Salma Jimenez's Influence On The American Dream

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Salma Valgarma Hayek-Jimenez was born on the 2nd of September 1966, in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. Salma’s first name is Arabic for "peace" or "calm". When she was a child she became inspired to be an actress after seeing ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.’ Salma was raised in a wealthy Roman Catholic family by her Spanish mother and Lebanese father. When she was 12 she was sent to the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she pulled pranks on the nuns by setting their clocks back three hours. She was then soon expelled. Salma then moved back to Mexico and attended Mexico City's Universidad Iberoamericana, and then she really wanted to peruse her acting career seriously.
Salma landed a role in a hugely popular Mexican TV soap opera, ‘Teresa’ she became a huge celebrity in her home town. However, her fans were heartbroken when she left both the soap and Mexico in 1991 to move to L.A. …show more content…

After many small opportunities she landed a role in 1995 with Antonio Banderas in the movie Desperado.
Salma’s passionate approach to film making ended in her dream role, producing and staring in 2002s Frida. The film was nominated for six academy awards, including Salma getting a best actress nomination, making her the first Latin actress to be nominated in that category.
Salma won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children/Family Special in 2004 for The Maldonado Miracle and received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2007
In March 2007, Salma announced her engagement to the billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, revealing at the same time that she was pregnant with her first child. The couple's daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault was born in Los Angeles in September of 2007. Hayek and Pinalt married in 2009 in Paris, also holding a second ceremony in

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