Salma Hayek covers Allure: “I’ve never had anything done on my face”


Oooh, Salma! Salma covers the September issue of Allure Magazine, likely to promote her voice work in Puss in Boots (the Shrek spinoff with Antonio Banderas) and her new skincare line. But Salma has another agenda too – to make Linda Evangelista sorry that she ever looked at Salma’s billionaire husband, Francois-Henri Pinault. Salma gets some subtle digs in, especially when she’s talking about how her daughter is growing up wealthy. Allegedly, Pinault puts $50,000 a MONTH in Valentina’s trust, plus, you know, he’s actually a hands-on father with Valentina, where his son Augie, with Linda, has gotten nothing. I also think Salma is making a dig at Linda, who famously does Botox, when Salma talks about how she’s all-natural. The Allure slideshow is here, and here are some excerpts:


Salma on her skin: Hayek has worked for her astonishingly young-looking skin. “My career has given me a lot of experience to be under pressure of having to be beautiful, and having to look for tricks to make it work,” says the actress.

She‘s all natural: Hayek believes in fighting aging—up to a point. “I believe that every woman is entitled to fight to preserve her youth,” she says. But not by becoming overly surgified by celebrity dermatologists. “It’s like the uniform of a generation,” Hayek says. “And it’s not necessarily beautiful. It’s not wrinkled-looking, but it’s not beautiful. I’ve never had anything done on my face,” Hayek insists. “I’ve never had dermabrasion or peels or injections of any kind, nothing.”

Salma on her boobs: Ask Hayek whether any part of her body looked better ten years ago, and she’ll tell you. “My boobs,” she says with a laugh. “They’re not bad, by the way. I’m not complaining about them.” She famously breast-fed a hungry infant in Sierra Leone, where she was promoting a UNICEF initiative to eradicate tetanus. “If you have milk, you have milk, and if they’re hungry, they’re hungry,” she says. “I think it’s a beautiful thing, because motherhood is a very strong place for women to connect and understand each other.”

Confidence: “As a woman, you should be more at ease with your sexuality when you are in your 40s,” she says. “You are more self-assured about that part. And that’s the way it should be. If you are a girl who cannot walk in heels, it doesn’t matter how beautiful you are,” she says. “If you look like a chicken that’s been spiked in the feet, it’s not going to be sexy.”

Bullied at an early age: “I got teased because I was too short, or I was too brown,” she says. (Her complexion is the legacy of her father, a businessman of Lebanese descent.) “You would think in Mexico that would be something normal, but I did get teased,” she says.

Filming love scenes: Hayek first became known in America with Desperado, an action movie starring Antonio Banderas. A love scene between them took eight hours to film rather than the scheduled one hour because of Hayek’s reluctance. “I’m not an exhibitionist,” she says. “It was the first time, so it was very difficult.”

Hayek on her daughter, being rich: Hayek says of her daughter, who speaks English, Spanish, and French: “I never understood the point of being privileged if you don’t get to have the privileges. Like, people who won’t take their kids to an expensive restaurant, or won’t travel with them, or make them pay for everything at a really young age. I think it’s important that kids have responsibilities and understand the value of things, but I think it’s great that my daughter gets to travel the world.”

On her beauty line: Hayek’s beauty line is in many ways a tribute to her grandmother, who studied to be a beautician and made potions for government officials and their wives. “She started working on my skin when I was 12 or 13,” Hayek says. “I never used soap on my face. Once, she shaved our heads and put egg on it and all these things. But I have to give her credit—my hair is great.” Hayek believes that it’s possible to offer beauty products that will encourage women’s strengths rather than make them anxious about their weaknesses. “I’m [creating this line] with the philosophy that within you there is beauty, and you have to learn how to find it and enhance it in a natural way…. One thing that is exciting about being a woman is that you can rediscover your beauty over and over and over.”

[From Allure]

I actually do like Salma quite a bit, and I always have, but I think her perspective is very narrow. That’s fine – lots of people only see the world through their own narrow point of view, but with Salma, speaking aloft her cushion of wealth and privilege, it does seem like she’s out of touch. She was blessed with a great face, great skin, a great body, and she worked hard in Hollywood and then married a billionaire… none of this is particularly inspiring. Which is fine – some people are born with a head start, and do great things with that head start. But Salma puts herself out there like she’s relating to every woman, like her experiences have been like everyone else’s.



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  1. Kiki says:

    Bitch please!

  2. tapioca says:

    “I never understood […] Like, people who won’t take their kids to an expensive restaurant…”

    …or pay for their child support!

    And am I the only one reading, “I’ve never had anything done on my face.” as “I’ve had lots done on my body”, ie. boob job?

    She is undoubtedly a beautiful woman though.

