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Salma Hayek Jiminez, September 2, 1968,
"Salma" means "peace" in Arabic.
Height: 5' 2''
Father: Sami Hayek Dominguez,
oil company executive, Lebanese; ran for mayor of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico,
Mother: Diana Hayek, opera singer and talent scout; Mexican
Brother: Sami Hayek, custom chair designer
Fluent in English, Arabic, Spanish and Portugese
Salma's idea of the sexiest man alive?
Salma is dyslexic.
This beauty was born
and raised in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Her religious parents--father
of Lebanese descent, mother of Spanish descent--wanted to ensure
that their daughter would be well educated, and sent her a Louisiana
boarding school when she was 12. Sent back home for being a prankster
in boarding school, Hayek finished high school and was sent to Houston
to live with her aunt until the age of 17.
Once a college student in Mexico City
majoring in international relations, Hayek finally decided
to drop out (to her parents' chagrin) to pursue her childhood dream
of becoming an actress. She started out doing local theater, including
a role as the female lead in Aladdin and His Marvelous Lamp
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|"I keep waiting to meet a man
who has more balls than I do."
"I act tall!"
"I have gotten a lot more attention
than...other women that I find incredibly beautiful. And this
has happened to me ever since I was a girl, when I was flat, had
no teeth, was skinny and small as I could be. I always got more
attention than anyone else. If I hadn't, I would have made sure