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Overview (3) 'ate o( Birth Birth 1ame 2eight Mini Bio (2) "he ama-ing Salma 2a3e# was )orn on Septem)er + !*66+ in the oil )oomtown o( ,oat-a.oal.os+ Me0i.o7 2a3e# has (reel3 admitted that she and her )rother+ Sami+ were spoiled rotten )3 her well4to4do )usinessman (ather+ Sami 2a3e# 'omingue-+ and her opera4singing mother+ 'iana Jim9ne- Medina7 2er surname is (rom her paternal grand(ather+ who was :e)anese7 ;(ter having seen <ill3 <on#a 3 la (=)ri.a de .ho.olate (!*8!) in a lo.al movie theatre+ Salma de.ided she wanted to )e.ome an a.tress7 ;t ! + she was sent to the ;.adem3 o( the Sa.red 2eart in 1ew Orleans+ :ouisiana+ where she pulled pran#s on the nuns )3 setting their .lo.#s )a.# three hours7 She was soon e0pelled7 Onl3 a(ter attending Me0i.o ,it35s >niversidad ?)eroameri.ana did she (eel read3 to pursue a.ting seriousl37 She soon landed the title role in "eresa (!*@*)+ a hugel3 su..ess(ul soap opera whi.h earned her the star status in her native Me0i.o7 2owever+ an0ious to ma#e (ilms and to e0plore her talent and passion+ 2a3e# le(t )oth "eresa (!*@*) and Me0i.o in !**!7 2eart)ro#en (ans spread rumors that she was having a se.ret a((air with Me0i.o5s president and le(t to es.ape his wi(e5s wrath7 ;t long last+ Salma made her wa3 to :os ;ngeles7 "he & 3ear old a.tress approa.hed 2oll3wood with naAve enthusiasm+ and Bui.#l3 learned that :atin a.tresses were+ i( at all+ t3pe.ast as the mistress maid or lo.al prostitute7 B3 late !** + 2a3e# had landed onl3 )it parts7 She appeared on Street Justi.e (!**!)+ "he Sin)ad Show (!**3)+ 1urses (!**!)+ and as a se03 maid on the 2BO series 'ream On (!**C)7 She also had one line in the ;llison ;nders (ilm Mi vida lo.a (!**3)7 Deeling under4appre.iated )3 ;nglo (ilmma#ers+ 2a3e# vented her (rustrations on .omedian $aul Eodrigue-5s late4night Spanish4language tal# show in !** 7 Eo)ert Eodrigue- and his produ.er wi(e Eli-a)eth ;vellan happened to )e wat.hing and were immediatel3 smitten with the intelligent+ opinionated 3oung woman7 2e soon gave her her )ig )rea#44to star opposite ;ntonio Banderas in the now .ult .lassi. :a )alada del pistolero (!**5)+ whi.h put her on 2oll3wood5s map7 "he moviegoers proved to )e as da--led with 2a3e# as he had )een7 ;(ter her )rea#+ she was .ast again )3 Eodrigue- to star in his 'el .repFs.ulo al amane.er (!**6)7 ;lthough her vamp3 role opposite George ,loone3 and %uentin "arantino was a small one+ it was a good .redit to her )o0 o((i.e name7 2a3e#5s (irst star )illing .ame later that 3ear with >n impulsivo 3 lo.o amor (!**8) opposite Driends (!**&) a.tor Matthew $err37 "he (ilm was a modest hit+ and 2a3e# .ontinued to rise her star in )oth .ommer.ial and artisti. (ilms su.h as: Brea#ing >p (!**8) with an un#nown Eussell ,roweH Estudio 5& (!**@) a)out the rise and (all o( the legendar3 1ew Ior# .lu)H 'ogma (!***)+ pla3ing the muse in a somewhat odd .omed3 .o4starring Matt 'amon and ,hris Eo.#H En el tiempo de las mariposas ( CC!)+ the small artisti. (ilm whi.h won 2a3e# an ;:M; award as )est a.tressH and the !