  3. Liz says:

    I agree with Kiki.

  4. crash says:

    Photoshop much??

  5. Felicia says:

    Why is her hair in her face in every shot?

  6. Samigirl says:

    Her waist is SO tiny. She’s gorgeous 🙂

  7. lola says:

    I totally buy she hasn’t done anything to her face aging-wise. My sister’s 45 and has no wrinkles too. You can just tell she has good genes, nothing looks tight or swollen on her face, like other stars that eff with procedures.

    She did get her boobs and nose done though as a younger girl though, so I wouldn’t rule her out getting work done later on.

  8. Eve says:

    Agree with Kiki: bitch, please!

    She’s had a nose job (she had the tip of it “refined”).


  9. mln76 says:

    She’s gorgeous but her hubby is no prize no matter how much money he has, if he abandoned one child he could easily abandon another.

  10. carrie says:

    she uses botox for her forehead for sure

  11. renee says:

    She has had surgery. She has had breast implants, as has Halle Berry, and I believe that she had something done to her nose. So when these celebrities go on about how they are aging naturally…

    There is no doubt that she is a beautiful woman, but I am a little tired of hearing about how great and attractive these celebrities are whether it is Penelope Cruz, or Salma, or Halle, when they have had nose, breast and, in some cases, eye jobs. The rest of us would look unbelievable too if we had ours face and bodies worked on by top notch surgeons!!!

  12. Quest says:

    I think she had a nose job as well as the boobs:

    She is still a very lovely woman but still needs to learn when to shut it.

  13. WTF says:

    can i just say her boobs mesmerize me

  14. Eve says:

    Oh, and I totally believe she lives in the “mega bitch” territory, along with Julia Roberts.

  15. WOM says:

    “I’ve never had anything done on my face.”

    I think she means “skin” — as in no peels or stretching, and that’s probably true. However she has had her nose and boobs done.

  16. Dee Vine says:

    Nose job, boob job for sure. She’s every gold digger’s idol.

  17. teri says:

    yeah, I think she’s talking about getting shit done to her face to look younger. I can sniff that out a mile away, and when you look at candids she really has exquisite skin and skin tone.

    She probably spends a fortune on facials and stuff a month, but I think it’s pretty obvious in normal photos she just has great genes, that latino olive skin just ages slower.

  18. mln76 says:

    Can we all agree that every actress has had a nose job for the last 50 years ago. It’s almost a requirement in Hollywood. In my book a nose job almost doesn’t count as plastic surgery anymore.

  19. darai says:

    I’ve seen pictures of her from paps, just being casual eating with her kid. And she has wrinkles and stuff, I don’t see any signs of botox personally. There are tell-tale signs of botox and thread-lifts that are so popular with her age group, and she doesn’t exhibit them.

  20. Goofpuff says:

    That’s quite a bit of photoshop. I guess that replaces a surgeon’s knife?

  21. Mare says:

    I think she did well. I’m guessing she wasn’t born rich? So her success in life and career is all her doing and it probably wasn’t easy. Yes, she’s beautiful but so are many other women. And she is mediocre actress. So I think she did very well with what she has. And her billionaire husband didn’t marry her for her boobs. There were and probably are hundreds of pretty women with nice boobs throwing themselves at him but he chose her. Maybe I’m naive but I’m guessing he loves her?

  22. malia says:

    there are a select few stars who are aging really well, and I’d put salma Hayek in that cateogory along with Halle Berry.

    Yes, both have gotten nose jobs. And Salma’s gotten the boob job(Halle’s are real, see them nude and they sit like normal, undone boobs).

    BUT,that doesn’t take away from the fact they are aging very well. Both have great bodies still, both have great skin, not a lot of wrinkles.

    I mean, compare them to their peers. J.Lo is younger than them, but you can she has basically sandblasted her face at this point. You can SEE where work has been done on her, even if the work has given her good results. Too pulled, too tight, too swollen.

  23. wtf? says:

    I’m going to have to disagree with the people saying that she had a boob job. I saw her years and years ago on this show (I can’t remember the name of it, but it was a spinoff of the golden girls) and she had those amazing boobs then and she was really young.

  24. ladybert62 says:

    Get that hair out of your face!

  25. Maritza says:

    Who is she kidding? Don’t these celebrities know people can google anything? Why not be sincere and say the truth? She comes off not only pretentious but a liar as well.

  26. Adrien says:

    @Boo, yes, you can safely breastfeed an infant even with implants.

  27. Ladybird83 says:

    Umm there are come serious before and after pictures of Selma. The boobs and the nose have been done. Why do celebrites feel like they have to deny it? Do they think people can’t tell? After living in Los Angles I can tell face work from a block away.

