Salma Hayek
American actress
Salma Hayek
Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez de Pinault is a Mexican and American film actress, director and producer. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role as Frida Kahlo in the film Frida.
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Still Showing Her Sexy Sadie Side, Dana Fuchs Sets the Stage to Rise and Shine
Huffington Post - 23 days
Whatever happened to Sexy Sadie? Embodied by Dana Fuchs, she's alive and well and ready to knock your socks off -- if you let her. "I would love people to know that I'm first and foremost a songwriter, a singer, and it's very much like that Sadie character," Fuchs said from her Harlem apartment near the end of an hourlong phone conversation in late January while expecting some terrible weather to hit New York City. "But of course, it's my own music," she added, a bad cold making her deep voice sound even lower and sexier. "It's that kind of raw, rocking, soulful music, and I would love people to know that Sadie is Dana Fuchs, who is living as a musician." It's been 10 years since Fuchs (pronounced Fyooks) made her motion picture mark as Sadie, a powerful blues singer, very hip chick and Earth Mother in Across the Universe. Julie Taymor's wonderfully innovative and inexcusably ignored movie set in the 1960s was filled with teen romance, wild imagery and incredibly inventi ...
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Celebration of women filmmakers triggers heated debate among Salma Hayek, Jessica Williams and Shirley MacLaine
LATimes - 27 days
“Is your coat wool?” Alfre Woodard asked as she sat at a long, flower-filled table draped with purple paisley Italian linen. “I’m allergic to wool. I can never wear anything nice.” Under the cavernous, vaulted ceiling of a mountain mansion, where the driveway was heated, an indoor stream trickled...
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The Hollywood Reporter Asked 7 White Guys To Talk About Diversity In Animation
Huffington Post - 2 months
The Hollywood Reporter brings together A-listers and industry veterans for thought-provoking conversations around awards season every year to give all of us watching at home a seat at the proverbial roundtable. But for some reason, the media outlet thought the best candidates to engage in a much-needed discussion about diversity in animation were seven white guys, drawing ire across social media for the complete and total absence of diversity.  Byron Howard, Garth Jennings, Travis Knight, Mike Mitchell, John Musker, and Mark Osborne and Seth Rogen, who are responsible for such films like “Zootopia,” “Moana,” and “Sing,” sat down earlier this week to talk “avoiding ethnic stereotypes” and trying to “break the mold” of princesses.  The conversation was essentially facepalm central given the many worthy non-white and female animators working in the industry today who were not included. Even when acknowledging the importance of accurately repres ...
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Salma Hayek claims she turned down a date with Trump
CBS News - 4 months
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Supreme Court Confirms 20-Year Prison Sentence For Ex-VP Dick Cheney
Huffington Post - 4 months
Washington DC, Oct. 23, 2019 (Goodyear Satire Co.)-- The US Supreme Court upheld a 20-year prison sentence for former Vice President Dick Cheney, convicted of war crimes committed during the Iraq war. The decision by the Court is final and cannot be further appealed, but it can be overturned by a presidential pardon. Such a pardon is unlikely as President Trump encouraged the prosecution of Cheney in the waning days of the 2016 Presidential campaign. Cheney had publicly endorsed Trump for president, but it was not enough to avoid a prosecution under President Trump's revolutionary "fair and balanced" justice system. "Just like Fox News," the President quipped. "We focused on jailing Cheney in order to attract Bernie Sanders supporters," confided Kellyanne Conway, former Trump campaign manager. "And it worked. Despite all the mud thrown at us, we were able to rig our own rigged election. There was so much rigging going on, you could hang Christmas lights from it." ...
