Date of Birth: September 2nd 1966
Born in southeast Mexico, daughter of a father of Lebanese origin and a Mexican mother, Hayek began her career in Mexican TV soap operas in late 80s. After having some success with titles such as "Nuevo amanecer, Un" (1988) and "Teresa" (1989), Hayek left a relatively easy career in Mexican TV and traveled to Los Angeles, searching for the promised land: Hollywood. After some minor roles, Hayek began to be noticed as a good actress in Desperado (1995). She returned to Mexico to film Callejn de los milagros, El (1995) and was nominated for an Ariel (Mexican Academy Award). Hayek is considered to be the first Mexican actress to become a Hollywood movie star since Dolores Del Ro.