Salma Hayek is receiving quite an honor.
On Sunday, the 45-year-old actress was one of the recipients named by President Nicolas Sarkozy to the Legion of Honor, People magazine reports. She'll enter the honor academy as a Chevalier, or Knight.
The "Puss in Boots" star, who is married to French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault, will be recognized at a formal induction ceremony. A source tells People mag the event will likely happen over the next two months at the Elysee Palace and will include a Presidential medal pinning.
Women's Wear Daily reports that Hayek's father-in-law, Francois Pinault, was named a Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor, the country's highest civilian decoration.
The Legion of Honor was created as a merit award to acknowledge military personnel and civilians for service to France, People reports. Prior recipients include Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Jerry Lewis and Robert De Niro.
If Salma Hayek is so racist, then please answer one question about her for me. Why did she breastfeed that starving baby boy in Sierra Leone?
Salma Hayek needs to get divorced from her horrible stupid disgusting billionaire deadbeat dad husband because he has been so mean to his son Augie. If Salma is a feminist who does lots of charity work for women and children, then it doesn't make any sense at all for her to be married to a man who abandoned his son because deadbeat dads hurt their children. Since the deadbeat is a billionaire, then it is even more inexcusable. Don't get the wrong idea about me because I have loved Salma Hayek for many years but I don't like the creep that she has married. I don't think for one minute that Salma has fake breasts and I do think that she is a very beautiful woman. She just doesn't need to be married to a deadbeat dad and I wish that both Salma Hayek and Linda Evangelista had never even met this jerk.
I would like for this knight to do battle against my trouser dragon.
I hate to tell you all this, but her father is Arab–of Lebanese descent. Since men have a more dominant gene she's more Arab than Latino. Nonetheless, mideastern and latino is a hot mix.
She is Lebanese/Spanish you bozos.....and born in Mexico.....so yes, she is white....just a darker shade....but no Latina – just being born in a Latin country does NOT make you Latina automatically. Shakira is Lebanese/Colombian and she is more Latina, but whiter – go figure.
Yes, she is a beauty.. I did meet her some years back. This woman has a trash mouth and is soooo rude. It's amazing what $$$ can buy.
what hot lady. i"ll definetly let her eat in my bed.
She fell into her wealth and fame...she couldn't act to save her life, so she married gold. Big deal....who cares??? It only matters in her little circle.
If this article is about Selma Hayek, how come they show a picture of Penelope Cruz?
I'd knight her all night long...
There is an old 'dream on' show online – her first TV appearance. She still looks great, but see what she looked like at ~20! She's in most of the scenes. You could see she had star-quality back then.
Yes she is hot. But does she deserve to be knighted – hardly. Bread and circuses......
To be embraced by the French people you have to possess a smelly crotch like them.
A Knight you say? She could wield my "Excalibur" anytime!
I guess being fine qualifys a person for one of those awards.
They usually require recipients to pass a 5th grade spelling test as well.
She's had one too many bucks.
I hear she's had her fair share of black dudes, so she's damaged goods.
Would she be getting knighted if she was some 250lb behemoth?
typical Mexican rich and light skin color people, she is so stuked up, she thinks she can walk on water.
Oh quit your whining – what do you want every Mexican woman to be 300 lbs and spending her days stirring a crock of beans. You be what you want to be and let others do the same. Jealousy must hurt the soul.
@liar woops I meant lia from l.a. No I meant liar,you stink.
Finally some respect and equality for women! :)
a racist woman such as Salma H. equality does not apply, she cares only about herself and the money her French Pimp has.
I like her looks!Beliecce it or not,Once O was in a car accident nd I hd a slight resemblance to her!painful way to lool like,thtaat!
Prude! I just know the right time and place. Do you.?
Ugly? I wish I was that ugly.
It always comes out she is very beautiful from head to toe.
try to talk to any white skin and rich Mexican, they will look you down. Salma represent the racists of Mexico.
wonder how many french women she kissed to get that price, she is into men and women.She is not a good actress.
