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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 some of her hottest, coolest and wildest looks on the red carpet and elsewhere.

1. Back where it all began…

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

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.

2. Jarabe Tapatío

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

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.

3. Simple Nude

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

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

4. Lucious Leather

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

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?

5. Hawaiian Beauty

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

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!

6. Busy, Busy

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

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.

7. Lust in Lace

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

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.

8. Plunging Purple

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

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!

9.  Galactic Beauty.

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

The perks of being married to a billionaire that owns luxury brands such as Gucci is that you get to wear any look you want out of the runway. The question is… where can I find a husband like that?

10. Silver Shimmer

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

It was no surprise when Salma arrived at Cannes Film Festival wearing a plunging neckline in this black sequin custom-made Gucci gown. 

11. Fashionable Turban

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

Salma is a woman with many accomplishments in her career… including bringing back turbans!

12. Outdoor Shower

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

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.

13. Floral Motif

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

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.

14. Perfect Pink

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

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.  Retro, but also timeless, you know?

 15. Blinding Sequin

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

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!

16. Stunning in Yellow

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

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.

17. Birds of a Feather

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

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

18. Tuxedo

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

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

19. Spring Queen

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

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!

20. Mexican Star

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

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“.

21. All Hail the Queen

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

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. If you watch this movie I‘m sure you‘ll end up screaming YASSS QUEEN to the TV screen.

22. Savage Look

Source: Elena. Digital Image. Teinteresa.

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.

23. Domo Arigato

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

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.

24. Ruffles Galore

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

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.

25. New Millenium

Source: ELLE Cover. Digital Image. Pinterest.

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.

26. Bold as Beatriz

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

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!

27. Pink Do

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

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.

28. Lethal Purple

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

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.

29. Frida

Source: Frida. Digital Image. Pinterest.

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.

These Celebrities Experienced The Devastating Impact Of The US Immigration System And Are Fighting Back

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These Celebrities Experienced The Devastating Impact Of The US Immigration System And Are Fighting Back

The current crackdown by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) on individuals who live in the United States as undocumented migrants has generated concern throughout the world. Stories of broken families and shattered hearts constantly appear on the media, and thousands of hard-working migrants tremble every time the president tweets a threat announcing a further crackdown. Some celebrities have been able to voice their concerns and share their stories of family and community separation. But let’s not forget that not everyone is afforded a voice, and that lives are being torn apart every single day! 

These are a few of the celebs who have been affected by immigration policies and who have spoken out against the separation of family and friends in a country that was founded on the principle of having open arms for new, hard-working arrivals. 

Diane Guerrero (actress, Orange is the New Black), whose parents were taken by ICE when she was a teenager

Credit: Instagram. @dianexguerrero

The actress was born in the United States from Colombian parents. When she was only 14 in 2001, a high school freshman, her parents were taken by ICE and deported back to South America due to their undocumented status. Guerrero told The Washington Post reflecting on her own experience as a teenager and what younger kids must be going through: “I remember my cries, and it’s nothing like what a 2-year-old must feel. It’s terrifying. I relied on friends and the kindness of strangers. I can only imagine how much harder it would be for children to have to rely on [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] agents and prison guards for comfort.”

Guerrero narrated her experiences in the book My Family Divided.

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She also told Vogue: “We need to protect our children. There are real people behind these issues: families, children’s lives at stake. I was a casualty of it. Me staying behind, living the way I did, a lot of kids go through this. We need comprehensive immigration reform so that we’re not creating this cycle of poverty and depression and everything that comes with separating a family.” What a story, and what an incredibly strong woman. 

Cardi B, who dealt with the deportation of a dear friend.

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Credit: Instagram. @iamcardib

Cardi B is famous for being outspoken and never, ever holding back (that is why we love her!). On February 4, 2019, she came in defense of her friend, British rapper 21 Savage, a British citizen who was taken by ICE because he allegedly overstayed his visa. Cardi B wrote: ““Now let me get ghetto ….and for ya d*** breath mother****** talking bout ‘sO hE nOt FrOm AtLaNta’ he grew up there,” she wrote. “His kids and family live there and BLEW UP there with the support of the community he was raised in. Thank you @21savage for being really good friend to me and @offsetyrn and always coming thru when we need you (sic).” Those who defended the rapper claim that the detention had a racial bias: perhaps his real name, Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, had something to do with it?  

