Salma Hayek Trivia

Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world [1996]

Is dyslexic.

Was ranked 8th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Taiwan (2001).

Frequently collaborates with Antonio Banderas and Robert Rodriguez.

Fluent in English, Arabic, Spanish and Portugese

Was originally considered for the part of Alicia Larde in _Beautiful Mind, A (2001)_ because the character in real life is from El Salvador. But the character for the film was later changed to American and given to Jennifer Connelly.

Salma is an Arabic name that means "peace" or "calm".

Godmother to Robert Rodriguez's children.

Measurements: 36C-25-37 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

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

Father was born in Lebanon and came to Mexico to start a small business where he met her mother.

Studied International Relations & Drama at College in Mexico City.

Won Best Newcomer at the 1989 Novela Awards for "Nuevo amanecer, Un" (1988).

Has her own production company, Ventanarosa.

Is the second Latin American actress to be nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role Academy Award, for her performance in Frida (2002). Brazilian veteran Fernanda Montenegro was the first, for Central do Brasil (1998).

Her brother, Sami, designs custom chairs. His celebrity clients include Jennifer Aniston and her ex-husband, Brad Pitt.

Made the cut to People magazine's 50 most beautiful people list twice. in 1996 and 2003

Was named one of the ten most stylish women in the world by Mr. Blackwell (aka Richard Selzer) in 1997. InStyle named her the most stylish celebrity of 2003 and ranked her as the best dressed female celebrity.

Ranked #31 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).

Good friend of Penélope Cruz.

She loves dogs

E! entertainment voted her look at the 1997 Academy Awards one of the 5 most memorable in Oscar history. At the event she wore a beaded Armani gown complemented by a 1920s diamond tiara.

Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005

Is good friends with Ashley Judd

Her parents are Sami Hayek (oil company executive) and Diana Jimenez Hayek (opera singer).

Played a (mythological creature disguised as a) stripper twice: in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and in Dogma (1999) (A Vampire and a Muse respectively).

Named #34 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.

Named #12 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)

Visited Guatemala from 2 May 2005 to 5 May 2005 as ambassador to Youth/AIDS, to promote the prevention of the mortal disease. Ashley Judd and Colombian pop singer Juanes also came with her.

Her younger brother is a highly respected make-up artist in Hollwood.

Named #36 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).

As the announcer for the Oscars 2007, she was able to announce best friend Penélope Cruz' nominations for Best Actress for Volver (2006/I).

Engaged to businessman Francois-Henri Pinualt. Pinault owns PPR, the luxury goods firm that owns iconic fashion houses Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent [March 9, 2007].

Gave birth to her first child, a baby girl named Valentina Paloma Pinault, on Friday September 21th 2007. Father is Salma's fiancé Francois-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer of the luxury goods company PPR SA.

Ranked #90 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.

Recently diagnosed with diabetes while pregnant (July 2007).

Her fiancé, François-Henri Pinault, has a son Francois b. 1998 and a daughter Mathide b. 2001 from his first marriage.

She and Francois-Henri Pinault called off their engagement. They initially intended to marry in spring 2009. [July 2008]