Salma Hayek Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 16, 2023

Date of Birth

2 / September / 1966


58 Years


Actress Director Producer

Salma Hayek Pinault, born Salma Valgarma Hayek Jimenez on September 2, 1966, is an American and Mexican actress and producer. Her Mexican career began with her starring roles in the telenovela Teresa (1989-1991), and the romantic drama El Callejon de los Milagros (1995), which earned her an Ariel Award nomination.

Salma Hayek Profile, Age Height, Family, Wiki, Biography & More

Salma Hayek pivotal role in Frida was as Frida Kahlo (Mexican painter Frida Kahlo), for which she was nominated Best Actress for the Academy Award. The film was well-received and was a commercial and critical success.


Salma Hayek was born to Sami Hayek Dominguez, and Diana Jimenez Medina. Salma Hayek is the daughter of Sami Hayek Dominguez, an owner of an oil equipment company in Mexico. She was born Diana Jimenez Medina, a mother who enjoyed opera singing. Salma Hayek was also a talent scout. She is of Spanish heritage and Spanish affluence. His ancestry is from Lebanon.

She has also one sibling. She is six years older than her brother Sami Hayek. He is a furniture designer. Salma and her brother were raised in strict roman catholic homes. Salma Hayek is married. Francois-Henri Pinault, a French Billionaire, got Salma engaged. Her husband is also Kering’s CEO.

Sami Hayek Domínguez Salma Hayek Father

Sami Hayek Domínguez Salma Hayek’s Father

Diana Jimenez Medina Salma Hayek Mother

Diana Jimenez Medina Salma Hayek’s Mother

Sami Hayek Salma Hayek Brother

Sami Hayek Salma Hayek’s Brother

François-Henri Pinault Salma Hayek Husband

François-Henri Pinault Salma Hayek’s Husband

Valentina Paloma Pinault Salma Hayek Daughter

Valentina Paloma Pinault Salma Hayek’s Daughter

Salma Hayek Childhood Pics

Salma Hayek’s Childhood Pics

Childhood and Early Life

Salma Hayek was the daughter of Sami Hayek Dominguez and Diana Jimenez Medina (an opera singer) in Coatzacoalcos. She was raised in Mexico by a wealthy Roman Catholic family.

She went to the US at the age of 12 to study at the Sacred Heart Academy in Louisiana. When she was in high school, she was diagnosed with ADHD as well as dyslexia. She went back to Mexico to continue her studies at the Universidad Iberoamericana in international relations. It was then that she realized that acting was something she wanted to do.

Education School and Colleges

Education Qualification Studied International Relations
School Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, USA
College / University Universidad Iberoamericana, Maxico
Others Not Known

Personal Life

Hayek is an American citizen who has been naturalized. She studied at Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment, and she also practices yoga. Hayek, a Catholic raised, said in a 2007 interview she wasn’t devout anymore and didn’t believe in the Church. She stated that she was opposed to condoms being used in Africa and that AIDS and overpopulation are rampant. However, she reiterated her belief in Jesus Christ and God.

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Hayek made her first screen appearance in Un Nuevo Amerce (1988), where she won the TVyNovelas award for Best Debut Actress. Televise selected Hayek at 23 to play the role of the title in Teresa (1989-1991), which was a popular Mexican telenovela. It made her a national star. It aired for two years with 125 episodes and won her the 1990 TVyNovelas award for Best Female Revelation.



Films  Years
Wild Wild West 1999
Frida 2002
Once Upon a Time in Mexico 2003
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over 2003
Grown Ups 2010
Puss in Boots 2011
The Pirates! 2012
Savages 2012
Grown Ups 2 2013
Sausage Party 2016
How to Be a Latin Lover 2017
The Hetman’s Bodyguard 2017
Eternals 2021
House of Gucci 2021
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish 2020

Favorites Things

Favorite Colour Blue, Purple
Favorite Actor Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Food Mexican, French
Hobbies Reading, Bikram Yoga
Favorite Movies Not Known
Favorite Destination France
Sexual Orientation Straight

Net Worth

Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Salma Hayek will have a net worth of $220 million in 2023. Salma’s hard work has inspired many young people. Her Instagram followers number over 20 million.

Net Worth (2023) $220 Million
Profession Mexican-American actress
Monthly Income And Salary $2 Million +
Yearly Income And Salary $18 Million +
Last Updated 2023

Awards & Achievements

The 2003 movie ‘The Maldonado Miracle,’ which was produced and directed by Hayek, won her a ‘Daytime Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special.’ Other awards won by her include ‘Glamour’ magazine’s ‘Woman of the Year Award,’ ‘Producers Guild of America Celebration of Diversity Award,’ and ‘Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour,’ France.

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Body Measurements Chest: 36 Inches
Waist: 24 Inches
Hip: 36 Inches
Birth Place Coatzacoalcos Mexico
Children Daughter: Valentina Paloma Pinault
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Dark Brown
Height In CM 157 CM
Height In Meter 1.57 M
Nationality American Mexican
Parents Father: Sami Hayek
Mother: Diana Jiménez Medina
Profession Actress Director Producer
Siblings Brother: Sami Hayek Jr
Spous François-Henri Pinault
Weight 56 Kg
123 Lbs
Zodiac Sign


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