Salma Hayek – Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Social Media Accounts, Zodiac Sign, Husband, Career, Awards, Net Worth, Interesting Facts And More


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Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek Pinault is a well-known Mexican and American actress and film producer. She has appeared in numerous hit movies in lead roles, such as the Mexican telenovela Teresa, and Midaq Alley, Hollywood famous movies including Desperado, Dogma, Wild Wild West, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and From Dusk Till Dawn, and her career’s best biopic Frida. She is also an Influential public figure. Numerous media publications have acknowledged Hayek as one of the world’s most beautiful women and one of Hollywood’s most renowned and noteworthy Latina actresses. Time magazine listed Hayek as one of the 2023’s top 100 influential persons globally.

Salma Hayek Bio and Wiki


Salma Hayek was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, on September 2, 1966. Her full name is Salma Valgarma Hayek JimĂ©nez. She is 57 years old and currently living in London, UK. Hayek debuted her acting career in Mexico and later shifted to Hollywood due to her magnetic personality and astonishing acting skills. She became famous for her movie “Frida.” Hayek portrayed the character of painter Frida Kahlo in the biopic Frida. She also produced that movie. Due to her brilliant acting, she received nominations for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category as the first Mexican actress. Some other famous Hollywood celebrities, such as Will Smith, Sandra Bullock, and Brad Pitt, have also received nominations for Academy Awards.

Social Media Accounts

Hayek has received fame and recognition across the borders as a global celebrity. She has a large fan base with whom she interacts through her social media accounts.

Salma Hayek social media followers

Facebook3.5M Followers
Twitter549.5K Followers
Instagram27.4M Followers

Zodiac Sign

Her zodiac sign is Virgo, like Jannat Mirza. Salma is often social, curious, and spontaneous. She likes to debate and consider problems from multiple perspectives. Hayek is a fearless, independent, practical, and confident woman and is proud of her skills.

Wiki Facts

Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez got worldwide fame from the movie Frida. Being a Mexican-American, she is equally famous in the United States and in her hometown Mexico. She follows the Catholic religion.

Salma Hayek Pinault wiki bio age and career

Full NameSalma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez
Screen NameSalma Hayek
Salma Hayek Pinault
Date of BirthSeptember 2, 1966
Age58 years as of 2024
Zodiac SignVirgo
BirthplaceCoatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
Current ResidenceLondon, UK
EducationUniversidad Iberoamericana
Film Producer
Years Active1988-Present
Marital StatusMarried
Net WorthUS$ 7 million as of 2023
United States
Weight56 kg (123 lbs)
Height5 feet 1 inches (1.57 m)
Body Measurement39-24-36 inches
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorDark Brown


Raised in a rich and religious Catholic home, Hayek opted to attend the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, for his studies at the age of twelve. She was diagnosed with dyslexia at school. She studied international relations at Universidad Iberoamericana.

Salma Hayek Age and Education

Parents and Siblings

Salma’s father is Sami Hayek Dominguez, an oil company executive in Mexico, and her mother, Diana Jimenez Medina, is an opera singer and talent scout. She has a younger brother, Sami Hayek Jr, who is a furniture designer.

FatherSami Hayek Dominguez
MotherDiana Jimenez Medina
BrotherSami Hayek Jr.

Net Worth

Hayek has an estimated net worth of about US$ 7 million as of 2023. Her primary source of income is her acting career. However, she also made money as a film producer.

Husband and Children 

Salma Hayek with her Husband

Salma Hayek married Francois Henri Pinault in the year 2009. Her husband is the CEO of Kering and a French millionaire. Her daughter’s name is Valentina Paloma Pinault. 

HusbandFrancois Henri Pinault
DaughterValentina Paloma Pinault
Salma with her daughter Valentina

Professional Career

Hayek has been in the entertainment industry since 1988. She has performed in several movies as a successful actress. Collectively, she has worked in the film and drama industry as well as for a few documentaries. Furthermore, she also gave her voice for some animated movies like Sausage Party and Puss in the Boots.

Salma Hayek and her love for Gucci

TV Appearance

In 1988, Salma began her television career with the show Un Nuevo Amanecer. At the age of 23, she was selected in the lead role of the Mexican telenovela Teresa in 1989. Later on, she appeared in several television shows, including Dream On, The Sinbad Show, Nurses, and Black Mirror etc.

 From 2009 until 2013, she made a guest appearance on the NBC comedy series 30 Rock.​

Salma Hayek truly is a mesmerizing beauty

1988-1989Un Nuevo Amanecer
1992Street Justice
Dream On
1993Jack’s Place
The Sinbad Show
1994El vuelo del águila
1997Gente Bien
HBO First Look
2003Saturday Night Live
2004Independent Lens
Nobel Peace Prize Concert
2006Will & Grace
2006-2007Ugly Betty
2007E! True Hollywood Story
2008Wetten, dass..?
2009–201330 Rock
2014Bystander Revolution
2017Nature Is Speaking (voice-over)
2023Black Mirror


In 1999, She starred along with Will Smith in the famous movie Wild Wild West. Furthermore, she performed in several other movies, including Bliss, 11th Hour, and Ask the Dust, which was based on the novel by John Fante. Some of her action movies are Once Upon a Time in Mexico featuring Banderas and Johnny Depp, Bandidas, and After the Sunset.

Salma Hayek Filmography

Salma earned critical acclaim for her performances in dramas like Beatriz at Dinner, Tale of Tales, and House of Gucci. An action movie Eternals was her highest-grossing live-action film. In addition, she has also achieved commercial success with comedy movies like Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Salma Hayek hit movies of all time

1993Mi Vida Loca
1995Midaq Ally (El CallejĂłn de los Milagros)
Four Rooms
Fair Game
1996From Dusk till Dawn
Follow Me Home
1997Fools Rush In
The Hunchback
Breaking Up
Sístole Diástole
1998The Velocity of Gary
Welcome to Hollywood
The Faculty
El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba
Wild Wild West
Chain of Fools
Living it Up (La gran vida)
In the Time of the Butterflies
2003Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
2004After the Sunset
Ask the Dust
Lonely Hearts
2007Across the Universe
2009Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
2010Grown Ups
2011Puss in the Boots
As Luck Would Have it (La chispa de la vida)
2012The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
Here Comes the Boom
2013Grown Ups 2
2014Muppets Most Wanted
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
Some Kind of Beautiful
2015Tale of Tales
Septembers of Shiraz
2016I Saved My Belly Dancer
Sausage Party
2017Beatriz at Dinner
How to Be a Latin Lover
11th Hour
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
2018The Hummingbird Project
2019Drunk Parents
2020Like a Boss
The Roads Not Taken
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
House of Gucci
2022Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
2023Magic Mike’s Last Dance

Awards and Nominations

Hayek has been nominated for four Emmy Awards for her acting, producing, and directing work in television. She got two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her work in the comedy-drama Ugly Betty, which aired on ABC television—one for her Outstanding Guest Actress in Ugly Betty and one for Outstanding Comedy Series. Hayek also won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children’s Special for The Maldonado Miracle. Her biopic Frida was nominated for Six Academy Awards, with Salma being nominated for Best Actress.

