This talented actress first burst onto the scene in 1996 with her role opposite Antonio Banderas in Desperado. Since then, she has gone on to become an icon for Mexican-American women and a member of the Hollywood A-list. In addition to starring in a number of box office successes including From Dusk Till Dawn, Dogma and Wild, Wild West, she began her own Latin-influenced film production company, Ventanazul. In 2002, Hayek produced and starred in Frida, a biopic about the famous painter Frida Kahlo, which earned her an Oscar nomination. Hayek continues to take on brave roles including producing the decidedly iconoclastic hit series Ugly Betty. A recent mom, Hayek also finds time to serve as advocate for both women's and immigrants' rights.