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Born: September 2, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Coastzacoalcos, Veracruz, MX Profession: Cast ...


"I aim for a lifetime full of movies. I want to work for a long, long time and keep growing in my work, and if I am very lucky and very blessed, maybe somewhere along the line there will be one movie in there that becomes a classic."---Salma Hayek in Interview, February 1997.

"I'm going to do the kinds of roles I want to be doing and give up the sexier parts. People may not want me as much in those kinds of roles. I may not be as popular, but that's the price you pay, and, right now, I'm willing to pay the price. Of course, I'm still young, and I could find what I really want is to be popular and to just keep wearing dresses slit up to there, you know?"---Hayek quoted in Movieline, January 1997.

"I have gotten a lot more attention than some of the other women that I find incredibly beautiful. And this has happened to me ever since I was a girl, when I was flat, had no teeth, was skinny and small as I could be. I always got more attention than anyone else. If I hadn't, I would have made sure I did. But there is also a relationship some people can establish with the camera that others can't. It's got nothing to do with talent. It's nothing you've earned. I learned in Mexico that the lens likes me, but I kept thinking, 'I'm famous, but am I good?' It wasn't enough for me to be famous. Now, I'm trying more and more to be good at what I do."---Hayek in Movieline, January 1997.

" ... why, asks her mom, is she still single? 'I'll get married when I find a man who has more COJONES [balls] than I do.'"---Hayek to Paul Young in Buzz, August 1995.

"When I got here I was told I needed an agent, so I got the number for William Morris..." [She picks up an invisible phone and pretends to be dailing. Then, in mock receptionist-ese] William Morris agency. 'I'd like to speak to Mr. Morris. Hello? Can I please speak to Mr. Morris?' He's dead. 'I hang up. I call again... Hello can I speak to Mr. Morris's son?' Because in Mexico, when someone dies their son always takes over. They hang up on me. I call again and say, 'Who's in charge?' And she's about to hang up, I yell, 'Bitch!' And ultimately, I ended up at William Morris. But that was much later."---Hayek quoted to Premiere, Septeber 2002.

"It's gotten better because I generate my own parts. I do get more things offered. But it's not like Hollywood is thinking more broadly about casting Latins. It's because of the money you [Latins] represent internationally. It's not out of any respect for your [Latin] culture."---Hayek quoted to Premiere

"To dream big doesn't necessarily mean to imagine becoming the biggest movie star in the world. Dreaming big is about taking the simplest thing in life and enjoying it, and seeing it as the biggest thing that can possibly exist."---Hayek quoted to O Magazine, September 2003.

"Men who are too vain turn me off. They're posing and trying so hard to impress you that you don't feel like you are ever with them. I can't speak for all women, but what I want from a man is honesty and partnership."---Hayek to InStyle, September 2003.

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