*** summer )lo.#)uster <ild <ild <est (!***)7 2er produ.tion .ompan3 6/entanarosa6 produ.ed the !*** Me0i.an (eature (ilm El .oronel no tiene Buien le es.ri)a (!***)+ whi.h was shown at the ,annes Dilm Destival and sele.ted as Me0i.o5s o((i.ial Os.ar entr3 (or )est (oreign (ilm7 "he new millennium started out Buietl3 around Salma as she was preparing to produ.e and star in her dream role+ that o( Drida Jahlo+ the legendar3 Me0i.an painter whom Salma had )een admiring her entire li(e and whose stor3 she wanted to )ring to the )ig s.reen ever sin.e her arrival in 2oll3wood7 ?t (inall3 happened in CC 7 Drida ( CC )+ .o4produ.ed )3 2a3e#+ was a )eauti(ull3 made (ilm over(lowing with passion and enthusiasm+ with terri(i. per(orman.es (rom Salma and ;l(red Molina as Jahlo5s .heating hus)and 6'iego Eivera67 On the side was an entourage o( stars in.luding ;ntonio Banderas+ ;shle3 Judd+ Geo((re3 Eush+ Edward 1orton and /aleria Golino7 "he pi.ture was a hit and was nominated (or si0 Os.ars+ in.luding )est a.tress (or 2a3e#+ who )e.ame the (irst :atin a.tress to )e nominated in the .ategor3+ and won the awards (or ma#e4up and its )rilliant original s.ore )3 Elliot Goldenthal7 2a3e# esta)lished hersel( as the serious a.tress that she is and+ in the same 3ear+ e0panded her hori-ons+ dire.ting "he Maldonado Mira.le ( CC3)+ whi.h was shown at the Sundan.e Dilm (estival7 ?n CC3+ she starred in the (inal o( Eodrigue-5s 6'esperado6 trilog3 Krase una ve- en M90i.o Septem)er !*66 + ,oat-a.oal.os+ /era.ru-+ Me0i.o Salma /algarma 2a3e#4Jimene55 6 (!758 m)

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( CC3)+ again opposite Banderas+ and has Lust (inished ;l .aer la no.he ( CC&) opposite $ier.e Brosnan and $regFntale al polvo ( CC6) opposite ,olin Darrell7 Both are s.heduled (or release in earl3 CC57 ?n the wor#s are Eo)ert ;ltman5s 6$aint6 and Bandidas ( CC6) in whi.h she will star with her (riend $en9lope ,ru-7 - IMDb Mini Biography By: LarbiBenmira@hotmail.com One o( 2oll3wood5s most da--ling leading a.tresses+ Salma 2a3e# was )orn in ,oat-a.oal.os+ /era.ru-+ Me0i.o+ on nd Septem)er+ !*667 2er (ather+ Sami 2a3e# 'omingue-+ was a ri.h )usinessman+ and her mother+ 'iana Jim9ne- Medina+ was an opera singer7 2er paternal grand(ather was :e)anese7 ;t a ver3 3oung age+ Salma alread3 #new she wanted to )e an a.tress and+ a(ter (inishing high s.hool+ she (elt more than read3 to pursue her am)ition7 ?n the late @Cs+ she won the role o( 6"eresa6 in the sel(4titled soap opera+ and Bui.#l3 )e.ame the 6it6 girl ever3one was tal#ing a)out7 "he shallow and super(i.ial a.ting reBuired (or the role was+ however+ not satis(3ing+ as she wanted to get ahead in a.ting rather than )eing stu.# in it7 She soon le(t her native Me0i.o and her popularit3 to ma#e her wa3 to :os ;ngeles7 "here+ her .areer too# o((7 2aving arrived in 2oll3wood+ she was anon3mous and had to start (rom s.rat.h7 She soon reali-ed she had )een slightl3 naAve a)out .ontinuing her a.ting .areer in a (oreign .ountr3+ with a ver3 thi.