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Salma Hayek’s 29 Boldest Looks

Salma Hayek has been in the international fashion scene since the mid-90s, when she turned heads in “Desperado” and “From Dusk ‘Til Dawn.”  And she’s been looking good ever since.  Click through for 29 of Salma Hayek’s boldest looks ranked from hottest, coolest and wildest on the red carpet and elsewhere. 

1. Back to where it all began…

A little cult-classic called “From Dusk ‘til Dawn” was released and millions of 90s hearts began to race. Who was she? She was none other than Salma Hayek… Rodriguez and Tarantino‘s Mexican muse who was set to become not only a Hollywood star but the richest actress in Hollywood. 

Source: Beginning. Digital Image. The Richest. December 19, 2016.

2. Jarabe Tapatío.

Salma wanted not only to arrive in style wearing this amazing green Gucci dress but also take a little bit of Mexican folklore to the Palm Springs Film Festival.

Source: Folklore. Digital Image. Tom + Lorenzo. January 3, 2018.

3. Simple Nude.

Salma wore an Alexander McQueen nude gown to honor the late designer at the 2011 Met Gala, where she was one of the honorary chairpeople of the evening.

Source: Met Gala. Digital Image. PopSugar. May  1, 2017.

4. Lucious Leather.

Salma’s been doing fine on her own for many years, but it may amuse you to know that she finally settled down with Francois-Henri Pinault, who happens to be a French billionaire.  Oh, that’s him on the right.  So why not rock that leather hat?

Source: Biker Woman. Digital Image. Daily Mail. February 19, 2014.

5. Hawaiian Beauty.

Here’s a sunny number from last year’s SAG Awards.  This is what we love about our Salma.  She’s not afraid to zig when everyone else zags.  Look at this one: the flower, the ruffles, the length, the…belt…thingy.  Beautiful!

Source: Hawaiian Beauty. Digital Image. CNN. January 30, 2017.

6. Busy, Busy.

You’ve been clicking for a while, so you understand that we love Salma and her many bold looks.  And here’s another one.  Bold can mean a lot of things.

Source: Cannes. Digital Image. CelebMafia. May 23, 2017.

7. Lust in Lace.

Did you think Salma could never go a little goth?  You were mistaken.  Salma strutted the red carpet at the 2017 Oscars in this knockout Alexandre McQueen gown.  Need you be reminded that she was around 50 years old when this pic was taken?  Yes, you indeed need be.

Source: Folklore. Digital Image. PopSugar. February 27, 2017.

8. Plunging Purple.

Here’s Salma showing off what she’s got.  And boy, she’s really got the goods.  That diamond pendant necklace must have cost a pretty penny!  Good thing our girl works so much and gets that money!

Source: Hawaiian Beauty. Digital Image. Daily Mail. May 17, 2015.

9.  Galactic Beauty.

The perks of being married to a billionaire that owns luxury brands such as Gucci is that you get to wear unique custom-made gowns. The question is… where can I find a husband like that? Take a look at the Net Worth of these 30 Latinos or these Latino Dilfs That Will Melt Your Heart, you might find one!

Source: Salma at Cannes. Digital Image. Daily Mail. May 22, 2017.

10. Silver Shimmer.

It was no surprise when Salma arrived at Cannes Film Festival wearing a plunging neckline in this black sequin custom-made Gucci gown. Now, if you love Salma you probably know she is BFF with the always gorgeous Penelope Cruz. Here are 24 Times Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz’s Best Friendship Was Stronger Than Any Friendship Bracelet.

Source: Cannes 2012. Digital Image. PopSugar. May 18, 2012.

11. Fashionable Turban.

Salma is a woman with many accomplishments in her career… including bringing back turbans! But let’s not forget she starred in “Fools Rush In”, one of the many classic movies every latino grew up with!

Source: Paris Fashion Week. Digital Image. Just Jared. October  5, 2010.

