Frida actress Salma Hayek is one of the most popular actresses in the world. With a career that started in 1988, she has made herself into a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special winning actress.
The 53- year-old Hayek, is famous for her roles in films like From Dusk till Dawn, Grown Ups, etc. She is one of the most beloved leading ladies in Hollywood. Here are some of her interesting facts
Salma Hayek’s husband François-Henri Pinault is a French billionaire and philanthropist who has need married to the star for over a decade.
The pair got hitched on valentine’s day in 2009. The duo got engaged on March 9, 2007, and have a daughter named Valentina Paloma Pinault born on September 21, 2007.
As of 2020, her husband François-Henri Pinault is 57 years old. He was born on May 28, 1962, in Rennes, France.
Hayek made a breakthrough as an actress 30 years ago when she was just 23 years old and from then on has amassed a huge fortune to her name.
Her net worth is thanks, in majority to her acting career and the multimillion salary she earns on a yearly basis from it ($25 Million in 2013). Although she also earned a sizeable amount from her work on TV.
She is also married to a billionaire whose net worth is around $34.8 billion.
The leading lady is proficient in Krav Maga (Israeli Martial Arts) and one of her passions is to watch Mexican soccer.
She also has Mexican roots as her mother was of Mexican/Spanish descent. She supported the Mexican national team in the 2018 FIFA world cup.
Salma Hayek has diverse roots and her name reflects it as her name in Arabic means ‘calm’. She was born Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez.
She was named by Spanish naming customs meaning Hayek is her first name and Jiménez is her second name.
Hayek was sent to a boarding school when she was 12 years old. As her family was strict Roman Catholics, she was sent to Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau.
She got expelled 2 years later and found that her calling lay in acting and not in a conventional 9 to 5 job. She was then inspired to become an actor by watching Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory film.
She has appeared in many films and will be seen in The Eternals, starring Kumail Nanjiani, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, Angelina Jolie in the lead.
Salma’s father is of Lebanese descent and comes from Baabdat, Lebanon. The father and daughter visited the city in 2015.
Hayek was diagnosed with the reading and attention disorders when she was in school. This made her day to day incredibly difficult, especially after she moved to Los Angeles and couldn’t read English.
Her determination and willpower carried her through as she was able to learn English.