Hayek to be Knighted in France…

She’s an Oscar nominee, successful businesswoman and proud mother… And, Salma Hayek will soon be getting another title: knight.

The 45-year-old Mexican actress has been added to the list of recipients to be honored with France’s grade of Chevalier or “Knight” by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Salma Hayek


The Frida actress will receive a formal induction at the Élysées Palace within the next couple of months, according to People.com.

Called the Legion of Honor, the merit award dates back to 1802 when it was founded by Napoleon. It is bestowed upon military personnel and civilians for service to France, but isn’t reserved exclusively for the French. Previous honorees include Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis and Robert Redford.

Hayek, who is  married François-Henri Pinault, will share the honor with her father-in-law, Francois Pinault who appears on the same list as the Legion’s rank of Grand Officer.

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