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Salma Hayek Said Trump Planted A Story About Her In The National Enquirer After She Refused To Date Him
Huffington Post - 4 months
Salma Hayek revealed that Donald Trump planted a story about her in the National Enquirer after she refused to go on a date with him many years ago, BuzzFeed first reported Friday.  During an appearance on the “El Show del Mandril” radio show on Friday, the actress told the hosts that she believed all the women who’ve accused the Republican nominee of sexual assault, before sharing her own experience with Trump.  “When I met that man, I had a boyfriend, and he tried to become his friend to get my home telephone number. He got my number and he would call me to invite me out,”  Hayek said.  “When I told him I wouldn’t go out with him even if I didn’t have a boyfriend, he called — well, he wouldn’t say he called, but someone told the National Enquirer,” the actress said.  Allegedly, Trump (or ― just playing along here ― whoever made the call) told the outlet that it was in fact he who wouldn’t go out with Hayek. And the reason why he “wouldn’t” date her?  “It said that he ...
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Salma Hayek Claims Donald Trump Leaked a False Story About the Actress After She Turned Down a Date - E! Online
Google News - 4 months
E! Online Salma Hayek Claims Donald Trump Leaked a False Story About the Actress After She Turned Down a Date E! Online The Mexican-born actress spoke to El Show del Mandril on Radio Centro 93.9 Friday, Buzzfeed reports, about a time in which the presidential candidate leaked a false story to the National Enquirer after she rebuffed his request for a date. "When I met ... Salma Hayek Claims Donald Trump Planted a Story About Her After She Denied Him a Salma Hayek Suggests Donald Trump May Have Planted a Story About Her After She Denied Him a DateUs Weekly Salma Hayek Says Donald Trump Leaked a Fake Story About Her After She Turned Him DownJust Jared Huffington Post -Entertainment Tonight -New York Daily News all 34 news articles »
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Rihanna Throws Support Behind Hillary Clinton With Perfect Throwback Tee
Huffington Post - 4 months
Call it a statement tee!  Rihanna’s T-shirt put in work for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night, just as the Democratic presidential nominee was taking on Donald Trump in the last debate.  The “Needed Me” singer wore a $35 gray Trapvillia shirt with a throwback picture of Clinton in a Yankees cap on it while heading out in New York City. The 28-year-old effortlessly completed her look with Timberlands, jean shorts and a Louis Vuitton x Frank Gehry box bag.  As Seen On @rihanna, Dropping Tonight during the Debate. — TRAPVILLA (@TRAPVILLA) October 19, 2016 Though the singer cannot vote (she’s from Barbados), Rihanna urged fans to register to vote during a concert in September. She capped off her impassioned speech by joking, “Hillary didn’t pay me to say that, I promise.”  Rhenna telling the girls to vote, put her in office tbh — emma (@robynsfenti) September 4, 2016 ...
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A Hispanic Powerhouse: The Latino Contributions to New York
Huffington Post - 5 months
For a long time now, economists and academics have supported the idea that immigration generates undeniable economic benefits: immigrants increase the labor force complementing the native-born population; they create jobs by establishing new businesses; and they foster innovation by developing new ideas and technologies. Hispanics, being the largest immigrant group in the United States, are no exception. The effects of their contributions are visible in the economy at a macro level, but also in the social fabric of the many cities and States around America which they now call home. New York is no stranger to this reality. As the historic entry point to the United States of people coming from all over the world, New York City is a testament of how immigrants make enormous contributions to the economic, cultural, social, and even political fabric of this country. In the Tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, there are 5.5 million people of Hispanic origin, part ...
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PHOTOS: Salma Hayek Attends a Fashion Show in Paris
ABC News - 5 months
Some celebrities never seem to age.
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Salma Hayek Sends Cute Message To Her Cousin Competing At Rio 2016
The Huffington Post - 6 months
Salma Hayek is seriously rooting for her cousin at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Mexico-born actress wrote a sweet message of support for Olympic long jumper Yvonne Treviño Hayek on Instagram Sunday. More...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Salma Hayek
  • 2015
    Age 48
    Following his visit to Lebanon in 2015, she criticised the discrimination against women there.
