Salma Hayek

Born: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico | Greatest pop cultural contribution: The multi-faceted Hayek is known for many things. Adolescent males surely identify her with her eye candy roles in the Robert Rodriguez flicks "From Dusk Till Dawn" and "Desperado," and others remember her for her Oscar-nominated turn in "Frida." Mainstream audiences probably know her best as the onetime executive producer (and occasional performer on) the hit ABC series "Ugly Betty."

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