Born to a family of mixed Spanish and Lebanese ancestry, in the city of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, the first great hit of Salma Hayek was her protagonist role in the telenovela Teresa, which aired between 1989 and 1990.
This was followed by her 1994-apparition as a leading character in El callejón de los milagros (“The Alley of Miracles,” to this day the most awarded film in the history of Mexican cinema) which served to catapult her to Hollywood, where she began her career in 1995 with a role in the second film of Robert Rodriguez’ Mexico Trilogy, Desperado.
From these explosive beginnings in Mexican screens to her current status as one of the most recognizable faces of Hollywood, there’s no doubt that Salma Hayek has made it, big time.
And her sense of fashion certainly hasn’t been falling behind, either: here we present the ten most-stunning photos of Salma Hayek, displaying her best leading-lady looks for the camera.
10 Bolder And Bolder Colors
By 2015, for the premiere of Carol in the Cannes Film Festival, her outfit choice was again a fuchsia open dress (she’s quite a fan of these!), which she matched with a silver necklace.
9 Portrait Of A Lady With Her Shawl
Wearing a white and blue outfit with a matching blue-green handbag, and light-blue shawl, Salma Hayek arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Speed 2: Cruise Control, in 1997.
8 Muted Colors For A Controversial Premiere
She definitely sported a darker, more discrete look, during the New York premiere of the controversial film Dogma in 1999.
Her black dress with blue details combined perfectly with her new straight and black hairstyle, and the very subtle blue eyeshadow makeup that she wore.
7 Beige Linen And Gold Sequins
Lighter tones were her choice again later that year, when she wore a beige, semi-transparent slip dress with golden details for the premiere of Double Jeopardy, which she matched with peach-colored tones for her makeup.