Salma Hayek was every bit the glamorous Hollywood siren as she stepped out with her husband for a red carpet event this week.
The photogenic couple stole the show as they arrived for the tenth annual Art + Film Gala with Salma looking incredible in a plunging sequin gown that faded from hot pink to black. She accessorized with the most incredible diamond necklace and carried a small purple clutch.
Husband Francois-Henri Pinault, meanwhile, looked dapper in a black tuxedo complete with a bowtie. The couple have been married since 2009 and together share one daughter, 14-year-old Valentina.
Their stylish appearance comes after Salma reflected on her past in a new interview with Bustle – and admitted that she previously had a “naughty and illegal” habit.
The Q&A series saw the publication ask successful women to describe what their lives were like at 28 – what they wore, where they worked, what stressed them out, and what, if anything, they would do differently.
“I’m very comfortable with my age now, and I was very comfortable in my 40s,” Salma, 55, confessed. “But I have to say, getting closer to 30 was extremely hard.
“I got all this attention, but nobody was offering me jobs. So by the time I was getting closer to 30, I was depressed. I had broken up with my boyfriend. Everybody knew who I was, but I was not getting respect from the industry.”
Asked what she did for fun at the time, Salma then confided: “I used to do something very naughty and illegal. I think I can say it now, it’s past the statute of limitations. I can confess!
“I used to go to the multiplex at noon and get a half-price matinee movie ticket. I had a chart of all the movies playing that weekend.
They line them up so you can’t see many of them back to back, but I would hide in the bathroom, read my scripts, put on a hat or change my top, and go to another one.
“Sometimes, I would watch the beginning of one movie and then go to another movie that had just started. The next Friday, I’d go back to the original movie I hadn’t seen all the way through – I’d work out the math so I’d finish what I started.
I’d watch, like, four movies on a Friday night for the price of [a matinee] ticket. I’d bring snacks and water, because you don’t want to draw attention to yourself at the theater. Plus, the theater snacks are expensive.
“I loved it. I loved watching the movies alone. I loved the mischievousness of breaking the system.”