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Salma Hayek's Quotes

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Born: 1966-09-02
Profession: Actress
Nation: Mexican
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Don't try to dress like me or wear your hair like mine. Find your own style.

Tags: Hair, Style, Try

Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more.

Tags: She, Violence, Woman

Everybody has a weakness. Mine is food.

Tags: Everybody, Food, Weakness

How I would describe my characters is absolutely different from how I would describe myself.

Tags: Absolutely, Characters, Describe

I aim for a lifetime full of movies.

Tags: Aim, Full, Movies

I became obsessed with all these women who die never feeling they did anything extraordinary with their lives.

Tags: Die, Feeling, Women

I directed a movie and now, I'm going to do the editing.

Tags: Directed, Editing, Movie

I don't ever want to have to depend on anyone completely.

Tags: Anyone, Depend

I don't have stamina in exercise... but I have it in life.

Tags: Exercise, Life, Stamina

I don't want to be size zero and I'm glad I'm not.

Tags: Glad, Size, Zero

I have a ranch, which is my favorite place in the world.

Tags: Favorite, Place, Ranch

I have a small house so I borrow everything except art, that's what I love.

Tags: Art, Love, Small

I have always been an active part of my community.

Tags: Active, Community

I have tried my whole life to represent my Mexican roots with honor and pride.

Tags: Life, Pride, Whole

I'm a country girl. I have to be in nature, so my daughter is exposed to it a lot.

Tags: Country, Girl, Nature

I'm good at working, but I'm very good at playing.

Tags: Good, Playing, Working

I'm not a skinny girl. I push it. I'm at the limit of chubbiness at all times, but I'm happy at all times.

Tags: Girl, Happy, Times

I've never had anything done on my face. I've never had dermabrasion or peels or injections of any kind, nothing.

Tags: Done, Face, Injections

I've stolen a couple of hearts and they are in my private collection!

Tags: Couple, Hearts, Private

It sounds trite to go after men who are nice but when you've been hurt a lot it becomes appealing.

Tags: Hurt, Men, Nice

Love food and I love to eat.

Tags: Eat, Food, Love

My heart has been stolen too - but I've gone and got it back every single time!

Tags: Heart, Single, Time

My new movie, Fools Rush In, is a romantic comedy and the girl I play in that is very warm, very sweet.

Tags: Girl, Romantic, Sweet

Producing is hell, writing is frustrating, acting is really satisfying, directing is heaven.

Tags: Acting, Hell, Writing

There has never been a female director who has won an Oscar. There has only been one woman who won at the Cannes Film Festival.

Tags: Film, Woman, Won

For my wrap present, Colin Farrell gave me a first edition book. I got so involved with this character and I was so sad when the movie was over that when I got home and I tried to read the book I got really emotional and I started crying.

Tags: Character, Home, Sad

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If you give me any problem in America I can trace it down to domestic violence. It is the cradle of most of the problems, economic, psychological, educational.

Tags: America, Give, Problem

So you have to keep waiting and then they give you the script and it's terrible. Then you have to go to the rewrite and they're very upset because you didn't like it. I went through that for seven years.

Tags: Give, Keep, Waiting

For me, I have to say that I like to work a lot too, but I like not working better. The perfect scenario is when you just worked and you know something's coming up, then you have four, five, six months off. But you know you're going to have a job later.

Tags: Job, Perfect, Work

Hollywood has definitely grown, in embracing the inclusion of Latinos in the world, because, for some time, we didn't exist. We were not part of any stories.

Tags: Hollywood, Stories, Time

I also have a film coming up called Breaking Up, and my part in that was not written for a Latina, and my character is not particularly pretty or sexy or exotic.

Tags: Character, Pretty, Sexy

I didn't think marriage worked. I thought everybody who was married was secretly miserable - that it was something they just put up with for their children.

Tags: Children, Marriage, Thought

I don't see women and think of them as competition or with judgment. Women really move me. I feel connected to all kinds of women. I am angry because I think we've been mistreated throughout history in different countries, including America. I admire women.

Tags: Angry, History, Women

I have one friend that I've had since I was born, and she's from Coatzacoalcos. She's not really impressed or interested in the actor's life. My family isn't really either.

Tags: Family, Friend, Life

I really do love Diana Ross; I grew up listening to her records. I grew up in a little town in Mexico, so while we got the music, we never got the experience of watching her.

Tags: Experience, Love, Music

I think it's important that kids have responsibilities and understand the value of things, but I think it's great I get to travel the world with my daughter.

Tags: Great, Travel, Understand

I think it's not a femme fatale when someone is not doing it to manipulate men or be like a black widow. She loves him. She does it out of love. She wants him so badly to stay with her.

Tags: Love, Men, Someone

I want to work for a long, long time and keep growing in my work, and if I am very lucky and very blessed, maybe somewhere along the line there will be one movie in there that becomes a classic.

Tags: Blessed, Time, Work

There's a lot about the character. It doesn't always happen, but there are some characters you really create a relationship with, almost as if they were your friend. And you never get into their heads again or think like them.

Tags: Character, Friend, Happen

They offered me that film before I did Frida and I said, no, I'm not capable of directing. Then after seeing Julie direct, I was inspired by it. She motivated me to do it, because we don't have role models as woman for directors.

Tags: After, Said, Woman

What works in a relationship of very public people is not making the relationship public - keeping it as personal as it can be. It's the only way it is real.

Tags: Making, Personal, Real

When I first came to Hollywood I was told to go out with an agent because it was good for my career. So I went to a party with him because it was good for my 'career.' Well, he thought the whole thing was a big date. Needless to say, I was very upset.

Tags: Career, Good, Him

You can be a thousand different women. It's your choice which one you want to be. It's about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, 'This is my kingdom.'

Tags: Choice, Freedom, Women

You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a new side of you at any age. And best of all, love can happen at any age. Life can just start to get exciting when you're in your 40s and 50s. You have to believe that.

Tags: Age, Life, Love

You know how macho boys get when they're all together? Well, the set of 'Desperado' was like that. They were all trying to put me down, saying, 'Bring on the stuntwoman, Salma can't do that.' But I did everything.

Tags: Saying, Together, Trying

I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do.

Tags: Keep, Meet, Waiting

If I go on a diet and work out, I'm always in a bad mood. I'd rather be a little heavier but nice.

Tags: Diet, Nice, Work

I love being a wife and homemaker - because it's my choice. My husband doesn't expect me to do it. I don't mind doing things for him because he does so much for me; we both feel that way so there is no power struggle.

Tags: Husband, Love, Power

There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life.

Tags: Education, Hope, Life

And I highly recommend for all the women in the world, even if they're 71, you can never take for granted that he loves you. It's always good to flirt with him. It's a great sport.

Tags: Good, Great, Women

If a man lets all of my dogs sleep in the bed with us, then that is the most romantic thing. You must love my dogs in order to love me. A man who is nice to my animals and doesn't shoo them away - well, that's the height of romance.

Tags: Love, Nice, Romantic

What is important is to believe in something so strongly that you're never discouraged.

Tags: Strength, Strongly

No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone.

Tags: Alone, Woman, Women

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. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.

Tags: Beauty, Often, Others

Life is tough; and if you have the ability to laugh at it, you have the ability to enjoy it.

Tags: Enjoy, Laugh, Life

I'll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age.

Tags: Age, Life, Success

I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with.

Tags: History, Love, Music

I proved to myself that if I believe in something and set my mind to it I could actually accomplish it.

Tags: Accomplish, Actually, Mind

I had to endure the worst time of all in terms of racial discrimination in Hollywood when I first started out. It was inconcievable to American directors and producers that a Mexican woman could have a lead role.

Tags: American, Time, Woman

I noticed in the past, a lot of guys who like strong women, they really freak out if you're not strong 24/7. Or they complain about you being strong, then the moment you're not strong, they're like, 'Oh, no, no, no.'

Tags: Past, Strong, Women

Some men have a silly theory about beautiful women - that somewhere along the line they'll turn into a monster. That movie gave them a chance to watch it happen.

Tags: Beautiful, Men, Women

I do have a Mexican accent, but that doesn't mean that I'm a Latin vamp.

Tags: Accent, Mean, Mexican

I have a farm and I love it there. There's really nothing to do, but even watching the chickens, its fun.

Tags: Fun, Love, Watching

I know the only reason that I haven't gotten many good parts is because I am Latin - and they tell it to my face a lot of times.

Tags: Good, Reason, Tell

I love to cook for my husband and daughter. I enjoy going to the market for fresh vegetables.

Tags: Enjoy, Husband, Love

I think it's nice for women to try to be sexy for their man.

Tags: Nice, Sexy, Women

I work hard, I make my own living and I love it. I like having financial independence.

Tags: Hard, Love, Work

My driving abilities from Mexico have helped me get through Hollywood.

Tags: Driving, Helped, Hollywood

When it is important for you to say something and you find a vehicle to say it, then go for it. It is so rare when that happens so I think every minute spent fighting for it is always worth it. Even if nothing ends up happening, it's still worth the fight.

Tags: Fight, Fighting, Worth

At one point in my life, I was very involved with social causes. I'm still involved, but now I have a family and it's important to me.

Tags: Family, Life, Social