Salma Hayek on breasts and the good life
Salma Hayek and her well-known assets are splashed on the cover and inside Allure magazine's upcoming issue. And what's even more interesting than the revelations that she was teased for her appearance as a child -- "too short" or "too brown" -- and the fact that she is proud of her breasts -- "I'm not complaining" -- is her all-out love for a life of privilege.
"I never understood the point of being privileged if you don't get to have the privileges," says the actress.
Luckily, not only is her own wealth standing between her and buying groceries at Wal-Mart, but also she is married to an international billionaire.
François-Henri Pinault is a 49-year-old French businessman. Chief executive of PPR, he's heir to the business empire built by his father. Together, Pinault and Hayek have Valentina, almost 4, who speaks English, Spanish and French and travels internationally with her folks. As Hayek notes in Allure: "I think it's great that my daughter gets to travel the world."
Not so great is the pending issue of whether supermodel Linda Evangelista will take a bite out of Pinault's wealth. Earlier this month, the supermodel went to court seeking $46,000 a month in child support from Pinault, the father of her 4-year-old son. (The two half siblings are 11 months apart in age.)
It's Hayek's first child but his fourth. Pinault also has two children from his first marriage.
It's a massive child support request, according to a Manhattan court official interviewed by the New York Post. Even for one of the richest men in France.
-- Amy Hubbard
Photo: Salma Hayek in the photo shoot for the September issue of Allure. Credit: Mario Testino / Allure