# a..ent and no e0perien.e+ whatsoever7 She was told over and over again )3 the )ig suits she would have no .han.e o( )e.oming a leading lad3 in 2oll3wood as there Lust weren5t an3 parts (or :atinas with a..ents+ let alone one who doesn5t spea# English7 She started to ta#e a.ting .lasses (rom the renowned Stella ;dler and wor#ed on her a..ent7 B3 !**3+ she still wasn5t getting her (eet o(( the ground and was too stu))orn to return )a.# to Me0i.o as she would .onsider it as 6having (ailed67 ?nstead+ she vented her (rustrations in a late4night tal# show )3 $aul Eodrigue-7 'ire.tor Eo)ert Eodrigue-+ who happened to )e wat.hing that ver3 show+ was smitten with the )eauti(ul+ witt3+ and arti.ulate 2a3e#+ and .ast her in his up.oming movie :a )alada del pistolero (!**5)7 :a )alada del pistolero (!**5) was released in !**5 and was a hit7 ;ntonio Banderas and 2a3e# had ignited spar#s on the s.reen and the moviegoers (ell in love with )oth stars7 B3 now+ she had entered the 2oll3wood s.ene7 "his hadn5t happened (or a :atina a.tress sin.e the !*3Cs with the su..ess o( 'olores del Eio and+ later on+ with Eita Moreno7 ?n !**6+ she appeared in 'el .repFs.ulo al amane.er (!**6) and Dled 4 ,orre por tu vida (!**6) and started produ.tion on her (irst star )illing movie+ >n impulsivo 3 lo.o amor (!**8)7 "he romanti. .omed3+ whi.h .ast her as a woman who ends up pregnant a(ter a one night stand with Matthew $err3+ grossed around 35 million domesti.all3 and a.hieved rave reviews (or 2a3e#7 'uring this period+ she also got to .ash in on her status and loo#s )3 signing a lu.rative deal with .osmeti.s giant Eevlon7 ;lthough she had now started .lim)ing 2oll3wood5s ;4list+ the la.# o( good s.ripts+ espe.iall3 (or women+ made the 3oung star more persevering in (inding Bualit3 roles whi.h a.tuall3 demanded some a.ting a)ilit37 ?t was around this time that she (elt she wanted to do a movie on the li(e o( i.oni. Me0i.an painter Drida Jahlo7 She turned down a prominent role in a M8C million movie and instead too# on roles in independent (ilms in.luding: Brea#ing >p (!**8)+ a romanti. drama alongside then4new.omer Eussell ,roweH "he 2un.h)a.# (!**8)H5 Estudio 5& (!**@) and "he /elo.it3 o( Gar3N N(1ot 2is Eeal 1ame) (!**@)7 "he3 were impressive )ut didn5t do mu.h at the )o04o((i.e7 ?n the late !**Cs+ 2a3e# went )a.# to mainstream movies starring in <ild <ild <est (!***)+ whi.h grossed well over M!CC million+ and 'ogma (!***)7 2er own produ.tion .ompan3+ 6/entanarosa6+ .o4produ.ed the Me0i.an (ilm El .oronel no tiene Buien le es.ri)a (!***)+ whi.h was shown at the ,annes (ilm (estival and su)mitted as an Os.ar entr37 ;t this time+ 2a3e# had also started preparation on her up.oming Drida Jahlo (ilm and managed to star in more movies+ most nota)l3 Mi#e Diggis5s "ime.ode ( CCC)+ ,hain o( Dools ( CCC)+ and :a gran vida ( CCC)7 ?n late CC + Drida ( CC ) was released7 "he hit movie provo#ed a great deal o( pu)li.it3 and rave reviews (or )oth her and .o4star ;l(red Molina7 <hen award season .ame the (ilm and its star were not overloo#ed+ winning the movie two ;.adem3 ;wards and si0 nominations+ in.luding 5)est a.tress5 (or her7 ;(ter Drida .ame the (inal part in the .losing trilog3 o( 5El Maria.hi5 with Krase una ve- en M90i.o ( CC3)7 ;gain Banderas and 2a3e# re.eived top )illing and )ig )o04o((i.e7 <ith her a..laimed wor# in (ront o( the s.reen+ 2a3e# was o((ered a .han.e to dire.t a movie (or Showtime .alled "he Maldonado Mira.le ( CC3)7 1ot onl3 had she esta)lished hersel( as a versatile a.tress+ she was now rewarded with an Emm3 as outstanding dire.tor7 'uring this time she )e.ame one o( the most photographed women in the >7S7 whi.h led to a .ontra.t with .osmeti. mogul ;von+ who signed her as their spo#esperson (or their .ampaigns in.luding the ;nti4'omesti. /iolen.e .ampaign7 ;(ter an a)sen.e (rom the )ig s.reen (or over a 3ear+ 2a3e# )ro#e up with her )o3(riend o( (our 3ears+ a.tor Edward 1orton+ and returned opposite CC8 star $ier.e Brosnan in an old 2oll3wood st3le a.tion .omed3 ;l .aer la no.he ( CC&) dire.ted )3 Brett Eatner7 She remains one o( the most hardwor#ing a.tresses in 2oll3wood7 1ew (ilms in.lude a high pro(ile .lassi.4st3le western .omed3+ Bandidas ( CC6)+ .o4starring pal $en9lope ,ru-+

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with whom she has )een (riends (or 3ears7 "he3 pla3 two )an# ro))ers )e.oming Me0i.o5s "helma and :ouise7 ;nother o( her new (ilms is the highl3 anti.ipated $regFntale al polvo ( CC6) dire.ted )3 the )rilliant Eo)ert "owne7 - IMDb Mini Biography By: The_gabbo@yahoo.com

Spouse (1) DranOois42enri $inault Trade Mark (3) O(ten pla3s strong4willed+ independent women ,urva.eous+ )u0om (igure 'eep sultr3 voi.e Trivia (33) ,hosen )3 $eople (>S;) maga-ine as one o( the 5C most )eauti(ul people in the world in !**6+ CC3 and CC@7 ?s d3sle0i. and has ;'2'7 <as ran#ed @th o( the !CC Se0iest <omen )3 D2M "aiwan ( CC!)7 DreBuentl3 .olla)orates with ;ntonio Banderas and Eo)ert Eodrigue-+ and is godmother to Eodrigue-5s .hildren7 2er paternal grand(ather was a :e)anese immigrant to Me0i.an7 2er other an.estr3 is Me0i.an4Spanish7 Salma is (luent in ;ra)i.+ Spanish+ $ortugese and English7 <as originall3 .onsidered (or the part o( ;li.ia :arde in >na mente )rillante ( CC!) )e.ause the .hara.ter in real li(e is (rom El Salvador7 But the .hara.ter (or the (ilm was later .hanged to ;meri.an and given to Jenni(er ,onnell37 Salma is an ;ra)i. name that means 6pea.e6 or 6.alm67 She was sent to a )oarding s.hool in :ouisiana at age ! + )ut was soon sent )a.# home a(ter getting in trou)le (or (reBuentl3 terrori-ing the nunsP Studied international relations Q drama at .ollege in Me0i.o ,it37 <on Best 1ew.omer at the !*@* 1ovela ;wards (or >n nuevo amane.er (!*@@)7 2as her own produ.tion .ompan3+ /entanarosa7 ?s the se.ond :atin ;meri.an a.tress to )e nominated (or the Best ;.tress in a :eading Eole ;.adem3 ;ward+ (or her per(orman.e in Drida ( CC )7 Bra-ilian veteran Dernanda Montenegro was the (irst+ (or Esta.iRn .entral (!**@)7 2er )rother+ Sami+ designs .ustom .hairs7 2is .ele)rit3 .lients in.lude Jenni(er ;niston and her e04hus)and+ Brad $itt7 <as named one o( the ten most st3lish women in the world )3 Mr7 Bla.