Salma Hayek Says She Was An Illegal Immigrant

Salma Hayek looks kind of like an alien on the cover of V Spain. Which is fitting, because inside the magazine, she reveals that she was once living in the United States as an illegal alien. (Yeah, I don’t love that phrase, either. Sorry I had to use it to make that intro work.) “I was an illegal immigrant in the United States,” says Salma. “It was for a small period of time, but I still did it.” She doesn’t specify when exactly. It could be when she was a high school student at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Louisiana. (She headed back to Mexico for college.) Or during her early days in Hollywood.Which, speaking of, Salma reveals in the interview were not that easy. “I had to endure the worst time of all in terms of racial discrimination in Hollywood when I first started out,” she says. “It was inconceivable to American directors and producers that a Mexican woman could have a lead role.” [Daily Mail]

Guess she showed them.