    More Details Hide Details In July 2007, The Hollywood Reporter ranked Hayek fourth in their inaugural Latino Power 50, a list of the most powerful members of the Hollywood Latino community. That same month, a poll found Hayek to be the "sexiest celebrity" out of a field of 3,000 celebrities (male and female); according to the poll, "65 percent of the U.S. population would use the term 'sexy' to describe her". In 2008, she was awarded the Women in Film Lucy Award in recognition of her excellence and innovation in her creative works that have enhanced the perception of women through the medium of television In December of that year, Entertainment Weekly ranked Hayek number 17 in their list of the "25 Smartest People in TV."
    Her father is of Lebanese descent, with his family being from the city Baabdat, Lebanon, a city Salma and her father visited in 2015 to promote her movie Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet.
    More Details Hide Details Her mother is of Mexican/Spanish descent, with her grandmother and maternal great-grandparents being from Spain. Raised in a wealthy, devout Roman Catholic family, she was sent to the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, USA, at the age of twelve. In school, she was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. She attended university in Mexico City, where she studied International Relations at the Universidad Iberoamericana. At the age of 23, Hayek landed the title role in Teresa (1989), a successful Mexican telenovela that made her a star in Mexico. In 1994, Hayek starred in the film El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley), which has won more awards than any other movie in the history of Mexican cinema. For her performance, Hayek was nominated for an Ariel Award.
  • 2014
    Age 47
    For International Women's Day 2014 Hayek is one of the artist signatories of Amnesty International's letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron campaigning for women's rights in Afghanistan.
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  • 2013
    Age 46
    In 2013 Hayek launched with Beyoncé Knowles and Frida Giannini a Gucci campaign, "Chime For Change", that aims to spread female empowerment.
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  • 2010
    Age 43
    In 2010 Hayek's humanitarian work earned her a nomination for the VH1 Do Something Awards.
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  • 2007
    Age 40
    In April 2007, Hayek finalized negotiations with MGM to become the CEO of her own Latin-themed film production company, Ventanarosa.
    More Details Hide Details The following month, she signed a two-year deal with ABC for Ventanarosa to develop projects for the network. Hayek played the wife of Adam Sandler's character in the buddy comedy Grown Ups, which also co-starred Chris Rock and Kevin James. At his insistence, Hayek co-starred with Antonio Banderas in the Shrek spin-off film Puss in Boots as the voice of the character Kitty Softpaws, who serves as Puss's female counterpart and love interest. In 2012, Hayek directed Jada Pinkett Smith in the music video "Nada se compara." She reprised her role in Grown Ups 2, which was released in July 2013. Hayek has been credited as a song performer on her own in three movies, and as a duet partner in a fourth. Hayek has been a spokeswoman for Avon cosmetics since February 2004. She was a spokeswoman for Revlon in 1998. In 2001, she modeled for Chopard and was featured in 2006 Campari adverts, photographed by Mario Testino. On April 3, 2009, she helped introduce La Doña, a watch by Cartier inspired by fellow Mexican actress María Félix.
    She gave birth to daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, in September 2007 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. They were married on Valentine's Day 2009 in Paris. On April 25, 2009, they had a second ceremony in Venice.
    More Details Hide Details In July 2011, Hayek's husband was named in a paternity case. According to reports, Pinault is the father of supermodel Linda Evangelista's son, Augustin James, who was born in October 2006. He denied all allegations, although he later reached a settlement with Evangelista. Hayek's charitable work includes increasing awareness on violence against women and discrimination against immigrants. On July 19, 2005, Hayek testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary supporting reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. In February 2006, she donated $25,000 to a Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, shelter for battered women and another $50,000 to Monterrey based anti-domestic violence groups. Hayek is a board member of V-Day, the charity founded by playwright Eve Ensler. Nonetheless, Hayek has stated that she is not a feminist. Hayek also advocates breastfeeding. During a UNICEF fact-finding trip to Sierra Leone, she breastfed a hungry week-old baby whose mother could not produce milk. She said she did it to reduce the stigma associated with breastfeeding and to encourage infant nutrition.
    On March 9, 2007, Hayek confirmed her engagement to French billionaire and Kering CEO, François-Henri Pinault, as well as her pregnancy.
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  • 2006
    Age 39
    Hayek was an executive producer of Ugly Betty, a television series that aired around the world from 2006 to 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Hayek adapted the series for American television with Ben Silverman, who acquired the rights and scripts from the Colombian telenovela Yo Soy Betty La Fea in 2001. Originally intended as a half-hour sitcom for NBC in 2004, the project would later be picked up by ABC for the 2006–2007 season with Silvio Horta also producing. Hayek guest-starred on Ugly Betty as Sofia Reyes, a magazine editor. She also had a cameo playing an actress in the telenovela within the show. The show won a Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy Series in 2007. Hayek's performance as Sofia resulted in a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards.
  • 2005
    Age 38
    In December 2005, she directed a music video for Prince, titled "Te Amo Corazon" ("I love you, sweetheart") that featured Mía Maestro.
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  • 2003
    Age 36
    In 2003, Hayek produced and directed The Maldonado Miracle, a Showtime movie based on the book of the same name, winning her a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special.
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  • 2002
    Age 35
    Frida, co-produced by Hayek, was released in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Starring Hayek as Frida Kahlo, and Alfred Molina as her unfaithful husband, Diego Rivera, the film was directed by Julie Taymor and featured an entourage of stars in supporting and minor roles (Valeria Golino, Ashley Judd, Edward Norton, Geoffrey Rush) and cameos (Antonio Banderas). She earned a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her performance. In the Time of the Butterflies is a 2001 feature film based on the Julia Álvarez book of the same name, covering the lives of the Mirabal sisters. In the movie, Salma Hayek plays one of the sisters, Minerva, and Edward James Olmos plays the Dominican dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo whom the sisters opposed.
  • 2000
    Age 33
    Around 2000, Hayek founded film production company Ventanarosa, through which she produces film and television projects.
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    In 2000 Hayek had an uncredited acting part opposite Benicio del Toro in Traffic.
    More Details Hide Details In 2003, she reprised her role from Desperado by appearing in Once Upon a Time in Mexico, the final film of the Mariachi Trilogy.
  • 1999
    Age 32
    Her first feature as a producer was 1999's El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba, Mexico's official selection for submission for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars.
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    In 1999 she co-starred in Will Smith's big-budget Wild Wild West, and played a supporting role in Kevin Smith's Dogma.
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  • 1997
    Age 30
    Hayek had a starring role opposite Matthew Perry in the 1997 romantic comedy Fools Rush In.
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  • 1995
    Age 28
    Robert Rodriguez, and his producer and then-wife, Elizabeth Avellan, soon gave Hayek a starring role opposite Antonio Banderas in 1995's Desperado.
    More Details Hide Details She followed her role in Desperado with a brief role as a vampire queen in From Dusk till Dawn, in which she performed a table-top snake dance.
  • 1991
    Age 24
    Hayek moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1991 to study acting under Stella Adler.
    More Details Hide Details She had limited fluency in English, and dyslexia.
    In 1991 Hayek moved to Hollywood and came to prominence with roles in movies such as Desperado (1995), Dogma (1999), and Wild Wild West (1999).
    More Details Hide Details Her breakthrough role was in the 2002 film Frida as Mexican painter Frida Kahlo for which she was nominated in the category of Best Actress for an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe Award. This movie received widespread attention and was a critical and commercial success. She won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special in 2004 for The Maldonado Miracle and received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2007 after guest-starring in the ABC television comedy-drama Ugly Betty. She also guest-starred on the NBC comedy series 30 Rock from 2009 to 2013. Hayek's recent films include Grown Ups (2010), Puss in Boots (2011), Grown Ups 2 (2013), and Tale of Tales (2015). Hayek was born Salma Hayek Jiménez in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. Her younger brother, Sami (born 1972), is a furniture designer. Her mother, Diana Jiménez Medina, is an opera singer and talent scout. Her father, Sami Hayek, is an oil company executive and owner of an industrial-equipment firm, who once ran for mayor of Coatzacoalcos.
  • 1966
    Born on September 2, 1966.
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