#well (a#a Ei.hard Sel-er) in !**87 ?nSt3le named her the most st3lish .ele)rit3 o( CC3 and Eonline7.om ran#ed her as the )est dressed (emale .ele)rit37 Ean#ed S3! in Stu(( maga-ine5s 6!C Se0iest <omen in the <orld6 ( CC )7 Good (riend o( $en9lope ,ru-+ ;shle3 Judd and /aleria Golino7 She loves dogs EP entertainment voted her loo# at the !**8 ;.adem3 ;wards one o( the 5 most memora)le in Os.ar histor37 ;t the event she wore a )eaded ;rmani gown .omplemented )3 a !* Cs diamond tiara7 Mem)er o( the Lur3 at the ,annes Dilm Destival in CC5 2er parents are Sami 2a3e# 'omingue- (oil .ompan3 e0e.utive) and 'iana Jim9neMedina (opera singer)7 $la3ed a (m3thologi.al .reature disguised as a) stripper twi.e: in 'el .repFs.ulo al amane.er (!**6) and in 'ogma (!***) (; /ampire and a Muse respe.tivel3)7 /isited Guatemala (rom Ma3 CC5 to 5 Ma3 CC5 as am)assador to IouthT;?'S+ to promote the prevention o( the mortal disease7 ;shle3 Judd and ,olom)ian pop singer Juanes also .ame with her7 1amed S3& on Ma0im maga-ine5s 2ot !CC in CC5+ then S*C in CC87 She was also (!& De)ruar3 CC* 4 present) (! .hild)

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ran#ed S! in D2M maga-ine5s 6!CC Se0iest <omen in the <orld6 in the CC5 spe.ial supplement + and then S36 the (ollowing 3ear7 ;s the announ.er (or the Os.ars CC8+ she was a)le to announ.e )est (riend $en9lope ,ru-5 nominations (or Best ;.tress (or /olver ( CC6)7 ;nnoun.ed engagement on Mar.h *+ CC8 to Dran.ois42enri $inault+ .hairman and .hie( e0e.utive o((i.er o( the lu0ur3 goods .ompan3 $$E S;7 On Sept7 !+ she and $inault gave )irth to their (irst .hild+ daughter /alentina $aloma $inault7 $inault has a son Dran.ois ()7 !**@) and a daughter Mathilde ()7 CC!) (rom his (irst marriage to 'oroth9e :epUre+ and a son+ ;ugustin James ()orn CC6) (rom his relationship to :inda Evangelista7 Ee.entl3 diagnosed with dia)etes while pregnant (Jul3 CC8)7 "he3 .alled o(( their engagement in Jul3 CC@+ )ut then a(ter months o( spe.ulation a)out whether the3 were still a .ouple+ Salma and $inault married in a se.ret .eremon3 on /alentine5s 'a3 CC* in the .it3 hall o( the Se.ond ;rrondissement in $aris7 2er spo#eswoman is Jillian Eos.oe7 She and Dran.ois 2enri $inault renewed their vows at /eni.e5s "eatro :a Deni.e opera house in late ;pril CC* with !5C guests present7 ;mong them were $en9lope ,ru-+ Javier Bardem+ ,harli-e "heron+ Stuart "ownsend5+ <ood3 2arrelson+ 2a3e#5s e04)o3(riend Edward 1orton+ Dren.h president Ja.Bues ,hira.+ :u.3 :iu+ ;shle3 Judd+ ;ntonio Banderas+ ;nna <intour+ Gael Gar.Va Bernal+ 'iego :una+ Bono and Stella M.,artne37 ?n CC*+ musi.ian $rin.e in.luded a song on his ,' 6:otus Dlow3rTM$:Sound6 that is a)out Salma 2a3e#7 "he song shares the same name as her daughter+ /alentina7 Eeturned to wor# 5 months a(ter giving )irth to her daughter /alentina in order to )egin (ilming ,irBue du (rea# 4 El aprendi- de vampiro ( CC*)7 <as in attendan.e at the wedding o( Eeese <itherspoon to Jim "oth ( 6 Mar.h C!!)7 <el.omed her (irst .hild+ daughter /alentina $aloma7 WSeptem)er CC8X Personal uo!es (1")