Real Housewives star Teresa Giudice, whose husband was never a U.S. citizen. 

Credit: Instagram. @teresaguidice

Giudice’s husband Joe is due to be deported to Italy after being released from prison in 2018. As it happens, Joe was not aware that he was never a United States citizen, as he migrated with his parents when he was an infant. A statement released by the authorities read: “As standard practice, ICE, through its Criminal Alien Program (CAP) works with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to identify foreign-born nationals who are amenable to removal”.

We can only think of all the Latino families that are in the same boat. In the end, it is all about family. As E! News reported at the time, a source informed them that: “Teresa and Joe have no current plan in place for what to do next in their marriage, even though she is committed to finding a way to make this situation work for her family”. Joe remains in ICE custody as the legal proceedings continue. 

Stories like these break our hearts, but some celebrities are using their migratory status to raise awareness!

The Cuban singer shared how at just six years old, she left her hometown of Havana with her mother on a trip she thought would take her to Disney World. From Mexico, the singer traveled to the United States through Texas where she left on a 36-hour bus ride to Miami. Together, Cabello and her mother started off a backpack that held onto their possessions and $500. “Her goal was always to end up in the United States,” Cabello told the magazine in her retelling of the story. “When she got pregnant with me, she wanted me to be in a place where there was no ceiling to whatever I wanted to do.”

Camila Cabello’s story concerns how much her parents were willing to give up for her in order to ensure she had the best life possible.

While Cabello’s mother had been an architect in Cuba she worked in the U.S. at a Marshalls. To ensure Cabello could attend a public school of the highest quality her mother used a fake address associated with an affluent neighborhood. A year later, Cabello’s father, who is from Mexico, swam the Rio Grande to join his family. To help his family make ends meet her father washed cars at a mall. In 2016, he finally received his green card.

César Millán has also spoken up about living in fear of deportation.

Credit: Instagram. @cesarsway

The most famous dog trainer of them all, Mexican (and now an American citizen) César Millán arrived to the United States as an undocumented worker. He was just 21 and had $100 dollars with him when he crossed the border. His story is a true manifestation of the American Dream and evidences the hard-working nature of many migrants. He wrote in his book “Cesar’s Way”: “I am not ashamed to say it: I came to the United States illegally, for the poor and working class of Mexico, there is no other way to come to America except illegally. It’s impossible”. He is now a United States citizen and has generated hundreds of jobs. 

Bambadjan Bamba, the beloved “Black Panther” is a Dreamer.

Credit: Instagram. @bambathegreat

Bambadjan Bamba is a 35-year-old actor who “came out” as a Dreamer in 2017 after the Trump administration threatened to end the program. He was just ten when he arrived in the United States with his parents, feeling a precarious situation in his native country of Ivory Coast.

He was one of the first and few Hollywood actors to reveal his DACA status. He told Variety: “I’m going public first and foremost because I’m sick and tired of living in fear and hiding about this issue. I’ve kind of been in this status for 25 years of my life. I remember when the administration decided to cancel DACA — that was the last straw for me because not only am I married, but I have a daughter now. I didn’t feel like I could still sit back and keep hitting the snooze button.”

Salma Hayek has said that she was also undocumented when she started out in Hollywood

Credit: Instagram. @salmahayek

Our beloved Salmita moved to Los Angeles in 1991 as a student, hoping to become an actress. She has admitted that her visa expired and was in the country illegally, a fact that has been confirmed by her publicist. The truth is that Salma is one of the most representative Mexican voices in the United States, and she often voices her support for immigration reform.

She told World Entertainment News Network about her early days working in Hollywood saying “We are productive for society in many ways. The movies that I’ve worked in have amounted to almost one billion dollars. This is good for this economy. We contribute and it’s a lot of money that I had a part in”.

She also defended the decision of farm workers and other types of laborers to migrate north: “If they could work legally, then they would pay the taxes that benefit America. There needs to be immigration reform. It is really horrible that we are not spending the time actually working out a good well-planned, well thought-out immigration reform.” Hear, hear, girl! 

