Salma Hayek Pinault ( Spanish: [ˈSalmaˈ]; born Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez; September 2, 1966) is a Mexican and American actress and producer.

She began her career in Mexico with starring roles in the telenovela Teresa (1989–1991) as well as the romantic drama El Callejón de los Milagros (1995)

Hayek's portrayal of painter Frida Kahlo in the biographical film Frida (2002)

In subsequent years, Hayek focused more on producing while starring in the action-centered pictures Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) 

Hayek's directing, producing and acting work on television has earned her four Emmy Awards nominations.

She won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children Special for The Maldonado Miracle (2004) and received two Primetime Emmy

one for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series and the other for Outstanding Comedy Series, for her work on the ABC television comedy-drama Ugly Betty (2006–10).

As a public figure, Hayek has been cited as one of Hollywood's most powerful and influential Latina actresses as well as one of the world's most beautiful women by various media outlets.

She is married to business magnate François-Henri Pinault, with whom she has a daughter.