Salma Hayek the Latino Hollywood superstar was brought up in eastern Mexico in Veracruz to a doting Lebanese father and a Mexican Opera singing mother.
The 40 year old actress made it in her native Mexico in the popular soap opera 'Teresa' having dropped out of Mexico City University. Her big break in Hollywood came in the 1995 film 'Desperado' directed by cult Texan film director 'Robert Rodriguez.
Hayek was sent to the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Grand Cocteau in Louisiana and afterwards to live in Houston, Texas with her aunt. In 1991 she moved to Los Angeles, California to study acting having dropped her aspirations of becoming an Olympic gymnast. After 'Desperado' she starred successfully in 'From Dusk till Dawn' and Wil Smith's film, 'Wild Wild West'. In 2002 she starred in the lead role in 'Frida' which she also co-produced which won her an Academy Award nomination for best actress. In 'Frida' she starred alongside such Hollywood great's as Antonio Banderas , Ashley Judd, Geoffrey Rush, Edward Norton and Valeria Golino.
My all time favourite film of hers has to be the romantic comedy, Fools Rush In which was set between New York, Las Vegas and Mexico.
Salma, the Arabic word for calm, has a gorgeous face coupled with an hourglass figure and a sugar sweet smile. When you roll that up with those Hispanic looks and Latino lilt to her voice you are left with a totally impressive Hollywood star.
What a babe!