Salma Hayek is to receive the Legion d'Honneur in France within the next two months.
Salma Hayek is to receive a 'knighthood' in France.
Salma - who is married to French businessman Francois-henri Pinault, with whom she has four-year-old daughter Valentina - will join the five-tiered academy with the Grade of Chevalier, or 'knight' in English.
Following the pinning of the medal, she will be invited to attend a banquet at which all of those gifted with the honour will go to.
She will not be the only person in her family to receive the award this year - her father-in-law Francois Pinault has been promoted to the rank of Grand Officer.
The award was introduced by French leader Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 as a merit award for service to France, but unlike a British knighthood it is not solely reserved for the French.