Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is a Mexican American film actress, director, and producer who began her career playing the title character of the 1989 telenovela Teresa, then gained prominence in the United States for Desperado and received critical acclaim for her role as the painter Frida Kahlo in the 2002 biographical film Frida.

She appeared as herself in the 2014 film Muppets Most Wanted. She was an executive producer for Ugly Betty.