  28. N.D. says:

    She had these boobs and this nose since she first appeared on TV back in Mexico. They were her trademark since the very beginning.

    And she was born into wealthy family and never struggled for money. She went to a very good catholic school and then to college and only after that became an actress in her early 20s. She was very methodical and successful about it. Salma is no airhead and not some vapid and desperate golddigger/framewhore.

  29. Violet says:

    “I think it’s a beautiful thing, because motherhood is a very strong place for women to connect and understand each other.”

    The unspoken caveat: Unless the woman is the mother of one of my husband’s children. In which case, I fully support him completely ignoring his child.

    I never used to have any real opinion about Salma, other than thinking she was pretty. I really dislike her now, knowing that she’s married to a deadbeat father.

    Shame on Pinault, and shame on Salma for not encouraging her husband to step up to his responsibilities to her daughter’s brother.

  30. dj says:

    who says salma even knew pinault was the baby daddY?

  31. Turtle Dove says:

    Love it when celebs think we’re stupid. Are they unaware that there’s this thing called the internet where old photos can be looked up?

  32. kieslwoski says:

    @MAre she was born very wealthy, attended an exclusive boarding school in America as a teen.

    And I agree with Violet, shame on her that she is married to a man who with all his astounding weakth is a deadbeat Dad. Disgusting. Her hypocrisy makes me so mad.

    I used to really like her especially after Frida, but now I just cannot stand her.

  33. 6 says:

    Turtledove- it is very obvious after looking at the link that she has definitely had a boob job. I can’t understand why as she looked nice before????? I always thought she had fake boobs but I’m no expert so I wasn’t sure.

  34. Str8Shooter says:

    Maybe she should have some kind of ‘procedure’ to wipe the BITCH off of her face.

  35. jinni says:

    She looks like Tura Satana in Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!

  36. mariaj says:

    I am sooo tired about these celebreties pretending that they never have had ” work” done. I mean, just stay silent, or how about a no comment? Internet is full of pictures before and after, so why the lies?

  37. Truthful says:

    oh god with the lies!

    I knew she was seething over this other kid and if she KNEW about it as everyone says…

    then she was fine w/him NOT knowing and not supporting the kid.

    she’s a terror in sheep’s clothing.

  38. vicky says:

    She says she has never done anything to her face…i always thought your nose was on your face.

    The body…amazing!

  39. dahlia47 says:

    To Quest:

    Yep she had a nose job. Her nose looked like a light bulb back then.

    By the way, she already had money when she came to L.A. to start her career. She was doing soap operas in Mexico and I wouldn’t be surprised if her parents helped her out.

  40. Viv says:

    She had them done ages ago, during or right after Ed Norton, before Josh Lucas. I have a makeup artist friend who once did her make up before she had those boobs done and she said she was shading them with highlighter like crazy to give her cleavage. Now they are humongous.There are plenty of pics to document that. Nothing wrong with that but pleeeeze- if you got it admit it or stay mum on surgeries. I used to be a fan until she gave interviews slamming plastic surgery and judging people. That’s foul. I liked her until then because of Frida. I think she is just full of herself. But pretty.

  41. Liar Liar pants on fire!! Girl,totally wanted to make that love scene last 8hrs.Hell,I could have made that scene last 3 days!!EDIT**Oh my*Turtle Dove*what a difference.At least hers look good,though.

  42. Callumna says:

    Her boobs are plastic, well known.

    Although she keeps telling stories on Letterman about how they came after she “wished” for them, like it was a growth spurt. Is fibbing “acting” when you’re on t.v. or mag?

    Pamela Anderson also boasts she hasn’t done her face. What’s the point of mentioning that? From head to toe the rest is unnatural.

  43. NinaGianvonni says:

    I think this might be true, some women just have natural beauty even the small percentage in Hollywood who choose to age gracefully.

  44. Erin says:

    She might have good genes but everyone has some kind of fine lines at her age. And she hasn’t even had microdermabrasion yet she’s married to a billionaire…yeah, I call bullshit.
    I used to like her too…now I can’t stand her…

  45. jane16 says:

    That cover shot is absurd. Hair over the face?

  46. jane16 says:

    I agree with all of you. She is so full of herself.

  47. Lindy says:

    You know, I never used to have an opinion one way or the other about her–the few things I’ve seen her act in were just so-so. But this interview is totally disgusting to me. It kind of makes me loathe her. Ugh. Privileged snooty beeyotch. Basically she’s mad that she isn’t enough to keep her billionaire hubby happy and so he went looking for something on the side. And now she’s gonna make sure that poor kid pays for it.

  48. TXCinderella says:

    Who cares if she’s had anything done? She is gorgeous! I first saw her in Dusk To Dawn, and I thought she was absolutely beautiful and sexy.

