Salma Hayek Biography

Updated On Feb 08, 2019 Published On Oct 05, 2015
Facts of Salma Hayek
Date of Birth: 1966 , September-2
Birth Nation: Mexico
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Salma Hayek
Birth Name Salma Hayek Pinault
Father Sami Hayek Dominguez
Mother Diana Jiménez Medina
Nationality American-Mexican
Birth Place/City Coatzacoalcos, Mexico
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Producer
Net Worth $85 million
Married Yes
Married to François-Henri Pinault
Children Yes
Divorce No
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Salma Hayek, born as  Salma Hayek Pinault, is a renowned actress from the United States. she also spent a major portion of her life in Mexico. As a producer and a movie director, she is popular in the world for portraying her role in the movies like Wild Wild West, Grown Ups and many more.

Birth Date, Education, & Family

Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico to Diana Jiménez Medina and Sami Hayek Dominguez. Her mother is a great singer opera singer by profession whereas her father is an oil company executive.

She also has a younger brother named Sami who was born in 1972. She shares a pretty strong bond with her brother.

Having spent a major portion of her life in Mexico, she holds both Mexican and American ethnicity.  

Height and Age

The American-Mexican actress has a height of 1.57 m, and as of 2019, she is 52 years of age.


As an actress, Salma is a renowned figure and has already appeared in many movies and TV shows. In fact, she has established herself as a prominent figure both in Hollywood and Mexican film industry.

Her Prominence in Mexican Film Industry 

52 years old Salma made her debut as an actress with a Mexican telenovela named Teresa, in 1989, at the age of 23. Her appearance in the telenovela made her an overnight sensation.

Following this, in 1994, she appeared in El Callejón de los Milagros, which is regarded as the only movie in the history of Mexican cinema as much number of awards as it received. She got nominated for an Ariel Award for her appearance.

Marriage, Husband, & Children

She is married to French billionaire and Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault. The two got married in Paris on Valentine's Day 2009.

Their wedding was followed by another ceremony in Venice, on April 25, 2009. Well, prior to their wedding, the couple were engaged on March 9, 2007.

For a fact, François-Henri Pinault is the only husband for Salma, whereas, he was previously married to Dorothée Lepère from 1996 to 2004.

Does she have children with her husband?

The husband and wife are parents to a daughter named Valentina Paloma Pinault. She was born in September 2007, in Los Angeles, California, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Likewise, her husband François fathers three children, Mathilde Pinault, Augustin James Evangelista, François Pinault, from his previous relationships.

Salma Hayek Net Worth

As of 2019, Salma owns a net worth of around $85 million. Her career as an actress, producer, and the director takes the credit for her massive wealth. 

Besides, she also owns several expensive properties including a house in Hollywood Hills, which she rents for $11,000 a Month. 

Salma Hayek facts on timeline

Born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz

September 2 , 1966

Salma Hayek was from the upper middle class family born as Salma Valgarma Hayek-Jimenez in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico to Diana Jiménez Medina and Sami Hayek Dominguez. Her mother was also the great singer and her father is a great business man.

Began her acting career


Salma Hayek dreamed of acting since her childhood days. She began her acting career but she first got her debut acting role the following year. She first appeared in the television series and that was in Teresa.

Engaged with François-Henri Pinault

March 9 , 2007

Besides her married life with François-Henri Pinault, she is not involved in any kind of affairs and love life. In 2007, she reveled that she is about to get married with François-Henri Pinault and she also reveled that she has already been engaged with him. 

First child, Valentina Paloma Pinault


She became mother for the first time in her life in 2007 before she was married to François-Henri Pinault. At the start of 2007, she announced that she is expecting her first child and she gave birth to her child, a sweet baby girl,  Valentina Paloma Pinault at the end of that year.

Called off her engagement

July 8 , 2008

At the start of 2007, she reveled that she is about to get married with François-Henri Pinault but a year later on 8th July, she also claimed that she called off her engagement with him. But it didn't last that long as they again patch up in 2009.

Married to François-Henri Pinault

April 25 , 2009

Salma Hayek is a married woman. She has been married to François-Henri Pinault since 2009. He is great businessman and he is also one of the billionaire from France. It is rumored that she has been engaged with him twice in his life and she also gave birth to her only child before being married with him. 

First major movie


Salma Hayek full name Salma Hayek Pinault is a renowned actress from United States and as well Mexico. She has also established herself as a producer and a movie director. She is popular in the world for portraying her role in the movies like Wild Wild West, Grown Ups and many more.

Won ALMA Awards


ALMA Awards is also one of the prestigious awards in Hollywood. She has also been honored with his award twice in her life and that was in 2002 and 2009. She was first nominated in this award back in 1998.

Won Bambi Awards


Salma Hayek has also been honored by the Bambi Awards. She was first nominated in this award back in 2012 and that was her only nomination in this award. The same year, she was also nominated in the Behind the Voice Actors Awards.

Won Daytime Emmy Awards


She has also been crowned with the Daytime Emmy Awards. She was nominated in this award in 2004 from two different nominations and that was in Outstanding Children/Youth/Family Special and Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special, she won this award from her later nomination. 

Began her singing career


Besides her acting career she is also an established signer. She has sung several songs in her life and some of them were also in her own movies. She was first noticed for singing back in 1995 and that was in the movie Desperado where she sang Quedate Aquí.