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Salma Hayek is a Mexican actress. She started out doing local theater, including a role as the female lead in “Aladdin and His Marvelous Lamp”. Theater work eventually led to commercials, which finally led to a part on a series called “Un nuevo amanecer”. Hayek was considered a star in Mexico for her role as Teresa in the popular soap opera of the same name. Hayek moved to Los Angeles in 1991, a complete unknown in a city full of aspiring actors. Foreign to the English language, Hayek spent the next 18 months taking English lessons, while perfecting her acting skills with drama teacher Stella Adler.
Her big break finally arrived thanks mostly to her appearance on a Spanish-language cable talk show. Director Robert Rodriguez caught Hayek’s appearance and cast her for 1995’s “Desperado”, opposite Antonio Banderas. In addition to her movies and accolades, Salma Hayek made headlines thanks to a four-year romance with Edward Norton.