Salma Hayek Says Daughter Valentina Loves Acting And Being On Set

Salma Hayek: I’m Crafty In the Kitchen

Tradition has it, in some areas, that it is not acceptable to have sexual relations with breast feeding women. Sierra Leone has the highest infant mortality rate in the world, in part fueled by malnutrition. Physicians there told Hayek they would like to see mothers breastfeed for a full two years but that stigma too often gets in the way. Salma Hayek on Breastfeeding Hayek said her decision to breastfeed another woman’s child was an attempt to diminish the stigma placed on women for breast feeding. At the time she was still breastfeeding her 1-year-old daughter. null null She told “Nightline” co-anchor Cynthia McFadden that she thought her daughter wouldn’t mind sharing her milk. “Am I being disloyal to my child by giving her milk away?” Hayek said. “I actually think my baby would be very proud to share her milk. And when she grows up I’m going to make sure she continues to be a generous, caring person.” Hayek told McFadden that that the idea of helping a child in this way had a long tradition in her family. She related a story about her great-grandmother many years ago in Mexico saving the starving baby of a stranger by breastfeeding the child. What Others Are Saying A blogger on EW.com, the web site for Entertainment Weekly, declared the video clip winner of the “biggest eyebrow-raiser award” and called Hayek cool “because her left breast has now done more for humanity in a few minutes than I’ve done in roughly my life.” null null People commenting on mom and parenting web sites also had kudos for Hayek. “I got warm fuzzies when I saw this video,” wrote Ribbiee78 on iVillage.com. “Awesome, just awesome. Even that little bit will help this baby boy.” Jennifer Perillo, who is the food editor at Working Mother magazine and writes blogs for NYC Moms Blog, The Mama Chronicles and The Daily Juggle, called Hayek’s act “one of the greatest gifts you can give…a piece of yourself.” Perillo is currently nursing her nine-month old baby.

Salma Hayek: ‘I have never tried to be as beautiful as I can be’

One of Hollywood’s most beautiful leading actresses thinks she could try to be “more beautiful.” “I know people have always thought I was beautiful, but I have never tried to be as beautiful as I can be,” Salma Hayek , 47, says in the July issue of InStyle magazine. RELATED: LEO DICAPRIO AND PALS GO WILD AT AUCTION The “Savages” actress explains she could “do a lot more” to look better, but doesn’t need to. “Exercise, or not eat dessert,” she said. “Or not drink alcohol. I could make bigger efforts. I don’t think my first priority in life has ever been beauty. It’s a little bit of a rebellious spirit in me. There is more to me than looks, of course.” When it comes to her husband, French billionaire fashion mogul Francois-Henri Pinault, Hayek says she does take her appearance seriously. Jeff Vespa/WireImage Hayek, 47, is married to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. I want him to be attracted to me, she said. “A lot of the effort I make is for my husband because I want him to be attracted to me,” she tells the mag. RELATED: BEYONCE PERFORMS WITH JAY-Z AT SOUND OF CHANGE The sultry screen star is certainly attractive to more than just her husband, but is perhaps more admirable for her work ethic. In addition to being a Hollywood actress and producer, Hayek is an acivist. She helped start Chime for Change, the campaign for women’s empowerment around the world co-founded by Gucci. Beyonce headlined the affiliated Sound of Change London Concert on June 1.

“I grew up wanting to look like someone else rather than appreciating the body I had.” Judy Reyes “For years I exercised to be thinner, and I never got the results I wanted,” said the actress to Shape, assuring she is no longer obsessed with the scale and preferred to exercise to feel healthier. “Now I determine my weight by how my clothes feel.” Mariah Carey Another star who has received criticism for her weight over the years is Mariah. “I’m really bad with the weight thing. I go up and down really quickly because I am a muscular person. People don’t realize.” Carey accepts she is now a “little thicker” than what she has been in the past, but assures that she doesn’t want to be a “skinny twig.” Sofia Vergara “In Colombia everybody’s very voluptuous and you’re supposed to be. You don’t want to be skinny when all of your cousins are mermaids. You grow up thinking that’s how beauty is,” said Sofia Vergara in an interview with Esquire about the Latino meaning to real beauty. Jennifer Lopez “I couldn’t ever be a size zero,”JLo reportedly said in an interview with Elle magazine. “I just don’t see how I could get down to that size and still be healthy.” “It wouldn’t work. I have a butt, I have boobs and I have a woman’s curves; there is no way I’d see them go to zero.” Salma Hayek Im not a skinny girl. I push it. Im at the limit of chubbiness at all times, but Im happy at all times, said Salma Hayek to More magazine on not worrying about her waistline. Rosario Dawson “I remember everyone asking when I was doing press for the movie [Rent], ‘What did you do to look so thin? You looked great’ and I’m like, ‘I looked emaciated’… It’s a form of violence, in the way that we look at women and how we expect them to look and be,” said Rosario Dawson in an interview with Shape magazine.

Salma Hayek On Why She Breastfed Another Woman’s Baby

The catch? Valentina Paloma is completely clueless about her healthy habits. I camouflage them. They love pasta [so] I put [them] in tomato sauce, the Puss In Boots star, 45, reveals during a Friday appearance on the Rachael Ray Show . You know what you can hide really well? Aubergine [eggplant], roast carrots, roast bell peppers [and] you can put a little bit of greens if you put enough of the other stuff. However, Hayek has learned to cover her tricky tracks well because if Valentina were to find out, all bets would be off, the actress laughs. Theres got to be no clue that you lied because then shell find it, like, Aha! she says. You have to really puree [the vegetables]. Its the way to do it. The hands-on mothers tips dont end in the kitchen; Hayek, who globetrots with her family, including husband Francois-Henri Pinault, understands children arent always the best travel companions. Shes on the plane a lot and in the car a lot and sometimes they get cranky. Really, you know what that is? Theyre getting carsick, Hayek explains. I have these bracelets that are for motion sickness that I used while I was pregnant because I was carsick for 9 months nonstop!