ICYMI The Classiest Mexican Actress Of Our Time Was Once Blamed For Leaving Poop In A Public Toilet By Ashton Kutcher

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ICYMI The Classiest Mexican Actress Of Our Time Was Once Blamed For Leaving Poop In A Public Toilet By Ashton Kutcher

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On Tuesday, MTV announced that the funniest prank show of the early 2000s is making a comeback: Punk’d.

Sixteen years after its 2003 debut, the Ashton Kutcher-created hidden camera-practical joke reality TV program is returning, but it won’t look exactly the same. The biggest difference is that each episode will be less than 10 minutes long and will live on Quibi, an upcoming mobile-first video streaming service. The show has been picked up for 20 mini-episodes, though there is still no word on who will host the show.

As we celebrate in millennial glory over the news, we’re also remembering some of our favorite episodes: There’s that time Justin Timberlake cried thinking his house and valuables had been repossessed, that moment Beyoncé believed she ruined Christmas for young fans, that episode when Wilmer Valderrama’s SUV got destroyed, that time Demi Lovato thought her recording studio was haunted and that segment when Taylor Swift believed she ruined a couple’s wedding.

But there was also one episode where Kutcher pranked multiple A-List Latina celebs. The actor-producer started his fourth season by pranking both Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria in hilarious tricks that had both superstars shook.

The first victim of Kutcher’s mischief was Hayek. During a dinner with fellow actress Penélope Cruz, who was in on the joke, the Mexican star was publicly embarrassed by a shitty — literally! — encounter.  

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During the gag, Cruz excuses herself from the table to use the restroom. When she gets there, she spots a colossal turd in the toilet, and calls Hayek over to see the unbelievable (and fake!) offering a patron left.

“How could you bring me to look at this? I can’t, I can’t,” Hayek says, laughing while visibly terrified.

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When someone, who’s also in on the prank, comes to use the bathroom, Hayek warns them not to. At this point, Cruz flushes the toilet and the doo-doo water overflows. The girls literally run away to their table, where they soon experience a mortifying scene: the woman who saw them in the restroom publicly, and loudly, accuses them of making the fecal mess. Soon, the manager and busboy, who refuses to clean up the excrement, are at their table blaming Hayek for everything.

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“I am very mortified because they are staring at us like you’re blaming it on us, and this is very, very disturbing,” Hayek tells the faux-manager angrily. Just before she breaks, Kutcher runs out to her table, where the actress learns her gal Cruz and Kutcher Punk’d her.

“What a nightmare,” she says, before fake-strangling Cruz and turning to the camera to say “I’ve been Punk’d.”

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Next up is Longoria. During her segment, the former Desperate Housewives actress is leaving the set with co-star Jesse Metcalfe, who’s in on the joke. She joins him in his SUV, which is quickly pulled over by the cops. Jesse, who played Longoria’s teenage gardener and sidepiece on the show, is hesitant to stop his car. When the policeman rushes behind him, he eventually breaks but then runs out of the car. Longoria is stunned.

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“Hey, oh my God! Hello,” she yells, with her hand covering her mouth in disbelief. Soon a fake cop pulls up beside her asking her to put her hands out of the car window and slowly get out of the vehicle.

“I am so scared right now,” she says, before going through questioning, where she learns that Metcalfe might have another identity. She’s not clear on what her pal might be involved in, but it looks certain, to her, that it’s illegal and that she now is implicated in it.

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Moments later, she sees Metcalfe arrested and put in the back of a police car. She is told that she, too, will have to go to the station. Nearly crying, Kutcher pulls up behind Longoria, who laughs instantly knowing she’s been Punk’d.

“I hate you,” she tells the host, adding “I was fucking freaking out, man. Dude, I’m sweating my ass off” before looking to the camera to say she’s the latest victim of the prank show.

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There’s no word yet on when the reboot will make its way to Quibi, but after watching some of our fave Latinx stars targeted by Kutcher’s stunts, we’re thirsty for more.

Catch the whole episode, which also includes a trick against R&B singer Mario, here.

Read: Here’s How Aubrey Plaza Went From A Prankster In High School To A Major Actress In Hollywood

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