Salma Hayek Earned A Best Actress Academy Award Nomination For Her Performance

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She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and went on to star in the film El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley) for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award. Hayek’s recent films include Grown Ups (2010) acting alongside Adam Sandler, and Puss in Boots (2011), which also features former collaborator Antonio Banderas, wherein she is the voice of the character ‘Kitty Softpaws’. in 1999, she co-starred in Will Smith’s big-budget Wild Wild West, and played a supporting role in Kevin Smith’s Dogma. 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.
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek Earned A Best Actress Academy Award Nomination For Her Performance

Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek


She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role as Frida Kahlo in the film Frida. She had limited fluency in English, which was attributed to her suffering from dyslexia. in 2000, Hayek had an uncredited acting part opposite Benicio del Toro in Traffic. Around 2000, Hayek founded film production company Ventanarosa, through which she produces film and television projects. She earned a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her performance. 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. Hayek guest-starred on Ugly Betty as Sofia Reyes, a magazine editor.

Salma Hayek Earned A Best Actress Academy Award Nomination For Her Performance

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While there, she was diagnosed with dyslexia. At the age of 23, Hayek landed the title role in Teresa (1989), a successful Mexican telenovela that made her a star in Mexico. Hayek moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1991 to study acting under Stella Adler. 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 December 2005, she directed a music video for Prince, titled “Te Amo Corazon” (“I love you, sweetheart”) that featured Mía Maestro. 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.

Salma Hayek Earned A Best Actress Academy Award Nomination For Her Performance

Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek


Hayek’s father is of Lebanese ancestry, while her mother’s ancestry is Spanish. 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. She had limited fluency in English, which was attributed to her suffering from dyslexia. Robert Rodriguez and his producer and then wife Elizabeth Avellan soon gave Hayek a starring role opposite Antonio Banderas in 1995’s Desperado. 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. 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. Hayek was also featured in a series of Spanish language commercials for Lincoln cars.

Salma Hayek Earned A Best Actress Academy Award Nomination For Her Performance

Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek


While there, she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She had limited fluency in English, which was attributed to her suffering from dyslexia. in 2000, Hayek had an uncredited acting part opposite Benicio del Toro in Traffic. She earned a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her performance. Hayek guest-starred on Ugly Betty as Sofia Reyes, a magazine editor.

Salma Hayek Earned A Best Actress Academy Award Nomination For Her Performance

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Hayek’s father is of Lebanese descent, while her mother is of Spanish descent. While there, she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She attended college 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. 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. 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. She earned a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her performance. in December 2005, she directed a music video for Prince, titled “Te Amo Corazon” (“I love you, sweetheart”) that featured Mia Maestro.
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek