… Salma Hayek.
I have a mad-rampant girl crush on Salma Hayek, and Husband Mike knows it. I find her to be absolutely electrifying on-screen and completely charming off. She’s smart, driven, funny, talented, visionary, gorgeous, and self-aware. She has the enviable ability to laugh at herself, and the even more enviable ability to praise herself without seeming remotely pompous or self-absorbed. Here are a few more reasons I adore this amazing actress:
I love Frida Kahlo for her ferocity, vision, and passion. I loved Hayek’s biopic for its unabashed emotion and stirring performances. But mostly I loved that this movie – with all of its flaws and inaccuracies – introduced a strong, talented, fearless woman artist to new generations of fans.
Hayek is married to French billionaire and PPR CEO François-Henri Pinault, who is one of the most powerful (relatively under-the-radar) men in the fashion industry. (PPR owns Gucci, Bottega Veneta, and Balenciaga, among others.) So our girl might actually have even better access to gorgeous, custom-fit designer duds than the average a-list actress. And yet, she is often seen in menswear-influenced pantsuits that sometimes seem to fight her voluptuous curves. And you know what? She doesn’t care. She loves those suits and she wears them proudly, traditional figure-flattery priorities be damned.
In addition to working to supply life-saving maternal and neonatal tetanus vaccinations to developing nations, Hayek is a board member for V-Day (founded by Eve Ensler) and has worked on increasing awareness on violence against women and discrimination against immigrants. She uses her power for good.
“People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.”
Are you a fan of Salma Hayek? Have you seen Frida? A fan of her artistic or charitable works? Love her style?
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