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. Hope Moretti says:

    -.-‘ My Mexican side has Spanish Surnames and they are white and they don’t say that they have Spanish blood cus they are proud to be Mexicans and only Mexicans. My Mexican side has white skin and some of them have natural blonde hair and honey eyes. -.-‘ If Salma’s mom have Spanish blood than why doesn’t she at least have that caramel tone or light brown skin -.-‘ Mexican is a nationality, she was born in Mexico and she’s Mexican like it or not. Her maternal surname is Jimenez and my Mexican side surname is “Gallegos Tarín” and they are proud to be Mexican. So salma shut the fuck up. ~I’m half Mexican and half Italian.

  2. jgbeauty says:

    Im mexican n my family always said referring only to us latinos if ur light skin u have more Spaniard blood but if u are tan skin like me u have more of indian(“pocahontas”)blood for me it be aztec blood

  3. sadie says:

    For all you ignorant people. There are only THREE races in the world – Caucazoids, Mongoloids, and Negroids. Spanish and all hispanics belong to the caucasian race check your history books. Spaniards are white who happened to connect with the other races many hundreds of years ago and that is why we have all these different mixtures. GROW UP!!!!

    • IGK 3 says:

      Big mistake. The Spaniards should of never ever conquer the Americas and Spread their seeds with non-whites. Thanks to that nobody see’s or accociates spaniards with white culture.
      out of all the europeans the spanish where the one who mix they’re race with everybody in the world.

      *Spanish morrocan. and other Arabs.
      *Spanish Mexican and other Latin Americans.
      *Spanish Fillipinos
      *Spanish Africans. From Equatorial Guinea and Spanish afro carribean.
      *Spanish Jews

    • Testing says:

      Spanish should of never mix their race. they wouldn’t be having this problem.

    • turtle13 says:

      You’re an idiot.

    • Raggy Bitt says:

      “Only 3 races in the world.” And that is absolutely correct. However from what I’m seeing on this page and other places as well many American lunatics don’t know what “white people” are.
      One of those 3 races is CAUCASIAN. BUT “white race” refers to the Anglo Saxon and Germanic countries of the west and north of Europe where they colonized Scandinavia. It’s no different than “red people” aka native americans.
      Hungarians and Fins are not white because they are Huns. Slavic people are Asiatic racially which by the way is also why many find their women exotic.
      Mediterraneans also have more in common with Arabs and north Africans racially and not only because of their position but their history as well. Bulgarians are Turkic and the people of the Balkan region are a mixture of Turkic, Tatar, Slavic, white, mongoloid and other people who raped their ancestors.
      What Americans love doing however is label all Caucasians as “white” including middle eastern and north African and after blame them for slavery, segregation and colonization in North America.
      A racist country for racist people who absolutely LOVE making friends around the world.

      • andrew says:

        @Raggy Bitt

        Calm down or you could get into trouble with all that trolling. The Hungarian Prime Minister is already sending his troops to find you. It’s strickly forbidden to use a word like “Hun” in that context.

        • Henry Builder says:

          Why so?
          Hungarian people are proud Huns. Including the prime minister. They’re also very conservative like most central europeans.

          • andrew says:

            It was irony. But this troll used the word “Hun” in a derogatory sense. All the rest of his/her comment is a complete mess too.

  4. Da X mann says:

    I Think she considered herself more lebanese than Mexican. She hardly visits Mexico. She said’s she’s Mexican for her convinience.

  5. sadie says:

    Lady and I say this with distaste Avarice. You are no lady. Why are you calling her a whore? She is a gorgeous woman you must be JEALOUS BITCH!!!!!

    • Lady Avarice says:

      I call Selma Hayek what I see and she looks like a whore to me and I am not jealous of her, which by the way its envious not jealous, what she has for me to be envious ? beauty ? many celebrities are beautiful and I don’t envy them like Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyonce, and even Shakira who has a similar ethnicity to Selma but I would not want anyone to tell me that I look like her ever, because no one wants to be a Latina these days.

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