Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an Academy Award-nominated actress, Daytime Emmy-winning director, and a film and television producer. Hayek has appeared in more than thirty films and performed as an actress outside of Hollywood in Mexico and Spain. Hayek's charitable work includes increasing awareness on violence against women and discrimination against immigrants. Hayek was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. She moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1991 to study acting. Hayek was nominated for an Academy Award as "Best Actress" for her role in the 2003 film "Frida."