Born Sept. 2, 1966
Salma Hayek is a Mexican actress, director and producer, and remains one of the most prominent Mexican figures in Hollywood. Hayek was born in Veracruz, Mexico. She received her debut role in Teresa (1989), a Mexican telenovela. Her first Hollywood starring role was opposite Antonio Banderas in 1995’s Desperado. The starlet founded her own film production company, Ventanarosa, in 2002, around the same time she starred in and directed the film Frida, which landed her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Hayek was also executive producer of the critically acclaimed ABC sitcom Ugly Betty.
Salma Hayek has been added to French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s list of recipients of those to be honored with the grade of Chavalier or “Knight.” According to People.com, the 45 year-old Mexican Puss In Boots actress will receive a formal induction at the Élysées Palace within the next two months.
It's been a remarkable year for Latina Magazine! In this, our 15th Anniversary Year, we featured several A-list Latina stars on our covers (Salma Hayek, Zoe Saldana, Jessica Alba)—and one issue featured the man of every Latina's dreams (Pitbull!). And for the first time in our history, we proudly featured 15 of Hollywood's biggest Latina stars on a...
From Jennifer Lopez to Zoe Saldana to Selena Gomez, A-list Latinas were the best dressed Hollywood stars at dozens of events this year. Here are our picks for the 10 Best Latina red carpet looks of 2011!
2011 didn’t offer much in terms of showy Hollywood performances for Latinos, but if you knew where to look, there were some very solid performances in a wide range of genres, with some actors even managing to snag award nominations. From blockbuster comedies to low-budget indies to foreign films to animated movies, here are our most buzzed-about, favorite performances of the year!
We can't honestly say that we're so surprised. Come on, who's going to create a list of The Hottest Women Of All Time” without including Latinas? As predicted a sizable chunk of our favorite Hollywood Latinas made the cut in a list created by Men’s Health Magazine.
The late legendary dancer Rita Hayworth ranked 58th on the list. Hayworth, who was part-Spanish, was one of the most popular pin-up girls of the World War II era. Part-...
Great news for Salma Hayek! The Mexican actress’s beauty line, Nuance, and CVS/pharmacy were honored yesterday with the Launch of the Year: Mass Award by Beauty Inc, a Women’s Wear Daily special-issue magazine. According to a press release issued by CVS/pharmacy, the award recognizes “company-wide and individual brand achievement for innovation and resonance with consumers.”
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