8 best Salma Hayek movies – from Frida to Grown Ups

WITH her luscious locks and natural beauty, Salma Hayek was always set to be a Hollywood star.

The actress started her career in the telenovela Teresa in late 80s, before heading to Tinseltown in 1991 – and the rest is history.

The 8 best Salma Hayek movies

1) Frida (2002)

Biopic of the bold and controversial life of artist Frida Kahlo.

Set in Mexico City, this visually evocative film traces her lifelong, tempestuous relationship with her mentor, along with her illicit affairs with Trotsky and various women.

Her forward-thinking artistic, political and sexual attitudes are explored as we witness a hard-drinking, passionate woman of the early 1900s, which earned an Oscar nomination for Salma.

2) Grown Ups (2010)

A single man who drinks too much. A father with three daughters who he rarely sees. A guy who is overweight and unemployed. A hen-pecked househusband. A successful Hollywood agent married to a fashion designer.

What do these five men have in common?

They used to play for the same basketball team at school.

Now their former coach has died, and they are reunited at his funeral. Will the group rediscover old bonds?

3) From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

On the run from a bank robbery that left several police officers dead, Seth Gecko and his paranoid, loose-cannon brother, Richard, hightail it to the Mexican border.

Kidnapping preacher Jacob Fuller and his kids, the criminals sneak across the border in the family's RV and hole up in a topless bar.

Unfortunately, the bar also happens to be home base for a gang of vampires, and the brothers and their hostages have to fight their way out.

4) Desperado (1995)

Mariachi plunges headfirst into the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican drug lords, Bucho, for an action-packed, bullet-riddled showdown.

With the help of his best friend and a beautiful bookstore owner, the Mariachi tracks Bucho, takes on his army of desperados, and leaves a trail of blood of his ow

5) Hitman's Wife’s Bodyguard (2021)

The world's most lethal odd couple – bodyguard Michael Bryce and hit man Darius Kincaid – are back for another life-threatening mission.

Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius's even more volatile wife.

Soon, all three are in over their heads when a madman's sinister plot threatens to leave Europe in total chaos.

6) Fools Rush In (1997)

Three months after a one-night stand with Isabel Fuentes in Las Vegas, New York City real estate developer Alex Whitman learns she is pregnant.

Despite being a terminal bachelor, Alex is drawn to Isabel, and the pair marries. Isabel's father, Miguel, suspects Alex has bad intentions, and the couple finds themselves pressured by both their families.

When Alex is offered a promotion, he is torn between his new life in Las Vegas and success in New York.

7) Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

Return of the mythic guitar-slinging hero, El Mariachi, in the final installment of the Mariachi/Desperado trilogy.

The saga continues as El Mariachi makes his way across a rugged landscape on the blood trail of Barrillo, a cartel kingpin with one last score to settle who is planning a coup d'etat against the president of Mexico. Enlisted by Sands, a corrupt CIA agent, El Mariachi demands retribution

8) Savages (2021)

California entrepreneurs Ben and Chon run a lucrative business raising marijuana and share a one-of-a-kind love with beautiful O.

Life in Laguna Beach is idyllic for them, until Elena, the merciless leader of the Mexican Baja Cartel, moves in and demands a piece of the action.

However, Elena underestimates the trio's unbreakable bond, and with the help of a shady DEA agent, Ben, Chon and O go to war.

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