Happy Birthday, Salma! Today, we celebrate one of Hollywood’s most glamorous, classic, and enduring actresses on her birthday. Let’s take a look at Salma’s history, and how she went from a telenovela actress to one of the world’s glamor power couples.
Salma was born 55 years ago today in Mexico. She moved to the United States to further her acting career as a young woman. Her talent was undeniable, and she quickly became a star. In 2009, she married François-Henri Pinault, one of the richest men in the world. The couple have one daughter, and appear as happy and in love as ever.
Hollywood Hills Home, Los Angeles, CA
Salma bought one of her first properties in the Hollywood Hills in 1996 for around $500,000. The 4-bed, 3-bath bungalow is gorgeous, with all the upgrades and amenities any up and coming movie star could want.
Even after she moved on to bigger and better homes, Salma has held onto the property. Currently, it rents for around $10,000/month. With a pool, privacy, amazing views, and high-end furnishings, ten grand a month is probably steal for this piece of LA real estate.
Bel Air Mansion, Los Angeles, CA
Salma bought this gorgeous, 8,000 square foot mansion in tony Bel Air right before she became engaged to her husband. She bought the estate from Kelsey Grammer and his then-wife Camille in 2007, for more than $20 million.
The 1-acre estate was a main residence for the family until January 2020, when they moved out in order to demolish the home and rebuilt a massive 17,500 square foot estate! When you’re one of the richest and most famous couples in the world, you can get away with crazy things!
Rental Mansion, London, UK
Salma and her family have been living in London since 2017. They’ve been renting a mansion formerly rented by Justin Bieber. It’s unclear whether they’ve privately bought the property, or prefer to rent, but it doesn’t appear the family have moved since settling into the North London estate.
It has 17 bedrooms, an indoor pool, spa, wine cellar, movie theater, massive garage, gorgeous bedrooms, and ornate wood stylings. The residence is perfect for the private family, as it has a large brick wall and iron gate to keep the family’s activities to themselves.
The Blue House, Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico City, MX
Salma gained attention in Hollywood for her beauty and persona, but her portrayal of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo brought her critical acclaim as well. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her work in the film “Frida”.
Frida Kahlo is one of Mexico’s most renowned artists. Her home in Mexico City, the Blue House, has been turned into a museum. Visitors are given an intimate look at the artist’s life and work, and see how each impacted the other. The garden is a highlight of the museum, as well as an exhibition on the beautiful and memorable dresses Frida was known to wear.
La Fenice Opera House, Venice, IT
Salma and François-Henri were married in a small ceremony in Paris on Valentine’s Day 2009, but in April that year, the couple had an all-out affair in Venice, Italy.
They were married at La Fenice Opera House, a stunning, historic, theater in the heart of Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world. The gold theater was enhanced by white roses, glass, and more gold decor for the wedding. Guests included Bono, Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz, and even former French President Jacques Chirac!
The opera house has played an important role in music, including commissioning pieces by Verdi, premiering works by Rossini, Verdi, and more. Even today, musicians leap at the chance to perform here. Talented performers include Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, and many more.
Salma is more than a celebrity; she’s an icon. Looking back over her life, it’s clear her determination carried her to where she is today. As she reflects on another year on the planet, at the peak of her life, it’s no doubt she’s going to celebrate life, and love, to the fullest. Happy Birthday, Salma!