Salma Hayek - Details


Salma HayekSalma Hayek arrived in the U.S. as a major television star in Latin America who spoke no English. Since then, she has accumulated an impressive list of credits including such recent hits as Barry Sonnefeld's Wild, Wild West and Kevin Smith's acclaimed satire Dogma with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Hayek made her film debut in Alison Anders' Mi Vida Loca and went on to star in Robert Rodriguez's Desperado, 54, Fools Rush In, the Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino collaboration From Dusk till Dawn, Fled, Fair Game, Breaking Up and The Velocity of Gray.

Hayek has an extensive slate of forthcoming appearances including Chain of Fools, in which she plays a detective opposite Steve Zahn and Jeff Goldblum, and Frida in which she stars as the Mexican icon Filch Kahlo. She also recently returned to Mexico to star in the Mexican feature No One Writes to the Colonel, based on the book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

On television, Hayek has had a regular series role on "Sinbad," guest-starred on numerous series and in the Robert Rodriguez film "Roadraeers" which aired as part of Showtime's "Rebel Highway" series. She also portrayed the alluring gypsy Esmeralda in the TNT telefilm "The Hunchback" directed by Peter Medak. Hayek is also the recipient of the 1998 Nosotros Golden Eagle Award for Outstanding Female Performer in a Film.


  • 2nd September 1966 - Birth