Feb 16, 2009
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Salma Hayek marries French tycoon Pinault

Feb 16, 2009

Salma Hayek & François-Henri Pinault - Photo : AFP
PARIS, Feb 16, 2009 (AFP) - Mexican actress Salma Hayek and French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault married at the weekend in Paris, a local official said Monday.

They were wed in the town hall in the St Germain area on the Left Bank on Saturday, mayor Jean-Pierre Lecoq told AFP, confirming a report on the Le Point news magazine website, which belongs to Pinault's conglomerate.

The couple, who have an infant daughter, had been due to marry last year but in July said they had cancelled their engagement.

Pinault, 46, is the head of the luxury giant PPR and the son of one of France's richest men, Francois Pinault.

Hayek, 42, became famous after starring in a telenovela in her native Mexico when she was 22 years old, before moving to Hollywood.

She starred in the action flicks "Desperado" and "Wild Wild West" and appeared in "Dogma". Her role as the eccentric Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in the film "Frida" earned Hayek a best actress nomination at the 2003 Oscars.

The couple met in Italy in 2006, and their daughter, Valentina, was born in September 2007.

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