Carlson's either 1) gay 2) a transs3xual, or 3) would never have the ability to be with a woman like Salma so he disdains what he can't have. If he's a he, that is.
Alas, mes freres, France is great for what it used to be. It isn't much anymore. More of an historical theme park that relates what greatness used to be.
Sallma Hayek is not a good actress, perhaps she should get a class to improve her accent. She is ugly.
Salma is Mexican. Her parents were born in Mexico and so was she. Look it up!
Salma is a typical white Mexican, very stuck up and despite dark people, by the way she is inside and outside ugly.
I named her a Princess in my pants once.
"It's good to be the king!" (Close enough.) I think they should do Delacroix's painting of the French Revolution again and use Salma as the one breast bared champion!
"Presidential pinning!" That's funny, but no surprise given Sarkozy's reputation. He'll pin her bien!
The women came on the jealousy would follow,Selma isn't a knight she's a goddess and I love her.
wait wait wait...she is getting the highest civilian honor? From Sarkozy?
Sad. Can't find any true heroes in France eh? He's going to give out the honor based on breast size and whether he would do her.
I was hoping to be knighted but I don't think my boobs are big enough.
her fake boobs, by the way Salma in person is very short, heavy and fulll of make up. I saw her once in CA.
Salma as a Knight? This is the exact reason France is always receiving beat downs.
If she's a knight I must be freaking Braveheart
Would someone please explain to me why being a movie star can be interpreted as "rendering great service" to a country, and used as a rationale for the conferring of a national honor?
Is that the reason that was given? (This is the only newspiece I've read on it, and it didn't seem to say so here.) Maybe there was some charitable work? Or maybe keeping Pugeot or whatever his name is happy is her great service. He may have requested her of Sarkozy.
I have named Salma my queen since long ago....the older she gets the better she looks........ mama mia !!!!!!
Go get a room and get a life you perverts you should be black balled from cnn comments
She might be a Knight in France... but she is a Queen in the the U.S. that woman is a beauty no matter what country
I think this is a misprint.
Sarkozy probably spent the night with Salma...which is getting 'nighted'...sort of.
Will she be called Sir Salma Hayek
Silly Francois. Girls can't be Knights. They gotta be Dames or somethin'.
youdogoodjobsalmahyakithinkinmymins salma is muselimname allahafistoyou&yourfemiely todo good job
@Mark sorry about those missionaries but she can sit on my fresh shaven face to.
dang it. I thought this was the story about the girl that got sucker punched by a kangaroo! ;P clicked the wrong story. my badness.
Is she now a part of The Knights Who Say Nee?
More like the Knights who say "oui".
Salma is a classic beauty.
At the present time, Mrs. Hayek, appears to be a role model to not only the Latino race, but women globally. She overcame the odds, waited, had faith and believed in herself and what she had to give the world. Salma has an adorable child, an adoring husband, and even the people of France love her. I, along with many others, congratulate and applaud you for your inner and outer beauty that you have given the world!
Let me assure you – she is NOT my role model. And most women would agree with me. :) perhaps you should speak for yourself and not on behalf of the Women of the Universe? :) This is pathetic, really! Any French women has so much more potential than Salma! its too bad political correctness took over France... and their inability to deal with arabic crisis is less than disappointing. Lets call it for for it is – it is very politically correct to befriend a latino-lebanese actress who did very little in her life compare to any regular French women.
Role model? Why? Billions of people have loving spouses and children, this doesn't make her special... She is a mediocre actor and doesn't seem particularly hard working at all, how many movies has she starred in for the past several years? She works no harder than any janitor, auto worker, nurse, farmer, mechanic, or barista who stands for eight hours a day mixing coffee for low pay. She seems like an OK person and nice, I have nothing against her, but as to making her into a hero or role model, that is nonsense and a waste of time.
