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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.

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Latinos Are Taking To Twitter To Call Out The Stereotypes And Tropes In The Criticized Novel ‘American Dirt’

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Latinos Are Taking To Twitter To Call Out The Stereotypes And Tropes In The Criticized Novel ‘American Dirt’

Amazon / @jpbrammer / twitter

“American Dirt” is one novel grabbing all of the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The book, written by a Puerto Rican woman, has been dragged for relying on stereotypes and tropes about Mexicans to tell a tale of migrating to the U.S. Several celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, have praised the book sparking a more severe backlash from people. The novel has led to a Twitter trend of Latinos writing their own Latino novels using the same kinds of stereotypes found throughout the book.

Latinos on Twitter are dragging “American Dirt” author Jeanine Cummins.

Credit: @jpbrammer / Twitter

Social media has been calling out Jeanine Cummins and everyone who has endorsed “American Dirt.” The main complaint has been the insensitive and stereotypical writing trying to tell a Mexican story from a non-Mexican writer.

It wasn’t long until Latino Twitter users took to the micro-blogging site to show how ludicrous the book is.

Credit: @mathewrodriguez / Twitter

Several creatives have shared paragraphs playing up tired and offensive stereotypes to shine a light on what they see in “American Dirt.” Some stars, like Salma Hayek, have had to apologize for promoting the book without reading it.

Latinos from all walks, not just Mexican, have joined in on the social media trend.

Credit: @livesinpages / Twitter

There have long been discussions about the proper representation of Latinos in media. From books to movies to television to comics, the conversations have long revolved around the lack of the people telling the stories. “American Dirt” is another example of someone not from an experience writing about the experience and totally missing the mark.

Some of the tweets are short and sweet but pack a punch.

Credit: @bodega_gyro_ao / Twitter

The backlash against “American Dirt” has been so strong and sustained that even Oprah Winfrey has had to change her tune. The media megastar has announced a deeper panel discussion about the book to really bring to light the underlying frustrations with the books.

Latinos have long been underrepresented and ignored but it seems critics are on track to win this battle.

Credit: @alexarriaga_ / Twitter

What do you think about the controversy around “American Dirt” and the celebrities who praised and promoted it without reading it?

READ: Here’s Why The Oprah Winfrey-Promoted Book ‘American Dirt’ Is Getting So Much Heat

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Salma Hayek Said The Monkey In ‘Frida’ Attacked Her And Left Her Severely Injured

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Salma Hayek Said The Monkey In ‘Frida’ Attacked Her And Left Her Severely Injured

Vogue / YouTube

We adore Salma Hayek. We love her so much. We wish a million Salma Hayek’s were working in Hollywood, representing the Latino community. Just imagine what that would look like! Talented, smart, opinionated, hilarious, feisty, and beautiful (inside and out) Latinas working in film and TV, being seen on the red carpet and showing the world what they are made of. It would be something for sure. How did we ever survive without her? That’s the real question. 

In a brief 11-minute video, Salma Hayek discussed her fashion choices from the past, but through that also shared some remarkable stories since she first launched her career in Hollywood back in 1996.

Hayek, who is now a Hollywood veteran and also starring in the new film “Like A Boss,” opened up a book of fashion from her past. The video, presented by Vogue, showed the actress from the moment she stepped on the scene in Robert Rodriguez’s “Desperado.” There was no way anyone could deny Hayek’s beauty, which meant she made a splash on the red carpet. 

What is so fascinating about hearing Hayek speak about her fashion choices is that she was very determined to express what she wanted and not follow the advice of others, even if she wasn’t being taken seriously just yet. That, of course, changed quickly because Hayek wasn’t your average Hollywood beauty. Hayek had a lot to say and a lot to show whether you liked it or not. 

One of the most shocking (and entertaining) parts of the video is when Hayek explains a monkey that was in the Frida movie attacked her viciously. 

Credit: Vogue / YouTube

Hayek recalled the incident while looking at a picture of her first Vogue photoshoot in 2002. Hayek’s portrait was emulating her Frida role and was pictured alongside a monkey that was in the film. It’s widely known that Frida Kahlo had a pet monkey, which she captured in paintings often. 

“I was very proud to be part of Vogue for the first time in my life,” Hayek said. “This monkey, who was named Tyson, actually attacked me during the filming of Frida, and I was really severely injured.” 

Hayek doesn’t explain how she was injured or what the monkey did precisely, but it could have attacked her precious face.

Credit: fridakahlo / Instagram

“But I was brave enough to let him come back and work again in the movie, and then I still did a photoshoot with him for Vogue afterward.” Hayek said jokingly, “I was really hoping he wouldn’t go for my face.”

The monkey in the photoshoot looks pretty shocked as well. He probably couldn’t believe that he was still able to work and not just sent back to the zoo. 

Credit: Vogue / YouTube

Some other gems from the video included Hayek going on and on about how she set fashion trends. For example, she was the original Ariana Grande. 

Hayek attended the MTV Movie Awards in 1996 and was nominated for Best Kiss. Hayek discussed her late ’90s fashion sense, which included a dark lipstick and tight black dress, but the real highlight for her was the ponytail. 

“I really like the hair,” Hayek said. “I was channeling Ariana Grande before Ariana Grande was born.” Just for reference, Ariana Grande was around 3-years-old at the time of Hayek’s high ponytail. 

Hayek also launched the tiara headdress look, which was previously intended for royalty or pageant queens only.

Credit: Vogue / YouTube

The actress said back in the early ’90s when she was a relative nobody, she wanted to spruce up her look by wearing a tiara. Hayek noted that in the beginning stages of her career, no one wanted to dress a Mexican who probably wouldn’t last in Hollywood. So, to make a grander red carpet entrance, Hayek paired up her dress with a tiara even though her entire team told her not to. Hayek said she was proud of herself for sticking with her gut and taking a fashion risk. 

She said soon after she wore the tiara, Hollywood actresses started wearing crowns too. And she never got credit for being the first to do it. Hayek added that decorating one’s head is just as crucial as wearing jewelry and makeup. She said wearing a headdress became a custom of hers and was probably inspired by Frida’s famous crown of flowers. She said she aims to adorn her head as much as possible. 

Salma, we speak for the entire world when we say, you can wear whatever you want for the rest of your life. We will always love you. 

READ: Salma Hayek’s 29 Boldest Looks

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