In Pictures: Salma Hayek's 50 Hottest Looks

In Pictures: Salma Hayek's 50 Hottest Looks
Let’s look back at this Hayek's fantastic career, which will demonstrate why she’s one of the most successful women, Latina or otherwise, in Hollywood. Slide through to check out Salma Hayek’s hottest looks. Getty Images

Salma Hayek has many titles: actress, producer, model, activist, businessperson, wife and mother. She’s one of Mexico’s most famous cultural exports, inspiring international pride for Hispanic and Latino communities. She’s been nominated for Oscars and Emmys; modeled for Revlon, Campari and Cartier; and been an ambassador for UNICEF. She’s also been a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement, publishing an op-ed in the New York Times about the harassment and abuse she received from Harvey Weinstein. Considering all of this, it’s safe to say Hayek is a trailblazer.

Born Salma Hayek Jiménez in Veracruz, Mexico on September 2, 1966, she started her acting career right out of college in 1989 on the Mexican telenovela Teresa, playing the title character. She went on to appear in a number of Mexican television shows and films, winning multiple awards, before making her U.S. debut in Desperado in 1995, followed by From Dusk till Dawn in the same year. Those two films cemented her reputation as a star and sex symbol.

She chose her roles wisely, appearing in big budget and indie films, like Fools Rush In, Dogma, and Traffic, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for Frida in 2003, which she also produced. She went on to rack up a string of producing credits including the film In the Land of Butterflies and the TV comedy series Ugly Betty, which she received an Emmy nomination for Best Comedy Series. She also made a memorable appearance on 30 Rock, receiving another Emmy nomination.

Not surprisingly, she was able to monetize her burgeoning star status, partnering up with a variety of companies as their spokesperson, and eventually staring her own cosmetic line, called Nuance. In 2009 she married the French billionaire, François-Henri Pinault. The two have one child.

So yeah, it’s safe to say Salma Hayek is not only a massive movie star, but also an inspiration and a role model. Let’s take a look back at this Latina’s fantastic career, which will demonstrate why she’s one of the most successful women, Latina or otherwise, in Hollywood. Slide through to check out Salma Hayek’s hottest looks.

Salma 1 - Diane Freed
Salma Hayek on the red carpet. Getty Images
Salma 2 - Getty Images
Hayek in a promotional photo from the film Wild Wild West. Getty Images
Salma 3 - Getty Images
Hayek at the Los Angeles premiere of Double Jeopardy. Getty Images
Salma 4 - Getty Images
Hayek, winner of 'Favorite Supporting Actress', attends the Sixth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards on May 9, 2000 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. Getty Images
Salma 5 - Susana Gonzalez:Getty Images
Hayek poses during a news conference on October 22, 2000 in Mexico City. Susana Gonzalez/Getty Images
Salma 6 - LUCY NICHOLSON:AFP:Getty Images
Hayek arrives at the 'My VH1 Music Awards’ on November 30, 2000 in Los Angeles. LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images
Salma 7 - Vince Bucci:Getty Images
Hayek attends the premiere of the film Collateral Damage on February 4, 2002 in Los Angeles. Vince Bucci/Getty Images
Salma 8 - Getty Images
Hayek attends the opening ceremony of the 59th Venice Film Festival on August 29, 2002 in Venice, Italy. Getty Images
Salma 9 - Jon Kopaloff:Getty Images
Hayek attends the premiere of Frida at the Leo S. Bing Theater located in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on October 14, 2002. Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Salma 10 - Susana Gonzalez:Getty Images
Hayek poses at the opening of Frida on November 8, 2002 in Mexico City. Susana Gonzalez/Getty Images
Salma 11 - Getty Images
Hayek attends the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 19, 2003. Getty Images
Salma 12 - Kevin Winter:Getty Images
Hayek and her then boyfriend, actor Ed Norton, attend the 75th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on March 23, 2003 in Hollywood. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Salma 13 - Pascal Le Segretain:Getty Images
Hayek poses during a photocall at the 60th Venice Film Festival August 28 , 2003 in Venice, Italy. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images