Saturday, August 20, 2011

Rule 5 Saturday - Salma Hayek Has No Regrets

For being rich, beautiful and privileged:
Salma Hayek is not interested in slumming it.

The actress, 44, wed French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault (his family is worth $11.5 billion) in February 2009, and the duo share daughter Valentina, who turns 4 next month.
Only 11 and half billion?  Certainly she should be able to do better than that!  Hopefully it's not pesos.

Oh, and click the pictures to embiggen.

And the Puss in Boots star doesn't apologize for the super-luxe, globe-trotting life she gets to lead. "I never understood the point of being privileged if you don't get to have the privileges," Hayek says in the September issue of Allure.

"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 I get to travel the world with my daughter."

Any trip to Mexico will convince you of the value of being rich, beautiful and privileged.  Unlike the U.S., for the most part, poverty in Mexico is real poverty, not just a smaller flat screen TV than your wealthier neighbors.

Still, while Hayek loves yachts, private jets, expensive clothes and more, there're one indulgence she hasn't shelled out for: Plastic surgery or other cosmetic procedures.

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

Her famous cleavage is also 100 percent natural -- and she loves it!

"My boobs, they're not bad, by the way. I'm not complaining about them."
And she's modest, too.  I would rank them a whole lot better than "not bad", but then, I'm not a connoisseur of boobs, more of an ordinary user.  But despite her modesty, she's willing to go nude for the proper movie.  And there have been a number of the proper movies.

All gussied up in "Wild, Wild West"

I ran into the article that gave me the idea for this Rule 5 post over at The Other McCain, filed under "Famous for being Famous."  That's perfectly appropriate as Stacey McCain's now famous Rule 5 is the excuse rationale for having posts with pretty women:
Everybody loves a pretty girl -- It's not just guys who enjoy staring at pictures of hotties. If you've ever picked up Cosmo or Glamour, you realize that chicks enjoy looking at pretty girls, too... All politics (or science) all the time gets boring after a while... Sex sells -- Back when I was blogging to promote Donkey Cons, I accidentally discovered something via SiteMeter: Because the subtitle of the book is "Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Democratic Party," we were getting traffic from people Googling "donkey+sex" ...Feminism sucks -- You can never go wrong in the blogosphere by having a laugh at the expense of feminists.
Across from Will Smith in "Wild, Wild West"

Salma was born Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez de Pinault in Vera Cruz, Mexico.  Her mother was a Spanish born opera singer, and her father was an oil company executive, so she's probably never experience the grinding poverty in Mexico that sends so many of the them to the US in hopes of something better.

As a bad-ass vampiress in Tarantino's "From Dusk 'til Dawn"
She moved to Los Angeles in 1991, unfortunately, a few years after I left, where she studied acting (surprise, surprise) and was diagnosed a dyslexic (and this matters why?).  She is a naturalized citizen of the United States.

In 1994 she starred in El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley), which won more awards than any other movie Mexican cinema and was nominated for an Ariel Award

In 1995 she starred across from (and above and beneath, iirc) Antonia Banderas in "Desparado", and in 1997 had a brief, sultry and bloody appearance as a vampiress in Quentin Tarantino's "Dusk 'Til Dawn", in addition to other roles.

She also sings, having performed for "Desparado", "Frida" and "Once Upon a Time in Mexico". 

She's active in movements against violence against women, discrimination against immigrants and against global warming.  Well, if I was from Mexico, I might worry more about that, too.  She's also pro breast feeding (oh, my, what can I say), ...

And as often happens, Maggie's Notebook wins the race to be the first to link this post with her Rule 5 post on Girls with Guns.  Go out little brother Ted's post on Billy Piper. And the Rule 5 Wombat over at The Other McCain comes through on schedule.

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