One thing I love about Hayek is that she is not just "tits on a stick" as is common among many of the world's extremely hot people. She is rather opinionated and not afraid to take a stand on things. She garnered a lot of unnecessary hostility for breastfeeding a child in Sierra Leon in 2009. The negative reaction typifies a lot of US hypocrisy when it comes to the poor of the world. On other fronts she particularly brought Ugly Betty and Frida to screens in the US, partly I am sure because they would be well received, but also as a way of legitimizing Latino characters and historical figures to gringo audiences, not to mention the chance to provide the US's growing Latino population entertainment they could identify with. She had also partnered with MGM to create Ventanazul Productions which she was to head. Unfortunately I cannot find much current information, but at the time the goal was to create television and films for the Latino audience and feature Latino talent.
So, this post is going to be pretty picture heavy, but I dare say I lack the communicative skill to accurately describe the awesomeness Ms Hayek brings.
|As "Satanico Pandemonium" in From Dusk 'til Dawn|
|As Frida Kahlo|
|"Cutlas Liz" poster for The Pirates! A Band of Misfits|
|With Antonio Banderas. Likely a publicity still for one of the "El Mariachi" films.|
|Sensing a theme here yet?|
|Campari ad campaign still.|
|From a Campari commercial.|
|"Serendipity" from Dogma|
|Not afraid to get them out when it will put eyes on televisions. How many people wanted to watch Ugly Betty for the first time after hearing about this episode?|