Hayek Wins Decade of Hotness Award at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards

Salma Hayek’s a perfect 10 (years of sexy)…

The 48-year-old Mexican actress picked up the Decade of Hotness award at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards 2015.

Salma Hayek

Hayek, who rocked a sexy low-cut dress to pick up the gong made of golden antlers from actor Liam Neeson, recalled her first time being called a “bombshell” after Desperado was released.

“My English was worse than now and I read the reviews that, ‘Salma Hayek was a bombshell,’ and to me this means that I was terrible, that I had bombed!” said Hayek. “Everyone told me, ‘No, no, it means that you’re great, that you’re sexy!’ And [I was like], ‘That’s it? They didn’t talk about my acting?”

Hayek says a nod to an actress’ “hotness” becomes more and more precious to her as she gets older.

“When you start you’re like, ‘No, I want them to see me for my talent, and know me as an actress,’ ” she told reporters on Saturday.

“Now?! They want to give me a decade of hotness – I’m like, ‘Bring it on!’ ” says the mother of Valentina Paloma Pinault. “You really like to be ‘hot’ after you’re 40.”

Hayek says she owes her hotness to husband François-Henri Pinault.

“You know makes you ‘hot’? When you have the hots for someone,” she said. “I have the hots for my husband, and that keeps you, I think that keeps that in you. When you like somebody it comes out of you, almost naturally, and you’re motivated. Love motivates you.”

Hayek has been married to Pinault, a French businessman, since 2009.

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.