"Latino race?" There is no such thing. Hayek is mainly Lebanese. There are many black, white, Asian, and Native American people in Latin America. Its as dumb as saying "United States race."
So what, everyone knows that the best knights come out of the UK, not France. Perhaps they have a shrubbery shortage in France?
I would totally take her out for a nice dinner, safely drive her back to my place and respect the hell out of her all night long
If Obama can win a Nobel Peace Prize, anyone can qualify for anything.
Sarkozy is such a lecherous pig that he'll bestow an undeserved knighthood on a Hollywood Hottie just to pin it on her well-endowed chest. Not that I BLAME him....
I want to be her in my next life...
What for???What has she done??? Good grief. Even France has fallen prey to the cult of celebrity do-nothings.
How come i get banned about comments about detained missionaries in Haiti yet comments about whose face she can sit on get posted? CNN sucks Salma!
@Red I didn't know that but I did know that she was special as well as stunning?
"Don't forget your receipt on the way out."
She has got to be the hottest 45 year old on the planet.
money can buy a good body and face, she is full or plastic surgery, still not a natural beauty, she is unatractive.
I think she's one of the hottest women in the world . . . . . But being "knighted?" For what did she do for France? Marrying and a French guy? That's it? If I marry a French chick, does this mean I get "knighted" too?
Yes you should if you manage to marry a French chick that happens to be a billionaire. You should become a Chevalier D'honour.
For those asking "why?", consider this: She has campaigned as UNICEF's spokeswoman for widespread vaccination against neonatal Tetanus, which less than a decade ago claimed the life of a newborn child about every 4 minutes. Now after widespread vaccinations through UNICEF, it claims one about every 9 minutes, and the World Health Organization estimates it will be effectively eradicated by 2015. That would be nearly 130,000 children per year saved.
AND she looks stupendous in a thong bikini lounging around the Presidential pool...
for what??she 's living there for 5-6 years.or maybe she took "special" care for Sarko?
This is by far the most important news of the year.
Nope. Bieber/Gomez adopting a dog was.
@bill i'm a guy and yes I love her.
I'm rethinking the whole 'cheese-eating-surrender-monkies' thing.
Beautiful, and a formidable Knight. Like Britomart in The Faerie Queene!
Salma is one of the hottest actresses in the world! She has always been one of my favorites and looks as good now as she did 15 yrs ago! Good for you Salma!
@Maurice I would give two months pay to see that.
She seems like a decent person and a good role model. I can't say that about many celibrities.
I admire her.
knighting this damn immigrant beanloving trash? OMG OMG she got boobs! big deal, so does a mother pig
yes, but the story is not about you – oink
I would totally joust that knight...
She's definitely got a hot body and some serious s3x appeal... but her face has always seemed mediocre to me.
They all look the same in the dark :)
My Christmas was cool but Salma in 6'thigh high boots and a smile and it would've been magnificent.
II'd love to see more detail about what prompted the knighting... it's quite possible that she engaged in a lot of charity work, but the article would be better if it included the 'why' and not just the 'who' and the 'what'...
Selma has class, while some of the folks posting obviously have none. Nuff said.
I love Salma she's the most beautiful woman on the planet.
Salma is the ugliest woman who used to date Penelope Cruz. SHe is short , heavy and fulll of plastic surgery.
Needs to get a life n stop trolling people
Admit it, you miss BV and Get a room or else you wouldn't have commented. I'm sure each of them have more meaningful things to do than appear to you peasants.
Y dont u people stop trolling on bv? losers
Cnn please clean this crap out we dont know who you are paying to monitor the offensive comments and unneccessary spam they need to wake up or mabey we need togo read the paper instead
O be quite prude!!!!
i c u jumped over to this blog trolling beautiful vixen. lol.
Jealous much ?
So why are you a sycophant of Salma Hayek? Is everyone required to love her and fawn over her otherwise something is wrong with them?