? #eep waiting to meet a man who has more )alls than ? do7 ? a.t tallP6 6But loo# how short ? am777? .an5t even a.t to )e tall7 ?5m (ive4two7 ? .an5t even .reate the illusion that ? am tallP 6? don5t )elieve in the so4.alled :atino e0plosion when it .omes to movies7 Jenni(er :opedoesn5t have an a..ent7 She grew up in 1ew Ior# spea#ing English not Spanish7 2er su..ess is ver3 important )e.ause she represents a di((erent .ulture+ )ut it doesn5t help me7 ? grew up in Me0i.o+ not the >S+ and the (a.t is that there Lust aren5t an3 parts (or :atin a.tresses7 ? have to persuade people that m3 a..ent won5t )e a pro)lem+ )ut an asset7 Ever3one5s a(raid o( doing something a )it ris#37 Ever3one wants a M CC million hit and an3thing the3 thin# might get in the wa3 o( that #ind o( su..ess is .onsidered a lia)ilit367 <hat worries me the most is that most men are so wea#7 Be.ause o( that the3 a.t li#e the3 don5t .are and li#e ma.hos 4 )e.ause the3 are too (ragile inside7 "he35re s.ared o( .on(rontation and a(raid o( so man3 things7 ;nd )e.ause o( this the3 )uild up their li(e so the3 have to deal with their (eelings as little as possi)le7 ? (ind (eminine men un)elieva)l3 se037 But most men are .ompletel3 in.apa)le o( getting in tou.h with their (eminine side7 <hat am ? supposed to tal# a)out with a man who doesn5t #now what it5s li#e to )e a womanY ;t the )eginning Wm3 .areerX was hard7 $eople were li#e+ 5<ho is this Me0i.an Lumping )eanY5 <hat wor#s in a relationship o( ver3 pu)li. people is not ma#ing the relationship pu)li. 4 #eeping it as personal as it .an )e7 ?t5s the onl3 wa3 it is real7 ? am suspi.ious o( those who have to let the world #now how mu.h the3 love ea.h other7 ?t5s a little sad when 3ou have to )rag a)out how mu.h 3ou love someone7 "hat #ind o( de.laration doesn5t alwa3s re(le.t the moment o( truth )etween two people who .are deepl3 (or ea.h other7 <hen that truth is there+ 3ou don5t need others to #now it7 ;nd when some)od3 trul3 loves 3ou+ 3ou don5t even need him or her to )e a((e.tionate7 ;((e.tion is (antasti.+ )ut it doesn5t ne.essaril3 mean there5s love 4 and the pu)li. displa3 o( a((e.tion is o(ten Lust a show7 <hen 3ou open a door (or others to have an opinion on 3our relationship+ it .an )e dangerous7 Dind what 3ou need+ not what ever3one else wants (or 3ou7 <omen have )een taught that in order to have a pla.e in the world+ an identit3+ the3 must marr3 and have .hildren7 ?( that5s the li(e 3ou trul3 want+ great7 But (or man3 women+ marriage is onl3 a)out needing the world to #now that someone desires them enough to sa3+ 62ere5s a .ontra.t to prove that ? love 3ou and will .ommit to 3ou (or the rest o( m3 li(e76 Dor these women+ no .ontra.t eBuals no validation 4 and+ thus+ no reason (or e0isting7 6?n m3 twenties ? was o((ered lots o( parts where there wasn5t mu.h to do )ut a.t se037 ? still get o((ered those roles 4 )ut now ? ta#e it as a .ompliment76

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