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I can be beautiful at 50: Salma Hayek

The Mexican actress thinks that the best is yet to come.
Salma is still waiting for the role of her life. (Photo: Archive)
Newsroom / Mexico City
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Though her career, Mexican actress Salma Hayek has faces a lot of prejudices, and now that she is nearing the big "five-o" she remains convinced that the best is yet to come.

When she arrived in Hollywood she was told that she would never be a star because she sounded like a "Mexican maid" and her career would be over when she reached 35.

Now, at 48, she is willing to break the myth that women decline at 50.

Salma told the Daily Mirror: “In the past, when I tried to imagine what I'd look like and what my life would be like at this age, I was terrified. I imagined myself looking old, but instead I think I still look OK, and I'm fine with my appearance.

“Women have believed for so long we'd act and feel as if we were finished, and we surrendered to that myth.

“Fortunately, we've stopped believing that. Fifty is a great age where we can be very productive and happy and not feel limited by anything.

“I've realised I can still be beautiful and attractive as I approach 50. I feel very good about my life.”

As for her career, she is still taking it by storm. “I'm still working and I've been getting some good roles. But there aren't enough roles for women. Too many stories only give women secondary kinds of parts where we're not involved in driving the story the way men are. It's changing, though. We're seeing more women doing comedies and in action films, so that's a good sign.

“I'd like to find some really great roles in the future. I still don't think I've done my best work yet.”

The "Tale Of Tales" star became a mother at 41, and admitted that working away is hard, but her daughter makes it easier for her.

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