Salma Hayek

Hayek in 2010, Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Salma Hayek Jiménez

Place of Birth: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Date of Birth: September 2, 1966

Ethnicity:
*father – Lebanese
*mother – Mexican [Spanish, possibly other]

Salma Hayek, also credited by her married name Salma Hayek Pinault, is a Mexican and American actress, director, producer, and model.

Salma was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. Her father, Sami Hayek Dominguez, a businessperson, is of Lebanese descent. Her mother, Diana Jiménez Medina, an opera singer, is from a family from Oaxaca, Mexico. On Inside the Actors Studio (2004), Salma stated that her mother has Spanish ancestry.

The name Salma is Arabic for “calm” or “peace.” Her surname, Hayek, is a common Lebanese surname. Salma is fluent in both English and Spanish, and has starred in English- and Spanish-language films.

Salma is married to French businessperson François-Henri Pinault, with whom she has a daughter.

Salma’s paternal grandfather was Elias Hayek Labahi (the son of Amado Hayek and Aurora Labahi). Elias was born in Mexico City, to Lebanese parents, from Baabda, Mount Lebanon. Amado was the son of Jorge Hayek and Anastasia. Aurora was the daughter of José Labahi and Juana.

Salma’s paternal grandmother was Adela Domínguez Marún (the daughter of Nayib Hid, later Narciso Dominguez Marún, and of Nesnefer, later Isabel, Marún Fons/Fonos). Adela was born in Mamantel, Campeche, Mexico, to Lebanese parents. Nayib was the son of Juan Domínguez and Mantura Marún. Isabel was the daughter of Rumanos Marún and Catalina Fons/Fonos.

Salma’s maternal grandfather was surnamed Jiménez.

Salma’s maternal grandmother was named Maria Luisa Lopez.

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Hayek with husband François-Henri Pinault, in 2013, photo by Prphotos.com

Source: Genealogy of Salma Hayek (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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410 Responses

  1. maria says:

    so if im aztec does that consider me as 100% mexican since they were the first “mexicas” or am i also european,african etc. well i dont look black or european etc. but you also dont have to look like your ancestors. i think… i think ill just take a shot to tell me the results of me. i think they should have shots for everybody that way people dont argue on websites what a person really is this and that. then we can all be agree

  2. Delnegro says:

    All of you jst shut the hell up

  3. Yeah okay says:

    To No:

    How do African Americans have an inferiority complex- when Mexicans and Puerto Rican girls chases after them like crazzzzzzy. Who do all the little girls and white women want to look like right now…Halle Berry, Rihanna, Beyonce, and Nicki Minaj- that’s who.
    What have Mexicans done for the world lately or the Spaniards for that matter? I can name about 100 inventions (scientific and otherwise) that came from African Americans. Salma has a banging body, but her face is average. Far more beautiful black and mixed women than her anyway.

    • ken says:

      why even throw halle berry beyonce rihanna and inventors in there when there’s almost all mixed…dark full black unmixed ppl made jack shi. an need mix ppl to make everything 4 them an unmixed black women r as ugly as it gets im a dude an i look more women then them…mix ppl should hav there own birracial ethnicity area cause im tired of regular blacks trying to use alicia keys beyonce rihanna and jada pinkette as leverage just cus full black ppl cant do shit

    • Delis says:

      If you so love beautiful black and mixed women over her…why are you here commenting on her? All of you blacks are jealous of hispanics and want to mix with them to get their caucasian genes and remove your own African genes. Just admit it.

  4. NO says:

    @TO WTF or whatever you go by

    RELIGION
    The Spanish arrival and colonization brought Roman Catholicism to the country, which became the main religion of Mexico.

    FOOD
    Mexican cuisine is known for its blending of Indigenous and European cultures. Popular dishes include tacos, enchiladas, mole sauce, atole, tamales, pozole and burritos. Traditionally the main Mexican ingredients consisted of maize, beans, chicken, pork, beef, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, chilies, Habenero peppers, Naga Jolokia peppers (Ghost chili) (the hottest/spiciest pepper in the world), onions, nuts, avocados and guavas. Popular beverages include water flavored with a variety of fruit juices, and cinnamon-flavored hot chocolate prepared with milk or water and blended until it becomes frothed using a traditional wooden tool called a molinillo. Alcoholic beverages native to Mexico include mescal, pulque, and tequila. Mexican-produced beers are also popular in Mexico and are exported. There are international award-winning Mexican wineries that produce and export wine.

