Later, Hayek got involved in smaller, independent pictures and started her own production company, Ventanarosa.
Hayek also got involved in TV work, especially serving as executive producer of the hit series Ugly Betty.
Hayek’s passion towards film making ended in her dream role in 2002’s Frida, which was starred and produced by her. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, which also includes the best actress nomination for Hayek, thus making her the first Latin actress to be nominated in that category.
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