This talented actress first burst onto the scene in 1996 with her role opposite Antonio Banderas in Desperado. Since then, she has gone on to become an icon for Mexican-American women and a member of the Hollywood A-list. In addition to starring in a number of box office successes including From Dusk Till Dawn, Dogma and Wild, Wild West, she began her own Latin-influenced film production company, Ventanazul. In 2002, Hayek produced and starred in Frida, a biopic about the famous painter Frida Kahlo, which earned her an Oscar nomination. Hayek continues to take on brave roles including producing the decidedly iconoclastic hit series Ugly Betty. A recent mom, Hayek also finds time to serve as advocate for both women's and immigrants' rights.
Check out BIO’s original video series, American Freedom Stories, about the historic events of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, and the leaders and everyday heroes who fought to make racial equality a reality. Watch videos.
The Emmy Award-winning Education Department of A&E Television Networks develops educational resources for teachers. Check out some fascinating BIO BLOG articles by the education team.
See posts by: