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Mexican and American Film Actress, Director and Producer

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She was born and raised in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico in 1968. When she was twelve, her parents sent her to a catholic boarding school in Louisiana. Even though Salma proved that she was attentively studious and properly religious, she was suspended and sent home after just 2 years. The fact that she also had an aptitude for mischief, usually directed against the nuns who ran the school, played a key roll in her dismissal. Two years after her return Salma finished high school and was sent away again. She went to live with her aunt in Houston until she was seventeen.

When she returned to Mexico, Salma relocated to Mexico City to attend college, where she studied international relations. She had harbored her desire to become an actress for years because she knew her parents would never approve of such a chancy vocation. Finally she confronted her parents and told them of her aspiration. Despite their disapproval, Salma quite college and pursued her acting career. She found work in plays at neighborhood theaters, which led to jobs in television commercials, which in turn yielded a casting in Nuevo Amanecer, a popular daytime TV serial. She was then cast as the title character in an extraordinarily popular soap opera, Theresa. Salma's popularity grew quickly and soon she was the most fervently adored actress in Mexico.

Not content to settle for the comparatively meager rewards of mega-stardom in Mexico. Salma set her confident sights on Hollywood, and moved there in 1991. She initially took an 18 month hiatus from acting to climatize herself to Hollywood. She took English lessons, taught herself how to drive a car and got aquatinted with L.A.'s maze of freeways. She also studied acting under famed drama coach Stella Adler.

Initially Salma's acting credits were little more than bit parts, mostly on television. But it was an appearance on a Spanish-language cable-access talk show, which led to her big break. Mexican-American director Robert Rodriguez tuned into Hayek's talk show appearance while flipping through channels. He was so impressed with the sparkling charisma and dazzling appearance of Salma that he immediately tracking her down and cast her in the female lead in "Desperado". She received rave reviews for her exceptional performance and sizzling sexy style. She landed small rolls in "Fair Game" and "Fled", which didn't do too well at the box office. However, Salma's performances provided much-needed zip for both movies.

She was cast in From Dusk 'Til Dawn with George Clooney where she did the famous snake dance scene, and in the 1997 comedy Fools Rush In, co-starring Matthew Perry and marking her first leading role. That same year, Hayek charmed audiences with her role as Esmeralda in a TNT rendition of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She was no stranger to the role, as she portrayed Esmeralda in Disney's Spanish version of the film.

Hayek's film repertoire only continued to expand, with a role as a coke-sniffing dancer in 54 (Fifty Four), a tribute to the popular 70's nightclub. She also starred opposite Kevin Kline and Will Smith in the big budget disappointment Wild Wild West.; the controversial Dogma, co-starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Later she starred in The Velocity of Gary, as well as Frida, the biography of painter Frida Kahlo. In 2003 she could be seen in Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.Salma Hayek's latest movies are After the Sunset (great movie) and Bandidas.

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Salma Hayek?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Salma Hayek for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Salma Hayek for your next private or corporate function.
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Salma Hayek

Mexican and American Film Actress, Director and Producer

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Salma Hayek Biography

She was born and raised in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico in 1968. When she was twelve, her parents sent her to a catholic boarding school in Louisiana. Even though Salma proved that she was attentively studious and properly religious, she was suspended and sent home after just 2 years. The fact that she also had an aptitude for mischief, usually directed against the nuns who ran the school, played a key roll in her dismissal. Two years after her return Salma finished high school and was sent away again. She went to live with her aunt in Houston until she was seventeen.

When she returned to Mexico, Salma relocated to Mexico City to attend college, where she studied international relations. She had harbored her desire to become an actress for years because she knew her parents would never approve of such a chancy vocation. Finally she confronted her parents and told them of her aspiration. Despite their disapproval, Salma quite college and pursued her acting career. She found work in plays at neighborhood theaters, which led to jobs in television commercials, which in turn yielded a casting in Nuevo Amanecer, a popular daytime TV serial. She was then cast as the title character in an extraordinarily popular soap opera, Theresa. Salma's popularity grew quickly and soon she was the most fervently adored actress in Mexico.

Not content to settle for the comparatively meager rewards of mega-stardom in Mexico. Salma set her confident sights on Hollywood, and moved there in 1991. She initially took an 18 month hiatus from acting to climatize herself to Hollywood. She took English lessons, taught herself how to drive a car and got aquatinted with L.A.'s maze of freeways. She also studied acting under famed drama coach Stella Adler.

Initially Salma's acting credits were little more than bit parts, mostly on television. But it was an appearance on a Spanish-language cable-access talk show, which led to her big break. Mexican-American director Robert Rodriguez tuned into Hayek's talk show appearance while flipping through channels. He was so impressed with the sparkling charisma and dazzling appearance of Salma that he immediately tracking her down and cast her in the female lead in "Desperado". She received rave reviews for her exceptional performance and sizzling sexy style. She landed small rolls in "Fair Game" and "Fled", which didn't do too well at the box office. However, Salma's performances provided much-needed zip for both movies.

She was cast in From Dusk 'Til Dawn with George Clooney where she did the famous snake dance scene, and in the 1997 comedy Fools Rush In, co-starring Matthew Perry and marking her first leading role. That same year, Hayek charmed audiences with her role as Esmeralda in a TNT rendition of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She was no stranger to the role, as she portrayed Esmeralda in Disney's Spanish version of the film.

Hayek's film repertoire only continued to expand, with a role as a coke-sniffing dancer in 54 (Fifty Four), a tribute to the popular 70's nightclub. She also starred opposite Kevin Kline and Will Smith in the big budget disappointment Wild Wild West.; the controversial Dogma, co-starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Later she starred in The Velocity of Gary, as well as Frida, the biography of painter Frida Kahlo. In 2003 she could be seen in Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.Salma Hayek's latest movies are After the Sunset (great movie) and Bandidas.

Salma Hayek Videos

  • 2013 Medallion of Excellence: Salma Hayek Pinault - YouTube
  • WOW 2015 | Salma Hayek Pinault - full session - YouTube
  • 2013 Avon Communications Awards - Salma Hayek Pinault - YouTube

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  • How to book Salma Hayek?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Salma Hayek for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Salma Hayek, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Salma Hayek or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Salma Hayek?

    Booking fees for Salma Hayek, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Salma Hayek, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Salma Hayek?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Salma Hayek for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Salma Hayek for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Salma Hayek or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Salma Hayek or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Salma Hayek is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Salma Hayek for your event is $200,000 and above. Salma Hayek generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Whoopi Goldberg, Emma Watson and Susan Sarandon. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Salma Hayek for an upcoming event.

Salma Hayek Speaker Videos

  • 2013 Medallion of Excellence: Salma Hayek Pinault - YouTube
    WOW 2015 | Salma Hayek Pinault - full session - YouTube
  • 2013 Avon Communications Awards - Salma Hayek Pinault - YouTube

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