Salma Hayek in a little red bikini: this is how she snagged a billionaire


It’s been bikini photo central this week for some reason. More celebrities spending the holidays in tropical locations? Perhaps. On Tuesday, we saw Bar Refaeli and Elisabetta Canalis, both in Mexico. Just a few weeks before that, we saw Megan Fox in Hawaii. And now Salma Hayek put on her little red bikini and blew all of those little girls out of the water. Salma is in St. Barts (or St. Barth or Saint Barthelemy, whatever you want to call it or spell it) with her daughter Valentina. There is no mention of Salma’s husband Francois-Henri Pinault and whether he is vacationing with his wife and daughter, but if he’s sitting at home in Paris and he sees these photos, my guess is that he’ll be on the first plane to the Caribbean. Salma… God, I just love her body. Always have. It’s insane, really. The extreme curves packed onto this tiny little frame. She’s gorgeous.


I was going to make this all about “this is how you land a billionaire – you have to look like this.” But now I’m wondering… do you think it’s strange that Salma seems to be on vacation without her husband? Do you think there’s trouble? I don’t know, and I haven’t really heard anything, I’m just judging on the lack of photos of the two of them over the past year. Maybe they just have an unusual (“European”) marriage. Maybe Salma just likes to vacation with her daughter and not her husband. Maybe I should mind my beeswax.

Lastly – How friggin’ cute is Valentina? She’s so adorable.





Photos courtesy of Bauer-Griffin.

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  1. Looks good from the front and side, back, not so much.

  2. Steve says:

    OMG that is a real woman

  3. maria says:

    That is the perfect body – especially from the back. I am insanely jealous. I don’t like the flat or flabby ass and rib cage showing body types. This is perfect – muscular, curvy and fit.

  4. skilo says:

    Salma is beautiful from any angle and I truly envy her body an her adorable little girl.

  5. Eleonor says:

    Does she have boob implants?

  6. spinner says:

    Now this…is hot stuff!!

  7. WhiteNoise says:

    She is sultry and sensual and gorgeous and totally rocking that red bikini.

  8. happygirl says:

    What time does the gym open?

  9. gee_gee says:

    And how cute is Mini-Me?

  10. crab says:

    OMG I have that same exact red bathing suit, it’s from Victoria’s Secret!!

  11. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    He probably was working. Isnt that what Billionaires do?

    I want that body fo sure

  12. mslewis says:

    I saw these pictures yesterday and was just so jealous! Selma is beautiful and her body is KILLER and she not skinny. A real woman. Little Valentina is just a cutie.

    As for Francois . . . Selma and Valentina were just in Paris for Christmas with him so I doubt there is any “trouble.” The man is head of a jumbo corporation so he has to work occasionally. Plus, he has two other children that he might be spending alone time with in France. Or, maybe he is in St. Barths and the paps haven’t spotted him yet. Whatever. I don’t think there is a problem in the marriage because, when they are together, it’s obvious he adores her.

  13. the original bellaluna says:

    Gawd, she’s beautiful!

    @ Eleanor – Nope, I’m pretty sure they’re hers.

  14. Kaye says:

    re implants: From pictures I’ve seen on plastic surgery sites, she had a modestly-endowed chest that she enhanced with large implants. Now I believe she’s either removed them or downsized.

  15. Eve says:

    @ Kaiser:

    He must have joined her later (or before) the pictures above were taken because Justajared has just posted this:

  16. Brooke says:

    She’s holding up pretty well since her Dusk Til Dawn striptease from… 15 years ago?!? D-mn. Gorgeous.

  17. Happymom says:

    Her boobs used to be ginormous-l’m with Kaye-either downsized or removed.

  18. mimi says:

    what adorable mom and daughter shots!

  19. Mia135 says:

    Her hubby might be in St. Barts with her, but just didn’t join her on the beach yet.
    I’m in Barbados at the moment and there are TONS of celebs vacaying here and in St. Barts right now. Simon Cowell, Ellen and Portia, Sean Coombs (aka Puff Daddy or whatever he calls himself these days), the boys from Take That and their wives, George Lucas, Harvey Weinstein…..

    There are also some Daily Mail pics of supermodel Stephanie Seymour frolicking and posing on the beach in St. Barts like she is still at a Sports Illustrated photo shoot. Narcissitic and hilarious!

  20. Samigirl says:

    She looks AMAZING. And her daughter is a doll. I thought BR had the best bikini body…but Salma definitely blows her out of the water.

  21. Crash2GO2 says:

    Wow, she really is gorgeous. And her daughter is so cute I could just eat her up!!

  22. Vi says:

    i don’t think she had implants, i think she had kids. her boobs got bigger, doesn’t have to be surgery.

  23. Kaiser says:

    Eve – Thanks for that! That’s good, they’re on vacation together.

  24. LT says:

    Salma is one of those women who I both love and am completely jealous of body-wise! She’s just too pretty but seems so nice. I read somewhere that when she was on 30Rock there was a scene (where Jack shows up for her niece’s debutante thing – sorry, don’t know the Spanish word) and Alec couldn’t stop staring at her chest! Too funny.

