Salma Hayek, the Mexican beauty who dated one of Hollywood’s hottest men for three years, admits that life wasn’t all hunky dory as far as her looks are concerned.
Salma Hayek, 45, opened up to the new issue of Lucky magazine about suffering “severe, severe depression” from a skin condition and being overweight as a struggling actress.
She insists it was a far different story when she was 25 and trying to break into movies.
Salma Hayek told the May issue of the women’s publication: “You want to talk about bad skin? I had acne.”
Appearing happy and healthy on the shopping title, Salma Hayek looks a natural stunner in a blue off-the-shoulder dress which accentuated her ample bust.
With her mane of thick locks blowing in the breeze her skin looks fresh and a picture of perfection however she states it was once in terrible condition.
Salma Hayek added: “And this acne was so bad it sent me into severe, severe depression. Like I couldn’t leave the house. The next stage with that sort of depression is food – too little or too much. Guess what I did?”
The actress admits she piled on the pounds when her body reacted badly to the pressures of achieving success in the early Nineties.
“I was fat and broken out. I couldn’t leave the house and I couldn’t pay the rent!”
Salam Hayek credits director Alfonso Cuaron for teaching her “to meditate, to relax” and also says Accutane also known as Roaccutane “cured” the acne.
She continued: “Since then my skin’s forever sensitive and dry.”
As for more drastic beauty treatments, Salma Hayek insists she hasn’t tried to turn back the years yet.
Salma Hayek admitted: “Botox – trust me, I’ve been tempted, but I resist!”