When I turned 40, I started thinking, This is the last year, whenever Id wear a strapless dress, she said. I always thought you cant wear them after a certain age, but Im still getting away with it. See Stars Sexy Magazine Shoots Although Hayek has just come out with a new skin-care line, she doesnt place as high a priority on beauty as some might think. I know people have always thought I was beautiful, but I have never tried to be as beautiful as I can be, she said. I could do a lot more: exercise, or not eat dessert. Or not drink alcohol. I could make bigger efforts. I dont think my first priority in life has ever been beauty. Its a little bit of a rebellious spirit in me. There is more to me than looks, of course, she added. No surprise then that Hayek does not fear aging. I think if you are afraid of getting older, you age faster, she said. Her advice for women: Youve got to take who you are and love who you are and do the best you can with what youve got. That goes for the figure, and it goes for everything else. Youve got to have a sense of humor about who you are and give yourself a break.
Salma Hayek On Why She Breastfed Another Woman’s Baby
The stunning Latino actress hit the shops in West Hollywood on Monday with a large group of family members. The 46-year-old looked gorgeous as she strolled in the sunshine in a pretty pastel pink dress and wedge sandals. Hitting the shops: Salma Hayek enjoys an afternoon of spending as she browses the designer boutiques of West Hollywood with family members The simple dress featured a slight flared skirt which showed off Salmas toned legs, set off by a pair of wedge peep toe sandals. The star tied some of her natural curls back for a half up, half down do to keep cool in the Los Angeles heat. That’s a good boy! Salma Hayek offers Jimmy Fallon an affectionate pat as she plays a bar game with the comedian Salma finished her girly look with a chic cream shoulder bag and matching sunglasses. The actress was obviously hoping to add to her glam wardrobe as she hit the Fred Segal store, departing with a number of shopping bags. Pretty in pink: Salma chose a simple but chic pale pink dress for her family day out, perfect for the summery weather Salma was joined on her shopping spree by various family members who she was spoted laughing and chatting with as they walked around the upmarket boutiques. The actress most likely relished her down time with her nearest and dearest, which comes in the middle of a hectic few months. Fresh from promoting her reprisal role as Adam Sandlers wife in Grown Ups 2, Salma has thrown herself into her next project, animated film The Prophet. Get anything good? Salma left the Fred Segal store with a number of bags Salma will lend her vocal talents to the film alongside The Office star John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina and Beasts of the Southern Wild Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis. The Prophet is an adaptation of the 1923 collection of 26 prose poetry essays by Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Kahil Gibran. The actress will also serve as producer for the project, working with writer-director Roger Allers, who has helped create a string of Disney classics including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Fashion lover: Salma Hayek proved her love for girly dresses when she stepped out in another pretty ensemble earlier this month Summery: Salma flaunted her curves in this white hot dress on a trip to her lawyers office Each of the classics chapters, which explore various life themes, will be directed by a different award-winning filmmaker with Allers coordinating the process.
Salma Hayek: ‘I have never tried to be as beautiful as I can be’
The catch? Valentina Paloma is completely clueless about her healthy habits. I camouflage them. They love pasta [so] I put [them] in tomato sauce, the Puss In Boots star, 45, reveals during a Friday appearance on the Rachael Ray Show . You know what you can hide really well? Aubergine [eggplant], roast carrots, roast bell peppers [and] you can put a little bit of greens if you put enough of the other stuff. However, Hayek has learned to cover her tricky tracks well because if Valentina were to find out, all bets would be off, the actress laughs. Theres got to be no clue that you lied because then shell find it, like, Aha! she says. You have to really puree [the vegetables]. Its the way to do it. The hands-on mothers tips dont end in the kitchen; Hayek, who globetrots with her family, including husband Francois-Henri Pinault, understands children arent always the best travel companions. Shes on the plane a lot and in the car a lot and sometimes they get cranky. Really, you know what that is? Theyre getting carsick, Hayek explains. I have these bracelets that are for motion sickness that I used while I was pregnant because I was carsick for 9 months nonstop! I put them on her and its made a huge difference. But whether theyre stateside or overseas , Hayek makes spending alone time with Valentina a priority.
