Latina movie star Salma Hayek proved once again that she still got what it takes to stun a crowd.
After gracing the cover of Elle Magazine’s November issue, Hayek went on to attend the 22nd Annual Elle Women in Hollywood Awards, which was held at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons.
The much-anticipated event, which features some of the biggest names in Hollywood, was created to celebrate women who are influencing the world’s most well-known entertainment industry.
Hayek was joined by other prominent female figures like Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Carey Mulligan, Zoë Saldana, and Amy Schumer to name a few.
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Before giving her speech, Hayek was introduced by fellow Latina Zoë Saldana. The 49-year-old star, whose career in Hollywood was jump-started by her early roles in the 1995 film Desperado and From Dusk Till Dawn in 1996.
Hayek’s speech appealed for diversity and equality in Hollywood and declared that the current generation of women have the ability to make huge changes in the industry.
In her gorgeous Elle spread, Hayek donned a sexy black strapless dress by Stella McCartney complemented by smoky eye make-up and a wet-look hairstyle.
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At the Women in Hollywood event, however, Hayek went for an edgier look with a shiny, metallic number by Yves Saint Laurent. The dress did wonders to her already fabulous figure, and was complemented by dramatic eyes and a bright red lip.
Aside from being a celebrated actress, Hayek has also been successful as a businesswoman. In 2000, she put up her own production company called Ventanarosa, through which she produced films like Frida, In the Time of the Butterflies, and The Maldonado Miracle, as well as the hit TV series Ugly Betty.
Hayek’s Frida co-star Alfred Molina commended her acting and business savvy. He also compared her to Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein, saying that she would have been bigger than Weinstein had she been “white and male.”