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Salma Hayek Reveals Some Colorful Secrets in April 'InStyle'

Salma Hayek opens up on her colorful life in the April issue of InStyle, on stands March 20.Jenny Gage and Tom Betterton for InStyle

When asked to describe her Ugly Betty producer and fellow Latina co-star Salma Hayek, actress America Ferrera says she is “the whole box of crayons.”

Indeed, in the April issue of InStyle magazine, Hayek, 42, paints a picture into her colorful life as an actress, mother, wife and activist.

“I identify with enigmatic colors,” she told InStyle. “I don’t want to be blue, I don’t want to be green. I just want to be myself.”

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And being her beautiful and talented self has certainly catapulted the former soap opera actress into a bonafide Hollywood star, not to mention a fixture on the red carpet fashion scene.

But her fashion sense isn’t all her doing, as she candidly reveals.

“I’m going to say it. I shouldn’t say it but …” she tells InStyle, speaking of her Golden Globes gown. “The truth is … that dress was picked by Francois.” Just days later, Hayek and Francois Pinault married in a Valentine’s Day ceremony in Paris.

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A colorfully romantic scene, no doubt, because would Hayek have it no other way.

To read more of Salma's interview, pick up the April issue of InStyle on newsstands March 20.

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