Salma Hayek Awards and Honors

YearAwards/ Nominations
1989Won the Mexican Cinema Journalists Award for Best Newcomer
1990Won TVyNovelas Awards for Best Revelation
1996Nominated for Ariel Awards for Best Actress
1996Won the Mexican Cinema Journalists Award for Best Newcomer
1996Won Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress
1998Nominated for ALMA Awards for Outstanding Actress
1998Nominated for ALMA Awards for Outstanding Individual Performance
1999Nominated for ALMA Awards for Outstanding Actress
2000Nominated for ALMA Awards for Outstanding Actress
2000Nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for Favorite Supporting Actress – Action
2000Nominated for Razzie Awards for Worst Supporting Actress
2001Won Glamour Woman of the Year Award
2002Won ALMA Awards for Outstanding Individual Performance
2002Nominated for Critic’s Choice Awards for Best Actress
2003Won Goldene Kamera for Best International Actress
2003Won Imagen Awards for Best Actress
2003Nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress
2003Nominated for BAFTA Awards for Best Actress
2003Nominated by the Boston Society of Film Critics for Best Actress
2003Nominated by Boston Society of Film Critics for Best Actress
2003Nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
2003Nominated for Satellite Awards for Best Actress – Motion Picture
2003Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance
2003Won Producers Guild of America for Celebration of Diversity Award
2004Won Producers Guild of America for the Celebration of Diversity Award
2004Nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children/Youth/Family Special
2006Won Harvard Foundation for Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award
2007Nominated for San Sebastián International Film Festival for Best Actress
2007Nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actress
2007Nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series
2007Nominated for Producers Guild of America Awards for Best Episodic Comedy
2009Won ALMA Awards, Anthony Quinn Award for Achievement in Motion Pictures
2009Nominated for ALMA Awards for Actress
2009Nominated for Online Film & Television Association for Best Guest Actress
2012Nominated for Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress – Action
2012Nominated for Alliance of Women Film Journalists for Best Animated Female
2012Nominated for Behind the Voice Actors Awards for Best Female Vocal Performance
2012Nominated for Behind the Voice Actors Awards for Best Vocal Ensemble
2012Won Bambi Awards for Best International Actress
2012Nominated for San Sebastián International Film Festival for Best Actress
2012Nominated for Goya Awards for Best Actress
2013Nominated for Behind the Voice Actors Awards for Best Vocal Ensemble
2013Nominated for MTV Movie Awards for Best Latino Actor
2013Nominated for ALMA Awards for Favorite Movie Actress – Drama
2014Nominated for Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Supporting Actress
2017Nominated for CinemaCon for Vanguard Award
2018Nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
2018Nominated for AARP Movies for Grownups Awards for Best Actress
2018Won Venice Film Festival for Franca Sozzani Award
2021Won Cannes Film Festival for Kering Women in Motion Award
2022Nominated for Alliance of Women Film Journalists for Most Egregious Lovers’ Age Difference Award 
2022Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance
2022Awarded Icon STARmeter Award by IMDb for Career Achievement
Salma Hayek Height Bio and Movies

Interesting Facts

  • During her early teens, she spent two years attending a Catholic school in Texas before getting expelled. She then moved in with her aunt until she was 17.
  • Her passion for becoming an actress, which she had nurtured since she was a child watching Sunday matinees with her father, pushed her to quit university.
  • At the peak of her career, she was a well-known soap opera star in Mexico before she moved to Los Angeles 
  • In Mexico, she also won a Hispanic Imagen Award for Best Actress for the movie Frida, a Telenovela Award for Best Newcomer for Nuevo Amancer, and an Imagen Foundation’s Creative Achievement Award.
  • She became a brand ambassador for Avon’s fragrance and beauty ranges in 2004.
  • During an interview with V magazine in 2011, Hayek disclosed that she had been an illegal immigrant in the US. However, it was only for a short period. 
  • In 2021, She was awarded on Hollywood Walk of Fame with a star.

Why is Salma Hayek so popular?

She became famous for her movie Frida, a biopic of painter Farida Kohlo. She also produced that movie, which was nominated for Academy Awards. Indeed, she has tremendous acting skills and a captivating beauty which attracts everyone. 

How old is Salma Hayek?

She is 57 years old as of 2023. She began her acting career in 1988. 

How many children does Salma Hayek have?

She has only one daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, born to her husband, François‑Henri Pinault.

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