Salma Hayek Says Her Husband Pushed Her to Go Back to Work Postbaby

Salma Hayek is gorgeous, but her beauty on the cover of the August 2015 issue of Allure is blowing us away. The Mexican actress looks absolutely stunning in a tousled updo and sultry eye makeup. In the interview, the star opens up about dating the wrong men until she found her husband of seven years, François-Henri Pinault; what pushed her to go back to acting after a postbaby break; and staying away from extreme beauty treatments. In the photos, Salma poses in lingerie and even topless, saying (in a behind-the-scenes video for the shoot) she was nervous to pose with so little clothing on, but she thought the pictures came out very elegant. Keep scrolling for some of Salma's must-see quotes and photos, and pick up the issue for the full interview, on newsstands July 21, then learn more about her beauty secrets and the origins of her brand.

  • On wanting to change the world: "I'm upset about the state of the world. It upsets me. So I try to do something, so at least I know that I'm not just sitting with the upsetness in my stomach."
  • On staying close to her family: "I've never been apart from my daughter for more than two weeks. And same with François. We don't separate for long periods of time. Never."
  • On the dating advice she would give her younger self: "I wish I knew [when I was younger] that I was going to fall crazy in love with the perfect man. I was so worried, and I dated some people I shouldn't have dated. You get desperate, and you start seeing wonderful things in, like, the wrong guys. I also found some pretty good guys. But I wish I could say to myself, 'Hey, chill out. You're going to get a great husband that's going to adore you.' I would have saved myself a lot of personal drama."
  • On taking a break from acting after becoming a mother: "I said, 'I don't think I want to work anymore,' and it was François who said, 'Oh, no, you're going back to work.' And I said, 'I don't want to.' 'Well, you have to. We're not putting up with some lazy girl in the house. That's not who I married.' And then he said something so beautiful: 'I don't want to be deprived of your work. I want to watch it, too. And the world has not seen the best of you yet. So you cannot stop until some of that is put out.' So he sort of really pushed me, like, 'Get up on your feet and get out there.' And he was right."
  • On the worst beauty advice she was ever given: "'You should start Botox.' When I was young, they tried to sell me on the idea: 'If you do it now, then you won't get the wrinkles.' And thank God I didn't do that."