Salma Hayek was nominated for an Oscar for her performance as the artist Frida Kahlo in the 2002 movie "Frida. Salma Hayek was born in Mexico in 1966. Her father (of Lebanese descent) was an oil company executive; her mother (Mexican and Spanish) was an opera singer. After appearing in popular Mexican soap operas – telenovelas – she came to Los Angeles at the age of 24 and studied acting. Hayek Pinault made headlines in December 2017 with a New York Times Op-Ed piece about the price she paid to work on "Frida" with producer Harvey Weinstein which, she wrote, involved many inappropriate sexual demands -- charges Weinstein has denied. In 2009, she married Francois-Henry Pinault, the French billionaire whose company, Kering, includes such luxury brands as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney. And today, Salma Hayek Pinault is busier than ever. Her production company, Ventanarosa (named for that rose window she sat in front of as a child), is preparing four new movies and five new TV shows. She helped raise more than $700,000 for relief efforts after the earthquake in Mexico last September. In 2015, she visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon. And in 2008, she visited Sierra Leone, where tetanus was a leading cause of death among mothers and babies.