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    Salma Hayek: A Knight to Remember

    Salma Hayek Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

    It's not every day you get knighted, but for Salma Hayek that day has arrived.

    The Puss in Boots actress has been named a knight by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, People reports.

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    The actress is due to receive her knightship (aka Chevalier de Légion d'Honneur) from the French leader some time in the next two months at Élysées Palace. Unfortunately, being a knight doesn't come with cool sword or anything, just a lovely little pin.

    Still it's the thought that counts, and in addition to the honor of serving France, Salma is also joining an elite Hollywood club.

    Past Hollywood knights so-honored by France with a Légion d'Honneur medal include Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis (but of course!)

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