Salma Hayek Wore These Powerful Purple Outfits Making Her Look Like Royalty

Only royalty wore purple in the past, but Salma Hayek proves that wearing it in any variation makes her look like a queen today

By Ingrid Mateos

- June 20 , 2022 - 13:57 hs
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Salma Hayek (AP, AFP, Instagram)

Over the years the Mexican actress Salma Hayek has become not only a beloved actress in Hollywood praised for her many acclaimed movies but also a household when speaking about fashion since she has demonstrated she does not fear her bold choices and knows what fits her the best.

Having said this, it is no surprise that one of the colors Salma Hayek wears the most is purple. Certainly, we have seen her in mani colorful outfits including gowns and bikinis but she truly knows what she is doing when wearing this specific color.

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If we go a bit back in history, wearing purple was used as a symbol of wealth and royalty since it was a hard color to get. According to psychology, wearing purple also symbolizes loyalty, wisdom, and trust, characteristics Salma Hayek has proven to have in her life.

The first purple dress Salma Hayek wore and has been imprinted in many memories is the one she wore to attend the premiere of Lethal Weapon 4. The year was 1998 and Salma Hayek was stealing the attention after starring in From Dusk Till Dawn and Desperado.


She did not star in Lethal Weapon 4 but was the special guest of the night. For such special ocassion she wore a Hervé Leger bandage dress in a lilac hue. She completed the look with metallic sandals, a diamond choker, and a beaded mini bag, instantly becoming the protagonist of the night despite not appearing in the film.

However, probably the most famous purple dress Salma Hayek has worn was the one to attend Cannes in 2015. While walking down the red carpet, the Mexican actress wore a purple dress that left not much to the imagination by showing her cleavage with a deep neckline.


The gown was quite simple with a floor-length skirt and completing the look with a silver necklace while her hair was down in soft curly waves. At this point, no one would dare to deny that Salma Hayek is a member of Hollywood royalty.

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In more recent years, fans have seen Salma Hayek embrace purple on more frequent occasions. A royal color for Hollywood royalty!


To attend the 2022 BAFTA Awards, Salma Hayek wore a purple velvet dress custom-made by Gucci with a sweetheart neckline and a high slit that caused a bit of a problem and almost became a wardrobe malfunction since it was too high.

In fact, she bent over to adjust her skirt and flashed the audience with her famous cleavage. She posted the pictures on social media laughing at the situation. “Sometimes in an effort to cover something other things show up more,” she captioned.

For the purple velvet dress, she completed the look with black high heels and a high bun, (probably the only accessory missing here was a crown).


But do not think for a second that these are the only occasions Salma Hayek has worn purple, lavender, lilac, or any other of the color variations. The Frida star has worn this color for the Oscars on more than one occasion.

At the 2000 Academy Awards, we already learned that Salma knew her assets well since her lilac dress had a V-neckline showing off her charms. Designed by Eric Gaskins, the beaded dress was not really the most controversial that year but clearly, the mix between daring and elegant put her name under the best dresses of that year.


Then again twenty years later while attending the Oscars accompanied by her husband Henri Pinault she wore a custom Gucci by Alessandro Michele full of sequins, accessorizing with crystals strands across her chest and shoulders. The color? Purple, of course.

Last but not least, Salma Hayek does not only wear purple for elegant affairs since the actress has shared on social media several pictures having fun at the beach wearing purple bikinis while soaking up the sun and enjoying exotic beaches.

More recently, she shared pictures dancing on a table while on a yacht with her husband smiling from ear to ear. (Who wouldn't?)

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Ingrid Mateos

I am an Entertainment news writer at Show News Today. I love all about movies, royalty, and pop culture but also enjoy writing about the latest celebrity gossip. I have a B.A in E.L.T and a diploma in Tourism Studies. When not working with words, you can probabaly find me watching BBC'S Sherlock for the umpteempth time or an old movie.

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