Thursday, June 13, 2013
A naturalized U.S. citizen, Salma Hayek Jiménez is a Mexican-born film actress, director and producer. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa. 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). 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. Hayek played a brutal druglord in the 2012 Oliver Stone movie Savages.