How These 7 Hollywood Latino Stars Got Their Big Breaks

Selma Hayek


This Mexican beauty has been a fixture all over our movie screens for decades now, and it’s hard to imagine a time when Hayek wasn’t a Hollywood icon. But two roles in particular made the difference for Salma, including a role in another Spanish novela named “Teresa”. Hayek was the star (of course!) and the spot opened doors for her to act in movies like “El Callejón de los Milagros” and pretty soon she stole the screen in “Desperado”, “Dogma”, and “Wild Wild West” before her Oscar nom catapulted her into the stratosphere when she played in “Frida” in 2002.