  25. Eve says:

    @ Kaiser:

    You’re welcome! And I’m not even going to request anyone for the next HGF as a reward.

  26. Chelly says:

    Y is it that NO Hollywood mom have stretch marks? EVER?! Is there some secret the rest of us don’t know about???

  27. redlips says:

    Love the bathing suit! She looks great…this what I refer to as “birthing” hips.

  28. Lori says:

    She is by FAR my husband’s favorite — and who can blame him! I’m glad he likes women with curves, not bony ones.

  29. Kevin says:

    She’s the only one who can really rock the unibrow. So how did Melinda Gates do soooo much better than Salma?

  30. cobbler says:

    The question shouldn’t be how did ‘she’ land a billionaire, but how did he land ‘her’!? She’s already got plenty of money herself, plus she’s stunning and talented to boot!

  31. K-MAC says:

    She has a fantastic backside! This woman is unreal….love her body and who she is…super fabulous!

  32. Apostate says:

    This woman is simply too luscious for words,especially with ability to breastfreed any impoverished nation at will…Muy caliente!

  33. Kevin says:

    Apostate, very curious about that name you use. I only know 1 religion that actively uses that term.

  34. Laura says:

    “her body is KILLER and she not skinny. A real woman.”

    REAL WOMEN come in all shapes, moron. Fat, curvy, thin, skinny. If they have a vagina,they’re REAL. So sick of this “real women have curves” bull.

  35. chloe7 says:

    She looks great! It’s nice to see a actress that you don’t count ribs on.

  36. 4Real says:

    That BABYGIRL is how she got his cheatinA$$ back. 4REAL! Remember the French chick on his yacht right before they got married? She looks good though…LOL!

  37. Runs with Scissors says:

    People really are over weight in American at least, but I’m still waiting for the cries of, “ZOMG!!! all of you people saying her fat a$$ is hot and you love her curves must be huge cows yourselves!!” (or if she were too skinny and we commented on that, then we’re just jealous, right?)

    I agree that the ‘real woman’ thing is obnoxious and unfair.

    Why do you think naturally thin women run out and get implants all the time? To look like ‘real’ women I guess. Sad.

    She looks perfect to me, could lose or gain 5-8 pounds and still be perfect, and healthy looking. It is nice, for a change, to see a woman who isn’t starving herself out of vanity. She is gorgeous.

  38. Ruffian9 says:

    Other sites (Lainey) show that Francois-Henri is in St Barts with Salma & Valentina.

  39. Lem says:

    How did baby Velvetta get so big? Yet Hollywood babies IE Suri, Shiloh, haven’t aged?

    salma looks awesome

  40. jzhz says:

    Now THAT is an enviable bikini body. She doesn’t have a low, saggy butt, she’s got tone but isn’t bone thin. Also, she’s got a mature body – this is what I think of when I think of a “womanly” body, not someone who looks boyish. She’s gorgeous!

  41. albeli says:

    Valentina is so cute!

  42. Kiska says:

    Valentina is a mini Salma. So Cute.

    Salma is 100% real woman. Nice healthy figure with curves in the right places.

  43. Nonos says:

    She’s short and fat and I don’t see anything attractive on her body.When I saw these photos I lost my appetite.I prefer skinny body types like Megan Fox.

  44. Jaye E says:

    @Laura…now, don’t you think you could have made the same point without calling names?? I agree with you…women come in many shapes and sizes, but there was no need to be hostile while making your point.

  45. Jaye E says:

    @Nonos…huh??? Short and fat?? You’re entitled to your own preferences and if you like skinny, do you. But Salma Hayek is FAR from fat.

  46. Jeri says:

    Her boobs were much smaller back when she was with Edward Burns – then they suddenly exploded – no way it was natural.

  47. Sam says:

    It really irks me when posters knock on someone’s height – so what if she is only 5ft2? She’s still in proportion for her body. Megan Fox is “short” too you know – people lay off height bashing please – it is something that you cannot change, like say, breast size or nose shape!! Besides, the best things come in small packages!

  48. LolaBella says:

    She’s got a great body and she’s gorgeous.

    Valentina really is her mini me.

    I agree that her boobs do look a lot smaller now, perhaps as a result of breast feeding?

  49. Phie says:

    Beautiful, beautiful woman. She’s muscular but feminine at the same time, perfect combination.

  50. Kloops says:

    Slammin’ body. She’s seems like a good mom too. Love her.

  51. Camille says:

    Now *there* is a great bikini body. She blows Aniston, Diaz and Fox out of the water.

  52. The Hamm is My Dream Man says:

    She’s gorgeous.

    I agree with some other people though in saying that “real women have curves” stuff is nonsense and unfair.

    All women are real. Some are more thin and “boyish” than others. It doesn’t make them any less of a real woman.

