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Cairo – 02 September 2017: “My grandmother was energetic and fearless – a talented poet and songwriter. She was also interested in chemistry and history and medicine, taking care of the people in her hacienda in Mexico, delivering babies. She could have become anything, but this was the 1930s, and she was forced into an arranged marriage.” - Salma Hayek
Hayek was born on September 2, 1966. She is a Mexican-American actress born to Spanish-Lebanese parents and belongs to a wealthy Roman Catholic family from Mexico.
Her first acting role was in 1989, in the Mexican telenovela “Teresa”. Her first major work was in the 1994 award-winning Mexican movie “El Callejón de los Milagros” (Miracle Alley).
Hayek’s grandmother regularly shaved her head and eyebrows because she thought it would make her hair grow thicker, glossier and darker.
Another Quote for the Road:
“You know Latin people? African-American people? How our skin ages more slowly? Even though we're dramatic, we move our faces; we eat higher-fat foods; we're the ones with fewer wrinkles – it makes you wonder.