Salma Hayek continued making the film festival rounds with a stop at Deauville over the weekend. On Saturday, she joined her husband, François-Henri Pinault, and their daughter, Valentina, for a special event — she unveiled a beach closet, a high honor at Deauville, with her name on it at the Promenade des Planches.
On Saturday night, Salma wore a Stella McCartney dress and Graziela earrings to join François-Henri and Valentina for the closing ceremony. Salma was honored with a tribute to her career. Accepting her honor, she spoke about her childhood dreams of acting and finding inspiration in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Salma said, "I realized in cinema you could have a river made out of chocolate, chew gum and then burp yourself back down to earth, take flowers made out of candy and eat them. I was always a bit sad, being raised Catholic, at the idea that we only got to live one life, so acting was my way of cheating this concept. As an actress, I can live many lives and I've been many different people. . . . Now I believe in reincarnation so I'm not as anxious."
Salma and François-Henri have been making the festival rounds, and were at Venice just last week. There, Salma and François-Henri toasted Blake Lively as the face of Gucci's Première fragrance and hosted the Gucci Award For Women in Cinema.