Salma Hayek: “I don’t think my first priority in life has ever been beauty”

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“I know people have always thought I was beautiful, but I have never tried to be as beautiful as I can be,” she said.

“I could do a lot more—exercise, or not eat dessert. Or not drink alcohol. I could make bigger efforts. I don’t think my first priority in life has ever been beauty. It’s a little bit of a rebellious spirit in me. There is more to me than looks, of course,” Hayek told InStyle’s July issue.

The actress admits she dressed in leather on the red carpet as her husband François-Henri Pinault loves it when she wears it.

“I actually wear a lot of leather on the red carpet,” she said. “My husband loves when I wear it.”

“I’m not really a fashionista. I have an eye. I can pull it together, but a lot of the effort I make is for my husband, because I want him to be attracted to me.”

Hayek has revealed in an interview on ITV’1 Lorraine that one of the secrets for her perfect skin is the fact that she doesn’t wash her face in the morning because during the night the skin is regenerated.