Salma Hayek: “i Have Never Tried To Be As Beautiful As I Can Be”

First Look! Three Things You’ll Learn About Salma Hayek in July’s InStyle

Salma Hayek July 2013 Cover Girl

“Or not drink alcohol. I could make bigger efforts. I don’t think my first priority in life has ever been beauty. It’s a little bit of a rebellious spirit in me. There is more to me than looks, of course.” Of course. But that doesn’t mean plenty of women wouldn’t go to drastic measures to look like her. Speaking of which, Hayek advises those who might not be so content with themselves: “You’ve got to take who you are and love who you are and do the best you can with what you’ve got.” “That goes for the figure, and it goes for everything else,” she says. “You’ve got to have a sense of humor about who you are and give yourself a break. You’ve got to be kind to yourself. And it’s not easy, you know?” The July issue of InStylehits newsstands Friday.

Shes an actress (catch her in Grown Ups 2 this summer) and a producer, a devoted wife to French billionaire fashion mogul Francois-Henri Pinault, and doting mother to 5-year-old Valentina. And when it comes to social injustices, theres no stopping hershe helped kick off Chime for Change , a campaign founded by Gucci that promotes the empowerment of girls and women around the world. In her exclusive interview with InStyle, Hayek admits she is still finding her wayand herself. Scroll down to find out three things youll learn in the issue. To read the full story, pick up the new InStyle, on newsstands and available for download to your tablet starting Friday, June 14 . Editors Note: The following is excerpted from the Salma Hayek cover story, Shes Only Just Begun by Mike Sager, which originally appears in InStyles July 2013 issue. 1. HER REAL THOUGHTS ON DRESSING OVER 40 Im not really a fashionista. I have an eye; I can pull it together, but a lot of the effort I make is for my husband because I want him to be attracted to me, she said. She likes to pick strapless looks because: When I turned 40, I started thinking, This is the last year, whenever Id wear a strapless dress. I always thought you cant wear them after a certain age, but Im still getting away with it! 2. SHE DOESNT CONSIDER BEAUTY A PRIORITY I know people have always thought I was beautiful, but I have never tried to be as beautiful as I can be, she said.