Salma Hayek

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  • Salma Hayek: (on her daughter Valentina) She's a little dictator! She is unique, magical - definitely the most colorful person I've ever met. I feel so connected to her, but at the same time, we are completely different. I discover something new about her every day.

  • Salma Hayek: In my world, you have to be so beautiful, so skinny, so rich, so famous and I don't believe you really have to be any of those things. You simply have to be who you are. I do have thighs and a butt. I have cellulite. Don't be too impressed with me. Don't try to dress like me or wear your hair like mine. Find your own style. Don't spend your savings trying to be someone else. You're not more important, smarter, or prettier because you wear a designer dress. I get them free and I'm too lazy to go out and look for my own. I, a rich girl from Mexico, came here with designer clothes. And one day, when I was starving in an apartment in Los Angeles, I looked at my Chanel blouses and said, "If only I could pay the rent with one of these."

  • Salma Hayek: If a man lets all of my dogs sleep in the bed with us, then that is the most romantic thing. You must love my dogs in order to love me. A man who is nice to my animals and doesn't shoo them away...well, that's the height of romance.

  • Salma Hayek: (revealing she is addicted to breastfeeding) I'm like an alcoholic. It is like, I don't care if I cry, I don't care if I am fat, I am just going to do it for one more week, one more month, and then when I see how much good it is doing her and I can't stop. The myth that says you lose all this weight when you breastfeed! That is so not true! It's like, please, will everyone stop telling me I look really well.

  • Salma Hayek: I started out in Hollywood at the same time as Jennifer Lopez. Before us, Latinas only had roles that were part of the backdrop, as the maid or the prostitute. We changed that. Of course, you're always looking for those Meryl Streep parts, but I am grateful for the things I did.

  • Salma Hayek: You can be a thousand different women. It's your choice which one you want to be. It's about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, "This is my kingdom."

  • Salma Hayek: (revealing she might not necessarily marry boyfriend Francois-Henri Pinault) I don't have a need for marriage. You want to grow old with someone, you want to have a partner and to have children - we have all those things. Some people need the commitment. Maybe we'll just have the party!

  • Salma Hayek: I don't like the way the Bible views women, this thing about the Virgin Mary conceiving a child without having sex, so if you conceive a child by having sex, there's a subliminal message that there's something dirty about it. And this is what makes us divine. I mean, the possibility of creating another life should remind women that we are creators, that we are made like God in our ability. There is nothing greater than to create another human being.

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Trivia (42)

  • In 2004, Salma won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special in her work on The Maldonado Miracle.

  • When she appeared on "Late Night with David Letterman" on June 21 2010, Dave introduced her as Salma Hayek-Pinault publicly for the first time.

  • While being interviewed by Extra's Terri Seymour along with her castmates from the film "Grown Up", Salma revealed her absolute terror of snakes when a four foot long snake slithered into view and she went into a complete panic.

  • In September 2009 ALMA Awards Ceremony, Salma Hayek was given the "Anthony Quinn Award for Industry Excellence".

  • After their surprise quickie wedding on Valentine's Day 2009, Salma and billionaire Fran├žois-Henri Pinault held a ceremony at Venice's Teatro La Fenice opera house on April 25 2009 so that they may include their family and friends in the celebration.

  • In April 2009, an anonymous post on an internet blog had provided the login details for Salma's MobileMe account.

  • One of the tracks in Prince's album "MPLSoUND", is addressed to Salma's daughter, Valentina, and includes the lyric "Hey, Valentina, tell your mama she should give me a call/ When she gets tired of running after you down the hall."

  • In 2009, Salma developed a cosmetics line inspired by her maternal grandmother, former cosmetologist Maria Luisa, whose home-made potions kept her skin glowing well into her 90s.

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