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Salma Hayek: Not Being Able to Wear Heels Is Tragic!

Salma Hayek: Not Being Able to Wear Heels Is Tragic!

Salma Hayek arrives at The Ed Sullivan Theater to tape an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman on Monday (October 24) in NYC.

The 45-year-old actress talked about her ankle problems over the past year, starting with two torn ligaments.

Salma said she then twisted her ankle again a few months later, right before she was supposed to play a stripper/prostitute in a French movie.

“The worst part about it is you can’t wear heels. You’ve never been a Mexican short woman! This is tragic,” she told Dave. “I often say, had it not been for high heels, I would still be in Coatzacoalcos [in Mexico] with 10 kids and this big!”

Also pictured: Salma (in Alexander McQueen) attending a screening of her new film, Puss in Boots, hosted by Redbook later in the evening at The Hearst Tower.

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  • Nicole

    No Salma, tragic is the fact that people are starving in this world. Tragic is the fact that there are wars going on and people are killing one another. Tragic is that there are still preventable diseases debilitating entire populations.

    That is a tragedy, not being able to wear heels is not. Tell that to the people who can’t afford shoes.

  • Kaa simply


  • csa

    Stupid bitch!

  • You

    @Nicole: Couldnt say it better! She is just one brainless woman with a multimillioner husband who never experienced the real tragedy.

  • sheila

    What a stupid thing to say and a big giant slap of an insult to Mexican women.

  • Liz

    Oh please, maybe you people don’t say “tragic” or “horrible” sometimes as well?

  • Zeeshan

    Salma Hayek you are looking very beautiful. She is very intelligent woman. I am waiting for your new movie
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    Gosh! She is just making casual conversation! Not everything has to be politically correct in an interview!!!

  • Peggy

    Oh leave her alone she has an ugly daughter that is very hard on her.

  • Peggy

    Oh leave her alone she has an ugly daughter that is very hard on her.

  • cindy

    Be a mexican for you is tragic?!?!..

    i feel so terrible for this comments,, I am truly from Coatzacoalcos and I am nothing like she said with 10 kids and this big,, more than an insult, it makes me feel disappointed of her, with little fame abroad she feels deporable about her roots. so sad… today in the news it was said that in her recent trip to Mexico City to promote her new movie ,, she didin’t want to speak in Spanish!!! ,,, man ! she doesn’t even speak well in English,, !!!!!! you should be ashame of yourself

  • Arizona

    She is only half Mexican.

  • Arizona

    She is only half Mexican.

  • dagmar

    @Peggy: Indeed!


    ‘I would still be in Coatzacoalcos with 10 kids and this big! This is tragic”, Now if a white Anglo said such a racist remark they would be hung out to dry. We get it salma, you don’t like being a Mexican woman which is why you did your best not to marry a Mexican man but a white French guy. Too bad it backfired on you because your daughter Valentina looks nothing like her French father. She looks like a Midget Mexican woman from Coatzacoalcos!!!! Karma!!!


    does she realize that she’s being racist?
    I’d rather be fat with 20 children than being a hollywood wh***

  • anonymous

    She must hate that her daughter looks like a little old midget Mexican woman. LOL, karma!!

  • Dasha

    Smoking hot and funny!! Take a pill people, she was joking big deal!

  • Parisienne

    Wow … And she have no idea how stupid she is by telling theses things. What is tragic is the fact she seems to be racist and arrogant only with one sentence. I’m curious to know if she have killed the promotion of her new movie with this interview.

    (Sorry for my bad english, I’M french)

  • A

    Wow. You guys are evil, leave her innocent daughter out of this, sheesh.
    Grown adults making fun of a child, how pathetic and sad.

  • dedre

    she is always saying stupid sh@t

  • Luis

    She always manages to say underhanded things about Mexicans but never about Lebanese I notice. Her kid is ugly ha!

  • laverdadduele

    Rich, successful, talented, and stunning. Of course haters are going to be fuming at the sight of her.

  • calinuzza

    Well, this is really why the stereotypes exist.:dumb people cannot help themselves…. and probably you have her in a different interview bragging about how she’s proud of her Mexican origin and everything that comes along ….

  • reality check

    cuetzacoatlos??? really? and she calls herself mexican. Mexicos pre historic name was Tenochticlan. Not all mexican women have ten kids, only the dumb ones who marry a rich French guy for fame purposes.

  • Bella

    @reality check:
    she refers to a street/colony in Mexico not the country pre historic name by the ways is Tenochtitlan…

  • longchamp

    i’ve wondered idly before whether her words always get somehow twisted in the media, or whether she truly is a box o’rox. the latter seems much more fitting given these latest remarks. “this big w/10 kids” -really?

    t’es une idiote, salma. see if your frenchman can translate that for ya.

  • JoseRC

    Whoa, reading these comments from some of you people, it just makes YOU look so ignorant and self-righteous. She was clearly JOKING, you know, as in chatting with David Letterman and craking a joke or two? It was also not racist at all, she is very short AND Mexican, she knows it, she makes fun of it, she’s being sarcastic with Dave (“you’ve never been…”), what’s wrong with that? I am Mexican and I know she continuously promotes her country and continuously mentions her nationality with no shame about it at all. Wow, just wow. Sense of humor anyone?

    And btw… her use of the word tragic is also made ironically and tongue-in-cheek. She is well-known to help many organizations around the world for real tragic issues.

    Can’t believe this needs explaining…

  • Slava

    Forget what she said, I just greatly admired her breasts!

  • Zinga

    Salma is such a beautiful women and she has a great sense of humour…Sometimes I read comments on stories like these and wonder when people started to get soo uptight. And being a short women myself with a boyfriend more than a foot taller. Yes without heels it is tragic! Especially when dancing lol, then it turns into a tragic, comedy!

  • dragon girl

    Coatzacoalcos is a city in Veracruz , the Mexican state she grew up in.
    Hope this comment doesn’t get erased

  • Anna

    Your description of the Mexican origin is ridiculous. Your these remarks may be construed as rascist, although this may not be what you intended to say. A cheap publicity stunt