12. Outdoor Shower.

You have to hand it to Salma, she really lets her fans into her life.  Following her Instagram is like hanging out with her, but you get to hang out with her all the time.  Like, all the time.

Source: #Water. Digital Image. Instagram @salmahayek. August 11, 2017.

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13. Floral Motif.

Salma hosted the Mother2Mother Fundraiser in this Gucci pink floral gown. The non-profit helps mothers provides health education and support to women on how they can protect their babies from HIV. Here are 25 other Latinos who are Out, Loud and Proud! 

Source: Mother2Mother. Digital Image. Daily Mail. November  30, 2017.

14. Perfect Pink.

There are two good reasons to love this look.  First, the bold color choice.  No wimpy pink here, and yet she’s not overdoing with “hot” pink.  And second, that beautiful hair clip. She is totally giving me some quinceañera vibes, check these 25 quince dresses that are over the top but yet so perfect! 

Source: Frida Premiere. Digital Image. PBH2. February  27, 2017.

 15. Blinding Sequin.

Salma wore this dress at an event honoring Geroge Lucas, and you have to hand it to her for her sense of occasion.  Can’t you just hear her telling her stylist, give me 70s disco robot! Check Salma’s and other 19 Mansions owned by Latino Celebrities. 

Source: Blinding Sequin. Digital Image. Style Bistro. November  4, 2017.

16. Stunning in Yellow.

Selma never disappoints! She stopped the show when she arrived at the 2016 Gucci Spring show wearing this super tight yellow sweater with a brown skirt.

Source: Gucci Spring. Digital Image. Hollywood Life. September 24, 2015.

17. Birds of a Feather.

Fashion-forward Salma turned heads at the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Fashion Gala in this incredibly dramatic McQueen peacock gown.

Source: McQueen Peacock. Digital Image. Fashion Sizzle. March 13, 2015.

18. Tuxedo.

Can anyone pull a Tuxedo as good as Salma? I think not!

Source: Tuxedo. Digital Image. Just Jared. November 25, 2011.

19. Spring Queen.

For this Cannes red carpet event, Salma made two statements.  The first is a red leather Gucci dress.  But you may have missed that on account of the red floral boa thingy she’s wearing around her shoulders.  What?  You clicked on a list of bold looks.  This is bold… and amazing!

Source: In Bloom. Digital Image. PopSugar. May 11, 2011.

20. Mexican Star.

Before Hollywood, she was a soap opera star back in Mexico who also played the lead role on one of Mexico‘s most awarded movies in history “El Callejón de los Milagros“. Salma sure looks great in white, as many other Latinas who have worn Bridal dresses on screen! Here are our favorites.

Source: Summer Salma. Digital Image. The Hollywood Gossip. January 8, 2016.

21. All Hail the Queen.

Tale of Tales is a MUST watch for every Fantasy film lover or fashion design student. Salma‘s wardrobe is so impeccable it‘s worthy of the real Queen of Versailles.

Source: Queen of Longtrellis. Digital Image. Vanity Fair. March 31, 2016.

22. Savage Look.

Did you guys see “Savages” from a few years ago?  Okay, not the best movie.  But Salma?  Dios mio! She was great in it, scary, bad female. She should play the bad guy more often, for real.

Source: Elena. Digital Image. Teinteresa.

23. Domo Arigato.

I wonder… does she have Gucci‘s design team on speed dial? Seems to be because here‘s Salma rocking another custom-made Gucci gown at the Fashion Awards in London.

Source: Fashion Awards. Digital Image. CelebMafia. December 6, 2016

24. Ruffles Galore.

As you’ve seen for more than a dozen clicks, Salma is never afraid to flaunt it.  Here’s she’s showing all she’s got.  That beautiful head of hair!  Here in a very classy and understated bun.

Source: Ruffles. Digital Image. You & Your Wedding. November 23, 2015.

25. New Millenium.

She became a cover girl in the early 2000s after she jumped to mainstream Pop Culture when she starred in Wild Wild West alongside Will Smith and Kevin Kline.

