Mexican actress Salma Hayek feels that her achievements would have been meaningless if she wouldn’t have had her “own family”.
The actress-producer is married to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault and has a six-year-old daughter, Valentina, reports contactmusic.com.
She said: “I wouldn’t have had a fulfilling life if I hadn’t been able to start my own family.”
“Being a good wife and mother is what matters to me most. Nothing gives me greater happiness than seeing the smile on my daughter’s face,” she told HELLO! Magazine.Salma says before she became a mother, she used to spend maximum time with her pets.
“One (tiger), caught in the air-conditioner, died. One sweet cub developed a temper and had to go. My third, Rambo, the tiger of my life, was a little baby doll. Three years we played inside our house. I can’t talk of how he died. It’s too upsetting,” femalefirst.co.uk quoted Hayek as saying.
“Before I had my child, animals were my life. I slept with four dogs in my bed…”
Hayek, 46, now has a five-year-old daughter with her husband Francois-Henri Pinault.
Hayek never considered beauty to be her first priority amd that’s why she never tried to be as beautiful as she can be.
“I know people have always thought I was beautiful, but I have never tried to be as beautiful as I can be,” InStyle magazine quoted the 46-year-old as saying, reports eonline.com.
“I could do a lot more like exercise, or not eat dessert or not drink alcohol. 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,” she added.
She also advised those who are unhappy with their looks.
“You’ve got to take who you are and love who you are and do the best you can with what you’ve got. That goes for the figure, and it goes for everything else. You’ve got to have a sense of humour about who you are and give yourself a break,” said “Grown Ups” star.
Hayek added: “You’ve got to be kind to yourself. And it’s not easy, you know?”