SALMA HAYEK is the heavenly muse
Serendipity who inspires passion, poetry and art . . . when she's in the mood.
Hayek arrived in this country as a major television star in Latin America who
spoke no English. Since then, she has accumulated an impressive list of credits.
Hayek made her film debut in Alison
Anders' "Mi Vida Loca" and went on to star in Robert Rodriguez's
"Desperado," "54," the romantic comedy "Fools Rush
In," the Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino collaboration "From Dusk till
Dawn," "Fled," "Fair Game," "Breaking Up" and
most recently, "The Faculty."
Hayek has an extensive slate of
forthcoming appearances including Barry Sonnenfeld's "The Wild, Wild
West" and "Frida," in which she stars as the Mexican icon Frida
Kahlo. She also recently returned to Mexico to star in the Mexican feature
"No One Writes to the Colonel," based on the book by Gabriel Garcia
Marquez, which is in competition at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.
Hayek became a major star in her native
Mexico in the extremely popular television series "Teresa" which has
been syndicated to over 20 countries. She also starred in the Teatro San Angel
production of the Alan Ayckbourn play "Bedroom Farce" which had an
incredibly successful run in Mexico City. Then, at the height of her Latin
American career, she moved to the U.S. and started over.
On television, Hayek has had a regular
series role on "Sinbad," guest-starred on numerous series and in the
Robert Rodriguez film "Roadracers" which aired as part of Showtime's
"Rebel Highway" series. She also portrayed the alluring gypsy
Esmeralda in the TNT telefilm "The Hunchback" directed by Peter Medak.
In addition to "No One Writes to
the Colonel," Hayek has returned to Mexico to shoot two projects: a
historical mini-series, "El Vuelo del Aguila" and the feature film
"Midaq Alley" written by the 1998 Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mafouz.
The latter won Hayek a Heraldo Award for Best Actress, an Ariel nomination for
Best Actress and rave reviews on the festival circuit, as well as breaking
Mexican box office records.
Hayek is also the recipient of the 1998
Nosotros Golden Eagle Award for Outstanding Female Performer in a Film.
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