    Real women come in all shapes and sizes and have all kinds of figures. Can we knock off the “real women have curves” stuff?

  53. Paula says:

    She has a perfectly proportioned figure in those photos. I agree with other commenters that she either had implants removed or downsized. She had ginormous boobs before pregnancy and after post-pregnancy weight loss. Love seeing celebs playing with their kids. Long after their careers fade, they’ll still be stars in the eyes of their children.

  54. summer_solstice says:

    She looks beautiful.

  55. Dhavy says:

    When people write “real women” maybe they refer to the fact there’s no plastic surgery from head to toe. She’s obviously has an awesome body without going all plastic. You can tell she takes care of herself without going overboard.
    Didn’t she endorse some liquid diet that she herself has been doing for years?

  56. Marley says:

    Ever since she snagged that billionaire, she hasn’t been doing s.h.i.t; but sitting back and spending HIS money. She married his money, not him.

  57. truthzbetta says:

    Meh. She is sure not the modern day Raquel Welch she’s been advertised to be. She’s been known for her body since day 1 (snake dance) so this isn’t what I expected.

    Short legs, lumps on her butt, thickish waist, big thighs. She looks like a real woman, but billionaire bait?

    More in Britney Spears territory after the cheetos. She needs airbrushing, smoke and mirrors to look extraordinary.

    Jen Aniston looks a hellova lot better. Now we know why Hayek just wears giant arrows pointing to her chest and hides all this with those grecian gowns.

  58. fwozbo says:

    Chelly (#26), I totally agree with you, they must all go to the same great plastic surgeon.

    In general I don’t believe one word from Hollywood actors when they say they have never had plastic surgery.

  59. Isa says:

    Celebrities get stretch marks. Jenny McCarthy admitted she got stretch marks. Not everyone gets the red ones. A lot of women get the thin, white ones. They’re less noticeable. I got three half inch long ones on my inner thigh. I can only see them in certain light and I can feel them when I run my finger over them.

    Even if they get the deep, red ones I imagine they go to the doctor and have some sort of laser therapy.

    Has anyone watched the movie Grown Ups? Salma looked AMAZING in that movie. She had a scene in a bikini and I thought to myself, man she must be working out hard! I mean, she’s always had a fabulous body but she looked very fit.

    Anyway, I think she is just a fan of push up bras. I’m gonna need to get my hands on whichever one she wears. I’m not sure though, since a quick search shows her breats looking like a size F or something and here she looks like a C or a D?

  60. whateva says:

    yes she has impants the best in hollywood. old old pics show a med size boobs with lots of marks….. yep implants

  61. peachthief says:

    I love how the general consensus in the comment thread is that the size and shape of your body is the sum total of your worth on this planet.


  62. Susi says:

    Argh! All of these completely ignorant comments on boobs drive me nuts! Okay people, here’s a short lesson for you on breasts. #1 The same breasts don’t always look the same size. The bra (or lack thereof), clothing, lighting, angle, etc etc all play a huge part in how big or small boobs look. Some bras or clothing (think bustiers etc) thrust brusts up and in giving big cleavage, whilst others flatten out, pull apart, or just hold them in place. The colour you’re wearing can even make a difference. Generally bikini tops – which often don’t have underwire etc – make your boobs look smaller. #2 Boobs can go up & down in size NATURALLY over time. I have natural boobs and over the years they have fluctuated by up to 4 bra sizes and my weight has only fluctuated by a few kilos. Early last year my boobs were enormous and now they are smaller again. It’s a combination of hormones with your environment, etc etc. #3 The pill & other birth control methods can affect your brast size – so if someone is going on and off birth control or switching to different kinds, their boobs will most likely change size. #4 Having children changes your breasts (surprise surprise). My sister’s boobs went from average to a size G when whe got pregnant, and now that she has stopped breastfeeding they have gone right down again. So, before making all of these assertions, please realise that your reasons as given above don’t equate to evidence of fake boobs.

  63. MariPily says:

    She looks great. Healthy, and fit enough to play with her daughter in the waves.
    I think Valentina resembles her father more than her mother.

  64. stella says:

    She landed a billionaire by first having his baby. Isn’t that how women do it these days? Men don’t marry women unless they pop out one of their kids beforehand (before the wedding) or said woman is in the process of such an act, am I wrong?

  65. buxxy says:

    She and her daughter are lovely…but aside from that, I always thought her marriage to that billionaire was a little off…I can’t explain it except to say that I think it will not last long. I like both of them but it’s something I just can’t explain….I hope I’m wrong.

  66. says:


    ” So, before making all of these assertions, please realise that your reasons as given above don’t equate to evidence of fake boobs. ”

    Susi, i am a woman and have seen lot of women: i have never, EVER seen such a change in a woman

    especially if the change occurred BEFORE the breastfeeding.

    Sorry, but i am a woman, and while i could like a good implant, i don’t like that the ” natural beauty” is compared to the beauty that natural it is not.I find it offensive for the ” normal” women.