Mini Biography Salma Hayek The amazing Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in the oil boomtown of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico.
Hayek has freely admitted that she and her brother, Sami, were spoiled rotten by her well-to-do Lebanese Mexican businessman father and her Mexican-born opera singing mother. After having seen Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) in a local movie theatre, Salma decided she wanted to become an actress. Her education included a stint at a New Orleans convent school, where she pulled pranks on the nuns by setting their clocks back three hours. She was soon expelled.
Only after attending Mexico City's Universidad Iberoamericana did she feel ready to pursue acting seriously. Mostly Credited As: Salma Hayek Sometimes Credited As: Hayek Selma Hayek Salma Hayek-Jimenez Birth Name: Salma Hayek Jiménez Date Of Birth: September 02, 1966 (Age 45) Country Of Birth: Mexico Birth Place: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)