Wednesday, December 08, 2010
8240: Salma Hayek, All Naturalized.
From The New York Post…
Salma Hayek says she entered the US as an illegal immigrant
FOX News Latino
Actress Salma Hayek revealed that she initially entered the US as an illegal immigrant, in an interview with V Magazine Spain, FOX News Latino reported Tuesday.
The Mexican-born actress, who is now a naturalized US citizen, seductively poses for the cover under the title line: “A Woman’s Weapons.”
Inside she gives an interview in which she discusses her involvement with women’s issues, including the promotion of awareness programs about violence against women and the rising discrimination against undocumented workers.
“I was an illegal immigrant in the United States,” Hayek said. “It was for a small period of time, but I still did it.”
As one of the most prominent Latina figures in Hollywood, Hayek is an acclaimed actress, director and producer and one of a few Latinas to be nominated in the “Best Actress” category of the Academy Awards.
“I had to endure the worst time of all in terms of racial discrimination in Hollywood when I first started out,” Hayek, 44, said. “It was inconceivable to American directors and producers that a Mexican woman could have a lead role.”