Salma Hayek Born on September 2, 1966, in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, Salma Hayek was raised in a well-to-do Catholic home by her a Spanish mother and Lebanese father before she found fame in Hollywood.
Actress, director, producer. Born on September 2, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. Raised in a well-to-do Catholic home, Hayek is the daughter of a Spanish mother and Lebanese father. She attended a convent school in Louisiana at the age of 12 and lived with her aunt in Houston, Texas, during her teens. After a brief stint at a university in Mexico City, she dropped out to pursue a career in acting, eventually becoming a soap star in her native Mexico.
Hayek's increasingly intellectual and passionate approach to filmmaking culminated in her dream role in 2002's Frida, in which she both produced and starred. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including a Best Actress nomination for Hayek, who was the first Latin actress to be nominated in the category.