Salma Hayek Height, Ethnicity & Details

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Salma Hayek


Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez

September 2, 1966


5 ft 1½ in or 156 cm [verified]


132 lb or 60 kg [reported]

Body Type

Short and fit

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Shoe Size

US 6.5

Spirit Animal

African Grey Parrot


Lebanese, Spanish

Father: Lebanese

Mother: Spanish, Mexican.

Her father, Sami Hayek Domínguez, is of Lebanese descent. His ancestors hail from the city of Baabdat, Lebanon. Her mother, Diana Jiménez Medina is Spanish -- from Spain. She has no mestizo/native blood in her ancestry. 



Here is what Salma herself has to say about her Heritage.

You have to understand, that I am Mexican-Arab in America. It's a tough one. I'm not British. I'm not Spanish. I'm Mexican-Arab.


Salma Hayek is dyslexic and has combined type ADHD.

She was sent to a boarding school in Grand Coteau, Louisiana at age 12, but was soon sent back home after getting into trouble for frequently terrorizing the nuns.


Salma Hayek on the secret to life.

Life is tough; and if you have the ability to laugh at it, you have the ability to enjoy it.

On beauty.

I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.

What life is about?

Life is about creating new opportunities, not waiting for them to come to you.

About Salma Hayek

Mexican-American actress and businesswoman, Salma Hayek is rose to international prominence in the 1990s and has since become one of the most successful and influential actresses in Hollywood.

Hayek began her acting career in Mexico, starring in telenovelas (Spanish-language soap operas) before transitioning to Hollywood. She gained widespread recognition for her performance in the 1995 film "Desperado," where she starred alongside Antonio Banderas. However, it was her role as Frida Kahlo in the biopic "Frida" (2002) that earned her critical acclaim and nominations for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Throughout her career, Salma Hayek has been known for her versatility, starring in a range of genres from action to drama and comedy. Some of her notable films include "From Dusk Till Dawn" (1996), "Wild Wild West" (1999), "Traffic" (2000), and "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" (2003).

In addition to her acting career, Salma Hayek is a successful producer. She co-founded the production company Ventanarosa and produced the popular television series "Ugly Betty," which garnered her a Primetime Emmy Award. She has also been involved in various humanitarian and social causes.