, one of the Mirabal sisters, in the 2001 film “Time of the Butterflies,” which was based on Julia Alvarez’s book of the same name.

She reprised her role from “Desperado” in the 2003 film “Once Upon a Time in Mexico.” She also recorded the song “Siente mi Amor,” which was heard during the film’s closing credits.

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Caption: Salma Hayek in the 2014 film Everly source: USA Today.

In “Grown Ups,” a comedy film that also starred Adam Sandler, her comedic acting abilities were on show. Later, in 2013, she returned to the role of Sandler’s wife in “Grown Ups 2.” She additionally provided a voiceover for the film “Puss in Boots.”

Salma portrayed the title character in the action-thriller movie “Everly” in 2014. She also starred in the romantic comedy “Some Kind of Beautiful” that same year. Pierce Brosnan and Jessica Alba were featured in the film as well.

She appeared in the 2015 European dark fantasy movie “Tale of Tales.” The story collections by Italian poet and courtier Giambattista Basile served as the inspiration for the movie. Salma portrayed the role of Queen of Longtrellis in the movie.

How to Be a Latin Lover, The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Beatriz at Dinner were the three films in which she appeared in 2017. She was nominated for “Best Female Lead” at the “Independent Spirit Awards” for the movie “Beatriz at Dinner.”

Salma Hayek – Net Worth 2023

Salma Hayek has earned an enormous amount of money through her hard work and brilliance. Her estimated net worth is around $200 million as of 2023. Salma also earns massive wealth through brand endorsements and commercial ads.


She worked as an advertiser for Revlon and later Avon cosmetics. Additionally, she introduced her brand of cosmetics, skincare, and haircare items under Nuance. She has also raised money for vaccines against maternal and neonatal tetanus by working with “P&G” and “UNICEF.”

Awards and Achievements

In 2003, Hayek produced and directed the film “The Maldonado Miracle,” which earned her a “Daytime Emmy Award” for “Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special.”

She also received the “Producers Guild of America Celebration of Diversity Award,” “The Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year Award,” and the French honor of “Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour.”

Personal Life

Regarding her love life, Salma is currently married to French billionaire François-Henri Pinault. She announced her pregnancy and engagement to François-Henri Pinault in March 2007. In September, she gave birth to her daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault.

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Caption: Salma Hayek with François-Henri Pinault source: Hello Magazine.

In 2008, Hayek and Pinault announced the end of their engagement. However, they made amends and wed on Valentine’s Day the following year. In Venice, they were married a second time.

Salma published an opinion piece in the “New York Times” on December 13, 2017, in which she detailed the harassment and abuse she experienced at the hands of Harvey Weinstein while She was a production assistant on the film “Frida.”

Body Measurements

Salma Hayek is very beautiful and attractive undoubtedly. She has an excellent height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m/157 cm) and weighs around 54 Kg (119 lbs). She has a body dimension of 39-24-36 inches. In addition, Salma has brown pair of lovely eyes and light brown hair color.

Salma Hayek – Social Media

She is active on her Instagram account @salmahayek with 22.4 million followers. Moreover, she also has 544.6K followers on Twitter and 3.3 million followers on Facebook.