  49. N.D. says:

    Guys, she is completely naked in Desperado that was filmed in 1995 and is her first american movie. And she has those same big boobs. She has them in that famous table dancing with huge snake scene in From Dusk Till Down.

    What’s even more telling they go up and down with her weight which is clearly seen in pics Turtle Dove posted. When she’s crazy thin – they’re small, when she’s normal weight they’re big. When she was pregnant they were like gigant baloons.

  50. Sakyiwaa says:

    I believe her.

  51. CHICKIEBOO says:


  52. Katherine says:

    Salma has had 2 boob jobs over the years. She was very small in her 20s – more like a teeny A cup. She got a smaller enhancement early on and then got this huge job later.

    Her weight has not fluctuated that much at all over the years. To get boobs that big from weight gain you’d have to gain a LOT of weight and Salma has never done that. They would also deflate once you lost the weight and you’d have flatter breasts as a result.

    I used to be a fan – not of her acting which was always bad – but of her personality. It was witty and her accent was cute and she seemed bright. I always enjoyed her on talk shows. During her campaign for an Oscar nom, however, her many interviews became almost vainglorious and incredibly obnoxious and catty about other women.

    It totally turned me off to her and after finally seeing Frieda I still don’t understand her oscar nom. Her acting wasn’t any better than in the past – almost annoying in its screeching. So I assume they gave her a nom as a tribute to a woman getting this film made about another woman. I personally think the boobs helped.

    Still she is a beautiful woman. But I wasn’t surprised she married a billionaire.

  53. Katherine says:

    Oops. That’s her interviews became “obnoxious.” Not that other word some goblin made me type. LOL!

    Oops again – I forgot Kaiser has graciously enabled an edit feature. Thank you, Kaiser.

  54. Original Tiffany says:

    turtledove, yep total boob job.
    However, SPECTACULAR boob job! Take note, refund gap Leann Rimes.

    I’d still rather have natural boobs-she looked good before.

  55. Ann says:

    What I don’t get about her is that after 20 years of being an “actress”, she hasn’t managed to improve one iota. That, my friends, shows true absence of talent.

  56. mackavoy says:

    Perspective, please. Salma is a mediocre actress, who ’emotes.’ She made Frida, a politically-correct movie about a female artist, so now SHE is an artist, too, see?

    Nose job + boob job + genre artist biopic + marrying billionaire = ?

    Yeah, not very much. Hype, smoke, nothing.

  57. mackavoy says:

    For those people who somehow, in the age of the internet, actually believe that those things are real, just google salma boob job!

    There are a dozen before and afters that end the argument. Seriously, 60 seconds from now, not one person should disagree on this.

    I’ll time you.

  58. Thea says:

    Im glad it all is wonderful for her, but her husband is a looser. If he will not take care of his child, he is a looser. No matter what the circumstances, the little boy is a pawn, and unfortunately one day he will read about all this. The man needs to step up and do right by the little boy and not be a prick. Unfortunately, this also doesnt reflect good on her because as a mother, she should know where the other one is coming from. Im sure Lindas intentions were just the same as Salmas. Salma just had nicer tits and was more demure.

  59. your mama says:

    ding ding ding! nail on head Kiki

  60. your mama says:

    Never boast about yourself, especially over someone else’s misfortune. The shoe could be on the other foot Salma, then it wouldn’t be so nice to know the man you call Hubby. I could NEVER be with a man who neglected his own flesh. That is just effed up.

  61. palermo says:

    She’s a liar. I’ve seen photos of her with her original bigger nose and flatter chest.

  62. palermo says:

    oh, and I’ve read Halle’s also had a boob job and we’ve all seen her original nose too

  63. Aurelia says:

    Yeah, Selma got her tits done for that Tarentino movie with george clooney and the vampires.

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  66. britanica says:

    She’s f****** gorgeous without a doubt, BUT she has definitely had a nose job (i’ve seen pics of her before she was famous) and a boob job, which were both done very well. she shouldnt feel the need to lie about it. she looks amazing.

  67. Lilly says:

    Some women’s boobs get bigger after having kids, but her nose was bulbous before. There is no questioning the nose job. I think this article is a load of bull.

  68. Elaine says:

    I think that her boobs are natural. She also needs to get a divorce.

  69. Elaine says:

    Everyone should start boycotting all of the companies that are owned by the Pinault family, stop watching their French soccer team, and refuse to buy shares of stock in the companies that are owned by the Pinault family. Salma Hayek’s products (including her movies and television shows)should also be boycotted until she gets divorced. This will be another great way to teach Pinault that he should have never become a deadbeat dad and it will teach Salma Hayek that she should have never married a deadbeat dad.