Actress Salma Hayek does not entertain excuses when it comes to how much time parents spend with their children.
The 49-year-old Desperado star shares eight-year-old daughter Valentina with husband Francois-henri Pinault and she is also stepmother to her partner's three kids.
But even though maintaining a happy household while managing a thriving career in Hollywood makes for a busy schedule, Salma refuses to allow her day-to-day obligations to serve as justifications for being a lazy parent.
"You have to drag children into participating in life," she tells Red magazine in the publication's July (16) issue. "It takes a lot of work and mummies are very tired because most of us work and life is exhausting, especially if you are an older mum like me, but you have to make the effort."
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Salma Hayek was ''afraid'' of marriage and rejected Francois-Henri Pinault's proposal twice before accepting the third time.
Salma Hayek was ''afraid'' of marriage.
The 48-year-old actress married François-Henri Pinault in February 2009, almost two years after they got engaged but he had to pop the question three times before she accepted his proposal.
She said: ''You must overcome fear to feel free and discover your strengths. I used to have a phobia of snakes and you can see me dancing with my biggest fear in 'From Dusk Till Dawn'.
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Salma Hayek thought she'd left it too late to have children as she didn't conceive her daughter Valentina until she was in her forties.
Salma Hayek thought she'd left it too late to have children.
The 'Frida' actress was 41 years old when she gave birth to daughter Valentina, now seven, but admits she worried she wouldn't be able to conceive as she got older.
She said: ''I had my child so late in life. I thought I wasn't going to be able to and it was such an important thing to me.''
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Salma Hayek has been granted restraining orders against two female fans after claiming they threatened to kidnap her seven-year-old daughter, Valentina, and hold her for ransom.
Salma Hayek has been granted restraining orders against two female fans.
The 48-year-old actress reportedly secured temporary protection orders against Liana Philippon and Odette Bodagh in court in Los Angeles today (14.08.15) after claiming they threatened to kidnap her seven-year-old daughter, Valentina, and hold her for ransom.
The Mexican star told the judge one of the women made ''a veiled threat regarding kidnapping and ransoming'' her little girl in an email, which allegedly stated: ''I know where her daughter will be. How much is her life worth?''
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Salma Hayek ate a variety of foods on including silk worms, deep-friend frog and gefilte fish on 'Watch What Happens Live'.
Salma Hayek ate silkworms and a deep-fried frog on 'Watch What Happens Live'.
The 48-year-old actress displayed her adventurous palate as she took part in a segment titled 'Will Salma Eat It?' on Andy Cohen's chat show, which saw her presented with mystery foods.
When given the deep-fried frog, Salma - who is married to French businessman Francois-henri Pinault - said: ''I eat them all the time. I live in France. And this is very common French food. Usually they're not this greasy.''
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Salma Hayek's Seven-year-old Daughter Valentina Has Followed Her Mother Into The Movie Business By Voicing A Role In The French Version Of New Animated Movie The Prophet.
The Mexican beauty's only child with French husband Francois-henri Pinault has been trilingual from a young age, and she put her skills to the test to take on the part of Almitra, the daughter of Hayek's character Kamila, for the movie's release in France.
Proud mum Hayek says, "She did the voice of the little girl in French. Quvenzhane Wallis was the little girl in this (English-language) one."
Little Valentina also speaks her mother's native Spanish and English.
Salma Hayek has admitted that she is having trouble figuring out how to market her new movie, 'The Prophet', an ''uplifting spiritual film''.
Salma Hayek is having trouble marketing her new movie.
The 48-year-old actress had adapted Kahlil Gibran's 'The Prophet' - a book of 26 prose poetry essays dealing with subjects including love, marriage, children, passion, pain and religion - for the big screen but admitted that figuring out how to sell it to audiences is an issue because of the subject matter.
Salma told the New York Daily News: ''I'm having a really hard time marketing the film because there is no system to market uplifting spiritual films.''
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Salma Hayek dated people she ''shouldn't have dated'' because she was so ''desperate'' to find her soulmate before marrying Francois-Henri Pinault in 2009.
Salma Hayek ''was so worried'' she would never meet Mr. Right.
The 48-year-old actress, who has been married to Francois-henri Pinault since 2009, admits she previously went out with people she ''shouldn't have dated'' because she was so ''desperate'' to find her soulmate before meeting the 53-year-old French businessman.
The 'Tale of Tales' star said: ''I wish I knew [when I was younger] that I was going to fall crazy in love with the perfect man. I was so worried, and I dated some people I shouldn't have dated.
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Hollywood actress Salma Hayek is married to a fashion mogul and has to dress up for the red carpet and Buckingham palace but fashion never interested her.
Salma Hayek was never ''a fashionista''
The 48-year-old beauty is married to French billionaire Francois-henri Pinault, 53, who is CEO of Kering - who own the Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney brands - but has confessed she's never been that interested in fashion.
She said: ''I was never a fashionista. I was surrounded by fashionistas who made fun of me as I didn't care. When I started going out with Francois they said, 'How did you of all people land this guy? You don't care about fashion.'
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Salma Hayek says the only exercise she does is restorative yoga because she's too busy working and caring for her family to hit the gym.
Salma Hayek claims she doesn't exercise.
The 'Tale of Tales' actress - who runs the cosmetics company Nuance Salma Hayek - insists she doesn't have time to go to the gym to maintain her fabulous figure because of her work and family commitments.
The 48-year-old star said: ''Some people have the discipline to exercise in the morning, and I didn't develop that. I don't have time to exercise. I am working. I've had some 20-hour days.''
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Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault - A variety of celebrities were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival for the 'Carol' premiere in Cannes, France - Sunday 17th May 2015