“The women who made me”

We asked the ac­tress, UNICEF am­bas­sadress and film pro­ducer which women changed her life?

Glamour (South Africa) - - Guide - by Salma Hayek

Mother Teresa Mis­sion­ary

When I was 30, a friend and I went to Cal­cutta, In­dia, to vol­un­teer with Mother Teresa. I worked in three hos­pices, and you can­not imag­ine the con­di­tions. She gave these peo­ple food and a bed. She pro­vided dig­nity within the hor­ror.

Julie Tay­mor Film direc­tor

I couldn’t find the right direc­tor for Frida, then I met Julie. We talked for hours, and I knew she was per­fect. She should have been nom­i­nated for an Os­car. She com­pletely changed my life.

Eve­lyn O’neill Ta­lent man­ager

Eve­lyn also rep­re­sents Ju­lianne Moore, and I’ll tell you what: we’re both way over 40 and, baby, we’ve never worked more. That’s be­cause there’s a wo­man be­hind us who is de­ter­mined to change Hollywood.

Eve Ensler Play­wright

Eve’s taught me how to be a bet­ter ad­vo­cate through causes like V-day, her global cam­paign to stop vi­o­lence against women. She re­spects me in­tel­lec­tu­ally, and she also helps me with my ter­ri­ble stage fright.

Arianna Huff­in­g­ton Pres­i­dent of the Huff­in­g­ton Post Me­dia Group

Arianna rep­re­sents the im­mi­grant’s story: she’s Greek, came to America, and be­came one of the im­por­tant voices in the coun­try. And she is so fierce in her sup­port of women.

Stella Mccart­ney Fash­ion de­signer

We met a long time ago – I can’t even re­mem­ber when! She is an in­cred­i­ble mother and busi­ness­woman, and I can go to her for any­thing, like, oh my God, I need a pae­di­a­tri­cian. Even for decorating, you go to Stella.

Kamila Gi­bran Mother of the au­thor Kahlil Gi­bran

She moved from Le­banon to the US by her­self, with four chil­dren, in 1895. And then one of her sons wrote The Prophet in 1923, which has in­flu­enced so many lives [Salma pro­duced and voiced an an­i­mated ver­sion of it in 2014]. She sym­bol­ises how im­por­tant it is to help women, be­cause the fu­ture of new gen­er­a­tions is in their hands.

Pa­tri­cia Oso­rio Friend

I am ter­ri­ble at re­turn­ing calls and emails or stay­ing in con­tact. But she taught me that you have to. And she’s never been im­pressed with my fame. She’s never wanted to go to the par­ties. She’s al­ways been my friend.

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