    MUSIC
    The foundation of Mexican music comes from its indigenous sounds and heritage. The original inhabitants of the land, used drums, flutes, maracas, sea shells and voices to make music and dances. This ancient music is still played in some parts of Mexico. However, much of the traditional contemporary music of Mexico was written during and after the Spanish colonial period, using many European instruments. Some instruments whose predecessors were brought from Europe, such as the vihuela used in Mariachi music, are now strictly Mexican.

    SPORTS
    The Mesoamerican ball game is a sport that has been played for over 3,000 years by the Pre-Columbian people of Mesoamerica. Archaeologists have found the oldest ballcourt yet discovered at Paso de la Amada in Mexico, which is dated to approximately 1400 BC

    The Spanish colonization of Mexico introduced bullfighting in to the country. The sport has been one of the most popular in the country for the last 400 years. One of the most prominent bullfighters of the 20th century in Mexico was Carlos Arruza. He was known as “El Ciclón”.

    CULTURE/TRADITION
    Semana Santa is the reenactment of the Passion of Christ, or the Passion Play. The event’s in the mentioned cities are sponsored by religious or community groups, and can include large processions of penitents, sometimes on their knees, a portrayal of the last supper and the crucifixion itself.

    Something to be prepared for are the penitent ones or penitentes – the men and women who show their faith and penitence by inflicting pain on themselves during this most holy week – an ancient tradition dating to the middle ages and introduced to Mexico from Spain almost 500 years ago. Self flagellation in the streets is included as are the Animas, women dressed in black with hoods and chained together carry crucifixes.

    Día de los Muertos is an important Mexican holiday that merges Pre-Columbian beliefs and modern Catholocism. Europe’s All Saints’ Day and the Aztec worship of the dead contribute to these two days that honor Mexico’s dead. Dead relatives, both young and old, are allowed to return to the mortal world for two days to visit loved ones.

    AFRO MEXICANS have ZERO input when it comes to Mexican culture. No African American with an inferior complex and an agenda is going to tell me otherwise. DEAL WITH IT!! STOP TRYING TO PUSH YOUR PERSONAL BELIEFS ONTO PEOPLE YOU FOOL!!

    • Amber Berg says:

      Wait wait wait, I was on your side until the last comment it has nothing to do with an african american with an inferior complex- I dont believe salma hayek is african – but there are some mexicans that are – you dont need to insult african americans though that is uncalled for and you just seem like you want to sound better so you sound like the one with the inferior complex. Also Afro mexicans may have an input but the whites may try to hide just like most latin american countries you see the whites on tv

      • NO says:

        That comment was meant for WTF or Fuzzy or whatever he goes by now.

        He is trying to push this agenda that “everyone is black” to me that sounds like an individual mad at the world with an inferior complex. Racism exist deal with it and improve your quality of life.

    • Yeah okay says:

      How do African Americans have an inferiority complex- when Mexicans and Puerto Rican girls chases after them like crazzzzzzy. What has Mexicans done for the world lately? I can name about 100 inventions that came from African Americans. Salma has a banging body, but her face is average. Far more beautiful black and mixed women than her anyway.

      • rafael says:

        just like your name,yeah okay

        • Yeah okay says:

          Rafael:
          Why are you saying yeah okay to me. Just go to nyc and LA and you will see all of the Puerto Rican, latino, and Mexican girls with mixed half black babies. I don’t give a damn about the so called “marriage stats” because many people have children and relationships without marriage. And I love the people who drop how they are “Spanish”- with the implication that somehow being white makes them better. Again, what has Spain done for the world lately? They created new races of people called mulattoes and mestizos do to the raping of Africans and Native Americans. Again I can list more inventions by African Americans than that of the Spanish and Mexicans combined. The finder of DNA himself was part African.

          • rafael says:

            yeah okay ,i said that because if thats all you got thats sad.i have family in new york.and i did not see that,now i got to say im an old man,that was another time.but if you see black men and white women,thats their business i don’t care.as for inventions,well does settling america count for something?

