Salma got her big
break in the 1995 film Desperado. She followed this up with roles in Fools Rush
In, From Dusk Till Dawn, Wild Wild West and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. She
founded her own production company, Ventanarosa, in 1999 and co-produced and
starred in the 2002 film Frida, for which she was nominated for the Best
Actress Oscar. She was also an executive producer of the TV series Ugly Betty.
After high profile
relationships with actors Edward Norton and Josh Lucas, she married French
billionaire François-Henri Pinault on Valentine’s Day 2009. Their daughter,
Valentina Paloma Pinault, was born on 21 September 2007.
FYI: Salma is an advocate of
breastfeeding and in February 2009 she caused controversy when she breastfed
another woman’s newborn son during a UNICEF fact-finding visit to Sierra Leone.