Salma Hayek Family, Wedding Pics | Age, Biography, Height, Wiki, Scandal, Husband, Daughter, Son
American-Mexican film actress
Born: September 2, 1966 (age 51 years), Coatzacoalcos, Mexico
Height: 1.57 m
Spouse: François-Henri Pinault (m. 2009)
Nationality: Mexican, American
Salma Hayek Pinault (born Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez; September 2, 1966) is a Mexican and American film actress, producer, and former model. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and starred in the film El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley) for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award.
In 1991 Hayek moved to Hollywood and came to prominence with roles in films such as Desperado (1995), From Dusk till Dawn (1996), Dogma (1999), and Wild Wild West (1999).
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), Tale of Tales (2015) and The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017).
Hayek is a naturalized United States citizen. She studied at Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment and is a practitioner of yoga. Hayek, who was raised Catholic, has said she is not very devout anymore and does not believe in the institution (Church), but still believes in Jesus Christ and God.
On March 9, 2007, Hayek confirmed her engagement to French billionaire and Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault as well as her pregnancy. 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.
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.
On December 13, 2017, Hayek published an op-ed in The New York Times stating that she had been harassed and abused by Harvey Weinstein during the production of Frida.
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. She later revised her stance on this, stating: “I am a feminist because a lot of amazing women have made me who I am today. (…) But – it should not be just because I am a woman”.
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.
In 2010 Hayek’s humanitarian work earned her a nomination for the VH1 Do Something Awards. In 2013 Hayek launched with Beyoncé and Frida Giannini a Gucci campaign, “Chime for Change”, that aims to spread female empowerment.
For International Women’s Day 2014 Hayek was one of the artist signatories of Amnesty International’s letter, to then British Prime Minister David Cameron, campaigning for women’s rights in Afghanistan. Following her visit to Lebanon in 2015, she criticised the discrimination against women there.