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Salma Hayek

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Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek-Jiménez (born September 2, 1966 - some sources quote her birth date as September 2, 1968) is a Mexican actress. After starring in Mexican television shows, she came to Hollywood and spent a few years in bit parts, then made her name in Robert Rodriguez' Desperado.

Hayek was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, the daughter of Sami Hayek Dominguez, a businessman of Lebanese descent who once ran for mayor of their city, and Diana, an opera singer and talent scout.

Hayek completed work on her own film Frida (an account of the life of Frida Kahlo), in which she played the lead character and was also was the producer. She was engaged to colleague Edward Norton.