Hayek was terrified of turning 50
Hollywood actor Salma Hayek (right) has admitted that she used to be terrified of turning 50.
The Everly actor, who will turn 49 in September, said she used to be scared of getting old because she was told her career wouldn’t last past the age of 35.
“In the past, when I tried to imagine what I’d look like and how my life would be at this age, I was terrified. I imagined myself looking old, but I think I still look okay. I’m fine with my appearance,” Hayek said.
“For too many generations, women have suffered from this terrible lie that age 50 is like falling off a cliff. Women have believed for so long that they should act and feel as if they were finished, and they surrendered to that myth,” she added.
The Tale of Tales star, who had her first child Valentina at the age of 41, said that she no longer worries about turning 50, as it’s an age where women can be productive.
She said: “Fortunately, we’ve stopped believing that. Fifty is a great age where we can be very productive and happy and not feel limited by anything. I’ve realised I can still be beautiful and attractive as I approach 50. I feel very good about my life.”