In the latest edition of our “Never forget” series we look at the famous scene starring Salma Hayek in From Dusk Till Dawn. Most of us will still remember the memorable / hypnotizing scene with the giant python. Salma was also voted as one of our sexiest vampires ever.
1996’s From Dusk Till Dawn was originally penned by Quentin Tarantino. From Dusk Till Dawn also gave George Clooney – whose character has a really cool tattoo – his first major leading role, and his career went from strength to strength in the aftermath. The movie later spawned a franchise, consisting of a straight to video sequel and prequel, and a TV series that ran for three seasons. The series essentially remade the original movie during its first season, though it greatly expanded on its characters and the wider mythology of the vampires.
Hayek plays Santanico Pandemonium, which involves an extremely sexy dance with a large python. The performance was essentially improvised too, because, according to Salma Hayek it was would impossible to rehearse with a snake anyway. Instead, she was instructed to “feel” the music for the scene. Santanico’s dance is arguably From Dusk Till Dawn’s most iconic sequence now, and the only shame about Salma Hayek’s role is that she’s quickly killed by Seth following the first vampire attack.
Here’s the scene: Never Forget: Salma Hayek in From Dusk Till Dawn
Be sure to see some of our other posts in our “Never forget” series.