Ten fun facts about Salma Hayek


Fact 1
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.

Fact 2
In 1991 Hayek moved to Hollywood and came to prominence with roles in Hollywood movies such as Desperado (1995), Dogma (1999), and Wild Wild West (1999).

Fact 3
Her breakthrough role was in the 2002 film Frida as Frida Kahlo which she received an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress.


Fact 4
She won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special in 2004 for The Maldonado Miracle.

Fact 5
She received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2007 after guest-starring in the ABC television series Ugly Betty.

Fact 6
She also guest-starred on the NBC comedy series 30 Rock from 2009 to 2013.

Fact 7
Around 2000, Hayek founded film production company Ventanarosa, through which she produces film and television projects.

Fact 8
In April 2007, Hayek finalized negotiations with MGM to become the CEO of her own Latin themed film production company, Ventanarosa.

Fact 9
Hayek has been credited as a song performer in three movies.

Fact 10
Hayek was an executive producer of Ugly Betty, a television series that aired around the world from 2006 to 2010.


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Short about Salma Hayek
is a Mexican and American film actress, director and producer.