Source: ELLE Cover. Digital Image. Pinterest.

26. Bold as Beatriz.

Make no mistake, when you’re as famous as Salma Hayek is, dressing down is as bold as dressing up.  And making movies as thought-provoking and controversial as Beatriz at Dinner is even more so.  Keep it up, Salma!

Source: Beatriz. Digital Image. Rolling Stones. June 8, 2017.

27. Pink Do.

Salma took this look and made it her own.  Kylie Jenner? Flick of the finger. Gwen Stefani? So 2001. Trust Salma when you want to trot out a novelty hair color. She’s a pro!

Source: Pink Do. Digital Image. Tomatazos. May 22, 2017.

28. Lethal Purple.

Salma is into her third decade of being a red carpet staple.  And with so much to show off, why not?  Somebody’s gotta look this good.

Source: Lethal. Digital Image. PBH2. February  27, 2017.

29. Frida.

We would argue that Salma’s all-time boldest look was this one.  Playing celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, Salma proved the neigh-sayers wrong, took on Harvey Weinstein, and even got an Oscar nomination.  She also made Frida a thousand times more popular, the world over.  That’s pretty bold. Check these tattoos inspired by Frida Kahlo! 

Source: Frida. Digital Image. Pinterest.

Not Even Danny Trejo Has A Celebrity Face Tattoo

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Not Even Danny Trejo Has A Celebrity Face Tattoo

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It’s 2020 and face tattoos are the new normal. While the distinguishing ink has a rich history that traces all of the ways back to Ancient Greece and China, today’s tattoo du jour is notably born from some mutual understanding that subversive acts like a spiderweb tatt on your elbow or bleaching your heard are no longer enough.

Amber Rose 

The mother of two has said she truly took the death of Kobe Bryant to heart and was inspired to tattoo her children’s names on her forehead.

Presley Gerber

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When Cindy Crawford’s son and model Presley Gerber tattooed the lower part of his eye fans were shocked. Mostly because as it turns out, no matter how much they liked him they were “misunderstood” about him. The young model’s choice to tattoo the word on his face was baffling decision.

Post Malone

Post Malone might just be the reason why face tattoos took flight this year. The American rapper has a number of face tattoos including the words “Stay Away” on his forehead, and “always tired” under both of his eyes.

Aaron Carter

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight in a recent interview, the pop star explained that his face tattoo was done in honor of his career. According to Carter his tattoo is an image of Greek monster Medusa who Carter sees as his protector.

Justin Bieber

Yep, the once cleaned up teen hearthrob also has face ink. Though his are a bit more discreet Bieber does have a small cross under his left eye and the word “grace” above his right eyebrow.

Halsey

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Halsey also has a small tattoo that is very difficult to recognize. It’s very discreet and hard to spot. Her face tattoo is made up of a red diamond with a “Q” above it. It’s just in front of one of her ears.

These are just some of your favorite stars who have face tattoos that mean something very important to them. They’re very unique and it is one of their ways of expressing themselves. 

In A World Where Everything Is Catered To White People, Selena Quintanilla Has Long Been The Splash Of Color My Latina Soul Needed

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In A World Where Everything Is Catered To White People, Selena Quintanilla Has Long Been The Splash Of Color My Latina Soul Needed

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Long before shops the likes of Urban Outfitters and Forever 21 began to bank on her image to sell $54 shirts to non-Latinx hipsters, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an icon and legend for young Latinas living across the globe. Ask a Latina and no doubt she has some sort of connection the Tejano singer whether its coordinating sons to “Baila Esta Cumbia” with her primas or playing her VHS biopic on repeat until the tape ran thin. The queen of Latinx music will always be an influential personality in Latino culture in the United States. Her music and the tragic circumstances of her death made her a pop culture phenomenon that escaped the niche Hispanic market. After her death, Hollywood studios furiously vied for the rights to adapt her incredible rags-to-riches story to the big screen. Selena is a fundamental Latino icon even 23 years after her death in 1995, at the tender age of 23.

Next time someone asks you at a party why you tear up listening to the late great Selena, be sure to serve them with these facts:

1. She brought Tejano music to mainstream America and proved women are capable of anything.

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Before Selena Mexican-American music was considered an eccentricity and was definitely not played in non-Hispanic clubs and radio stations.  Speaking about the experience of being a Latinx signer, Selena once said “Tejano music was hard for us because I was a girl. My dad had a lot of problems while trying to set up shows for us or presentations because there are a lot of men who don’t think that women can get the attention of the public. But . . . wrong!” No doubt the Texas-born singer changed these harsh attitude during her life and after her untimely death.

2. She valued family

Selena might have gained worldwide notoriety in her own right, but long before she was just Selena she had a career as part of the Quintanilla family group Selena y Los Dinos, where her two older siblings also made pompas shake. Like the rest of us, familia was always important to Selena and she never forgot her origins and the role that her family had in her success. Speaking about the struggles she was grateful for enduring with her family, Selena said “We went through a hard time, and we had to turn to music as a means to putting food on the table. And we’ve been doing it ever since. No regrets either.”

3. She was proud of her heritage

Singing in Spanish when you’re not fluent can be a pretty challenging act in itself if you want to break into the mainstream, and Selena was unapologetic about her efforts to do so. “I feel very proud to be Mexican,” Selena once said in an interview about her culture. “I didn’t have the opportunity to learn Spanish when I was a girl, but . . . it’s never too late to get in touch with your roots.” Many singers and actors of Latino origin change their names for a more English-sounding or a more neutral one. But not our Selena. She didn’t look for a fancy name and good on her: Selena is such a powerful, defining name that shines on any billboard.

4. She knew that not all women are straight-sized and many have curves

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say, but it has long been dictated by mass media which has, in so many cases, severely distorted our perceptions of women’s bodies. Selena was proud of her curves. Eso mija, eres una fregona.  “I’m very real, very sincere, and honest, and that’s how I’ll always be,” the star once said in an interview. 

5. She had a unique style

Amidst the customary images and selling points of whitewashed media and the current political turmoils of today, it can be hard for a Latina to feel confident in her identity. Selena did so with aplomb. Her wardrobe choices were interesting and daring in equal measure, which is probably one of the reasons behind her success as a pop culture brand.  She was criticized by more conservative audiences for “revealing too much”. We say al carajo con sus juicios.  Still, the Tejano singer stayed strong her opinions about her self, saying once, “Always believe that the impossible is always possible.”

6. Because she showed that Latinas can be captains of their fate as well as the fiercest activists.

“What I don’t like are arrogant people. We’re all equal. I don’t like it when a person assumes to be better,” Quintanilla once stated in an interview.  Her posthumous campaign with cosmetics giant MAC demonstrated that Latino women in particular and women of color, in general, could and should carry campaigns. She was beautiful and the world needed to see that.

7. She was active in her community “All I need to do is try and do the best that I can do”

As a minority, solidarity is key for the Latino community in the United States, particularly today. Selena embodied community values and never forgot her fellow Mexican-Americans. Certainly an example we should all follow. She grew up in Texas, where migratory patterns and backwards thinking about race make various segments of the Hispanic population feel vulnerable. Power to the people!

8. She urged children to stay en la escuela (don’t drop out, escuincles!)

“Music is not a very stable business. You know it comes and it goes, and so does money. But your education stays with you for the rest of your life.” Selena knew how important education is for minorities in the United States, and that hard work and academic development are the only way for the community to strive. She constantly visited schools and urged young chamacos not to drop out. Respect.

9. Because she was an independent self-made woman “If you have a dream, don’t let anybody take it away”

She was young but life taught her that all you have is yourself. We can’t believe she was just 23 when she died. Truly wise beyond her years.

Read: Mariah Carey Got Real About Being Biracial And Her Words Will Undoubtedly Have Afro-Latinas Feeling So Seen

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