Born and raised in Mexico, Hayek began her acting career in 1989 with a role on Teresa, a Mexican soap opera. Her break came in 1995 when she starred opposite Antonio Banderas in the film Desperado. In 2003 she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Frida Kahlo in the film Frida. Here she is pictured at the 78th annual Academy Awards.
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