Salma Hayek Biography
When she was 23 years old, Salma Hayek landed a lead role in a Mexican daytime drama, Teresa, which made her an overnight star in Mexico. In 1994, Salma Hayed starred in the critically acclaimed El Callejon de los Milagros, which has won a number awards that no other Mexican movie has beaten.
In 1991, Salma Hayek moved to Los Angeles to study professional acting under Stella Adler. However, it was Robert Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellan who gave Salma Hayek her first break in Hollywood, landing her the lead role in Desperado (1995). She also played a small, but memorable role in the movie, From Dusk Till Dawn.
In 1999, she appeared in the comedy action film, Wild Wild West alongside Will Smith and played a supporting role in the critically acclaimed movie, Dogma. In 2000, she had a cameo appearance in the film, Traffic. Within the end of 2000, Salma Hayek has launched her own production company named, Ventanarosa. The first film she ever produced was the 1999 El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba, which was an entry for the Best Foreign Film at the Oscars.
The 2002 movie Frida, a critically acclaimed film starred and co-produced by Salma Hayek, led to a Best Actress Academy Award nomination. In 2003, she returned to play her role in the Desperado sequel, Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Then, she produced and directed a family made-for-TV movie, The Maldonado Miracle.
Salma Hayek is the executive producer of the popular TV series, Ugly Betty, which won the 2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy Series. She also guest-starred as Sofia Reyes, a magazine editor, which resulted in a nomination at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.