Salma Hayek has received high praise from her fans after sharing an authentic and unfiltered selfie that celebrates her natural beauty and embraces the signs of ageing.
The 56-year-old actress took to Instagram, capturing a close-up selfie as she gazed into the camera with the warm sunshine illuminating her face and hair.
In both English and Spanish, she candidly shared with her followers, “Me waking up and counting how many white hairs and wrinkles have crashed the party this morning.” Fans swiftly flooded the comments section, commending her for normalizing the natural occurrence of white hairs and wrinkles in an industry where many succumb to surgical procedures and fillers.
Expressing their gratitude, fans wrote, “Thank you for sharing! It helps all of us to see that even the most beautiful and famous also age.” Others added, “You’re just a real natural human being and that’s beautiful! Thank you,” and “Natural beauty is ageless, love the #filterfree #makeupfree pic.”
One admirer wrote, “Still the most beautiful woman in this world! Shining in life! I love you Salma, have a great day!” while another commented, “The party is just getting started.”
Another fan chimed in, saying, “White hair or not, you are Queen, wonderful! Wrinkles are your life story that brightens every daylight.”
Supermodel Cindy Crawford joined the chorus of compliments, writing, “Beautiful!” and Olivia Wilde added flame and heart emojis. Salma Hayek’s openness and honesty in her post resonated deeply with fans, breaking the taboo that Hollywood stars should strive to remain forever unchanged and avoid displaying signs of aging.
The acclaimed actress has never been one to shy away from making bold statements, and her candid post garnered an outpouring of love from her adoring fans. She shattered the expectations placed on women in the film industry to maintain an eternal youthfulness. In an interview with Glamour in February, Salma shared her thoughts on aging, stating, “I thought getting older meant I wasn’t going to work. I’m working. I thought getting older maybe meant that you’re not in love anymore. I’m in love.”
She continued, “I don’t feel that I lost my flexibility or my agility or even my strength… Hell, I’m still going. Shocker. I’m still here. They tried to get rid of me a thousand ways. I’m still here.”
Salma has been happily married to 61-year-old billionaire François-Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering, for 14 years. The couple shares a 15-year-old daughter named Valentina Paloma Pinault, who is making a name for herself with over 200,000 followers on TikTok.
François-Henri is also a father to three older children—25-year-old son François Jr., daughter Mathilde, 22, and son Augustin, 16—from his previous relationships with ex-wife Dorothée Lepère and supermodel Linda Evangelista.
Salma’s empowering post aligns with a broader movement of self-acceptance. Television host Ricki Lake also recently shared a joyous nude photo of herself in an outdoor tub, celebrating her newfound comfort in her own skin. Age is merely a number, and there is nothing more beautiful than being confident in the skin you’re in, including white hairs, wrinkles, and all.