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Salma Hayek, Allure Magazine

Allure Magazine

Salma Hayek always thought her hands were pretty big.

But then she decided to pose topless for Allure magazine.

In the gorgeous black and white pic published in the mag, the 48-year-old actress clutches her bosom with her hands.

"I thought my hands were bigger," Hayek told me while promoting her new animated movie Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet. "They're big, but not big enough to cover my breasts. They did cover enough but in my head they were covering more.'

Hayek says there's a freedom that goes along with stripping down for the cameras.

"It's important to be free…and at my age it's exciting to still be able to take a photograph like that," she said.

Salma Hayek

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In the magazine, the Mexican beauty revealed the worst beauty advice she's ever received. 

"'You should start Botox.' When I was young, they tried to sell me on the idea: 'If you do it now, then you won't get the wrinkles,'" Hayek, who says she's never undergone any anti-aging surgery, said. "And thank God I didn't do that."

She also said that a lot of her confidence comes from her French billionaire husband Francois-Henri Pinault.

"I wish I knew [when I was younger] that I was going to fall crazy in love with the perfect man," she said. "I was so worried, and I dated some people I shouldn't have dated. You get desperate, and you start seeing wonderful things in, like, the wrong guys."

Hayek added: "I also found some pretty good guys. But I wish I could say to myself, 'Hey, chill out. You're going to get a great husband that's going to adore you.' I would have saved myself a lot of personal drama." 

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is in theaters Aug. 7 in NYC and L.A. with a wider release later in the month.