          • Yeah okay says:

            You mean taking America…No it does not count. You may have family in NYC, but I was born and raised between there and California and that is what I see. I see more latina women with black men, than white women. You are lying because if you have been in NYC you WOULD see this. How am I being sad? It is the truth. You guys act like everyone wants to be Spanish or Mexican (Sorry, I am yet to meet anyone who wants to be apart of those groups) and like black people had NO influence in Central and South America- when I see more latinos trying to act like urban blacks than vice versa. And don’t BS yourself and act like this is not true.

          • rafael says:

            i was born in connecticut,i have family in the bronx,brooklyn, harlem,and manhattan.im puerto rican,so i don’t care about central or south america,my grandmother came from spain.taking america?bs building puerto rico,st augustine,and all the way into arkansas.thats something to be proud of

          • amber berg says:

            Did you ever stop to think they had other people from other races building this country and other countries lol!

          • Yeah okay says:

            You did take America from the natives. You may have built those Areas of the deep south, but a lot of areas of the South were built by black labor- atlanta, monticello, charleston, the us capitol. Even Manhattan- the greatest city in the world :) was built by blacks. 11 indentured servants were bought in by the dutch west india company in 1624 to build roads, bridges, and homes for the dutch settlers. They even built the wall that eventually became wallstreet. Their work was so impressive that the Dutch west India company sent for more african servants So no Spaniards were not instrumental in building this country. Every ethnicity was involved.

          • amber berg says:

            right right! Im sorry when I lived in Colorado white people use to talk openly about how much they hated Mexicans! They wouldnt dare do that in front of a black person- they know that wont fly! But black people use to stick up for the Mexicans because we understand the struggle- Interracial relationships is at an all time high no matter where you live- I think it is a beautiful thing!

          • rafael says:

            yes amber,one of columbus’ navigators was a black man.

          • amber berg says:

            what was your point by saying that rafael? Im confused

          • Yeah okay says:

            Amber Berg:

            If you read his comment, he said he is tired of black people saying that Mexicans have any black blood in them, which you have stated before that some Mexicans are part black. I was making a point that just because a few people are going back and forth with him that A FEW Mexicans have African blood, does not mean that blacks are obsessed with Mexicans. Most of the time blacks don’t even think about them or care what their blood line is. I find it appalling that he would assume that blacks have an inferiority complex or “an agenda” just because you guys highlight that some latinos have African blood- and some of them are very proud of this fact. Why do you think Latina women chase after black men.

          • Amber Berg says:

            @yeah okay if you read my comments you will see that I said other Latinos besides Mexicans have the black mixture through slavery! I did not include Mexicans the only Mexicans I know with that mixture are the ones in the United States that mix with black people! Now through the internet I have learned that there are black people in Mexico but I find that very few and far in between! Black men love them some latina women as well dont front! I dont think we should make this into a war between blacks and latinos! @NO you were totally out of line for your comment though, why are you so defensive

          • Yeah okay says:

            Who is trying to create a war- My comments were tame compared to theirs. I love me some latino men and women. I just hate that people on here-particularly the so-called white Mexicans who don’t even live in this country (supposedly- I personally think some of these people are the same people just different screen names) seem to think we are obsessed with them, which is so FAR from the truth. I have to have some patience with them though, as there country has been brainwashed into the closer to white the better and they somehow believe all blacks are insecure. Maybe I was not nice about it and I apologize. I just wanted to set the record straight with them. Sorry. I got caught up in the nonsense :) lol.

          • Amber Berg says:

            @ Yeah okay I can dig that, and yes that is very true and I know people like NO can be frustrating since he thinks he is so much better? We are not the ones who take peoples styles we always had an original style so I can see how is comment was frustrating!

          • NO says:

            “I see more latinos trying to act like urban blacks than vice versa. And don’t BS yourself and act like this is not true. ”

            Completely untrue. Maybe Hispanics born in the US do, but Latin Americans don’t. We don’t act or try to act “urban”. See this is why I can’t trust people here, you guy’s have a skewed view on Hispanics and state your opinion as fact, when really you have know idea about the subject.

            Oh and by the way we’re North American. Mexico is in North America. I bet you didn’t know that.

          • NO says:

            To Yeah okay

            Notable Mexican Inventions.

            Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena: GNOME (GNU Network Model Environment) GUI for Unix/Linux Operating Systems.

            Armando M. Fernández: the mousepad.

            Guillermo Gonzales Camarena: Color television.

            Luis Miramontes: co-inventor of Contraceptive pill.

