10 Salma Hayek Facts That May Surprise You

First Look! Three Things You’ll Learn About Salma Hayek in July’s InStyle

Salma Hayek July 2013 Cover Girl

So when Salma Hayek voices an alternative fashion motivation, we find her honesty refreshing. In July’s InStyle , cover girl Salma admits that her primary inspiration for putting together a good outfit is her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault : “Im not really a fashionista. I have an eye; I can pull it together, but a lot of the effort I make is for my husband because I want him to be attracted to me.” Surely Salma and Francios work hard to keep the spark alive in their relationship; the 46-year-old actress has admitted to sexting , and we’d imagine her affinity for leather keeps their relationship spicy as well. “My husband loves when I wear it,” Salma says. Ironically, wives have an awful lot of sartorial power over their husbands, as studies have revealed that guys rely on their ladies’ fashion advice when getting dressed. But when it’s a woman’s turn to suit up, some, like Salma, seem to let men’s opinions influence them instead. Would you change your outfit based on your partner’s opinion? PHOTO: Think she had Francois in mind for these looks? Loading Slideshow With husband Francois-Henri Pinault. Getty Images May 2, 2011

Salma Hayek: My Daughter ‘Always Makes Me Laugh’

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. 7 Hayek played a stripper in two movies: Dogma and From Dusk Till Dawn. No. 8 Hayeks on-screen sex scene with actor Colin Farrell in Ask The Dust won her the highly desired Best Nude Scene Award in 2006. No.

Valentina jumped on my bed and hugged me, and I go, What are you doing? You scared me! Hayek, 45, tells the magazine in its July issue. She started giggling and said to me, You desperately needed my energy. I was so surprised she said that. A 4-year-old! And she was so right, the actress adds. Hayek and her husband , French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault , split much of their familys time between Paris and L.A. But while their routine can certainly be exhausting, Hayek says, Valentina doesnt mind the hectic lifestyle and traveling schedule. Were lucky because she loves traveling , Hayek explains. For her its second nature. If I put her in a school in Spain because Im doing a movie there, shes excited about this new experience with other kids and the teachers. And when she leaves, she does so with no sorrow. She remembers them and talks about them and loves them, but she doesnt have the anxiety or sadness none of that. After spending her days juggling responsibilities as a wife, mother, actress and businesswoman, Hayek says she enjoys decompressing in the evenings by reading things like Dr.

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Shes an actress (catch her in Grown Ups 2 this summer) and a producer, a devoted wife to French billionaire fashion mogul Francois-Henri Pinault, and doting mother to 5-year-old Valentina. And when it comes to social injustices, theres no stopping hershe helped kick off Chime for Change , a campaign founded by Gucci that promotes the empowerment of girls and women around the world. In her exclusive interview with InStyle, Hayek admits she is still finding her wayand herself. Scroll down to find out three things youll learn in the issue. To read the full story, pick up the new InStyle, on newsstands and available for download to your tablet starting Friday, June 14 . Editors Note: The following is excerpted from the Salma Hayek cover story, Shes Only Just Begun by Mike Sager, which originally appears in InStyles July 2013 issue. 1. HER REAL THOUGHTS ON DRESSING OVER 40 Im not really a fashionista. I have an eye; I can pull it together, but a lot of the effort I make is for my husband because I want him to be attracted to me, she said. She likes to pick strapless looks because: When I turned 40, I started thinking, This is the last year, whenever Id wear a strapless dress. I always thought you cant wear them after a certain age, but Im still getting away with it! 2. SHE DOESNT CONSIDER BEAUTY A PRIORITY 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 moreexercise, or not eat dessert.