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Salma Hayek Facts

Salma Hayek

  • Her name Salma is a Spanish name which came from Arabic word of 'peace' and 'calm'.
  • Selected by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
  • In Italian her first name means "corpse".
  • Is dyslexic.
  • Enjoys: hiking, dancing, and watching LA Lakers basketball games.
  • Owns a production company called Ventanarosa
  • Has posed in ad campaigns for Revlon, H&M, and March of Dimes.
  • Salma is a close friend of Penelope Cruz and Ashley Judd
  • Salma is the new face of the 118-year-old cosmetic firm Avon. Avon signed the Oscar-nominated actress February 2003 as its spokesperson, in an effort to overhaul its image. The Hollywood leading lady has also committed herself to be the spokesperson for Avon's anti-domestic violence initiative, which aims to champion the health and well being of women around the world.
  • Had to miss the inauguration ceremony of the 17,000-seat theatre in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico because of delays of LAS BANDIDAS filming. (November 23, 2004)
  • Split from her boyfriend of a year, actor Josh Lucas. (2004)
  • Favorite American dish: Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Favorite Mexican dish: Chiles en hogada
  • Doesn't like to eat: onions
  • Actors Salma would like to work with: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn, Johnny Depp
  • Sexiest Man Alive: Marlon Brando
  • Role Salma would like to play: Juana la Loca of Henry de Merchelant
  • Favorite restaurants: Matsuhisha, Versailles & Ivy
  • Favorite movies:
    The Conformist
    A Star is Born
    It Happened One Night
    The Graduate
    Gone with the Wind
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    A Clockwork Orange
    The World According to Garp