            Victor Celorio: Book On Demand, as well as a set of Distributed Printing technologies in which an e-book is distributed among many printing centers as required for immediate production and delivery.

            Jose Hernandez Rebollar: Acceleglove, a glove that can translate sign language into speech.

            Heberto Castillo: Tridilosa, a light and highly resistant material made from steel and concrete and widely used in civil engineering.

            Maria Gonzales: Invasive amebiasis diagnostic methods.

            Felipe Vadillo: Method of predicting premature fetal membrane rupture in pregnant women.

            Juan Lozano: The rocket belt.

            Emilio Sacristan: air-pressure powered driver for pneumatic ventricular assist device (VAD).

            Some older, low-tech inventions include:

            The ‘$’ sign, used by many currencies around the world.

            Mexico introduced chocolate to the world (Aztec: xocolatl), (Maya: chocolha).

            Also corn, beans, tomatoes and many species of squash were domesticated in Mexico.

          • Yeah okay says:

            Wow that is why so many Mexicans are hopping the Borders because Mexico is doing so well….What about all the drug cartels and child labor. Why did latinos such as Sofia Vergara leave Colombia due to the drug cartels-amongst Colombians of all colors. Stop acting like Mexico and Latin America is so great. If it was, why are people leaving it in droves. I am tired of your false belief that blacks really want to claim Mexicans and other persons from spanish speaking countries due to our “inferiority complex” Funny that I see more people in the US being influenced by us than other ethnicities lately. And if waspy whites really accepted white latinos as their own, why do they fly out in droves when to many Spanish speaking people move into their neighborhoods regardless of their race-white or non-white. Look at certain counties in California that were was 100% waspy white, as soon as to many Spanish speaking people move in, they hightailed it to the Silicon Valley.

          • Amber berg says:

            I knew that Mexico is in North America there are 3 countries in North America- Canada, Mexico, and USA- then there are territories as well but those are the three countries I knew that since middle school I always loved world geography however many Mexicans dont know that they told me I was dumb and Mexico is Central America- which I knew was not true

          • NO says:

            “many Mexicans dont know that they told me I was dumb and Mexico is Central America- which I knew was not true”

            Again, maybe Mexican Americans. And that was clearly a reply for Yeah ok, since I quoted her comment, who surprisingly has a new avatar. Are you guys pulling a WTF, FUZZY move on me? Are you guys one in the same? LOL

          • NO says:

            “I am tired of your false belief that blacks really want to claim Mexicans and other persons from spanish speaking countries due to our “inferiority complex”

            Then you and other AA should stop with the BS. Posting on every person of Hispanic origin, saying this person is black and so on, when clearly it is not the case. Who gives a damn if they have 1 or 2%. It makes you guys look like fools and unsure of yourselves.

            BTW, so we’re Latin Americans now. What happened to South Americans? LOL

          • Yeah okay says:

            Please see your comment below NO. When did I ever say that Mexicans were part black? I am new here for starters. You guys are the bottom of the barrell in the US. Europeans, africans, and asians are sneaking over here in droves and no one complains about them. White people are only complaining about the Mexican immigration “alien invasion” The only time we celebrate anything Mexican is during cinco dde mayo and that is it. Nobody gives two shits about Mexicans. Just because fuzzybear and amber berg argues with you over this do not get it twisted and think that ALL blacks are somehow obsessed with mexicans and latinos- where I was raised in NYC and Cali (shoutout) it is the POLAR opposite. People were just stating that some Mexicans such as the beautiful eva longoria and george lopez have african ancestors- big deal. If your bloods has not been tainted more power to you. I am still in shock that you say “we have an agenda” Seriously. I see more latino, europeans, white youth of america, australians, ans asian youths obsessed with the culture of african americans- through dance, music, dress, and the way we talk-just youtube it. Show me more than a handful of people giving a hoot about what the hell Mexico does??

          • Amber Berg says:

            Please dont put me in the mix of saying mexicans are black because if you read my post I said they are not I even said that under salma hayek- she is not black- some may be but that is not the majority- majority of mexicans are spainaird and indian mix which ive said over and over- i wouldnt consider eva longoria black either.

