Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is a Mexican and
American actress, director, and television and film producer. Hayek's charitable
work includes increasing awareness on violence against women and discrimination
Hayek is the first Mexican national to be nominated for an Academy Award for
Best Actress. She is one of the most prominent Mexican figures in Hollywood
since silent film actress Dolores del Río. She is also, after Fernanda
Montenegro, the second of three Latin American actresses (the other being Catalina
Sandino Moreno) to achieve a Best Actress Oscar nomination.
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 December 2008, Entertainment Weekly ranked Hayek number 17 in
their list of the "25 Smartest People in TV."
Full name: Salma Valgarma Hayek Birthdate: September 2, 1966 Birthplace: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico