Film Stars

The Actress Who Replaced Salma Hayek in From Dusk till Dawn: The Series

Everyone remembers stunning Salma Hayek in the 1996 cult movie From Dusk till Dawn. She was replaced by Eiza González in the TV series based on the popular horror film. Robert Rodriguez has directed both the movie and its television adaptation series.

Salma Hayek became an actress in 1989, but gained global fame only 6 years later. She starred in the 1995 action film Desperado directed by Robert Rodriguez.

That movie turned an unknown Mexican actress into world star. Salma Hayek starred in Rodriguez’s 1995 comedy film Four Rooms as a token of gratitude. Even though this film did not became a huge hit at the time, Salma and Robert definitely liked working together.

No wonder the actress appeared in his next film From Dusk Till Dawn. In my opinion, that 1996 action horror film is the best movie in Salma’s career. Whenever I hear the name Salma Hayek, I am thinking about the attractive vampire woman she played and her famous table dance scene.

From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, the television adaptation of the movie, was released in 2014. It was not a sequel of the cult horror film. Instead, it was a remake based on the first part of the film. Robert Rodriguez himself has directed some of the episodes. Young Latin American actress Eiza González played the role of Santanico Pandemonium, replacing unmatchable Salma Hayek.

Just like Salma Hayek, Eiza González was born in Mexico. She started her acting career as a commercial actress but then starred in the local television series. Robert Rodriguez’s TV project has opened the door to Hollywood for the young actress. Eiza González became a worldwide known star. After the end of From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, she starred in many blockbuster movies, including Baby Drive, Alita: Battle Angel, Hobbs & Shaw, and Bloodshot.