Salma Hayek

Hayek in 2010, Featureflash /

Birth Name: Salma Hayek Jiménez

Place of Birth: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Date of Birth: September 2, 1966

*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

Source: Genealogy of Salma Hayek (focusing on her father’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

410 Responses

  1. ricoh says:

    The whole concept of latinos is trenched in european colonization of the red men and the black man thru rape and forced labor. The creation of the masses of people were brought together to work the fields and mines for coal and gold. Mexican Americans need to understand people all over the islands of the west indies,of Puerto Rico, Cuba,Dominico, Aruba were all victims of Spain’s hated filled greed of domination. Even nowpro- spain people have control of the masses with racist television Telemundo.In Mexico the people are color struck with caste system in full effect, the whites are on top of the strata,browns and dark browns at the bottom.

    • Raggy Bitt says:

      My friend you sound like a racist american buffoon filled with hatred and stupidity. Very common in that racist region of the world.
      The Spaniards of Europe are not racially white because the people who gave themselves the name “white race” are the people of western and norther europe.
      I’ve seen american racist psychopaths associate the entire continent of Europe with colonization too many times and it’s quite sickening to be honest.
      My friend not even in the wildest dreams of Oprah were african americans more peaceful, oppressed and persecuted throughout history than the people of south eastern europe the countries of the balkan region. They’re also not white genius!
      Persecuted and massacred mostly by brown supremacists like you honey. That’s right. The Ottoman empire and the Mongolian empire didn’t look like your republican and democrat parties. I can assure you. They also castrated and sold many of the around the middle east and north africa. Which means it is a possibility that black africans who also sold their own into slavery owned some balkan slaves and some slavic slaves too.

    • Raggy Bitt says:

      This is what america is doing to people. You gather all caucasians from around the world, you call them “white”even the ones who are not and blame them for enslaving and raping the world or something.
      What can you expect from a racist nation build on racist hate for racist people.

    • Henry Builder says:

      rico there’s no way Spain or any country has a worse history of colonization and slavery than the Arabs have.
      And what on earth is “European colonization”? So all the countries of the continent of Europe colonized in Africa, Asia and America? Or was it the white ones, the WESTERN ones.
      Next time say WESTERN or WHITE colonization.

  2. ricoh says:

    Over four hundred thousand african people were sent to mexico from 1560’s to the middle 1846 when slavery was abolished in Mexico. African blood runs deep in the veins of the people.The people are a combination of three races indian,african,and white. Mexican people are not aware of thier history ,because the iventor of the La Raza movement wanted to push a false concept in the minds of the masses, he hated his african blood,he wanted mexican people tob be seen as two races ndian and white. The reality is they are three races the dna shows it.

  3. Natalie says:

    I myself is mexican american Lebanese and iam not black at all

  4. Natalie says:

    WOOOOW all here are IGNORANT really dont matter where u born or come from , color , race we all still HUMAN and btw salma is 100% mexican born and raiced where how the fuk u people say she has black in her lol dammm sooo STUPID also in lebanon BLACKS dont even EXIST!!!

    • Armine says:

      listen, u, damned bitch.I did’nt get what u meant by your words,but if they are offensive 4 SALMA, i’LLFUCK YOUR DIRTY MOUTH,OK?

    • Memphis says:

      They say that she may have some African blood because that region of Mexico at one point was mostly half afro mestizo and half European. Lebanon/Phoenicians like most Middle Easterners are mix of their immediate surroundings..a lot of Greek, some Arab, some African from maternal side from the slave trade, and throw in Anglo Saxon influence from the Crusades. Blacks don’t exist there because a lot of people don’t even think about something stupid as “race” like Americans.

  5. God says:

    when people will stop look down to not white people ?
    why make u thing you are better than a black , latin , asia, man or woman ?
    yes you ancestor did great thing , but what have you archive in your life?

    • marjanel says:

      Latín is not a race, and it is a white, eurocentric word.

      • Raggy Bitt says:

        Dumbs–t american there’s no such thing as “eurocentric”
        Also not many latin people are white because most of them reside in the mediterranean region and they are a Mediterranean people.
        It is you english fat american boys who are white.

      • Raggy Bitt says:

        Oops I meant to say Mediterranean people are NOT white!
        It is you pale white english and germanics who raped half the world with your empires and your greed. You are the “whites”. You gave yourselves the name “white”.

      • Henry Builder says:

        lol marjanel you MUST be american.
        Please describe “white, eurocentric”.
        Do you mean like the slavic people that your white nazis considered inferior and slaughtered them in numerous massacres, used them for deadly experiments to test certain chemicals on them?
        Or do you mean like the Western Europeans, the White Europeans? Well those would also be you Americans. Those are your average White Americans.

      • Henry Builder says:

        Sorry, I forgot you americans call every caucasoid white and put the blame on them for the historic crimes of your white ancestors.
        My bad…

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