Salma Hayek

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Actress

Birth Date: September 2, 1966

Age: 57 years old

Birth Place: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Salma Hayek first hit stateside cineplexes as the border town bookseller who romances Antonio Banderas' vengeful "mariachi" in "Desperado" (1995). A favorite of the film's renegade writer-director Robert Rodriguez, the former telenovela star from Mexico gained a foothold in the American movie business in independent film and as a favorite on men's magazines "Sexiest" lists. Spokesmodel work for cosmetics companies further banked on her hourglass figure and smoldering on-screen charisma, but Hayek proved to have far bigger ambitions than to be another piece of Hollywood eye candy. Among her biggest box office hits was a leading role in the Will Smith summer blockbuster "Wild Wild West" (1999), though her most acclaimed performance was her Academy Award-nominated starring role as Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in "Frida" (2002), which Hayek, as producer, worked for years to bring to the big screen. She went on to earn significant respect for executive producing the ABC comedy "Ugly Betty" (2006-10), which she helped adapt from its original format as a daily Columbian soap, and earned a Daytime Emmy for directing the family film "The Maldonado Miracle" (2003) for Showtime. Hayek valiantly tried to translate both her looks and intelligence into worthy film roles with varying degrees of success. However, it was her instincts as producer and director which earned consistent accolades. As her career matured into the 2010s, Hayek worked consistently, moving easily between voice work in animated features, acclaimed indies like "Beatriz at Dinner" (2017), comedies like "Grown Ups" (2010), and popcorn thrillers like "The Hitman's Bodyguard" (2017).

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Live with Kelly and MarkStream

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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish: Extras

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Oscars 2023: Highlights

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Magic Mike's Last DanceStream

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Maxandra Mendoza
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2023
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Puss in Boots: The Last WishStream

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2022
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Čuvaj me sleđa

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2022

EternalsStream

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Ajak
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2021
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Hitman's Wife's BodyguardStream

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2021
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Isabel
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2021
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House of GucciStream

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Pina Auriemma
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2021
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The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

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2020

Global Goal: Unite for Our Future -- The Concert

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2020

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Claire Luna
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2020

The Roads Not Taken

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Dolores
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2020

Monarca

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2019

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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2019

GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke

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2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

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2019

Nuestro planeta

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2019

Drunk Parents

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2019

Ella es Cristina

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2019

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2018

Oprah at the Apollo

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2018

The Hummingbird Project

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Eva Torres
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2018

Daily Blast Live

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2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

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2017

The Hitman's BodyguardStream

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Sonia Kincaid
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2017
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How to Be a Latin LoverStream

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Sara
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2017
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Beatriz at DinnerStream

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Beatriz
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2017
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11th Hour

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2017

Die Kunst diesen Film zu machen: From Dusk Till Dawn

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2016

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2016
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Sausage PartyStream

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Teresa
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2016
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The tale of tales

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2016

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2015

MSNBC Special: The 4th Annual Global Citizen Festival: A Concert to End Extreme Poverty

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Celebrated

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2015

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Queen of Longtrellis
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2015

Septembers of Shiraz

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2015

Septembers of Shiraz

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2015

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

Muppets Most WantedStream

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Herself
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2014
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Muppets Most WantedStream

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2014
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Everly

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Everly
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2014

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

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2014

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2014

Some Kind of Beautiful

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Olivia
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2014

Le Prophète

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2014

Le Prophète

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Kamila
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2014

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2013

Grown Ups 2Stream

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Roxanne Chase-Feder
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2013
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God kveld Norge

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2012

Katie

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2012

Live! With Kelly and Michael

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2012

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2012

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

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Cutlass Liz
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2012

Savages

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Elena
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2012

Here Comes the BoomStream

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Bella Flores
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2012
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A Journey to Sundance

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2011

Black MirrorStream

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TV Joan / Salma Hayek
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2011
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LIVE with Kelly

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2011

Dish Nation

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2011

El Gato con botas

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Kitty Zarpas Suaves
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2011

Puss in BootsStream

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Kitty Softpaws
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2011
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Americano

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Lola
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2011

As Luck Would Have It

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Luisa
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2011

The Talk

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2010

Sístole Diástole

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2010

Grown UpsStream

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Roxanne Chase-Feder
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2010
10%

Lopez Tonight

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2009

ES.TV

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2009

The Project

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2009

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2009

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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2009

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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2009

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

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Madame Truska
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2009

Jimmy Kimmel's Big Night of Stars

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2008

Stand Up to Cancer

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2008

The Wendy Williams Show

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2008

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2008

The Graham Norton ShowStream

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2007

Across the UniverseStream

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Singing Nurse
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2007
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30 RockStream

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Elisa Padriera
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2006
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Ugly BettyStream

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2006
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Ugly BettyStream

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Sofia Reyes
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2006
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Rachael Ray ShowStream

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2006

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2006

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2006

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2006

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In den Staub geschrieben

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2006

Made in Hollywood

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2005

Entertainment Tonight Canada

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2005

Serial Bowl

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2005

The Insider

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After the Sunset

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2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

Until the Violence Stops

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2003

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

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Carolina
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2003

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

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2003

The Maldonado Miracle

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2003

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FridaStream

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Frida Kahlo
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2002
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FridaStream

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2002
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Live With Regis and Kelly

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2001

In the Time of the Butterflies

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2001

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2001

Chain of Fools

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Kolko
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2001

Hotel

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2001

Timecode

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2000

Living It Up

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Lola
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2000

No One Writes to the Colonel

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1999

Dogma

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1999
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Wild Wild WestStream

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1999
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Forever Hollywood

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54Stream

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1998
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The Velocity of Gary

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1998

The FacultyStream

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Nurse Rosa Harper
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1998
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The View

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1997

The Hunchback

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Fools Rush InStream

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1997
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Breaking Up

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Monica
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1997

Who the Hell Is Juliette?

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1997

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1997

Access Hollywood

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From Dusk Till DawnStream

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1996
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FledStream

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Cora
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1996
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DesperadoStream

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Carolina
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Hayek
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1995

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1995

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Extra

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1994

Roadracers

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Donna
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1994

Late Night With Conan O'Brien

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Late Show With David Letterman

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1993

Mi Vida Loca

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1993

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Entertainment Tonight

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Good Morning America

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Saturday Night LiveStream

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