Hate her?How could you she's non-threatening,yes she's gorgeous and she's a loving mother don't hate her.
I hate her.
You just wish you were her
Arturo the French are about making love to beautiful women Salma is smart and talented so stfu.
Sarkozy the political clown is back on his PR Hollywood style campaign to try to fix up his big political mess with Mexico when last year he absurdly dedicated every CULTURAL event of the Year of Mexico in France to the criminal Florence Cassez, resulting the cancellation of all cultural events between the two countries. What has Salma Hayek done to France besides marrying one of the richest man in France to deserve the Légion d'honneur?
get over it!
Probably Sarkozy gets all his designer suits for free.... Seriously, she has done nothing for France except marry a billionaire who happens to be French. Ludicrous!
Salma, who is one of the seven wonders of the modern world, should receive any honor that anyone wants to give her for anything. But I have to admit that I didn't know that women could be knighted. What is sad about Salma though is that because she is so ravishing, it is often forgotten what an excellent actress she is also. If you are reading Salma, I haven't.
not really, Salma is a very racist who hates to be around people of color unless she is promoting a movie, very typical of rich Mexican.
Just because she serviced a rich Frenchman does not mean she has serviced France. What are they thinking? And what the heck has DeNiro or Eastwood done that is particularly French? I guess they don;t have great people of their own and need to steal ours!
i can't remember – when was it that we bought deniro and eastwood?
That's right, Clint Eastwood got famous and made his best movies in Italy, not France!
Ours??? She is Mexican.
She's Arab you ignorants!! Even her name is " Salma Hayek" 100% Arab just like "Shakira Mubarak". Both are of Lebanese Origin. That's why they are HOT!! Whenever she appears in Arab chanels she keeps saying I'm Arab I'm Arab.
Hayek is a Mexican actress, her mother is of Spanish descent and her father is of Lebanese descent.
Hayek, Eastwood and the others performed a service for the knighthood: Creating work that elicted accolades from the French people. With the pinning of the Legion of Honor medal on her left breast by Sarcozy at the upcoming ceremony, they are essentially adopting Salma as one of their own. The French don't just go throwing these awards around to whomever; it's an important honor with an important history.
She can sit on my face anytime.
she's not into girls – cameron
Neither is bill, cameron, but it's okay, he's gay
Salma did it with Penelope Cruz, so, she digs both. Maybe give her an intensive English class, so we could understand her in the movies.
manfred goes down on his cameron the king
Can dance on my table any time!
Two words 'Oh Yeah'.
Can you imagine how good her box must taste. I'd go down there for hours every single day of my life. YUMMY!!!!
Dude I spit my drink out after reading that, hilarious. I don't blame you though.
i shall slap you with my glove and challenge you to a dual – and make you go down on my horse
por que ellla es bonita y inteligente.
She has got to be one of the hottest women that ever existed.
I'll seconf that!
I second that, but Knighting her? Really?
Absolutely! The epitome of FINE!
Beaty is in the eye of the beholder, with all her plastic surgery , she looks ok, would like to see her with no make up.
In my book she is ugly, short and terrible accent.
Salma gest hot only when she around money, by the way she is an ugly looking women.
She's beyond hot, there's a ton of hot women in Pop culture. The thing that makes her a class act beyond all compare.
Is how she keeps her self out of the "Idiot" reports. She doesn't traipse her personal life across the tabloids not even a slip fodder for the Paparazzi.
She's the type of person, that if she were in my family and were that famous, I could be very proud to say so.
Could you imagine Joline or Spears 5th cousin, I bet they slink out of the room when their names come up.
Penelope Cruz is ten times as hot!
I third that...
I'd like to 'knight'her here in Beantown,I think she's as'bad'now than in 'Dusk til Dawn'.
she prefers to be seen as white than as a Latina.
she is def latina
so would the 30 million other illegals that are in america right now......
She is Mexican / Indian. Smoking Hot!
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