Hayek is the mother to five-year-old Valentina Paloma and wife to French billionaire Francois Henri Pinault. Her latest films include Savages, Grown Ups and Grown Ups II. When Hayek is not busy filming, she likes watching Mexican soccer, practicing Krav Maga (the official self defense system of the Israeli military) and spending time with little Valentina. Here are more interesting facts about actress Salma Hayek that even her biggest fan may find surprising: Loading Slideshow No. 1 As a child, Hayeks grandmother regularly shaved her head and eyebrows because she thought it would make her hair grow thicker, glossier and darker. No. 2 Hayek has always had a rebellious nature. When she was 12 years old she was sent to a boarding school in Louisiana and was expelled after two years. No. 3 Her performance in the movie Frida garnered Hayeks best career reviews and made her one of four Latinas nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. No. 4 She participated in a large protest against the murders of women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. No. 5 Hayek founded her own production company, Ventanarosa, in 1999 and produced the hit show Ugly Betty. No. 6 When Hayek and Friends star Matthew Perry filmed the movie Fools Rush In, there were rumors that the on-screen lovers hated each other in real life. Both dispelled the rumors some time later. No.
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Physicians there told Hayek they would like to see mothers breastfeed for a full two years but that stigma too often gets in the way. Salma Hayek on Breastfeeding Hayek said her decision to breastfeed another woman’s child was an attempt to diminish the stigma placed on women for breast feeding. At the time she was still breastfeeding her 1-year-old daughter. null null She told “Nightline” co-anchor Cynthia McFadden that she thought her daughter wouldn’t mind sharing her milk. “Am I being disloyal to my child by giving her milk away?” Hayek said. “I actually think my baby would be very proud to share her milk. And when she grows up I’m going to make sure she continues to be a generous, caring person.” Hayek told McFadden that that the idea of helping a child in this way had a long tradition in her family. She related a story about her great-grandmother many years ago in Mexico saving the starving baby of a stranger by breastfeeding the child. What Others Are Saying A blogger on EW.com, the web site for Entertainment Weekly, declared the video clip winner of the “biggest eyebrow-raiser award” and called Hayek cool “because her left breast has now done more for humanity in a few minutes than I’ve done in roughly my life.” null null People commenting on mom and parenting web sites also had kudos for Hayek. “I got warm fuzzies when I saw this video,” wrote Ribbiee78 on iVillage.com. “Awesome, just awesome. Even that little bit will help this baby boy.” Jennifer Perillo, who is the food editor at Working Mother magazine and writes blogs for NYC Moms Blog, The Mama Chronicles and The Daily Juggle, called Hayek’s act “one of the greatest gifts you can give…a piece of yourself.” Perillo is currently nursing her nine-month old baby. She’s also happy to see the attention shifted away from the octuplets mom. “Here’s one person using her body to feed whatever emotional issues she has,” Perillo said about Nadya Suleman, who added eight babies to the six she already had. “The flip side is a woman whose body is producing something naturally who is actually using it in such a powerful and positive way.” Dr.
Splashing her cash: Salma Hayek goes girly in pastel pink as she hits the designer boutiques with her family
I could make bigger efforts. I don’t think my first priority in life has ever been beauty. It’s a little bit of a rebellious spirit in me. There is more to me than looks, of course.” When it comes to her husband, French billionaire fashion mogul Francois-Henri Pinault, Hayek says she does take her appearance seriously. Jeff Vespa/WireImage Hayek, 47, is married to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. I want him to be attracted to me, she said. “A lot of the effort I make is for my husband because I want him to be attracted to me,” she tells the mag. RELATED: BEYONCE PERFORMS WITH JAY-Z AT SOUND OF CHANGE The sultry screen star is certainly attractive to more than just her husband, but is perhaps more admirable for her work ethic. In addition to being a Hollywood actress and producer, Hayek is an acivist. She helped start Chime for Change, the campaign for women’s empowerment around the world co-founded by Gucci. Beyonce headlined the affiliated Sound of Change London Concert on June 1. Giving her advice to women, Hayek says honesty is the best policy. “You’ve got to take who you are and love who you are and do the best you can with what you’ve got,” she said.