Salma Hayek: Actress, Director, and Producer

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Salma Hayek is the first and only Mexican actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She has broken down racial barriers in Hollywood, establishing herself as the most influential Hispanic woman in the movie industry.

A Mexican actress of Lebanese and Spanish descent, Salma has faced racism and stereotypes throughout her life. But she is proud of her multi-cultural heritage, and has worked hard to become a respected actress, producer, and director. With her ...

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Overview

Salma Hayek is the first and only Mexican actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She has broken down racial barriers in Hollywood, establishing herself as the most influential Hispanic woman in the movie industry.

A Mexican actress of Lebanese and Spanish descent, Salma has faced racism and stereotypes throughout her life. But she is proud of her multi-cultural heritage, and has worked hard to become a respected actress, producer, and director. With her production companies, Salma also provides opportunities for other Latin-American actors. However, her movies tell stories that appeal to people of all races and cultures.

This book tells Salma's story. It offers a look at her early struggles as a biracial actress in the U.S. and her rise to fame. She has overcome great challenges to achieve success. A glamorous and talented star, Salma plans to keep following her dreams for years to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422216163
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Series: Transcending Race in America Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introductory Quotations Barack Obama 7

1 A Star Producer 8

2 A Childhood of Diversity 14

3 Taking off 20

4 An Artist's Tale 34

5 At the Top 42

Chronology 56

Accomplishments & Awards 58

Glossary 60

Further Reading & Internet Resources 61

Index 62

Picture Credits 64

About the Author 64

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