1966 – Born on September 2nd in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. Mexican actress.
1988-1989 – Won Best Newcomer at the Novela Awards for "Nuevo amanecer, Un".
1993 – She was cast in Allison Anders’s bilingual drama "Mi Vida Loca".
1995 – The movie "Desperado" was released. Antonio Banderas and Hayek had ignited sparks on the screen and the moviegoers fell in love with both stars.
1996 – She appeared in "From Dusk till Dawn" and "Fled" and started production on her first star billing movie, "Fools Rush In".
2002 – "Frida" was released and provoked a great deal of publicity and rave reviews for both her and co-star Alfred Molina.
– Became the second Latin American actress to be nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role Academy Award, for her performance in "Frida".
2004 – Became Hollywood’s highest paid Latina actress, earning roughly $20 million in film contracts alone.
2005 – Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
2007 – Engaged to businessman Francois-Henri Pinualt. Pinault owns PPR, the luxury goods firm that owns iconic fashion houses Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent on March 9th.