          • chicana says:

            THIS COMMENT GOES TO ..YEAH OK..WTF? 1ST OF ALL IF U WANT TO GET DOWN N DIRTY ABOUT WHO ACTS WHAT, LET ME TELL YOU SUMTHING LETS TALK ABOUT THE OLD SKOOL CARS WITH HYRAULICS..THIS ALL STARTED IN CALI, WE AS CHICANOS STARTED FIXING UP OLD CARS AND THATS HOW WE HAVE THE LOWRIDER MAGAZINE STILL SELLING BECUZ WE INVENTED LOWRIDING. AND REALLY , “YEAH OKAY”(LOL) AND TO AMBER BERG, COME DOWN TO THE WEST COAST AND TALK BAD ABOUT CHICANOS WHICH WE ARE MEXICAN AMERICAN AND I BET YOU WILL NOT TALK THAT SMACK BECUZ YOU WILL GET SMACKED…DONT HATE ON US BECUZ WE LOOK BETTER THEN YOU AT LEAST WE DONT HAVE TO WEAR WEAVE…NOW KEEP TALKIN BECUZ ILL BE QUITE WHEN YOU ARE AROUND..LOL..BROWN AND PROUD..Y QUE?

          • jcool says:

            You should be thankful bitch the Spaniards brought yall asses here to the Americas if not your ass would be still hunting zebras back in Africa.

      • Amber Berg says:

        People seem to swagger jack African Americans

        • rafael says:

          amber, what does swagger jack mean?

          • Amber B says:

            you should know your puerto rican yall stole that word from us as well! lol j/p I love puerto ricans especially the ones that are not racist! Or the ones who know their history!

          • rafael says:

            amber im forty years old,and im from connecticut originally,not the bronx

          • chicana says:

            @RAFAEL, DONT WASTE YOUR BREATH ON THIS IGNORANT HOE LET HER COME DOWN TO THE WEST COAST WITH THAT TALK I BET SHE WILL GET SMACKED I HAVE NO IDEA WHY SHES TALKING SMACK ABOUT MEXICANS WITH HER RACIST ASS!! I BET SHE WONT DO IT IN MY FACE OR ANY OTHER CHICANA..WE ALL KNOW NO MATTER WHAT RACE, WE CALI GURLZ ARE THE SHYTE AND WE DONT TAKE NO BS TALK FROM NOONE WE FROM THE WEST COAST HAVE THE BEST LOOKING FEMALES IN ALL OF THE USA…COUNTRY GURL AMBER , I HATE TO SAY IT MAMI BUT THE SOUTH HAS THE FATTEST UGLIEST GURLS I HAVE EVER SEEN AND I GUESS YOU MUST BE UGLY BECUZ YOU ARE FROM THE SOUTH!! LOL!!! JUST ASK SNOOP DOGG LIKE HE SAID IN HIS SONG, “CALI GURLS ARE THE FINEST” AND WE ARE DONT HATE ON US CUZ WE FINE…

          • chicana says:

            YOU UGLY COUNTRY IGNORANT LADY..I’LL TELL YOU WHAT, IVE NOTICED LATELY THAT ALOT OF BLACK WOMEN NOW ADAYS ARE GETTING THAT LONG ASS WEAVE TRYING TO LOOK LIKE A MEXICAN GURL. BLACK GURLS(NOT MIXED)DONT HAVE GOOD HAIR THATS Y THEY GET WEAVES. MEXICAN WOMEN ARE KNOWN FOR THIER COLOR OF SKIN GOLDEN BROWN COLOR AND LONG BLACK HAIR THAT YOU BLACK WOMEN WISH YOU HAD..SO QUIT HATING AND GET SOME SELF ESTEEM OR MAYBE YOU NEED SUM WEAVE? LMAO!!! QUIT BEING RACIST AND STOP DISSING MEXICANS BECUZ WE CAN SAY A WHOLE LOT ABOUT YOU , I WILL HAVE YOU CRYING…

        • Delnegro says:

          You sound stupid when you argue with ppl just stfu

        • rafael says:

          that was in regard to your people from other countries post

          • amber berg says:

            people from other countries were indentured servants or slaves that built this country and others for no money or barely any money! Was my point doofus!

          • rafael says:

            so?is life in bondage better than death?i dont know about you ,but if someone put me in chains and made me a slave,i would rather take a bullet.not say yes master,HELL NO!!!

  5. BEBE says:

    WOW SHE LOOKS LIKE PENELOPE CRUZ…I THOUGH IT WAS HER.

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