Date of Birth
September 2, 1966
Place of Birth
The versatile artist was born on September 2, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. As a teenager, his father Sami Hayek Dominguez, a businessman and her mother Diana Jimenez Hayek, an opera singer, sent her daughter to 'Sacre Heart Academy' in Louisiana. Despite the discipline of the place, his strong character was felt from his early student years.
After living several years in her aunt's house in Houston (Texas), the actress moved to Mexico City. There, outside the power of the film industry, the race of International Relations at the Universidad Iberoamericana. An unfortunate incident changed his life. During an appointment with another student in the School, Hayek was kidnapped for nine hours. Although the victim was his companion, which called for even a rescue, she quit school and decided to start a promising career as an actress.
Thanks to her beauty and artistic skills, Hayek went to the popular genre of Mexican soap opera. Your participation in soap operas like 'New Dawn' or 'Teresa' transformed the most famous interpreter of his native country. Despite its immense popularity in Mexico and little knowledge of English, Hayek made the suitcase and moved to Los Angeles with dreams of making a fortune in Hollywood.
With this letter, to Hayek offers poured in films. His first salary as a famous star was received by Only Fools Rush In , which rolled along the protagonist of the television series Friends , Matthew Perry. From here his film career with ups and downs, has been growing to become one of the most compelling Latina actresses in the Hollywood industry.
While shooting commercial films, blockbusters ( Breaking Up , Dogmatic or Wild Wild West ), the artist built into his new life, began a relationship with actor Edward Norton in 1999, which would be romantically linked for several years.
Earlier this century, the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo crossed his life. She promoted, financed and performed the role of the artist in the film. His effort, combined with impeccable characterization, let him be nominated for an Oscar for best actress.
But his personal success affected his life partner.In 2002, put an end to their relationship with Norton. Later, for nearly a year, Hayek maintained a discreet courtship with actor Josh Lucas. It is also around this time that cemented his friendship with a young Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, who has become one of his best friends.
Given this success, the magazine People named her one of the 100 most influential Hispanic women in the world. In March, announced pregnancy and marriage, which was a surprise because few knew his engagement to French businessman Francois Henri Pinault, owner of several brands of high fashion.Valentina Paloma was born in September.
This year has been a revolution for the artist. Has turned to production work parking interpretation. That leaves more time to spend with her daughter. It has also broken its commitment and engagement to Pinault, who has returned to France. Never clarified the causes of separation though the distance is always forgotten.
Although the actress had confirmed through a press release, his break with the billionaire Pinault, the 14 February 2009, Valentine, married businessman in a private ceremony in Venice. Among the 200 guests, highlighted the presence of Luis Miguel, Bono, U2, or Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, who were together.