Friday, January 30, 2009

Salma Hayek is a Mexican and American actress, director, television and film producer. Salma has appeared in more than 30 films and performed as an actress outside of Hollywood in Mexico and Spain.

Salma is the first Mexican national to be nominated for a Academy Award for Best Actress. She is one of the most prominent Mexican figures in Hollywood since the legendary Dolores del Rio. She is also, after Fernanda Montenegro, the second of three Latin American actresses to achieve a Best Actress Oscar nomination.

In July 2007, The Hollywood Reporter ranked Salma fourth in their inaugural Latino Power 50, a list of the most powerful members of the Hollywood Latino community.That same month, a poll found Salma to be the "sexiest celebrity" out of a field of 3,000 celebrities (male and female); according to the poll, "65 percent of the U.S. population would use the term 'sexy' to describe her".In December 2008, Entertainment Weekly ranked Salma number 17 in their list of the "25 Smartest People in TV."


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