Salma Hayek was born in Coatzacoalcos Mexico in 1966. At the age of 12 her parents sent her to a Louisiana boarding school however she was sent home for being disobedient. When she finished high school she moved to houston and stayed with her aunt until she was 17. She was majoring in International Relationship studies but dropped out and decided to pursue a career in acting. She started out by doing local theater which led her to commericials. In 1991 Salma moved to L.A where she spent the next 18 months taking English lessons and working with on her acting skills with a drama teacher. Her big break came when she was cast for a role in the movie Despardo. She has since had roles in From Dusk Til Dawn, Fools Rush In, Hunchback and many others. In 2009 she married billionaire and father of her child Francois-Henri Pinault.