Salma Hayek Pinault is a Mexican-American actress, former model, and producer. Salma began to showcase her talent from her acting days in Mexico, and when she made the switch to Hollywood, her fame was kicked up a couple of notches. Her time in Hollywood brought with it a host of award nominations and award wins as well. Her time in the spotlight has also attracted the attention of some of the finest men around, though she might have had a rough patch as far as love is concerned she seems to have finally found it. We will take a look at Salma Hayek’s dating history.
Salma Hayek Pinault was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico on September 2, 1966. Her birth name is Salma Hayek Jimenez. Her family was well to do as her mother, Diana Jimenez Medina is an opera singer as well as a talent scout. Salma’s dad is an upper-middle-class oil company executive and owns an industrial equipment firm.
She attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, USA when she was twelve as her family was quite wealthy and were of the Roman Catholic faith. Her father had also run for mayor of Coatzacoalcos where Salma was born. Her college education took place in Mexico at the Universidad Iberoamericana.
Despite being diagnosed with dyslexia while in school, Salma at the age of 23 was cast in a Mexican telenovela, Teresa in 1989. The series was a huge success and also was El Callejon de Los Milagros (Miracle Alley), a film she starred in. Salma moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and studied acting under Stella Adler. Her first starring role came alongside Antonio Banderas in 1995’s Desperado and then she featured briefly in From Dusk till Dawn.
Her early star continued to rise as she featured in more projects such as Fools Rush In in 1997 and Wild Wild West in 1999. Her most notable project came when she both produced and starred as Frida Kahlo in the 2002 film, Frida. Salma was nominated for the best actress award and the film was nominated for six Academy Awards too.
She served as executive producer of the hit television comedy series Ugly Betty, the show ran from 2006 to 2010. She has tried her hands out at voice acting featuring in Puss in Boots alongside Antonio Banderas in the lead role. In 2015, she was starring in the movie Everly and was later involved with Kahlil Gibran’s book turned movie The Prophet. The project would bring Salma and her father to Baabdat, Lebanon as part of the promotion for the movie. Baabdat is the city where her father’s family is from with her dad being of Lebanese descent.
Salma Hayek’s Dating History
As she would reveal while posing for an Allure shoot some years back, Salma said that she made some wrong choices while she was younger. Detailing that she was ‘desperate to find her perfect soulmate and that led her into dating people she should not have. Her dating history includes Edward Atterton, Edward Norton, Josh Lucas, and husband, Francois-Henri Pinault. Salma is a beauty to behold. Beautiful actresses find it easy to fall in love but that was not the case. Her past boyfriends and ex-lovers include:
Edward Atterton is an English actor born in Birmingham, England. He had a role in the ITV drama series Medics and when he came to Hollywood, he was cast as part of the movie, The Man in the Iron Mask. Edward Atterton is said to have reportedly dated Salma Hayek from 1997 to 1999 which was early in Salma’s Hollywood career.
Edward Harrison Norton is an actor, producer, director, screenwriter, and activist. He has three Academy Award nominations to his name and he was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He has starred in movies like Primal Fear, Kingdom of Heaven, The Illusionist, 25th Hour, amongst other works. He has other off-screen contributions including working with Salma on the movie Frida. The pair were set up by their chiropractor and they dated for nearly four years from 1999 to 2003.
Lucas is an actor who has appeared in a host of movies including Sweet Home Alabama and Stealth. Lucas and Salaam were a couple from 2003 to 2004.
Salma began dating Francois-Henri Pinault who is a French businessman in 2006. By the next year, they were engaged and had a daughter named Valentina Paloma Pinault. They were married on Valentine’s Day of 2009 in Paris with a second ceremony in Venice.