Jun 20, 2013

Pressure, confidence and being good enough [According to...]

You have to be smart and successful and a good mother and beautiful and young and skinny forever. It’s a lot of pressure." Insightful words from one of the most famous and beautiful actresses, who decided that being the best she can is good enough.

On gaining 50 pounds during pregnancy
“I gained so much weight, I got an opportunity to see myself completely disfigured in many different ways — for a very good reason — and I don’t regret it for a second." This became a source of inspiration for Salma Hayek, who says that she finally began to appreciate and really love her body after that. "The things that I used to criticize, they were not that bad after all.” 

On the constant pressure on women of today
“We’ve got to fight for our confidence every day in modern life because we live in a society that is very harsh to women. So I think we have to take a deep breath and just enjoy ourselves and say, ‘I’m going to be the best that I can be, and that’s more than enough."

Being 46 and making it her best year yet
"I believe that change keeps you young. I'm a late bloomer; I always have been. A lot of women think that this is the [age] when you start getting depressed. To that I say, 'No, no, no, no, no!' I'm having the best time of my life."

Read the whole interview in Glam Belleza Latina

[Image via Pinterest via celebrity-gossip.net]


  1. I think she's one of the most beautiful women of our times :)

  2. I think pressure only comes from insecurities. If one is happy in your own skin, one sees everything in a completely different light. x

  3. Beautiful lady...happiness is the key ;-)
    Have a lovely day.

  4. Gorgeous woman and such wonderful words of wisdom x

  5. Klocka viktiga ord. Något jag försöker lära ut till mina barn. Kram och fin midsommar! Nilla

  6. Interesting post and some very wise words. It is all about confidence!

  7. I like the 'late bloomer' part! ;) I'm one of those. Xo,